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The Canal du Midi by bike : Montgiscard / Seuil de Naurouze

[ Cycle routes Canal des deux mers à vélo ] [ The Canal du Midi by bike from Toulouse to Carcassone ]
  • 26.7 km
  • famille Level Family

Up to Le Seuil de Naurouze, the Canal du Midi is shadowed by the Autoroute des 2 Mers motorway, but these parallel ways are worlds apart. Centuries-old plane trees continue to provide green shade for cyclists enjoying a journey transporting them back in time to another era. You should thank the canal’s Ancien Régime designer, Pierre-Paul Riquet, the many wondrous architectural designs along the canal attesting to his genius.

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The route
Follow a tarmacked, signposted greenway from the centre of Montgiscard up to Le Seuil de Naurouze – don’t hesitate to wander around the latter, at the watershed point dividing the waters flowing to the Atlantic from those flowing to the Mediterranean, and an exceptional sight.

SNCF train stations

Villefranche-de-Lauragais train station:
TER regional trains serve > Toulouse;  Castelnaudary/Carcassonne (numerous trains daily)
Connections at Toulouse for Montauban/Agen/Bordeaux; Brive/Limoges/Paris; Albi/Castres/Rodez/Figeac; Tarbes/Pau/Foix.
Connections at Carcassonne for Narbonne/Béziers/Sète/Montpellier/Marseille; Limoux

 

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tourist offices

Office de Tourisme de Villefranche-de-Lauragais
 

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