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The Gironde Estuary

The Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route begins its enchanting journey from beside the resort of Royan, on the north side of Europe’s largest estuary, where the waters of the mighty Gironde reach the Atlantic. Take in grandiose views of the estuary by following the cycle route along the Gironde’s banks.

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The Canal de Garonne

The Canal de Garonne, created much later than the famed Canal du Midi, runs alongside the mighty Garonne River for 193 kilometres. Dotted with 53 locks and several other remarkable related constructions, including the daring canal-bridges at Agen and Moissac, today this canal is shadowed by a beautiful, unbroken greenway accessible to all.

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The Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi is considered a masterpiece of French engineering, linking Toulouse to the Mediterranean via a waterway running for almost 250 kilometres. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canal du Midi is now much appreciated by boating tourists, hikers and cyclists. The cycle route beside the canal is still being developed at time of writing.

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The main towns to explore en route

Discover the numerous vibrant towns dotted along the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route. They offer countless opportunities for you to appreciate the variety of authentic local city culture along the way as you enjoy their relaxing, convivial atmospheres.

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Wines and Vineyards

Enjoy the exceptional riches of the vineyards crossed by the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route. The very many appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) white, red and rosé wines produced on this way between the Atlantic and Mediterranean will delight fans of fine wine. Plus there are plenty of local culinary specialities to savour.

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Gastronomy and tastings

After your cycling efforts come the culinary rewards! Discover the great variety of local specialities and products made with love around the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route. Seek out the friendly atmosphere of village markets and country inns, or the many more formal Michelin-starred restaurants.

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