At Europe Active, we are convinced that cycling holidays are one of the best ways to truly experience a place. The south of France as a holiday destination, has to be one of our all time favourites, and so we have designed an exclusive cycling tour that starts next to the Atlantic ocean and crosses to the Mediterranean, allowing you to discover the rich culture and beauty that makes up the south west corner of France.
The Canal du Midi and the Canal de Garonne serve as the link between the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean and so it is these gentle canal routes that we follow, passing sedately through ancient villages and famous vineyards.
This unforgettable cycling holiday guarantees that you’ll experience rural France at its very best.
Beginning in Lacanau, a little town on the Atlantic coast of France, famous for its surf, our route continues through Bordeaux, Agen, Toulouse, Carcassonne and eventually to Narbonne.
You’ll travel through the Medoc region where you can spend your time sampling the much celebrated Bordeaux wines, visit the incredible restored medieval fortress of Carcassonne (World Heritage status), taste the prunes from Agen and the rich “Cassoulet” from Castelnaudary. A feast of a journey in every sense.
We have carefully handpicked hotels and chambres d'hôtes with ensuite bathrooms. Up to three of our chosen accommodations have a swimming pool.
You will be provided with excellent rental bikes especially suited and equipped to ride in a secure and comfortable way. All bikes are recent and very well maintained by a professional cycling shop.
From beautiful scenery, superb wine and plenty of opportunities to taste it, through to excellent food and fascinating cultural heritage, Europe-Active’s Coast to Coast tour along the Canal de Garonne and Canal du Midi has it all.
We can arrange any tailor-made cycling holiday for your clients in this area, whatever their cycling level or accommodation desires.
We would be happy to help you sell this magnificent destination.