It’s very useful for cyclists to know that they can reach the starting point of their cycling trip by train, and there are many possibilities for getting on to the Canal des 2 Mers à Vélo cycle route by train.
Do though check on precise details for carrying a bike on the various SNCF train services, as not all trains do accept bikes, or for some, you have to reserve a bicycle space in advance. Also avoid rush hour!
Getting around by train along the cycle route
Several different train services serve this cycle route, from Royan and from Bordeaux to Toulouse and on to Sète. Many TER regional trains operate between the main towns along the route and allow you to shorten a stage or return to your point of departure with ease. On our website, the location of train stations is indicated on the maps of the route and under the Practical information sections on the pages dedicated to the various stages.
Look in detail at the information given by the SNCF French national train service in timetables and on the internet. The following regional services are of particular interest for this cycle route: