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France - Bordeaux to Toulouse

France - Bordeaux to Toulouse

Degree of difficulty - A/B

This trip has something for everyone,  nature, culture, recreation and sports, gastronomy and conviviality. You follow the Canal de Garonne, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The trip, alternates between cycle paths and minor roads in flat relief, with a wonderful diversity of landscapes.

The Canal, often lined with plane trees, brings you through vineyards, groves, orchards, villages and numerous works of art and historical monuments.   The canal, the locks and the beauties of Bordeaux and Toulouse!  

DAY 1 Arrival in Bordeaux "Unesco World Heritage"
Accommodation in charming guesthouse or 3 stars hotels in the heart of Bordeaux. You will get your bike as well as your route notes which will indicate your circuit. Bordeaux, the former "Burdigala" Roman, in separable from its vineyard. The Garonne River, in the heart of the city, welcomes walkers on the banks or boat trips. Everyone can take ownership of the docks, hoping to see the landing of a cruise ship, "amazing sight" a giant of the seas in the city center.

DAY 2 From Bordeaux to the Entre-Deux-Mers 50 to 60 Km
This route brings you through the Entre-Deux-Mers region of 55 km of track / greenway and lanes ... Enchanting!   You will leave Bordeaux along the track that runs along the Garonne River and its beautiful landscaped quays, then you will follow the greenway trail, winding through the hillsides of the Entre-Deux-Mers through Creon and Sauveterre de Guyenne, which are magnificent fortified walled towns. Finally, by small roads surrounded by vineyards, you will arrive your accommodation.

DAY 3 The beginning of the Canal de Garonne 25 to 55 km depending on options chosen
The greenway is royal: it alternately crosses vineyards and forests and crosses several small stations refurbished in houses. Despite some minor hills, the track is easily and offers a breath of nature.    You can enjoy the many stops that are available to cyclists throughout the course. In the late afternoon, you will be greeted by charming guest room or Hotel*** in Marmande or 10 km before. Dinner, bed and breakfast.

DAY 4 The valley of the Garonne and its wealth 60 Km
The tour continues in the rich valley of the Garonne and orchards. This lovely route, especially between Buzet and Meilhan-sur-Garonne and under large plane trees, will pass by Buzet-sur-Baise, Le Mas d'Agen and many other pretty small towns.   The water spot of Sérignac is a haven of tranquility on the canal.  A thirteenth century village and friendliness that prevails. Night in hotel ***. Dinner and breakfast

DAY 5 Sérignac sur Garonne in Moissac 60 km (depending on variant)
This step is one of the most beautiful as points of interest are numerous. This is an easy stretch and well in the shade of plane trees healthy will help you discover great sites such as: The canal bridge on the Baise, the aqueduct Agen Auvillar, Lake Saint-Nicolas-de-la -Grave and finally Moissac.   For your last accommodation along the canal you can enjoy the quiet and splendor of a hotel with panoramic views of the Garonne Tarn meeting precisely at this point.   
Overnight in *** hotel with spa and piano bar. Dinner and breakfast

DAY 6 "Between the Capitol and Abbey" 64 Km
The Canal de Garonne emphasizes here the charm of rural villages in Tarn-et-Garonne, dominated by churches built in the Gothic style of Toulouse. You could for example visit Montech, valued for its marina and its “water slope” unique in the world. This peaceful stage, shaded by plane trees, ends by a little less calm few miles to enter Toulouse but it provide access to the heart of the city, a real comfort!

Toulouse needs a long visit, with its famous Place du Capitole and the site of the riverbanks. It is a city with a distinctive architecture, Toulouse is nicknamed the "Pink City" because of the clay brick used to build houses. His other nickname is the "City of Violets" flower which can be enjoyed in all its forms! Night and breakfast in 3star hotel.

DAY 7 Departure
Departure after breakfast.

2017 Self Guided tour price

€975.00 per person sharing

€1225.00 for single occupancy
€1335.00 for solo traveller

Tour Includes

• 6 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
• 4 dinners
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Route details and maps
• 24 speed hybrid touring bike
• 24 hours service hotline

€18 per day supplement for e-bike rental

Self Guided Tour Information

Arrival daily from 1 April to 31 October

We are currently updating our information and will have this information online as soon as possible

How to get to the start point:

Aer Lingus offers direct flights from Dublin to Toulouse.

From Toulouse you can either take a bus or a train to Bordeaux (approx 3 hours).

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

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