Bordeaux to Toulouse Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £889 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Follow the Canal du Garonne
• A UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Explore the canal, locks and beauties of Bordeaux and Toulouse
• Into the valley of the Garonne
Cycle Route Features
This trip has something for all appetites of nature, culture, recreation and sports, gastronomy and conviviality. You will follow the Canal de Garonne, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Bicycle paths, greenways and trails are opening the way to other landscapes: The canal, the locks and the beauties of Bordeaux and Toulouse. You will be greeted every night *** in hotels or guesthouses.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in France in Bordeaux a UNESCO World Heritage
Overnight in a 3-star hotel in the heart of « Bordeaux » city where you will find the road book and bikes waiting for you. Breakfast included.
Bordeaux, named before “Burdigala”, is a Roman city, inseparable from its vineyards and prestigious stones architecture. The river Garonne, heart of the city, welcomes walkers on the banks and offers boat trip.
The quays suit everyone, hoping to witness the stop of a cruise ship, “amazing show” of a giant of the seas in the city centre. Capital of wine, Bordeaux is endowed with a rich history and architecture.
Day 2: Cycle from Bordeaux to the Entre-Deux-Mers area – 60 Km
From the gates of « Bordeaux », one of the most beautiful Green Ways beckons you across fields and vineyards. Leave « Bordeaux » by a bicycle path on the right bank of the « Garonne », and then follow this Green Way that snakes through the hills of « Entre-Deux-Mers ».
You will cycle through the city of « Créon » and « Sauvettere-de-Guyenne ». Then, go down to « la Réole » through small roads surrounded by vineyards. This itinerary is easy, most of the time wooded, and also dotted with vineyards and stopping places, which allow you to appreciate that it deserves (Entre-deux-mers) of « between » Dordogne and Gironde.
Overnight in a charming bed and breakfast. Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 3: Cycle along the Canal de Garonne – 35 to 50 km (depending on the options)
Apart from the first few miles of cycling on small country roads, the rest of this itinerary will allow you to discover and follow the «Canal de Garonne ».
Then you just have to take the pace and exploit your surroundings. Boats, barely faster than cyclists are stopped at the locks. Walkers, cyclists and boatmen exchange expressions of sympathy whenever one overtakes the other.
From «Castets-en-Dorthe » the itinerary is beautiful, shaded everywhere by large trees. The road is continuous, easy and safe. You will discover splendid sights such as «St-Macaire », «Castets-en-Dorthe », and finally «Meilhan-sur-Garonne ».
Overnight in a charming bed and breakfast. Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 4: Biking through the rich valley of the Garonne- 55 Km
Your cycle tour continues along the Garonne canal, a convivial place where lots of stops are possible.
You’ll pass through « Mas d’Agenais » a fortified wall and detaining the famous Rembrandt’s painting: “Christ on the Cross” preserved in the church of St. Vincent. The path is easy and safe.
End your journey in Serignac, a pretty Bastide (fortified town) of from the 13th Century housing half-timbered houses and arcades.
Overnight in a 3-star hotel. Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 5: Cycle through beautiful villages towards Moissac – 55 km
This itinerary is wonderful as there are lots of interesting locations! The Green Way is easy and secure. Ride under the shade of plane trees that you will encounter throughout of your trip. On your way, you will discover interesting sites: the canal bridge of « Agen », Lake « St-Nicolas-de-la-Grave », « Moissac » …
Take the time to visit « Agen » and its museum; « Auvillar », a beautiful perched village; « Valence d’Agen » and laundries; « Moissac » and abbeys.When you pass Lamagistère, cross the Tarn-et-Garonne, artistic territory full of treasures! You will discover the rich heritage classified as UNESCO.
Then you will continue cycling on small roads that will guide you to this unique heritage. You will be seduced by the beauty of the surrounding wildlife that makes the « Tarn-et-Garonne » a real open-air museum.
Overnight in a 3-star hotel with spa and a piano bar. Dinner and breakfast included.
Day 6: Cycle on the Green way towards Toulouse – 64 Km
On the way to « Toulouse », you will cycle on an easy and secure Green Way under the shade of the trees. Only the last kilometers to enter Toulouse are noisy but it will lead you to the city centre, a real comfort! On this path, you will discover one of the greatest structures of « Montech »:
The Water Slope. The « Tarn-et-Garonne », orchard and Chasselas grapes country invites you to navigate between a cultural tourism and outdoor leisure.
You will end your journey in « Haute Garonne », classified in the first department for its quality of life and warm colors of « Toulouse ».
Overnight in a 3-Star hotel in the heart of Toulouse. Breakfast included.
« Toulouse » has been developed over the centuries using mainly tile and Roman brick, ancient heritage, still used today! Both modern and yet proud of its legacy, « Toulouse » is always open and brilliant. « Toulouse » intoxicates its inhabitants who get caught with its own style of charm and colorful historic buildings of the well-named “Ville rose” (Pink City)! City of bricks, violet, rugby, planes and the poet Claude Nougaro. This stereotyped summary should tell us that this regional metropolis offers jewels of architecture.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast make your way to your chosen departure point, or stay on in « Toulouse » for one or two extra nights to enjoy the city’s attractive ambience.
You will follow the Canal de Garonne, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. This trip, alternating cycle paths and minor roads in flat relief, will delight you with its diversity of landscapes.
The Canal, often lined with plane trees, allows to discover various landscapes, vineyards, groves, orchards, villages and numerous works of art and historical monuments. Bicycle paths, greenways and trails are opening the way to other landscapes:
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Bordeaux to Toulouse tour stays in 3* Hotels and Guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
Hotels*** and charming guesthouses
Technical Assistance 7/7
Road book and map
Hybrid bike new equipment, fully equipped
Bordeaux to Toulouse, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
Category A: 3* Hotels and Guesthouses
Holiday Price (April to October):
Cat A: £889
Cat A: £319
Availability: April to October 2017
Departure Days: Daily
Duration: 7 days
Bike Hire: Included
E-Bike Rental: £59
Extra Night Prices:
Bordeaux: £69 per person per night (B&B only)
Toulouse: £69 per person per night (B&B only)
Single supplements apply.
You will stay in the same hotel as the previous night.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: £889
Single Supplement: £319