Canal de Garonne by bike from Bordeaux to Toulouse

from 785 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : CG1
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour on the Canal de Garonne

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.

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…

The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Toulouse to Bordeaux – optional.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: CG1 STD
superior category
Reference: CG1 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to June 30th 2019
    from September 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
785 € / pers.
970 € / pers.
Single supplement
330 € / pers.
380 € / pers.
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
815 € / pers.
1 000 € / pers.
Single supplement
330 € / pers.
380 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 1 dinner (drinks not included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• 5 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Toulouse to Bordeaux and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 1 dinner (drinks not included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• 5 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Toulouse to Bordeaux and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-65 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 80 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 150 € / pers.

According to the category

standard category
Reference: CG1 STD
superior category
Reference: CG1 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 180 € / pers.
+ 180 € / pers.
Extra night in Bordeaux
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.
Any season
+ 115 € / pers.
+ 90 € / pers.
Extra night in Toulouse
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 80 € / pers.
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• Private return transfer Toulouse > Bordeaux
(up to 5 persons)
+ 425 € (package)

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

ARCADE « Escape H » - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 saddlebags
  • 1 front bag
  • 1 kit repair (per booking)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

LEADER FOX « Urbain Inductora »

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 saddlebags
  • 1 front bag
  • 1 kit repair (per booking)
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Bordeaux
> Return

Your journey

> Tour description

The Canal de Garonne bike paths are using tow paths along the canal, cycling paths and some roads with little traffic.

> GPX files

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in Bordeaux

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

 > By Train :
From Paris Montparnasse station >> Bordeaux St Jean station (by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

> By plane :

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St-Jean train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest – Line 1 >> Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by TGV train).
www.lebusdirect.com/en/lines-and-schedules/orly-airport-paris-etoile-champs-elysees-line.html

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St-Jean train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Montparnasse train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by TGV train).
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes

Return

> If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Toulouse Matabiau train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by train)
    – Toulouse >> Bordeaux (by taxi)

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility)
    – Toulouse Matabiau train station >> Paris Montparnasse train station (TGV train).
    – Toulouse Matabiau train station >> Bordeaux St Jean train station (by train) >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

> Nearby Airports:
– Toulouse airport: www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en
– Bordeaux airport: www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en


Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

Denis
France
travel date: 09 August 2017.
" Bien organisé "

Beau parcours de Bordeaux à Toulouse, hébergements très bien, road-book bien conçu et VAE (en location) parfait.

David
USA
travel date: 11 June 2017.
" Good trip "

Well-organised tour with varied scenery – enough exercise to justify a hearty meal and good wine.