Travel to the Canal de Garonne

Day 10 Mérignac - Castets-en-Dorthe - Fourques-sur-Garonne - Barcelona

(in 63 km.) Castets-en-Dorthe: It remains the last stretch of canal Garonne. Two days ago we completed the route on bike in Fourques, so it is logical to complete the stretch of Fourques to Castets, but as we go back, and to have fewer kilometers of car on the way back home, we decided to make the route bike in reverse, so we start from the end of the channel in Castets, to Fourques, where we ended the last day.

Castets-en-Dorthe

Castets-en-Dorthe - Lock linking the canal and the River Garonne

The Canal de Garonne ends in this town, because from this point the Garonne River is now navigable. Since the lock that allows passing of

Canal de Garonne greenway (voie verte)

Canal de Garonne greenway (voie verte)

We go advancing through the Canal de Garonne greenway, passing through the locks of Mazerac, Bassanne and Fontet. Next to the latter is a nautical base, with many services, including a small lake with a beach, a bar/restaurant and a camping area. The area is very nice and we stop for a coffee and some ice cream. We continue through Pont Berrat, the lock of l´Auriole and got to Meilhan-sur-Garonne.

Canal de Garonne greenway (voie verte)

Canal de Garonne greenway (voie verte)

We had planned a walk in Meilhan-sur-Garonne, but we are all thinking about going home, so We only do a few photos from the channel of this town located in the top of a hill 40 meters over the river, from which offers views outstanding on the Garonne valley and meander. We continue our bike route, passing through the locks of Gravières, Bernès, L´Advance and Pont des Sables, to finally reach Fourques-sur-Garonne.

Canal de Garonne greenway (voie verte)

Canal de Garonne greenway (voie verte)

(in 32 km.) Fourques-sur-Garonne: We finished our bike route.

(in 569 km.) Barcelona: It only remains the return trip. We loaded the bikes over the car and started to come back taking the motorway towards Toulouse and Barcelona.