Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Dougster, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. Dougster

    Dougster New Member

    My summer tour of southern France ends in Toulouse. I've got a city map which shows quite a few cycle tracks along the canal. Is it as bike friendly as it is made out to be?
  2. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Toulouse is not too bad. The Canal Lateral meets the Midi at a big pool, and the towpaths go right through the middle of the town. The local roads are often very busy. The towpath surface is quite often gravel, and i have sometimes found mooring ropes stretched across the path.
    I haven't ridden there in seven years, so can only give a view of what it was like back then. The canal goes right past the town station (Matauban, IIRC) and that bit, and around Rue Riquet, is a red light area.
  3. OP

    Dougster New Member

    Thanks for that information.
  4. ccj

    ccj New Member

    My wife's brother lives there now so hopefully we'll be going at least once a year. We rode part of the canal path 2 years ago, & it was better than the Grand Union which we ride when the Amazon jungle parts are cleared :-)

    It's also not bad around the City, & much better than by car.
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