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Garonne Canal, from Bordeaux to Toulouse - 7 days

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7 days and 6 nights cycling trip in a hotel on the Garonne canal between Bordeaux and Toulouse. Follow the Canal des deux mers via Castelsarrasin and Agen.

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The Canal des 2 mers, between Bordeaux and Toulouse

 

The Garonne canal by bike is a route recognized by cycle tourists, rich in a historical and cultural heritage that you will be happy to discover. This circuit runs along the canal between Bordeaux and Toulouse, passing through Agen, Castelsarrasin and Moissac.

 

Highlights of the stay:

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

Day 1 - Arrival in Bordeaux

 

Installation at the hotel **** in the city center - night and breakfast.

 

Day 2 - Day in Bordeaux or Bordeaux - Langon or St Macaire by bike - 59 km

 

If you have rented a bicycle, it will be delivered in the morning.

Two options possible today:

  1. a bicycle ride from Bordeaux to Langon or St Macaire
  2. walk in Bordeaux and drive to Langon by taking the Ter with your bikes.

Night and breakfast in Langon or St Macaire depending on availability, hotel ***.


Day 3 - From Langon or St Macaire to Tonneins - 54 km

 

The cycle path crosses Mas d'Agenais, St Vincent church and a superb Romanesque gate. You then cross the pretty villages of Fourques, Meilhan, Fontet and Castets en Dorthe. In Castets, the canal joins the Garonne which you follow to arrive at Tonneins.
Night and breakfast in Tonneins, hotel **, or nearby in a guest room.

 

Day 4 - From Tonneins to Agen - 49 km

 

Join the greenway along the canal to Sérignac and its helical bell tower. Your next stop will be Buzet known for its "côte de Buzet" wine. End your day of cycling in the city of Agen.
Night and breakfast in Agen, hotel ***, dinner depending on the option chosen.


Day 5 - From Agen to Castelsarrasin - 54 km

 

Admire the remarkable Cacor canal bridge built in red brick above the Tarn. Then Moissac which is on the way to St Jacques de Compostela with its cloister classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its marina.
Night and breakfast at Castelsarrasin, hotel **, no optional dinner, restaurants are recommended near the hotel.

 

Day 6 - From Castelsarrasin to Toulouse - 48 km

 

Join the greenway along the Garonne canal and cross Montech, its bastides and its water slope, then Grisolles and the Calbet museum and finally Castelnau d´Estretefonds. Here, you leave the tranquility of the canal to approach Toulouse at the level of the twin bridges, the junction point between the canal de la Garonne, de la Brienne and the canal du Midi. Enjoy the warm and colorful atmosphere of the city of Toulouse.
Night and breakfast in Toulouse, hotel **. Dinners in Toulouse are not included in the half-board option.


Day 7 - End of the bike tour

 

End of your stay after breakfast. Departure or return to Bordeaux.

It is possible to do this circuit in the opposite direction: Toulouse - Bordeaux.

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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 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, Bordeaux 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.

 

Additional 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 done 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 € .

 

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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