25th of may 2021

The entire Canal du Midi Rally team regrets having to cancel the 2021 edition.

The conditions are not met to welcome you in good conditions.
We hope to see you again for the 2022 edition.

The Rally of the Canal du Midi in rowing
« A parenthesis out of time »

It is in an exceptional setting, on a work of the XVIIth century, classified with the world inheritance of UNESCO that takes place the oldest French hike in rowing. Labeled in the hiking catalog by the French Rowing Federation, it offers over 200 km to cover in 5 days.

Created in 1982 (under the auspices of the Departmental Committee of Haute-Garonne), by passionate and professional rowers, it experiments for a few years an original concept mixing at the same time social action, spirit of team and physical effort.

In 1988 was created the ATPPR (Association Toulouse Pierre Paul Riquet).

Since that date, the Canal du Midi Rally has been geared towards experienced and physically fit rowers who alternate: rowing, leaving boats at the locks and putting them back in the water but also cycling.
This sporting and deserving course has become over the years a must for lovers of long distance rowing. Its success has exceeded our borders for many years: New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy… so many rowers who have not hesitated to cross the world to come and to come back rowing every year, on the Canal du Midi, in a friendly atmosphere !

The originality of its concept spread in NZ with the birth in 2013 of the Hoea Kaha rally (http://www.hoeakaha.co.nz/)

The loyalty of the rowers and the constant supervision of a team composed of 25 volunteers clubs from the Occitanie region, combined with the strong presence of nature, has brought out a « rally spirit » of rigor and conviviality.

The week in details

The Canal du Midi Rally takes place over 6 days from Monday 16th to Saturday 21st of August 2021.

The appointment is on Sunday afternoon in Toulouse, from 3pm to 6:30pm, for the finalization of registrations but the delivery of boats will only be on monday morning at Port Lauragais where we will go by bus : appointment monday morning at 6:30 am Allées Paul Sabatier in Toulouse.
The end of the rally is Saturday morning after breakfast. A return by bus to Toulouse is provided if needed.

Two types of accommodation are available :

  • Full accommodation in hostels or simple hotels.
    Lunch are taken in all simplicity and conviviality along the Canal. Dinners are usually taken at the place of residence.
    The trips are made by bus between the place of residence and the Canal.
  • Free accomodation.
    People are free of their accommodations, usually in campings or bed and breakfast. You must organize the trips yourself.
    Lunch can be taken with everyone (to be specified on the registration form).

The rules of the Rally and the conditions of differents modes of stay can be found in the downloadable documents below.

Contact :
By phone : Marie-Christine Trigo at +33 677 549 703 or André Perrot at +33 670 813 374

By email : atppr[at]free fr or atppr.canaldumidi [at] gmail.com


Rally from 16th to 21st of August 2021

Registrations have been simplified.

One per person, whether you are in a group or alone.
The calculation of the price is done automatically.

As part of a group participation, it is necessary to appoint a coordinator to manage the equipment whether rented or not.
The rentals, if any, are entered by the coordinator on HIS registration form.

The « Total price for rental » displayed on the coordinator’s form is to be shared amoung the participating members.

Registration form
Parental consent



Download here all the documents for your preparation.

Rally rules


Prepar your rally

Week organization

The course in details


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