Nearly 2000 km of walks and hikes
In Tarn-et-Garonne, the Aveyron Gorges, their steep cliffs and many medieval villages are best explored at walking pace. Visitors can enjoy the flora or fauna or take advantage of the outdoor sports.
Path of saint jacques de compostela
The GR 65 or Via Podiensis, this route that connects Le Puy-en-Velay to Santiago de Compostela, one of the four pilgrimage paths in France. During your stroll or during a week of hiking, you will experience how the pilgrims of Santiago de Compostela felt, with a stop at Lauzerte in Quercy Blanc, the “Toledo Quercynoise”, which perched atop its rocky peak, proudly dominates the surrounding valleys, then stopping at Moissac, major tourist site of the Occitanie and its magnificent Saint-Pierre Abbey, and finally stopping at Auvillar rated as one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages (its round covered market and Saint-Pierre Church).
The GR of the Pays Midi-Quercy
Located at the eastern end of the Tarn-et-Garonne, the Midi-Quercy region has a well-preserved natural environment: causse, gorges, hillsides, terraces, meadows and hedgerows with a wide variety of flora and fauna.
This area is also very important for history, heritage, gastronomy and outdoor activities, which you should discover on your journey!
The Aveyron Gorges cycling route
The Aveyron Gorges cycling route takes in low-traffic routes, with dedicated signposts, aimed at expert touring cyclists.
The terrain is sometimes steep but it is worth breaking out a sweat for the views and finds. Across nearly 85 kilometres from Montauban to Laguépie, visitors can take in the Aveyron Gorges.
Along the route are beautiful places to stop: at Négrepelisse the centre of art and design “La Cuisine”, Bruniquel and its castles, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val medieval city, Laguépie and its bathing area in the Viaur.
The two seas canal by bike
Nearly 750 kilometres on bike from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. This route can now be travelled safely thanks to the Green Lane, which extends along the Canal des Deux Mers from Royan to Sète. In Tarn-et-Garonne, the route follows the old towpath where guest-houses, hotels and campsites certified “Accueil vélo” (bike friendly) await cyclists with welcoming and comfortable facilities.
The Garonne canal has numerous structures, some are as ingenious as they are spectacular : the Cacor canal bridge and the Saint Jacques swing bridge both in Moissac, pr the water slope in Montech.