20,61 Km
1 h 19 min
Mountain Bike advised

20,61 km cycling route from Capestang to Béziers

This stage is packed with surprises. The 17th-century Tunnel de Malpas draws the attention, built as Europe’s first-ever navigable canal tunnel. On the hill above, visit the impressive vestiges of a pre-Roman, Celtic settlement, the Oppidum d’Ensérune. From here, look down on the amazing pattern of the dried-out circular lake of Montady, originally dug by medieval monks. Then admire the extraordinary nine locks of Fonsérannes and the splendid canal-bridge over the Orb River with magnificent views up to historic Béziers.

Elevation of the stage

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 18,26 km By road: 2,24 km Inconnu: 0,11 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 1,68 km Rugueux: 17,18 km Inconnu: 1,75 km

The route

The track along the towpath is not specially laid out for cyclists and is rough in patches.

Off the route

Just 2km away from this stage, Nissan-lez-Ensérune is one much-appreciated stopping place, but the very lively port of Colombiers makes another tempting option for a stop.


Gares SNCF

Béziers train station:
TER regional trains and Intercités trains serve > Narbonne/Carcassonne/Toulouse/Bordeaux;  Agde/Sète/Montpellier (many trains daily); Avignon/Marseille (3 to 4 trains daily); Millau/Rodez/Clermont-Ferrand
Connections at Montpellier for Lyon/Paris; Nîmes/Alès/Clermont-Ferrand.

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Link routes and alternatives to this stage

This stage includes 1 liaison (purple on the map) and 2 alternatives (black dotted line)
Alternative 1

Capestang / Béziers

GPX track
Alternative 2

Capestang / Béziers

GPX track
Liaison 1
GPX track

Accommodation on the stage

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