Cycling the Canal du Midi

Across southern France from Toulouse to Sète
by Declan Lyons
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Publisher: Cicerone Press

Publication Date: November 19, 2012

ISBN: 9781849658379

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A guide to cycle touring along the Canal du Midi in the sunny Languedoc region of southern France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the canal meanders through lush countryside rich in history and culture and offers the cyclist flat, car-free paths for a comfortable pedal, suitable for all levels of ability and experience, as well as access to tougher excursions in the nearby hills and mountains. ? ideal for anyone planning a cycling holiday, English-speaking residents of the region who want to explore or anyone passing through on the canal who wants to stretch their legs a little by bike ? describes the main canal (240km) and its Narbonne extension (37km), with excursions to the Cathar strongholds of Minerve and Lastours, the canal's water source in the Montagne Noire and the lagoons and marshes in the Aude and Orb delta ? highlights the attractions of cities and towns along the way such as Toulouse, Carcassonne, Beziers and S├Ęte, and gives practical information about accommodation, cycle shops, markets and festivals along the route