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Canal Du Midi Bicycle Route Map / Itinéraire Parcours velo / Fahrradkarte / Fietskaart / Cykel Kort / Sykkel Kartet / Polkupyörä Kartta / Mapa de la Bicicleta / Mappa Biciclette:

Poilhes - Colombiers

 

This part of the bike path along the Canal Du Midi is unpaved.

 

Bicycle Route Description

 

Continue cycling along the south bank of the Canal Du Midi until you reach the famous Malpas Tunnel.  You cannot cycle through this tunnel as the path is too narrow and on the wrong side of the canal.  Go over the tunnel and cross over to the other side (the north side) at this point.  From the Tunnel de Malpas to the Nine Locks (Ecluses de Fonserannes) stay on the north bank.  At the Nine Locks change back to the south bank of the Canal Du Midi again and follow sign to Pont Canal (aqueduct).

 

Historical Information

 

Tunnel de Malpas, Km 199

 

Ecluses de Fonserannes, 9 locks.  Km 206.515  Height 13.6 m.  When Thomas Jefferson traveled the Canal Du Midi in 1787 he wrote in his diary that his rented barge "took one hour and thirty-three minutes" to pass all the locks at Fonserannes in Beziers.

 

Pont Canal de l’Orb (aqueduct), 1858.  Km 208

 

Ecluse d’Orb, single lock.  Km 207.55  Height 6.2 m.

 

Ecluse de Béziers, single lock.  Km 208.35  Height 4.24 m.

 

 

Markets

 

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