Canals & intimate rivers
51,19 Km
3 h 19 min
I cycle often
7 Voir toutes les photos Béziers / Sète
Béziers
Sète
From Béziers’s port, the Canal du Midi à Vélo route directs you back to the Med. From Roque Haute bridge, you can easily access Portiragnes Beach by bike to enjoy a refreshing dip. Also stop to admire Le Libron’s curious adjustable aqueduct and Agde’s circular lock. Agde Cathedral, with its bell-tower dominating the Hérault River, calls on visitors to explore the ancient city below, built from black basalt. The Canal du Midi merges with the Etang de Thau lagoon at the level of Les Onglous lighthouse. From Marseillan-Plage, Le Lido Greenway sticks to the Mediterranean, leading you to Sète and its museums. How long will you resist the call of the sea for a swim along this stretch?

It is advisable to request written authorization to cycle across these parts from VNF, the managing authority, in accordance with Article R4241-68 of the French Code des Transports.
337.77 m 327.39 m

The route

The first part of this stage offers very easy cycling. It’s followed by a section along a towpath. From Roque Haute bridge, signposts are few and far between. The portion between Agde and Marseillan-Plage is not specifically laid out, but then you join a greenway parallel to the sea as far as your arrival at the port of Sète. 
 
Smooth surfaces: surfaces are generally easy to cycle along between Adge and Sète.
Rough surfaces: on the track between Béziers and Agde.


Please note:
It is advisable to request written authorization to cycle across these parts from VNF, the managing authority, in accordance with Article R4241-68 of the French Code des Transports.
 
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From Roque Haute bridge, a cycle path leads to Portiragnes Beach. 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION 

Tourist Offices
Office de Tourisme de Béziers 
33 (0)4 99 41 36 36
 
4 further places providing tourist information:
- Fonseranes Site des 9 écluses (site of the 9 locks),
- Parc Rayonnant - 1 avenue de Béziers - La Cigalière - Sérignan,
- Centre Station 2, square René-Cassin - Valras-Plage,
- La Gabare Rive du Canal du Midi - Villeneuve-les-Béziers
 
Office de Tourisme du Cap d’Agde
04 67 01 04 04    
04 67 26 22 99
contact@capdagde.com
 
Office de Tourisme de Vias
33 (0)4 67 21 76 25
 
Office de Tourisme de Marseillan
33 (0) 4 67 21 82 43
tourisme@marseillan.com
 
Office de tourisme de Sète
33 (0)4 99 04 71 71

SNCF train stations

Béziers station: regional TER and Intercités services > Narbonne/Carcassonne/Toulouse/Bordeaux ;  Agde/Sète/Montpellier (many trains daily); Avignon/Marseille (3 to 4 trains daily).
 
Vias station: regional TER services > Béziers ; Agde (2 to 5 trains daily) 
 
Agde station: regional TER services > Béziers/Narbonne/Carcassonne/Toulouse ; Sète/Montpellier (many trains daily)
Change at Béziers for trains to Millau/ Rodez/ Clermont-Ferrand.
Change at Montpellier for trains Lyon/Paris; Nîmes/Alès/Clermont-Ferrand.
Marseillan-Plage station: for TER regional services
 
Consult the timetables

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