Discover Toulouse … by bike!
Discover the “pink city” and its cycle paths on two wheels, cruise the picturesque streets and discover the hidden charms of its 2000-year-old historic centre, succumb to the array of terraces and gardens that give the city its resolutely Latin appeal. Toulouse – capital of South-West France gastronomy; where life is good.
We’ve thought of everything
Hôtel d’Orsay offers a range of services to help you enjoy Toulouse by bike. The hotel has recently been awarded the ‘Accueil Velo’ label and promotes a range of facilities and know-how to welcome cyclo-tourists. Whether you’re wanting to go for a quick ride or attempt a longer route along the Canal du Midi, the hotel has everything you need!
For those who arrive on 2 wheels, the hotel has a secure bicycle lock-up facility that can accommodate up to 40 bikes. Should you wish to rent a bike for the day, we can also put you in touch with our partner organisations.
Are you looking for a bike rental shop (to hire a road bike, mountain bike, electric bikes, cargo bike or a bike trailer for families)? We can help … Before leaving the hotel, don’t hesitate to ask us for advice; depending on what you’re looking for, we can recommend the best local cycle routes and circuits adapted to your needs.
The hotel has devised a series of circuits for couples, families and friends, taking the hassle out of preparing your days out so you can concentrate on having fun.
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If urban cycling is your thing, you can cycle around Toulouse’s historic streets and must-visit sites in just a few hours. Discovering the region’s rich architectural heritage couldn’t be easier. To mention a just a few of the most symbolic landmarks, the Capitol building, and its majestic square adorned with the Occitan cross, the Saint-Sernin basilica and the Jacobins Convent with its impressive vault in the shape of a “palm tree”. There are also bike paths suitable for a safe family day out cycling.
For nature lovers, the banks of the Garonne, the Garonne canal and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Canal du Midi offer cyclists’ beautiful rides in a lush green setting. Find yourself surrounded by nature, enjoy the numerous green spaces and city parks; the Japanese Garden, the ‘Jardin des Plantes’ botanical garden or Ramier Island to name just a few. You can also go further afield and discover the delights of the Haute Garonne department or the Occitan region.
It really couldn’t be easier to enjoy the pleasures of Toulouse on two wheels!
A city to meet your expectations
Whether you’re a tourist or travelling with family or friends, everyone can enjoy the delights of the pink city. There are even rides suitable for those with children.
Depending on your needs and level we can advise you on the most suitable circuits. So, go on a journey of discovery and have fun!