Having in the last five years cycled the length of the Danube from its source to Budapest and (last year) the Rhine from Cologne to Switzerland (both ways, moving on by car every two days to avoid carrying luggage!), I have more or less decided, on the spur of the moment, to do the Atlantic-Med route along the Garonne and the Canal du Midi from the end of August. To minimise time spent at the wheel of my car (I live near Malaga) I'm thinking of aiming for Toulouse, where there's a reasonably priced Ibis Budget hotel right on the Canal, leave my car there and cycle first west to Bordeaux, returning by train to Toulouse, then east to Sète, once again returning by train. If anyone has done this route fairly recently I'd appreciate any tips. I'm expecting a guide to the route (in my second language, Spanish) to drop through my letterbox shortly and will then plan my trip in earnest. I expect it will still be pretty hot in Southern France at the end of August and into September, but I'll cope!