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The canal de Garonne by bike : Montech / Castelnau-d'Estrétefonds

[ Cycle routes Canal des deux mers à vélo ] [ The canal de Garonne by bike from Agen to Toulouse ]
  • 24 km
  • famille Level Family

Leaving Montech, the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route leads south along the greenway beside the Canal de Garonne towards the great regional capital of Toulouse. Numerous big villages are dotted along the way, like Grisolles, with its museum, and many ‘Villeneuves’, ‘new towns’ dating from the construction of fortified grid-plan settlements… in the 13th century. A cycling circuit through the nearby vineyards of the Frontonnais allows you to discover them and a grape variety unique to this part of southwest France – négrette.

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The route
Four hundred metres after Montech, cross the splendid footbridge on to the Canal de Garonne’s other bank. The greenway is well laid out and signposted.

sNCF train stations

Montbartier, Dieupentale, Grisolles, Castelnau-d’Éstrétefonds train stations :

TER regional trains serve  > Toulouse ; Montauban (3 to 7 trains daily)


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tourist offices

Office de Tourisme de Montech 

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Frontonnais wine

Located between Toulouse and Montauban, the Frontonnais is another well-known member of the family of southwestern French wines. The wines of the Fronton area have a unique character, though, dominated by one extremely rare grape variety, négrette.
You won’t find this grape variety anywhere else in the world, and the fact that it produces unique wines is something of which the winemakers of the Frontonnais are very proud.

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  • Question on the .gpx files - Jim Klinger

    Hi there, I am moving to France in early 2017 and am starting to look at this website which has a wealth of info, THANKS!! One question I have is that when I download the stage maps they are .xml files which my GPX reader cannot read. Am I doing something wrong? As an example, here is one of the file names: parcours-moissac-montech-23.2.gpx.xml Thanks for any guidance you can provide. Maybe I will see you next year. Jim

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