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Canal des 2 Mers by bike - Atlantic / Mediterranean sea

Canals & intimate rivers
850 Km
5 PHOTOS
Royan
Sète
Discover the Canal des Deux Mers à Vélo, an exceptional cycle route linking the two seas of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. You can pedal along for almost 800km beside the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi, the latter a World Heritage Site, to explore unforgettable landscapes and sites.

Signposting and state of the itinerary

The Canal des 2 Mers by bike is set up on 3/4 of the itinerary (73% finished). 

The route is developped mostly on designated lanes for bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles (58%).

Services and accomodations "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") on the Canal des 2 Mers by bike

More than 160 accomodations (campings, hotels, lodges, guest houses) "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") are located at less than 5km away from the itinerary and they guarantee quality services for cyclists such as a closed garage for example. We strongly advise to book your accomodations in advance (including campings), especially in touristic areas.

Trains and public transports alongside the Canal des 2 Mers by bike

The itinerary is well served with trains, although you need to be careful during peak periods when bicycle transports can become complicated in TER. 

  • Lines "Intercités" Bordeaux - Toulouse - Marseille :
    Stop at : Agen / Montauban / Toulouse / Carcassonne / Béziers / Sète / Montpellier / Marseille (several daily trains)
  • Lines TER Bordeaux - Agen - Toulouse (see schedule) : 
    Stop at : Valence-d’Agen / Moissac / Castelsarrasin / Montauban / Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds
  • Lines TER Bordeaux - Marmande - Agen (see schedule) :
    Stop at : La Réole, Marmande, Tonneins, Aiguillon Lot-et-Garonne

Long-time parkings on the itinerary

The best cycling holiday breaks

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24,88 Km
Mortagne-sur-Gironde / Vitrezay
Canals & intimate rivers
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Mortagne-sur-Gironde / Vitrezay

From Mortagne-sur-Gironde to Vitrezay, the scenery is characterized by great expanses of marshes backed by hills [...]

39,44 Km
Vitrezay / Blaye
French rivers
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Vitrezay / Blaye

Reaching the port of Vitrezay, you leave the département (French county) of Charente-Maritime, continuing on the Canal [...]

49,94 Km
Blaye / Bordeaux
In the vineyards
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Blaye / Bordeaux

From Blaye, cross the Gironde Estuary by ferry to Lamarque, in the midst of the Médoc, a peninsula packed with some of [...]

22,76 Km
Bordeaux / Créon
Nature & small heritage
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Bordeaux / Créon

Leaving Bordeaux, after crossing the St-Jean Bridge, a cycle track that runs in part alongside the Garonne leads to [...]

31,37 Km
Créon / Sauveterre-de-Guyenne
Nature & small heritage
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Créon / Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

The route continues along the former railway line, recalled by converted stations and railway-crossing houses. A detour [...]

19,04 Km
Sauveterre / Canal de Garonne
Canals & intimate rivers
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Sauveterre / Canal de Garonne

In the heart of the Entre-Deux-Mers area – between the two rivers, the Garonne and Dordogne, nicknamed ‘seas’ – [...]

21,51 Km
La Réole / Marmande
Canals & intimate rivers
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La Réole / Marmande

The cycle route joins the Canal de Garonne close to the startling Musée de l’Allumette (Match Museum) at Fontet. [...]

24,66 Km
Marmande / Damazan
Canals & intimate rivers
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Marmande / Damazan

Le Mas-d’Agenais is the highlight on this stage of the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route. Its church of [...]

32,62 Km
Damazan / Agen
Canals & intimate rivers
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Damazan / Agen

The Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route continues along the greenway beside the Canal de Garonne, passing through the [...]

26,52 Km
Agen / Valence d'Agen
Canals & intimate rivers
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Agen / Valence d'Agen

Leave Agen’s port via a greenway. The way continues close to the Garonne, although the river is rarely visible from [...]

17,10 Km
Valence d'Agen / Moissac
Canals & intimate rivers
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Valence d'Agen / Moissac

From Valence to Moissac, the cycle route sticks to the tranquil canal. The town of Moissac, located on one of the [...]

22,90 Km
Montech / Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds
Canals & intimate rivers
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Montech / Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds

Leaving Montech, the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route leads south along the greenway beside the Canal de Garonne [...]

23,02 Km
Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds / Toulouse
Canals & intimate rivers
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Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds / Toulouse

You can sense the outskirts of the huge regional metropolis of Toulouse long before reaching the centre of ‘the pink [...]

21,03 Km
Toulouse / Montgiscard
Canals & intimate rivers
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Toulouse / Montgiscard

Leave Toulouse via the greenway beside the Canal du Midi, a path that is very popular with local cyclists avoiding the [...]

26,91 Km
Montgiscard / Seuil de Naurouze
Canals & intimate rivers
I begin / Family

Montgiscard / Seuil de Naurouze

Up to Le Seuil de Naurouze, the Canal du Midi is shadowed by the Autoroute des 2 Mers motorway, but these parallel ways [...]

12,95 Km
Seuil de Naurouze / Castelnaudary
In the vineyards, Canals & intimate rivers
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Seuil de Naurouze / Castelnaudary

Going from lock to lock, the canal’s towpath leads you through the heart of the Lauragais area. Le Seuil de Naurouze, [...]

16,73 Km
Castelnaudary / Bram
Nature & small heritage
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Castelnaudary / Bram

Leaving Castelnaudary, you pass the imposing St-Roch lock with its four interconnecting chambers. Further on, at the [...]

24,11 Km
Bram / Carcassonne
Canals & intimate rivers, Castles & Monuments
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Bram / Carcassonne

From Bram to Carcassonne, the route runs alongside the Canal du Midi, which is in no rush, so take your time to linger [...]

22,21 Km
Carcassonne / Marseillette
Canals & intimate rivers
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Carcassonne / Marseillette

Not one, but two bridge-aqueducts were needed to cross the Fresquel and Orbiel Rivers to reach Trèbes, with its lively [...]

18,32 Km
Marseillette / Homps
Canals & intimate rivers
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Marseillette / Homps

This stage is dotted with admirable technical feats, in particular the astonishing hydraulic overflow facility designed [...]

19,22 Km
Le Somail / Narbonne
Canals & intimate rivers
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Le Somail / Narbonne

This is a major additional stage that comes highly recommended. It leads you towards the city of Narbonne via a short [...]

24,01 Km
Narbonne / Port-la-Nouvelle
Seaside, Lake & Swim
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Narbonne / Port-la-Nouvelle

This very Mediterranean, very nature-based stage takes you through typical coastal Languedoc landscapes. You follow an [...]

22,50 Km
Le Somail / Capestang
Nature & small heritage
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Le Somail / Capestang

It’s a wrench leaving enchanting Le Somail. Although the port of Sète is a long way off, this is just a short stage [...]

19,89 Km
Capestang / Béziers
Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
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Capestang / Béziers

This stage is packed with surprises. The 17th-century Tunnel de Malpas draws the attention, built as Europe’s [...]

26,10 Km
Béziers / Agde
Seaside, Canals & intimate rivers
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Béziers / Agde

From the port at Béziers, the Canal du Midi à Vélo cycle route heads east towards the Mediterranean. You might halt [...]

25,09 Km
Agde / Sète
Seaside
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Agde / Sète

The town of Agde, with its ancient roots and black basalt architecture, is a startling place. Its soaring church tower [...]

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