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Cycle the Cathar Castles - Explore!
8 days

Cycle the Cathar Castles

From Carcassonne to Perpignan
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  • Fall in love with the quaint historic town of Perpignan
  • Wander through the halls of impressive medieval castles
  • Ride along the pristine waters of the Mediterranean coast
  • Tantalise your tastebuds with wine and local delicacies


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Carcassonne; evening orientation walk
  2. Day 2: Circular ride along the Canal du Midi to Lastours
  3. Day 3: Cycle into Corbieres hills; wine tasting and visit hot springs
  4. Day 4: Circular ride via Rennes-le-Chateau to Puivert Village
  5. Day 5: Cycle Pyrenean foothills to Perpignan
  6. Day 6: Ride round the Etang de Canet ou de St-Nazaire
  7. Day 7: Cycle to Collioure; swim at the beaches
  8. Day 8: Trip finishes in Perpignan
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Reviews about this operator

  • May 21, 2019
    I've given 5 stars throughout. I could not find anything negative to say about this trip. I had a great time and hope to book another trip next year.
  • May 17, 2019
    Our bikes were well maintained and in good condition. For this day and age they were rather heavy. Perfectly alright for the canal towpath but an unnecessary slog up hills and the bikes lacked a decent range of lower gears. However, a great holiday... Show more
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  • May 17, 2019
    I made the mistake of booking an ebike for this trip - entirely my own responsibility, I did not do the research properly. The heavy bike was great on roads and on the smoother canal paths, but totally unsuitable for rutted muddy paths and for bumping... Show more
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