Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
19,89 Km
1 h 19 min
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Capestang
Béziers

19,89 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: 18,93 km By road: 0,85 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 1,68 km Rugueux: 16,46 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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