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In how many days can I cycle the Canal du Midi?

Publié le : 08/07/2019 10:39:17
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In how many days can I cycle the Canal du Midi?

How many days should I allow to travel the Canal du Midi by bike?

If you have planned to cover the entire Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Sète, you can plan 3 days for the most sporty, 4 to 5 days for most cyclists and 6 days or more by taking your time.

How many kilometres can you cycle in a day?

Obviously, there is no single answer to this question because the answer depends of course on the itinerary to follow, your training, the shape of the moment, the composition of the group and your desire to pedal two or ten hours a day!
We can still provide some answers that will allow you to organize your journey:

  • Your group is made up of adults and teenagers in a correct state of fitness, you can plan to travel 50 to 70 kilometres per day without major difficulties.
  • You want to take your time, you have younger children, then plan stages of 40 to 50 kilometers.
  • You are experienced athletes, you will be able to cover 80 to 100 kilometres per day.

How long is the Canal du Midi?

The Canal du Midi extends over 241 kilometres between Toulouse (Ponts-Jumeaux) and Marseillan, where it opens into the Etang de Thau. It is also possible to visit the Canal de la Robine, which links the Canal du Midi to Narbonne.
The bike tour can be organized around several sections:

  • from Toulouse to Castelnaudary 68 kilometres
  • from Castelnaudary to Carcassonne 40 kilometres
  • from Carcassonne to Le Somail north of Narbonne 64 kilometres
  • from Le Somail to Béziers 44 kilometres
  • from Béziers to Etang de Thau 32 kilometers
  • with about 17 kilometers to reach the port of Sète by following the Thau pond


You can also reach the City of Narbonne by following the canal de la Robine which you will find just after Le Somail. The distance to be covered will then be about 15 kilometres.


The Canal des 2 Mers website will provide you with many other useful information.
You will also find a lot of practical information on the Official of the Canal du Midi.

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