The Canal de Garonne by bike, from Agen to Toulouse
Un voyage à vélo authentique sur une excellente piste cyclable
4 days / 3 nights
Adults (12 years old & up)
Level : easy
From April to October
This bike trip has you discover a delightful ride from Agen to Toulouse. You’ll begin by discovering the charming city of Agen, with its nice architectural heritage. You will be able to visit the city, undisputed Capital of prune.
You pedal, from Agen, along this pleasant track, very well marked. Various medieval villages along the way will allow you to (re)discover the riches of the Occitanie region. Between curiosities and half-timbered houses, at every street corner, your eyes are caught by an interesting detail that reminds us of our history.
Then, you’ll be pleased to get across some nice medieval villages, and then rest in Moissac, where you can appreciate the charm and tranquility of the cloister (a must see!). Then you reach our lovely “pink city”, with its incredible historical heritage, museums and mansions built with stones and bricks, which match each other incredibly well.
Day by day
Day 1: VISIT AGEN BY BIKE OR ON FOOT
B&B / 2* hotel
The meeting point is in Agen. You will admire the Canal Bridge and its 23 arches, major emblematic building of the Canal de Garonne. You can eat at Café Vélo, an original and friendly place. Don’t miss Agen’s art gallery, Saint-Caprais cathedral and its exquisite half-timbered houses. You are free to pick up prunes for your loved ones!
Night in Agen, with dinner of your own choice.
Day 2: THE CANAL DE GARONNE FROM AGEN TO MOISSAC
B&B / 2* hotel
Soon, on your left side, you will be able to go and have a look to the gorgeous Mansion of Prades, designated historical monument and which can be visited (guided visits during summer). The lock house Saint-Christophe or Valence d’Agen may be very pleasant stops. In this last one, you may have a drink in the former slaughterhouse and take some pictures, as this small town got no less than 3 classified outdoor historic washhouses ! Then, you get to Moissac and will probably remain much surprised by what you will find there. This town contains one of the most beautiful roman cloisters in Europe ! Night in Moissac, with dinner of your own choice.
Cycling : 45 km
Day 3: THE CANAL DE GARONNE FROM MOISSAC TO GRISOLLES
B&B / 2* hotel
Leaving Moissac, you will soon find the Canal Bridge of Cacor, other major emblematic building of the Canal de Garonne. Soon, you get across to Castelsarrasin, nice place to have a drink on a terrace or just to take in the atmosphere, if you are in the mood to do so. Going on along the Canal, you arrive in Montech, nice, small and peaceful little town, full of exquisite half-timbered houses. Once in Montech, you may get along the Canal de Montech heading for Montauban, but keep riding toward Toulouse, you have to go on by the Canal de Garonne toward Grisolles. Night in Grisolles, with dinner of your own choice.
Cycling : 33 km – Note the beautiful Grenade hall, if you have any energy left!
Day 4 : THE CANAL DE GARONNE FROM GRISOLLES TO TOULOUSE
B&B / 2* hotel
Gradually, you start seeing the first clues of the big city and of its industrial and commercial activities…Nevertheless, its historic center is worth more than a night and a few days of exploration will not be enough to see everything. You’ll be able to stroll as you like, in the tight streets of the « pink city », finding everywhere half-timbered old houses and gorgeous mansions. The Capitole, Saint-Sernin Basilica, Jacobins church and its unique palm tree, Museum of Augustins are some of the buildings you cannot miss… Overnight in Toulouse, with dinner of your own choice.
Cycling : 32 km – you can make a detour to get across Grenade where you may admire a wonderfully preserved covered market supported by stone columns.
Your holiday ends upon your arrival in Toulouse if you have chosen the 4 days/3 nights trip.
Additional nights available on request
EXTEND YOUR STAY
You can extend the pleasure by discovering the Midi-Pyrénées region, rich in remarkable sites. You can also pedal along the Canal du Midi to reach Carcassonne… You can even consider joining Béziers or Narbonne to prolong the pleasure!
The names and photos of the accommodations are given for information only. Depending on availability, accommodations may be modified and replaced without notice by another accommodation of the same category.
Accommodation, equipment you may rent and practical information in your Tour info
Agen city centre and its gardens
“Bastides” villages to visit
The Cloister of Moissac
Grenade Covered market (XIII°s.)
The historical heritage of Toulouse
They tried it, they loved it !
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Véloccitane - Maison du Vélo Toulouse
12 Boulevard Bonrepos, 31000 Toulouse
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