NOTES FOR PARTICIPANTS
This is a low-level fun and leisurely ride (definitely not a race!) for all ages and abilities. You do not need to be an experienced cyclist.
If you do not have a suitable bike then cycle hire can be arranged at a special rate (including Electric bikes so you really won't have to pedal very far!)
We pass through some fantastic scenery along the Canal du Midi, Canal de la Robine and then up across the coastline to the Mediterranean port of Sète, and in our route plan for each day we have allowed plenty of time for lunch and refreshment stops.
You can take part in one or more sections of the route, please just register to let us know to expect you.
Once registered, you'll receive a Participant Pack and we'll keep you informed with further information about start/finish points and suggested lunch stops and accommodation options.
For anyone travelling with luggage, CSF volunteers will be on hand to help transport bags between start points, and support drivers can help you to/from nearby accommodation at the end or the start of each day.
Whatever your motivation to take part - our aim it to make this a fantastic and fun experience to be remembered!
DAY 1. CARCASSONNE - HOMPS
Thursday 22 June (50km)
We'll be meeting in central Carcassonne from 8.30am for sign-in and a strong coffee!
Day 1 of our route follows the low-level paths of the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO world heritage site. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the scenery before arriving at the Port de Minervois in Homps.Register
DAY 2. HOMPS - NARBONNE
Friday 23 June (40km)
The shortest day of our route takes us from the port at Homps to the Roman city of Narbonne. Our finish point is in the city centre so there will plenty of options for places to sleep and eat!Sign-Up
DAY 4. VALRAS-PLAGE - SETE
Sunday 25 June (60km)
The longest stage of the route along minor roads and coastal paths to arrive in the Mediterranean port town of Sète in plenty of time for welcome and celebratory drinks!Sign-Up