CYCLING 2016-17 p016-017

exodus Cycling2016

Cycle the Canal du Midi NEW 6 7 1 2 3 Cycle the Canal du Midi and discover the stunning vineyards, chateaux and waterways around one of the most picturesque parts of France. Our route passes through quintessential French villages such as Laure-Minervois and Homps where you will feel the douceur de vivre as you soak up the sun and sample local wine from Les Corbieres region. From bridge to bridge, from lock to lock, this trip offers a wonderfully relaxed cycling experience as you wind your way along the Canal du Midi towards the enticing Mediterranean Sea. Dates & Price Guide START END FLIGHT LAND START END FLIGHT LAND INC ONLY INC ONLY P Premium F departure S Polo FdeparturPe F Family departure Call ROAD • FRANCE 17 8 days inc. flights from £1199 Cycling towards Homps France Activity Level LEISURELY/MODERATE Trip Code MEC At a Glance Itinerary - Day by Day 1 Fly to Toulouse; transfer to Carcassonne. 2 Loop ride around Carcassonne to the foot of the ‘Montagne Noire’ and the Fontanille Vineyard. 3 Cycle from Carcassonne over locks and bridges to Lezignan Corbieres. 4 Cycle past fascinating historic sites as you follow the Canal du Midi from Lezignan Corbieres to Beziers. 5 Cycle through vineyards from Beziers to Narbonne. 6 Free day to explore Narbonne; don't miss a visit to the famous Patisserie Combot! 7 Circular ride from Narbonne around the stunning Sigean Lake. 8 Transfer to Toulouse airport; fly to London. Traditional French villages l Delicious local food and wine l Discover Carcassonne and Narbonne • 5 days cycling with vehicle suport (except on cycle paths) • 50% tarmac roads, 50% unpaved canal paths • Group normally 5 to 16 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs (12 yrs on family departures) • 7 nights hotels • All breakfasts and 5 lunches included Carcassonne Caunes-Minervois Homps Narbonne Lezignan- Corbieres Capestang Beziers St Pierre sur Mer Gruissan FRANCE LANGUEDOC Montagne Noire from/to Fontanille Haut Toulouse cycling transfers Canal du Midi Sigean Sea Lake TRIP HIGHLIGHT We have two days to explore the fascinating town of Carcassonne and its famous 53 watchtowers. On day one we can experience the town on foot and visit the spectacular 12th Century UNESCO fortress, Chateau Comtal. On day two we hop on our bikes and discover the surrounding areas including a visit to the Benedictine Abbey and the Fontanille Winery where we will sample the local produce. 2016 30 Apr 07 May 1199 999 28 May 04 Jun 1249 999 P F 04 Jun 11 Jun 1199 999 02 Jul 09 Jul 1199 999 23 Jul 30 Jul 1249 999 30 Jul 06 Aug 1249 999 P F 20 Aug 27 Aug 1249 999 17 Sep 24 Sep 1199 999 2017 29 Apr 06 May 1259 1049 20 May 27 May 1259 1049 27 May 03 Jun 1299 1049P F 03 Jun 10 Jun 1259 1049 24 Jun 01 Jul 1259 1049 15 Jul 22 Jul 1259 1049 Dates and prices correct at time of publication (see page 13). Prices are £ Sterling per person. • Optional single supplement £265 • Land only start Carcassonne day 1, end Narbonne day 8 • Family departure (parents with children only - min. age 12) • Insurance: please see page 106 Bike details: • Velo Comfort hybrid bikes, included in the trip price • Discount for bringing your own bike £90 Daily Distance (km) 2 53 3 52 4 59 5 57 7 40 0845 863 9626 or visit www.exodus.co.uk and enter the three letter trip code Please see our website www.exodus.co.uk for all dates and prices. BIKE HIRE NOW INCLUDED SEE PAGE 10


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