Linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, the Canal du Midi is an exceptional achievement, so exceptional that it’s been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

For  classic rides in the Languedoc that are easy to follow and right at the top of the list is the magnificent Canal du Midi. This is the 240km trail that links Toulouse to the charming little port of Marseillan on the Mediterranean coast. Of course you don’t have to cycle all of it, but just choose the parts that you think you’d like to see. It’s a delightful way of seeing life in the slow lane and even on the bike you’ll look fast compared to the gently chugging canal boats.

Relax Rentals cycle hire in Beziers have produced an extremely useful distance map for any cyclists wanting to tour the Canal Du Midi in southern France. 

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distance chart canal du midi

Relax Rentals specialise in outfitting clients with all necessary items needed to cycle the entire Canal Du Midi. They have researched hotels along the canal for you.  When you rent a bike from them they can can give you a list of hotels that they recommend.  They can also assist you with making reservations, should you desire this.  All the hotels thay have selected have 2 stars.  When selecting these hotels they considered such things as:

1. Place to store bicycles
2. Breakfast (with breads, meats and cheeses)
3. Location
4. Authenticity
5. Friendliness
6. Cleanliness
7. Comfort

 Their selection of hotels are truly handpicked by them.  They have visited many hotels in each town along the Canal Du Midi, inspected all the rooms, and talked at length with all the owners.  Only the best of the best have made it to our short list of places they will recommend to you.  The hotels are all centrally located, in the best parts of town and not on the town borders along a busy highway for example.

To find out more about Relax Rentals please view their advert on French Classified and Property Cycle Hire for France 

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