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The Canal by Bike

Explore the Canal du Midi and its scenery by bike along the towpath. Cool off in the refreshing shade provided along the 240 km stretch of the Canal du Midi, which promises a cycle ride from Toulouse to Sète that is unlike any other!

Bear in mind though that to avoid breaking the law, you need to ask for individual temporary permission to cycle along the towpath. Luckily, it’s very easy to do this – you just need to request permission from the VNF (Voies Navigables de France [French Inland Waterways]) by email at:

If you require any further information, you can contact the VNF on +33 (0)5 61 36 24 93

All around the villages, garrigue scrubland and small country roads offer the perfect opportunity to appreciate the unspoilt, characteristic scenery of the region. Walking and cycling circuits are available on request from the tourist office for the Canal du Midi to Saint Chinian area. More information

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