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The Canal de la Garonne may well be the little brother of the famous « Canal du Midi », but it is no less impressive! Mostly off-road, the route makes the most of a great network of cycle paths and green lanes, where the waters of the canal set the pace of the riding. A great opportunity to taste the pleasures of riding under your own steam from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea! No noise, no cars, no stress… just a gentle progression from lock to lock. We discover the incredible expertise and know-how deployed in order to create this gigantic hydraulic machine that spans from coast to coast. Our bikes offer us the freedom to take a few detours along the way in order to visit the Agen water bridge, the Villascopia archeological site and the Abbaye de Moissac, as well as the historical town centres of Agen, Marmande, Moissac and Montauban.
A great route from Agen to Toulouse which is sure to win you over with its charming mix of town and countryside!
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Thank you for your post-tour feedback. Effectively the Canal de la Garonne is a little less picturesque that the Canal du Midi (though still a superb tour in our opinion). One big advantage of the Garonne over the Midi is the quality of the cycling surface. Unfortunately some parts of the Canal du Midi have fallen into disrepair over the years meaning there are some rough sections that may not suit some cyclists, as well as detours on roads due to work being carried out. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but both remain 2 of the best cycling tours on offer in France.