Le canal de la garonne by bike -From Bordeaux to Toulouse

Self guided itinerant cycling holiday
This cycling holiday along the Canal de Garonne is the first part of the route known as le "le Canal des deux mers" or the "Canal of the two seas".  From Bordeaux to Toulouse by bike, the trip takes you to the very heart of south'west France. The route  is very easy, entirely along well maintained cycle paths. You cross landscapes reminiscent of Tuscany, where fruit trees, vines, abbeys and peaceful villages await. Each evening, our selection of B&Bs with swimming pools will allow you to relax and unwind after your day's activities.

  • séjour à vélo de bordeaux à toulouse sur le canal des deux mers
  • voyager à vélo en france facile
  • voyage à vélo sur le canal latéral de la Garonne famille et organisé par une agence de voyages
  • séjour à vélo organisé par une agence locale sur le canal des 2 mers, du midi et de la garonne

Itinerary

  • Day 1: VISIT BORDEAUX

    Arrival in Bordeaux

    Arrival at your charming B&B which is ideally located near to the train station, "St Jean de Bordeaux". Florence will know just how to advise you on the sites to visit, activities and the restauarants which are not to be missed! Your bikes will be available from 19h00 for an evening bike tour if you feel like it.
    Night in Bordeaux with dinner of your own choice.

  • Day 2: LE CANAL DE LA GARONNE FROM BORDEAUX TO BELLEFOND

    Distance: 45km

    You begin by cycling alongside the Garonne river from where you can admire the attractive facades of the buildings here in the capital of the Gironde 'departement'. The landscape then becomes more varied, changing between wooded valleys, fortified hamlets and small chateaux and - of course - Bordeaux vineyards!
    Night in Bellefond with dinner of your own choice.

  • Day 3: LE CANAL DE LA GARONNE FROM BELLEFOND TO CAUMONT SUR GARONNE

    Distance: 52km

    Today's route begins on quiet lanes across bucolic landscapes of vines and forests. You then rejoin the Canal de Garonne with its locks and lively marinas intersperced with tranquil stretches lined with plane trees.
    Night in Caumont sur Garonne with dinner of your own choice.

  • Day 4: Le canal de la Garonne by bike from Caumont sur Garonne to Sérignac sur Garonne

    Distance : 44km

    This morning you go through 'Mas d'Agenais, a peaceful, pretty village and ancient Roman settlement, with its 17th century corn halls and attractive five-sided communal laundry. The Canal de la Garonne then offers stunning river views, the vineyards gradually givingway to fields of cereal crops and orchards.
    Night in Sérignac sur Garonne with dinner of your own choice.

  • Day 5: THE CANAL DE LA GARONNE FROM Sérignac sur Garonne TO MOISSAC

    Distance: 55km

    This stage allows you to discover two beautiful towns of south west France: Agen and Moissac. After orchards of fruit trees so characteristic of the Lot and Garonne, you arrive in Moissac. We invite you to take the time to visit this important town on the path to Santiago de Compostella, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Night in Moissac with dinner of your own choice.

  • Day 6: THE CANAL DE LA GARONNE FROM MOISSAC TO TOULOUSE

    Distance: 67km

    Your route goes through yhe charming town of Montech, with its half timbered, red brick houses. As for the cycle path this is along a peaceful "voie verte" or green way, with a good surface and shaded by plane trees.
    Your holiday ends upon arrival in Toulouse if you choose the 5 night/6 day trip from Bordeaux to Toulouse.

    Option :
    If you wish to make the most of being in Toulouse, with time to explore, then we can recommend a B&B which we particularly like. Your host, Olivier, will welcome you into an authentic “Toulousaine” with garden, veranda and elegant salons. Living in Toulouse ourselves, we really want you to like the city as much as we do! Olivier will advise you on the unmissable places to visit as well as some lesser known spots!
    Night in Toulouse with dinner of your own choice.

    Tariff for this option: 50€ per person based on a shared double room. 80€ in a single room. Breakfast included.

    NB: If you wish to shorten this day's stage (or avoid the outskirts of Toulouse) then you could consider taking a train from Montauban or Castelnau-d'Estréfonds. We recommend visiting Montauban, a town of art and history.

    Please contact us for further details.

Disclaimer

The names and photos of the accommodation are given for information purposes. According to availability, the B&Bs or hotels could be changed without warning and replaced by another establishment of the same category.

Dates & prices

 Holidays possible between 4/06 and 23/09/2019 at the below prices.
For dates outside this period, please contact us:



*Prices shown are per person based on sharing a double room. The price for the 3rd  person is only in the case of sharing a  triple room. Please tell us your preferences when booking.

