Tag: Canal du Midi

Would I Recommend Bicycling The Canal Du Midi? Part II

As mentioned in my last post on this topic, I have struggled with this question, as there are so many wonderful things to enjoy along the Canal du Midi.  But there are some problems with the condition of the towpath that are difficult to overlook. On the one hand, there are segments of the route

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Would I Recommend Bicycling The Canal Du Midi? Part I

Yes. No. Maybe. Only under the following circumstances…. How could such a simple question be so complicated? I’ve tried answering this question for the last 3 weeks since returning from France and I still can’t give you a simple yes or no. To help you understand why I’m conflicted, let’s take a look at some

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Adventure Bicycling the Canal Du Midi Continues

By Maggie LaCoste Our last morning in Carcassonne was picture perfect: a great breakfast on the terrace at Carcassonne Guesthouse, overlooking the incredible fortress. No matter how long I look at La Cite, it is so unbelievable that it looks like a Disney movie set!  Having the opportunity to visit Carcassonne and tour La Cite

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First Impressions: Biking The Canal du Midi

By Maggie LaCoste We have finally found sun and warmth along the Canal du Mall fairness, the sun did finally appear in Saint-Emilion at sunset last night, but there was no warmth.  But today is a different story:  bright sunshine and warm temperatures. I have heard many complaints about the condition of the paths along

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42,000 Canal du Midi Trees Threatened by Fungus

By Maggie LaCoste One of the best-known and most popular bike routes in France is dealing with an environmental tragedy that will impact the route for many years to come.  A microscopic fungus called canker stain was first discovered on trees along the canal in 2006.  This fungus is easily transported so it quickly spread