Cycle Touring in the South of France
Located in the southwest of France, the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi form the Canal des Deux Mers, connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean. Along their shores runs the most diverse and enticing cycling route in all of France. In this free online guide, you'll find everything to realize the trip of a lifetime: detailed route descriptions, inspiration for places to visit, and the most comprehensive directory of accommodations anywhere on the web. No ads, no fluff, no sign-up forms, and no sales pitches — just straight-up practical information from fellow cycling enthusiasts.
Cycle through the vineyards of
Bordeaux before joining the
Canal de Garonne, the western part of the
Canal de Deux Mers. A relaxing ride on a tree-shaded path takes you through the historic towns of
Moissac to the cosmopolitan city of
Toulouse, follow the
Canal du Midi — described as "Europe's most beautiful waterway" and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site — to the Mediterranean. On the way, visit the world's oldest medieval castle at
Carcacassonne, sample varied regional cuisine in atmospheric villages, and explore some of the best beaches in the south of France.