From Bordeaux to Sète - the dream of connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea was not fully realized until 1856 when the Canal du Midi was extended by the Canal de Garonne. Today this architectural feat is no longer used by the industry and has become a leisurely place to stroll to the rhythm of the soft lapping water against the barges. Your bike ride along the Canal de Garonne leads from Bordeaux to Toulouse. Then from Toulouse to Sète your bike ride follows the Canal du Midi. Many cities known for their cultural heritage and / or their culinary specialties mark out your cycling route: Bordeaux the proud, Agen and its prunes, Montauban and its old medieval center, Toulouse the Pink City, Castelnaudary and its delicious cassoulet, Carcassonne with its impressive medieval city, Narbonne and its cathedral and the old town of Sète. But this bike route also crosses wine regions with very different traditions like Sauveterre-de-Guyenne or the Minervois. However the two segments of the Canal des Deux Mers - the Garonne Canal and the Canal du Midi - offer each a very different atmosphere, because Toulouse is the gate to Southeastern France. Discover our bike trips along the Canal des Deux Mers by bike.