Just returned from a 5 day self guided cycle along the Canal du Midi. This was a bucket of fun. I can recommend cycle breaks as a trip consolidator. The luggage transport was seamless. Our B and B in Homps was to die for. Jardin d' Homps. Check out their website. Beautiful accommodations. Art Deco woodwork. The canal itself is more like a mt bike single track. If you like a little adventure and vineyards and history of the Cathars and the Catholics this might be for you.