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Canal de Garonne by bike from Bordeaux to Toulouse Ref. : CG1

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The Canal des 2 mers has been transformed, almost completely, as a green lane, from the Bordeaux’ docks to the Toulouse’ pink places. You will follow this ancient canal towpath, converted as a promenade and discovery space, to share with walkers and boaters.
Between rivers, vines and orchards, the numerous ancient fortified towns are waiting to deliver their secrets and History. You will be surrounded by quietness, easy living, conviviality and gastronomy.

Your cycling tour on the Canal de Garonne

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux

For this first day, take your time to visit Bordeaux. Take a walk along the Garonne docks. This city, World Heritage Site by UNESCO will fill you with enthusiasm for its quality of life, the green airy spaces, its gastronomy and its wine of course!

Day 2: Bordeaux – Rauzan  |  46 km

Once the Garonne crossed in Bordeaux, follow the bike path ‘Roger Lapébie’ (French racing cyclist) in the middle of vineyards and forest. This path use an ancient railway which leads you to the heart of the ‘Entre-deux-mers’. You will leave it to reach you accommodation in Rauzan, medieval village overhanged by its castle and donjon.

Day 3: Rauzan – Marmande  |  69 km

You leave Rauzan and reach the bike path. It ends in Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, fortified village from de 13th century. Follow the itinerary by small countryside routes, before joining the Canal des-deux-mers in La Réole, small village overhanging the Garonne. Then follow the Canal and reach Marmande, the tomato capital city!

Day 4: Marmande – Agen  |  64 km

Reach the canal that you will follow to Agen. Two stops are must-be-seen places. The first at ‘Le Mas-d’Agenais’ with the church St. Vincent, pearl of the French Renaissance and the ‘Christ on the Cross’ from Rembrandt. The second one in Damazan, fortified village from the 13th century. Then you will arrive in Agen by one of the longest bridge-canal.

Day 5: Agen – Moissac  |  43 km

Run of the river, this stage continues, passing through Valence d’Agen, medieval village with a rich cultural and natural heritage. You will find a warm welcome for cyclotourists.
You arrive in Moissac, unmissable stage of St Jacques de Compostelle pilgrimage. Visit the ancient Benedictine abbatial church, its cloister and the church which tympanum is one of the greatest from the Romanesque Art.

Day 6: Moissac – Toulouse  |  68 km

During this last stage, enjoy the quietness of the canal before joining the lively and well-known “Ville rose”. The villages are queuing regularly, welcoming you for lunch breaks or relaxation. You arrive in Toulouse, away from the traffic, via the Canal du Midi.

Day 7: Departure during the day

Before leaving, you must visit the town center! Walk around the well-known ‘Place du Capitole’, the Basilica St Sernin, the Jacobins’ monastery…

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 1st 2017 895,00 €
    Single room supplement : 275,00 €
    Bike discount : - 120,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +290,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From March 31st 2018 to May 31st 2018 930,00 €
    Single room supplement : 295,00 €
    Bike discount : - 120,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +290,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From June 1st 2018 to September 30th 2018 795,00 €
    Single room supplement : 295,00 €
    Bike discount : - 120,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +290,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From October 1st 2018 to December 31st 2018 930,00 €
    Single room supplement : 295,00 €
    Bike discount : - 120,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +290,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in 3-star and 2-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 1 dinner (drinks not included)
  • 6 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle rental for 5 days and repatriation
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • Lunches / 5 dinners / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (6 nights included)
  • Return transfer from Toulouse to Bordeaux
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Accommodation in upgraded establishments

    (Ref. CG1 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 235.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 100.00 €  (amounts to €395 for the single supplement)
  • Half Board supplement
    Supplement : 
    + 115.00 €  (4 extra dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Extra night in Bordeaux

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    60.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 51.00 €
  • Extra night in Toulouse

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    55.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 45.00 €
  • Extra night in Bordeaux (upgraded accommodation)

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    70.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 55.00 €
  • Extra night in Toulouse (upgraded accommodation)

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    65.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 51.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +65 €
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> At the end of the tour:

 

. Leave your bike rental at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.

. Possibility to come back to Bordeaux from Toulouse by train : Toulouse Matabiau train station > Bordeaux St Jean train station.

 


 

> Your rental bike:

VTC CUBE « Travel » bike - 21 speed gears

 

 

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 front pannier with map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 lock + 1 counter.

Helmet included.

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!

VTC CUBE bike - 8 speed gears

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 front pannier with map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 lock + 1 counter.

Helmet and reflective vest included.

 

 

See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.

 



How to arrive in BORDEAUX:

 

CAR:
From A10 then A630 highways > Exit n°4 direction « Bordeaux centre ».

 

TRAIN:

From Paris : Montparnasse train station > Bordeaux St Jean train station.


Possibility of transfer to the hotel:

. By tramway : Use C line to ‘Quinconces’ terminus : 4.60€ / pers
. By taxi : about 25€ / 30€

 

PLANE:

. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Bordeaux St-Jean train station.

 

. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Montparnasse train station > Bordeaux St-Jean train station.

 

. From Bordeaux-Mérignac airport: shuttle transfer (30 minutes) to town center (Bordeaux St Jean train station): 8€