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    DescriptionA guide to cycle touring along the Canal du Midi in the sunny Languedoc region of southern France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site the canal meanders through lush countryside rich in history and culture and offers the cyclist flat, car-free paths for a comfortable pedal, suitable for all levels of ability and experience, as well as access to tougher excursions in the nearby hills and mountains. ? ideal for anyone planning a cycling holiday, English-speaking residents of the region who want to explore or anyone passing through on the canal who wants to stretch their legs a little by bike ? describes the main canal (240km) and its Narbonne extension (37km), with excursions to the Cathar strongholds of Minerve and Lastours, the canal's water source in the Montagne Noire and the lagoons and marshes in the Aude and Orb delta ? highlights the attractions of cities and towns along the way such as Toulouse, Carcassonne, Beziers and Sete, and gives practical information about accommodation, cycle shops, markets and festivals along the route

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    Cycling the Canal Du Midi
    Across Southern France from Toulouse to Sete
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Declan Lyons
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 116 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9781852845599
    ISBN 10: 1852845597

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WSQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.7
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Libri: ENGM5460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    Abridged Dewey: 914
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    LC classification: DC
    B&T Approval Code: A09403000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000
    Libri: SUED6061
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13220
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    DC22: 914.4, 796.6409448
    Libri: FRAN6855
    Thema V1.0: WTH, SZD
    Edition statement
    1st edition.
    Illustrations note
    24 colour maps
    Cicerone Press
    Imprint name
    Cicerone Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Declan Lyons brings a lifelong passion for cycling and touring to this guide. As a teenager in the 1960s, he explored the wilds of Connemara on a rusty three-speed Rudge bicycle. Since then, he has toured extensively in Ireland and further afield. He has cycled throughout France including regular trips from the Channel to the Mediterranean. Declan now lives next to the Canal du Midi, where he has spent the past decade exploring its history, culture and wildlife - accompanied by his wife, son and fellow bike enthusiasts.
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Regions of the canal; Why by bike? When to cycle; How to use this guide; History; The construction of the canal; Culture: festivals and sport; Practicalities; Getting there and getting around; Your bike; Health and safety; Accommodation; Eating and drinking; Packing; Money, phones and email; The Route; Stage 1 Toulouse to Port Lauragais; Stage 2 Port Lauragais to Carcassone; Excursion: from Guerre lock to St-Ferreol reservoir; Stage 3 Carcassone to Homps; Excursion: from Trebes to Lastours; Excursion: from Homps to Minerve; Stage 4 Homps to Beziers; Excursion: to Narbonne and Port la Nouvelle; Stage 5 Beziers to Sete; Excursion: to Vendres salt lagoon; Excursion: across Portiragnes marshes and to Seringnan; Appendix 1 Stage planning table; Appendix 2 Accommodation; Appendix 3 Tourist offices; Appendix 4 English-French glossary; Appendix 5 Market days; Appendix 6 Bike repair shops; Appendix 7 Further reading