The Gironde estuary in Agen and beyond – the Canal des Deux Mers by bike


Vélo le long du canal des deux mers ©Alban Gilbert – CRTA

The “Canal des 2 Mers by bike” is a new cycling route running over 750km between Royan and Sète, thereby linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

Almost all its sections have now been developed or are currently under development.

The route runs along the Gironde estuary, from the seaside resort of Royan to Bordeaux, via Blaye and then the Canal de Garonne and Canal du Midi, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It crosses rich terroirs evoking the South, sun, conviviality and gastronomy. Heritage is everywhere, from picturesque fortified towns such as Sauveterre-de-Guyenne to famous medieval cities like Carcassonne, renowned vineyards such as Entre-Deux-Mers in Bordeaux and ‘Art et Histoire’ classified towns like Narbonne, the ancient Roman capital.

The route is punctuated by remarkable structures such as the Agen aqueduct, the water slope at Montech, and the Fonserannes and Agde locks.

Full details of the various sections are presented on the route’s website, along with interactive maps, ‘turnkey’ holiday packages, ‘Accueil Vélo’ classified accommodation and services and a selection of must-see sites.

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