The very recent Véloroute de la Vallée de la Baïse (2020) connects a large part of the Gers to the already existing network of cycle routes in South-West France, and further inscribes our corner of the South-West, in the landscape of the bicycle roaming tourist offer!
From Condom to Saint-Jean-Poutge
À Condom, a city listed as Grands Sites Occitanie under the title “Armagnac Abbey and Cities”, go back to the days of the Armagnac trade by discovering its many private mansions or by visiting the Armagnac museum. You can stroll along the Baïse, contemplate Saint-Pierre Cathedral and the XNUMXth century Cloister or even greet d'Artagnan and his three Musketeers.
After having taken the Voie Verte de l'Armagnac for 4.2km, you arrive in a remarkable fortified country house. As surprising as it is unusual, nicknamed " little Carcassonne", Find out Larressingle, one of the most beautiful and smallest fortified villages in France and its medieval Gascon castle.
The Véloroute then leaves the Voie Verte de l'Armagnac. At the Baïse level, cross the road to see the double lock of Graziac ; a remarkable renovated structure, which still functions for pleasure boating.
In Valence-sur-Baïse, discover theFlaran Abbey ; XNUMXth century Cistercian abbey and Mecca of exhibitions open year round.
The marked Véloroute then passes by the D939; dangerous passage strongly discouraged. To avoid this section you have two solutions: take the Chemin des Palpès or go through the city, by the Boulevard de Lissagaray and then take the direction of Beaucaire.
At the Moulin de Beaucaire, cross to see the lock and take the opportunity to make a refreshing stop. Put down your bikes to settle in the Beaucaire canoes and go for a walk on the Baïse.
After crossing several valleys, join the plain towards Saint-Jean-Poutge. When you pass in front of the Domain of Herrebouc, make a stop. Discover and share the passion of Hélène and Carine, independent organic winegrowers and taste their good products (in moderation).
Then, cross the village to reach Vic Fezensac and end your journey in the country of d'Artagnan.
- Distance: 40 km
- Departure: Barlet bridge (left bank) in Condom
- Arrival: crossing the N124, 150m from the Baïse bridge and the entrance to the village of Saint-Jean-Poutge
- Coating: smooth asphalt and green path
- Difficulty: flat at the start of the route (to Beaucaire) and very hilly with steep climbs to Castéra-Verduzan
- Activities: road biking, mountain biking / all terrain.
The Baïse Valley Véloroute mainly uses small country roads and lanes shared with other users.
Stay vigilant and respect the highway code.
We recommend that you wear a helmet and a safety vest.
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