The Green Line and the Garonne Canal - 6 nights | 5 stages

 

 

You will follow the Garonne canal, the extension of the Canal du Midi that connects Toulouse to the Mediterranean Sea. This section is called the "Canal des Deux Mers" (the canal of the two seas), connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea: a fantastic route between vineyards and medieval villages, along the Garonne. You will venture across beautiful towns and cultural sites like Moissac... and don't forget the gastronomy, truly inescapable in this region!

This wonderful itinerary starts in Bordeaux and on the green line on 50 km to Sauveterre de Guyenne and by country of Sauterne, 26 km of small roads to Réole, you will follow the Garonne canal until Toulouse.

This flat itinerary can be done in both ways. You can choose the route that is more practical for your access.

  • Unforgettable cultural sites
  • Beautiful landscapes of the south of France
  • A flat and easy itinerary

 

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The Green Line and the Garonne Canal - 6 nights | 5 stages

 

Travel Dates 2020

Daily from of April 01st to October 31st, 2020

 

Day 1 - Arrival in Bordeaux

You begin your journey at your arrival in Bordeaux and check-in at your hotel. You can test-ride your bikes today. We recommend either a visit to Bordeaux by bike or by foot.

Overnight in a 3* B&B. There are numerous restaurants in Bordeaux, simple restaurants or gastronomical.

 

Day 2 - Bordeaux - St Martin de Lerm (60 km)

Venture out of Bordeaux on a cycle path. Between Dordogne and Gironde, by the city of Bastide de Créon, la Sauve Majeure (a former Benedictine abbey).

Cross the medieval village of Sauveterre de Guyenne, a beautiful historical town with four gates and its fortified town founded in 1281. It is also the county of the canton of Entre Deux Mers (AOC). The path is entirely on a cycle lane and on the green line named “Roger Lapébie” after the famous cyclist, winner of the Tour de France in 1937.

 

Half-board in a guest-house in St Martin de Lerm with swimming pool.

 

Day 3 - St Martin de Lerm – Le Mas d’Agenais (45 km)

Embark on this stage from St Martin de Lerm to la Réole by small roads.
After that, you reach the cycle path of the Garonne canal that you will follow until Fouques sur Garonne or the Mas d’Agenais.

B&B in a guest-house (4*, a charming place at Thomas’s, an artist), former “Mas” with a pond; swimming pool at the village).

 

Day 4 - Le Mas d’Agenais - Sérignac sur Garonne (37 Km)

At the Mas d’Agenais, don’t miss the visit of the beautiful roman church. Continue along the green canal where you will have plenty of opportunities to stop and enjoy the views. You will pass by the quaint town of Damezan, founded in 1259. The rest of the day continues along the canal. You can expect a calm and gentle ride until the village of Sérignac.

Overnight in B&B in a 3* hotel (a former monastery) with a tennis court and swimming pool.

 

Day 5 - Serignac – Moissac (55 Km)

As you continue along the Garonne Canal, you will pass by the superb bridge of Pont Canal d’Agen with a stop in the historical city centre of Agen. The day continues along the canal until Moissac, centre of roman art, on the Santiago de Compostella Way. The abbey and the cloister are part of the UNESCO world’s heritage. Moissac’s landscape is dominated with orchards and vineyards of the famous Chasselas. This is the place where the Tarna and the Garonne meet.

Overnight in B&B in a 3* hotel.

 

Day 6 - Moissac – Toulouse (67 Km)

The Garonne and its canal will lead us into the heart of Toulouse (« la ville Rose », the pink city) at the end of 56 sluice of the Garonne canal.

Overnight in B&B in a 4* hotel.

 

Day 7 - Toulouse

Individual visit of Toulouse: A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname la Ville Rose ("the Pink City"), Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi (designated in 1996 and shared with other cities), and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, designated in 1998 because of its significance to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route.

