Canal of Garonne : tour(s)
The Canal de Garonne is the biggest greenway in France for cyclists. This canal-side road leads you into the joyous and relaxing ambiance of southwestern France. Ride at your own pace into cities to villages rich with a shared history: canal life! Each stage introduces you to yet another aspect of this incredible feat of engineering of the early 19th century. Initially used for transporting merchandise, today the canal is a playground for cyclists, hikers, and boating enthusiasts.
You will first set out from Bordeaux on a bike path taking you through the Entre-Deux-Mer s vineyards to the Canal de Garonne. Enjoy an easy ride to the city of Toulouse along the towpaths, in the shade of the trees.
In each overnight stage, you will learn about the city’s history and atmosphere. Rauzan and its medieval castle at the gates of the Périgord region; Marmande famed for its tomatoes and its old town; Agen and its cultural and natural treasures, not to mention its prunes; and Moissac, on the banks of the Tarn River, a key city on the pilgrimage road to the city of Santiago de Compostello.