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The Canal de la Garonne by bike, between Toulouse and Langon - 8 days

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Cycling trip on the Garonne Canal between Toulouse and Langon in 8 days and 7 nights in 2 and 3 star hotels. Discovery of a rich cultural and gastronomic heritage.

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Canal des 2 mers, between Toulouse and Langon by bike

 

 

 

The Garonne canal is a charming cycling route, rich in historical and cultural heritage. The green way runs along the canal under a canopy of plane trees between Agen and Toulouse, the pink city.

 

Highlights of the stay:

  • Toulouse
  • Castelsarrasin
  • the side canal of the Garonne
  • the Montech water slope
  • the Mas d'Agenais
  • Moissac and Donzac

Day 1 - Toulouse


The pink city welcomes you. Toulouse, the city of Claude Nougaro, carries you with its warm and colorful atmosphere. Installation at the hotel in the city center.
Night and breakfast in Toulouse, hotel **. Dinners in Toulouse are not included in the half-board option.

 

Day 2 - From Toulouse to Castelsarrasin - 62 km


Departing from Toulouse, by a few meanders, you arrive along the side canal à la Garonne.
The track is in better condition than the one along the Canal du Midi. You will cross the forest of Agre. During this stage, you will pass by Montech, remarkable for its bastides and its water slope (unique boat lift in the world). This stage will take you to Castelsarrasin, birthplace of singer Pierre Perret.
Night and breakfast at Castelsarrasin, hotel **, dinners at Castelsarrasin are not included in the half-board option.

 

Day 3 - From Castelsarrasin to Agen - 52 km


You will discover the remarkable Cacor canal bridge built in red brick which spans the Tarn (before Moissac). Moissac, located on the road to St Jacques de Compostelle, offers an essential stopover with its cloister classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, discover its marina and its craftsmen.
Night and breakfast in Agen, hotel ***, dinner depending on the option chosen.

 

Day 4 - Rest day or loop around Agen

 

Day intended for the visit of the city or to hike towards some tourist and historical points around Agen: Valence d'Agen with its classified wash houses, Donzac and its bastide of 1270 with its conservatory of trades and the cellar of black wines.
Night and breakfast at Agen hotel ***, dinner according to the chosen option.

 

 

Day 5 - From Agen to Varès - 49 km


Join the cycle paths along the canal. Here again, a few curiosities will punctuate your trip, such as Sérignac and its helical bell tower! Move away a little to Buzet known for the wine "Côte de Buzet". Arrival in Tonneins by a small road which leaves the canal to catch up with the Garonne.
Night and breakfast in Varès, hotel **, dinner depending on the option chosen.

 

Day 6 - From Varès to Langon - 56 km


Always so beautiful, the track crosses Mas d'Agenais. Admire St Vincent's Church, its Rembrandt canvas and the Romanesque gate. You cross Fourques, Meilhan, Fontet and Castets en Dorthe. Castets is the town where the canal joins the Garonne. The end of this day's journey will be along the Garonne.
Night and breakfast in Langon, hotel ***, dinner depending on the option chosen.

 

Day 7 - Langon loop


Two solutions are available:

  1.  a bicycle ride on the heights and vineyards around Langon
  2.  a day in Bordeaux taking the Ter in the morning and back in the evening.

Night and breakfast in Langon, hotel ***, dinner depending on the option chosen.

 

Day 8 - End of the tour after breakfast


Return to Toulouse.

On request it is possible to make this circuit in the direction Langon Toulouse.

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General informations :

  • 7 days and 6 nights
  • Standard version accommodation comfort level: 2 and 3 * (local standards)
  • Child rates: contact us

The dates :

 

Achievable between April and October 2021.

 

Included :

  • Self-guided online tour
  • Travel diary: we will provide you with information on the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary for confirming your reservation, subject to change.
  • Assistance in case of breakdown (except puncture)

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits other than those included in the program
  • Tourist tax to be paid on site

The options :

  • VTC or VAE rental
  • Half-board (except Toulouse and Castelsarrasin)
  • Transfer back to the starting point
  • Additional night (s) at the start or end of the tour
  • BicyPack
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • cancellation insurance


Levels:


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat, very smooth roads and paths. Program with 90% of cycle paths.
The optional loop to Bordeaux is possible by train or by bike if you choose the bike and an additional night in Bordeaux, the route is made up of 50% shared roads. (Lapébie side 75km or along the Garonne ~ 60).

 

Weather :


Very shaded, mild sun, a little wind, pleasant temperature.

 

Technicality:


- 45 to 56 km of hiking per day, or about 3 to 5 hours of cycling. The most difficult stage, the stage from Tonneins to Langon of - 58 km on flat ground between small roads and cycle track along the canal. Easy to follow route along the canal.

 

Bibliography:

- Bike guide: the Canal des Deux Mers (Bordeaux - Toulouse).

 

Accommodation:


*** and 1 ** hotels, with rooms equipped with shower and toilet.
They are all located in the city center.
In Toulouse: hotel ** near the station. Buffet breakfast, access to cycle paths 800 m.

 

Extra nights:


An additional night is offered to you at the start and end of your stay.

 

Food :


Breakfasts: generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, butter, bread, jam, orange juice) or buffet.
Lunches: not included
Dinners: Half-board option, at the hotel or restaurant nearby. (Starter dish dessert.)
Dinners in Toulouse and Castelsarrasin are not included in the half-board option, many restaurants are nearby.

 

The bike :


- Rental bicycle: If you rent a bicycle, it will be given to you on the morning of your first trip at the same time as your luggage is collected. A security deposit will be requested.
At the end of the circuit, the return is by Train from Langon to Toulouse, this train carries the bikes. Rented bikes will be attached in the hotel garage in Toulouse. If you wish, we offer a return option for the rented bikes (see price list).

- Personal bike: We do not recommend bikes with small tires. Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off.
At the end of the tour, you will need to take care of your own bicycle.

 

Assistance:


Assistance in case of breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene)

Return transfer by train:
We can book your return on TER trains. In this case, your ticket is in the file given to you on arrival.

 

Luggage:


They are transported by a courier or by our team and limited to one piece of luggage per person (max 20 kg).

 

Roadbook :


We will provide you with detailed maps and a description of the routes when you arrive at the first hotel. We will also give you vouchers for hotels and restaurants as well as luggage tags.

 

Transport:


- By train: TGV to Toulouse.
- By road: A10 and A62 motorways: Paris - Bordeaux - Toulouse
(take direction city center when arriving in Toulouse)
- By plane: TOULOUSE BLAGNAC international airport
- Taxi: A trip between Blagnac and the city center costs around 50 € uros.

 

Your vehicle:


A parking space is possible at the first hotel, payable on site.

 

Cancellation insurance :


In order to guarantee the reimbursement of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more about insurance, click here.

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