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Canal de Garonne

Cycle tour from Bordeaux to Agen from vineyards to canal

No departures from 21 to 28 June

4-day cycle tour between Bordeaux and Agen across the Bordeaux wine region and on the Canal de Garonne cycle path

Reviews (7) :
4.71 / 5
Reference CG0401
  • Itinerant trip
  • 4 days
  • Very easy
  • From Mar 30 to Oct 30, 2019
  • Minimum age From 14 years old
GPSGPS-app available
349€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This 4-day cycle tour starting in Bordeaux takes you across the vineyards and along the Canal de Garonne till Agen. You cycle out of Bordeaux on a secure cycle route along the river and then ride on a greenway surrounded by vineyards. You pass by charming « bastides » built in the 17th century, such as Créon or Sauveterre-de-Guyenne. At the end of the cycle path, you ride on low traffic country roads to find again the Garonne at La Réole, a nice medieval town on the river banks. You ride the next part of the itinerary along the Canal de Garonne under the shade of plane trees. A stopover at Le Mas d’Agenais, a typical village of Garonne countryside proud of its collegial church, before your last stage to Agen where you enter majestically on the canal bridge.

    Day 1


    Bordeaux - Frontenac

    You leave Bordeaux along the Garonne river on a nice cycle path. Nature is gradually gaining ground over the city. You divert from the river from Latresne to ride on a former railway converted into a cycle path. The old train stations are welcoming you in each village and often provide services for cyclists such as food, coffee and information. We strongly recommend to go out of the cycle path to see the bastide of Créon and the remains of the abbey of La Sauve.

    Day 2


    Frontenac - La Réole

    You continue cycling on the cycle path until you reach the bastide of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne. We advise you to enter in the church there to admire the wall paintings. After Sauveterre, the itinerary goes through the vineyards and is a bit more hilly. You ride a few kilometers on a hilly road before reaching the medieval town of La Réole on the Garonne river.

    Jour 3


    La Réole - Le Mas d’Agenais

    Today, you ride smoothly along the dikes and reach soon after the Canal de Garonne which will lead you till the end of your cycle tour. A cycle path is running along the canal. You can make a detour to the village of Couthures-sur-Garonne, where you can learn everything about the life on and in the river before getting to the charming village of Mas d’Agenais and its outstanding collegial church, with a painting by Rembrandt, a fact that was only discoverd in the 19th century.

    Day 4


    Le Mas d’Agenais – Agen

    Start the day by biking along the path next to the canal. The route is dotted with quaint villages, containing locks where you can watch boaters navigate each lock. Just a stone’s throw from the canal, admire the bastide of Damazan with its colorful facades or the bastide of Serignac-sur-Garonne with its bell tower made of slate. Towards the end of the route, the bike path crosses the magnificent canal bridge over the Garonne River on the outskirts of Agen. You’ll soon be very close to the city center where you can absorb the sights, sounds and smells of southwest Frane’s way of life.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-Star hotels and Bed and Breakfasts that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

    For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking:
    (see rate in "Prices")

    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental).
    • We advise to take an extra set of clothes with you if you expect to arrive before 5p.m. at your accommodation.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: fly to Bordeaux Mérignac. A bus shuttle takes you to the city center in about 30mn depending on traffic.
    • By train: go to Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station. To plan your trip www.trainline.eu


    If you drive to Bordeaux, you can park your car in a secured car park located next to Bordeaux Saint-Jean train station. On an indicative basis, the week rate (7 days) is € 50 subject to availability.

    All details will be given in your travel documents.

    To get back to starting point:

    You take the regional train back to your departure point. Regional trains are without reservation and take bikes without extra charge. You buy your ticket yourself at the train station (adult rate is € 23.50 /pers provided for information purposes only). You will find the timetable of the day in your travel documents.

    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We recommend you to arrive at around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.

    If you chose luggage transport, you must arrive before 9.00am to drop off your luggage.

  • Reviews
  • 7 bike travelers reviews 4.71 / 5

    4 jours entre Bordeaux et Agen

    On the 2021-06-26 by Sophie
    Un parcours de 4 jours très dépaysant et très bien organise

    Bordeau agen

    On the 2020-08-28 by Vincent
    Une expérience géniale, avec une très bonne organisation de la part du Vélo voyageur

    4 jours à vélo le long de la Garonne

    On the 2018-09-21 by Jacques
    4 jours de bonheur à recommander pour les sportifs occasionnels

    Bordeaux to Agen

    On the 2018-08-02 by The Desmond Family
    This trip was along great bike paths. The rail to trail route was excellent. The route along the canal du Garonne was beautiful and paved. We stayed at some great Chambres du hôte, the meal at the Chateau du Cresy was amazing with wonderful wine. Our hosts in Le Mas d’Agenais were so welcoming and even did a load of wash for us! This area was not very touristy, so different from Paris. We enjoyed the art Museum in Agen

    Voyage agréable au coeur des vignes et le long d'un canal !

    On the 2017-09-26 by Geneviève
    Voyage agréable pour ceux qui recherchent le calme de la nature ! Peu de découvertes culturelles ..Juste un plaisir pour la vue !


    On the 2017-09-14 by Bruno
    Périple agréable et ne présentant pas de difficulté particulière. Nous avons apprécié l'adaptation du trajet par rapport à notre point de départ et de retour lié au fait que nous avons fait ce séjour avec nos vélos et que nos bagages ont été récupérés et ramenés à l'hôtel qui a gardé notre véhicule durant les quatre journées.

    Balade de Bordeaux à Agen

    On the 2017-07-23 by Patrick
    Balade très agréable, abordable pour tous. Les platanes protègent bien des ardeurs du soleil ! Nous recommandons l'option de transport des bagages qui allège le poids des sacoches
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