 

NOTE: Sometimes we have to make slight modifications to the route that is given here. This can happen for a variety of reasons such as hotels being fully booked or because there are obstructions, damages or other problems along the paths. Trust us, any changes that are made in your best interest: for your comfort, safety and enjoyment!

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The Green Line and the Garonne Canal - 6 nights | 5 stages

Tour profile:

ICON NIVEL 2

Easy to moderate.
Stages from 37 to 67km per day according to the programme, 2 to 5h bike per day. The terrain is flat. Hybrid bikes are perfect for this type of tour. Mountain bikes are not essential but possible. From Bordeaux, the route profile has a few ascents and descents but becomes flat when you reach the canal.
You can expect excellent road surfacing.
Children: Accessible to children from 12 years old.

 

Luggage Transfers:

You only carry your daily belongings in a small bag or saddle bag. You’ll get your luggage at your hotel in the evening: your luggage is transported by taxi. We ask you to limit your luggage to 1 bag per person, 20kg max.

 

Hotel Classification:

3* Hotel in Bordeaux and Moissac; 4* Hotel in Toulouse; 2 à 4* charming guest houses in Saint Martin de Lerm and Le Mas d’Agenais.

In France, more and more hotels and guest houses are refusing to take part in the star-rating system, even establishments which were classified a year or two ago are now choosing to not take part. This doesn’t mean that they are of a lesser quality, in fact far from it, a lot of these guest houses provide you with lovely rooms. If we indicate that an accommodation is ‘3-star or equivalent to’ this means that the establishment has chosen not to receive an official classification, but we believe the level of comfort provided is equal to that of a 3-star establishment.

Arrival and parking:

Arrival by plane: International airports of Bordeaux Merignac or Toulouse.

Arriving by train: TGV to Bordeaux or Toulouse.

Arrival by car / parking: Car Park: in Bordeaux, about € 70 (7 days; non secured car park); in Toulouse, about € 90 (7 days; non secured car park).

 

Transfers: 

Bordeaux Airport to Bordeaux bus station: Daily shuttle between the airport and the bus station, both ways - about 10€.

Bordeaux Airport to Bordeaux train station: The airport is 6km away from the train station, 1h20 to 1h30 travel.

Toulouse train station to Bergerac train station: 4h30 journey.

Toulouse Airport to Toulouse train station: Daily shuttle between the airport and the bus station, both ways - about 9€.

Taxi: Blagnac airport to Toulouse city-center is about € 70, same price for Bordeaux.

 

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The Green Line and the Garonne Canal - 6 nights | 5 stages

 

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The Green Line and the Garonne Canal - 6 nights | 5 stages

 

Travel Dates 2020:

Daily from of April 01st to October 31st, 2020

NoteHigh season - From late June to late August, early booking is required.

 
Prices per person

Individual (p. person)

1.390 €

2 to 5 persons (p. person)

895 €

6 person and more (p. person) 805 €
Single Supplement  (p. person) 335 €
Third Person in your room  

younger than 12 years old = 30% discount

12 or older than 12 years old=20% discount

Hybrid Bike Rental 130 €
Electrical Bike Rental 210 €

 

Included Services:

  • Accommodation in B&B (6 nights)
  • Dinner on Day 2
  • Luggage transfers
  • Tourist tax
  • Travel pack (maps, a travel guide, a list of your accommodation and the booking details)

Not Included:

  • Drinks

  • Lunch and Dinner (except dinner on Day 2)

  • Return journey from Toulouse to Bordeaux

  • Bike rental

  • Insurance

  • Booking fees

  • Visits to tourist attractions

Extra Nights: on request

Bicycle rental: 

Hybrid bikes, 21 speed, 28’’, with indexed speed.

All bikes are equipped with an adjustable saddle, a lateral kickstand and a luggage rack. You will receive a repair kit, a pump, a lock, a saddle bag, a tin carrier and helmet. 

You will get the your bikes in Bordeaux and you will leave them at the end of the tour in Toulouse (or conversely).

 

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