Publié le : 03/14/2022 13:39:41
Catégories : The Canal latéral à la Garonne by bike
Points of interest along the Canal de Garonne by bike
Would you like to go for a bike ride along the Canal de Garonne? Visit our bike rental agency. Wherever you are, the route is full of places and monuments to discover. Alone, with family or friends, choose a nature and culture trip by bike. Find below the main points of interest from Bordeaux to Toulouse.
An international tourist destination, renowned for its architectural and cultural heritage classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2nd city with the most classified buildings after Paris), Bordeaux is a city not to be missed! Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the different districts of the city; discover the alternative district of Darwin, pedal along the quays and reach the trendy Chartrons district, stroll through the city center and discover the architecture, the history, the secrets and the atmosphere of the city. Don't hesitate to park your bikes to visit the famous wine city, which offers a great panorama on the city.
The Abbey of La Sauve Majeure
As you ride your bike, you will find this abbey, place of passage of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Classified in the World Heritage of UNESCO, this abbey mixes at the same time a roman and gothic style. Discover an exceptional landscape out of time and climb to the top of the bell tower where you will have the chance to have a panoramic view on the Entre-Deux-Mers region.
Founded around a Benedictine monastery, La Réole is a lively little town, rich in culture and conducive to encounters. It is one of the most beautiful towns in the Gironde and has been awarded the Ville d'Art et d'Histoire label. Ride your bike through the town, along the river, and discover the Saint-Pierre church and the Benedictine abbey.
Le Mas d'Agenais
Located on the banks of the Garonne River, you will find the pretty village of Le Mas d'Agenais. Take a leisurely stroll through the village by bike or on foot and visit the Saint-Vincent church, which houses a Rembrandt painting dating from 1631!
Agen and its bridge-canal
One of the unavoidable capitals of the South-West. If you like nature, everything is there: richness of the fauna and flora, outdoor sports activities, vast spaces and in particular the Natural Park of Passeligne. Discover also the cultural richness of the city, its heritage is forged since more than 2000 years. Finish your visit by taking the canal bridge with your bicycle which is, with its 580 meters long, the 2nd longest canal bridge in France (after Briare). It allows the lateral canal to cross the Garonne.
This small medieval city, a stage on the way to Santiago de Compostela, is a must-see on the Canal Latéral à la Garonne! Moissac is known and recognized for its abbey, its natural environment and its fruits and vegetables.
Discover the tower-portal of the village "la Tour de l'Horloge" then the "Place de la Halle", this triangular square full of charm with the circular market of the village. By bike, it's the ideal opportunity to stroll through the alleys full of history.
The water slope of Montech
A real boat elevator, the water slope of Montech, recently renovated, allowed barges to save a considerable amount of time. Join this Great Site of Occitania along the Canal Latéral à la Garonne. You will discover there a barge which plunges you at the controls of the machine to go up the water slope!
The dynamic city of Toulouse, its charming alleys, the effervescence of its downtown, its rich historical heritage; it is a must-see of this itinerary! For a day, a weekend or more, take this opportunity to discover the city in a pleasant and quick way; enjoy the monuments of the city center at your own pace and pedal along the quays of the Garonne or the Canal du Midi.
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