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Cycling the Canal du Midi - Ruta ciclista por el Canal de Midi

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Cycling the Canal du Midi.
Ruta ciclista por el Canal de Midi. Francia.
Idioma: INGLÈS.
Por el sur de Francia desde Toulouse a Sète.
Autor: Declan Lyons.
Cubierta laminada.
1ª Edición.
Publicado 18 Febrero 2009.
Páginas 192.
Dimensiones 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm.
ISBN_13: 978-1-852-84559-9.

Cycling guide to the Canal du Midi, Languedoc, France, Europe.

A guide to cycling the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the canal meanders through lush countryside rich in history and offers flat, car-free paths and excursions to the nearby hills. Ideal for anyone planning a cycling holiday, locals wanting to explore or canal travellers needing to stretch their legs.


Activities: cycling, cycle touring. Seasons: Suitable all year round. Busier and hot in summer, but with lots going on; ideal temperatures but higher average rainfall in spring and autumn; quietest in winter, but with Christmas markets and fairs. Centres: Toulouse, Carcassone, Beziers, Sète. Difficulty: Suitable for all abilities - flat and car-free along the canal with optional slightly hillier excursions by road if desired. Described in five stages to fit within a week's holiday.Must See: Historic towns and cities: Ancient Greek Agde, Roman Narbonne, Toulouse, the ‘Rose City’, Carcassonne’s 12th-century fortified Cité. Real French culture of La France Profonde, including myriad local festivals. Varied countryside with a wide range of animals and plants.

Cycling the Canal du Midi is a comprehensive pocket-sized 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 Sète, and gives practical information about accommodation, cycle shops, markets and festivals along the route.

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