This trip on the Garonne canal passes through medieval villages and vineyards, towns and cultural sites and allows you to discover the local gastronomy along the banks of the Garonne. Associated with the Canal du Midi, which links Toulouse to the Mediterranean, they form the 2 seas canal , linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean coast.
We meet you in Bordeaux for the installation at the accommodation and the handing over of the bikes. You can visit the city by walking or cycling. Night in a 3* hotel with breakfast.
From Bordeaux cycle paths, you cross the Entre Deux Mers vineyards, passing through the bastide town of Créon created in 1314 and then by an old Benedictine abbey dating from 1070, the Sauve Majeure. Discovery of the town of Sauveterre de Guyenne, its 4 entrance gates and the bastide dating from 1281. A stopover only on cycle paths and greenways. Night in a guest room with a swimming pool in St Martin de Lerm.
From the small village of Sauveterre de Guyenne, there are 26km of quiet little roads linking the charming town of Réole and its Benedictine priory. You then take the greenway of the Garonne canal to reach Le Mas d'Agenais. Night in a guest room with breakfast in an old mas with pond.
We advise you to visit the Romanesque church of the Mas d'Agenais before taking again the Garonne canal path. On your way, several stops are possible. You cross the bastide town of Damazan and then continue along the canal to the peaceful village of Sérignac-sur-Garonne. Overnight in a 3* hotel in a former monastery with swimming pool and breakfast.
Today, continuing on the canal, you cross the very pretty Agen canal-bridge and its typical architecture. It is possible to stop in Agen to visit its old centre, before taking again the canal to reach Moissac in a landscape of orchards and Chasselas vineyards. This small town is located on the way to Santiago de Compostela and its Saint Peter's abbey is classified by Unesco. Night in a 2 or 3* hotel.
Still following the Garonne canal, you reach the famous "pink city". You just have crossed magnificent landscapes with no difference in height and passed through the 56 locks of the Garonne. Handing-over of the bicycles in Toulouse. Night in a 3 or 4* hotel.
This trip ends after breakfast in Toulouse.