The “Accueil Vélo” brand in the Haute-Garonne
Accueil Vélo is a national brand which guarantees tourists who are cycling that they will receive a welcome and quality services from the providers located along cycle paths/routes.
Those concerned : accommodation providers, places to visit and leisure facilities, those who hire out and repair bikes, Tourist Offices and, very soon, restaurants.
For the tourist who is cycling, it guarantees that at a maximum of 5 kms from a cycle path/route :
s/he will be welcomed in an appropriate way (with information and advice, specific information, weather info..), will find appropriate facilities (secure bike shelter, repair kit, cleaning materials..), and will benefit from services adapted to cyclists’ needs (luggage transfer, bike and accessory hire, clothes washing and drying…).
In the Haute-Garonne, Accueil Vélo so far covers about twenty service providers who are ready to welcome you and bring you their services.
Find all the places with the “Accueil Vélo” brand :
Along the “green way” of the Canal des 2 Mers
From the beaches of the Atlantic to those of the Mediterranean, this cycle path extends for almost 800 kms enabling cyclo-tourists to pedal in peace and quiet along the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi, which is Unesco World Heritage Listed.
In a very pleasant way, at your own pace, this is the chance to explore unforgettable places and landscapes.
A stop in Toulouse, a city with an exceptional heritage, is a must. You’ll find an easy-going lifestyle, good food and wine, lively, busy quarters… Fine houses, beautiful churches, rich collections in the museums harbour surprisingly fine items. From the Place du Capitole to the Natural History Museum via the Cité de l’Espace, the Airbus assembly lines or the Aéroscopia museum, there are 2000 years of history to explore.
Similarly, Saint-Ferréol is an unmissable part of the history of the Canal du Midi. It provides a break devoted to the pleasure of water-borne activities, relaxation and good food and wine, but also to culture with a visit to the Museum and Gardens of the Canal du Midi which relates the history of this monument remarkable for the ingenious way it was built in the 17th C. by Pierre Paul Riquet. Revel, the Seuil de Naurouze, Rigole de la Plaine, are all worth visiting..
Find the different stages of the Canal des 2 Mers cycle route on the website dedicated to this cycling itinerary : www.canaldes2mersavelo.com
On the Garonne cycle path
This itinerary on roads and dedicated cycle paths links the Pyrenees to the plain around Toulouse, following the course of the Garonne. On the upper section, you ride alongside a tumultuous river as far as Saint-Gaudens. From there on, your companion becomes a docile river, providing welcome coolness in summer.
There are many places to explore en route : Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, the “sentier ocre” of Saint-Gaudens which leads you through the town centre to see the collegiate church and the museums, Saint-Martory, Martres-Tolosane, Cazères with its half-timbered houses, the bastides of Rieux-Volvestre and Montesquieu-Volvestre along the Arize valley.
Whether you’re with family or friends, there’s an activity to suit you… notably river water sports on the Garonne (rafting, hydrospeed, canoeing…) and on the various lakes in the surrounding area.