OUR PRICE INCLUDES :

5 nights in pretty B&Bs with swimming pools
Breakfasts
Phone support 7/7
Luggage transfers (1 bag per person)
Taxes de séjour (local accommodation tax)

A booking for 2-3 people includes:
Maps marked with the itinerary
A detailed description of the itinerary

OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Bike hire throughout the trip, including  delivery to the start and its collection at the end (140€)
The registration fee (15 € per person) - FREE if you pay by check or by bank transfer
Travel between your home and the start and end of the holiday
Lunches and dinners
Spending on personal items such as souvenirs and drinks
Travel insurance covering cancellation, illness and repatriation
Generally all that is not mentioned in ‘Our Price Includes’

OPTIONS, SUPPLEMENTS AND  REDUCTIONS:

Bike hire : 140€ / person (6 days, delivery and collection included)
Hire of an electric bike (ebike) : +18€ /per day to add to the above tariff
Upgrade to charming B&Bs and 3 star hotels : 150€ per person
Single room supplement / person alone : 35€ per night
Supplementary night in Toulouse 50€ per person based on sharing a double room, 80€ single room
Reduction with no luggage transfer:  -50€  per person

Comfort

FOR YOUR COMFORT :

We have selected the best B&Bs and hotels along the canal. At the end of each day, the swimming pools will allow you to freshen up and relax. Breakfast included.

Our selection of charming B&Bs on the Canal de la Garonne :


Our B&B in Moissac:






Our B&B in Caumont sur Garonne:







Our B&B in Sauveterre de Guyenne (upgrade with supplement):



















Practical info

A WORD FROM GUILHEM, LOCAL CYCLING GUIDE:

The pretty  towpath of the Canal de la Garonne has been totally resurfaced for cyclistes.  Our hybrid bikes have been selected for your comfort.  Front suspension, hydraulic brakes (no jamming of the brake pads in wet conditions),ORLIEB paniers, front and back lights ...The quality of your bike is key to the success of your trip  and we are committed to ensuring you set off in the best possible conditions. 


HYBRID BIKES  FROM THE GERMAN BRAND  BERGAMONT

  • A new (2019) bike fitted to your size
  • Sports frame making for easy getting on and off
  • Front suspension
  • Comfortable saddle and adjustable handle bars,
  • Waterproof rear panier (Ortlieb)
  • Waterprrof front panier (Ortlieb) with smartphone / roadbook holder
  • Back prop stand (useful when the back paniers are filled)
  • Front and back lights (dynamo)
  • Bike lock
  • Repair kit
  • High visibility jacket

Our bikes are serviced and cleaned after each outing.


Our bikes for the Canal de la Garonne, Bergamont Horizon 4  Amsterdam 2019 :





All of your equipment is included:
  • Waterproof rear panier (Ortlieb)
  • Waterprrof front panier with  smartphone / roadbook holder (Ortlieb)
  • Front and back lights
  • Bike lock
  • Repair kit
  • High visibility jacket


Electric bike on option (ebike)
HAIBIKE SDURO Trekking 3.0 2019


  • Sports frame making for easy getting on and off
  • Large wheels 28" giving  good control and ease on the Canal de la Garonne
  • Powerful and responsive hydraulic brakes
  • Fully equipped: mud guards, prop stand, powerful lights, support for paniers
  • Bosch motor


MEETING POINT :

Day 1 in your B&B.


THE END OF YOUR TRIP:

Your holiday will finish upon your arrival in Toulouse. Supplementary night in Toulouse is an option.

HOW TO GET HERE:

In order to reduce carbon emissions, we encourage you to come by public transport and/or car-sharing. We take care of the delivery of your bikes to the start of your trip and their collection at the end.


IF YOU COME BY TRAIN :
Gare SNCF in Bordeaux, Toulouse, Agde, Sète or Montpellier.


IF YOU COME BY PLANE :
Bordeaux or Toulouse Blagnac airports.

Reviews

The following French tour operators have chosen to work with us; we create trips to match their clients expectations and then welcome their clients to our region.


We have a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and 5* rating following the 2018 season.


Canal de Garonne - Toulouse Bordeaux by bike!!!

New trip along the Canal de Garonne by bike from Bordeaux to Toulouse. We chose this trip of 5 days and are happy to have seen these beautiful places, a part of the Canal de Garonne which you share with walkers following the path to Santiago de Compostella. (GR5). Very good selection of B&Bs, excellent welcome! Well done and a big thank you to Guilhem and his team!
Dalila - Juillet 2018