Tarn Et Garonne&Nbsp;Activities and Things To Do On Holiday

Quad Bikes

Canoeing on holiday is great fun.

Close to Montauban, 2 seater quad bikes can be hired for an hour during the day to explore the countryside. Escorted trips are also available, some lasting all day with lunch stops included. All equipment is provided and children are welcome as passengers.


The Tarn et Garonne offers huge fishing potential to visitors, having over 1,400km of rivers, in addition to the many lakes throughout the area. The Fishing Federation of Tarn et Garonne can provide all the information on where and when to fish and their website provides a list of fish schools. Each year the federation publishes a booklet on the rivers, the rules for the catch and the different seasons for different species. Fishing permits (Carte de Peche) are required and prices vary depending on how many days. Fishing enthusiasts can expect to catch trout, pike, perch, salmon and carp.


Horse Riding

With many horse riding and pony trekking centres in the area, it's easy to take advantage of the wide variety of trails available and to enjoy the lovely rural countryside of the Tarn et Garonne.


The vast array of walking opportunities within the department has been recognised by the Federation Francaise de Randonnee Pedestre (the national walkers association). They have produced a range of superb and informative maps and guidebooks for tourists. There is the famous GR65 pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela which crosses the area via Lauzerte, Moissa and Auvillar, some of these villages of the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France' are officially recognised for their beauty and heritage. The local tourist information office provides further details on these walks and on other walks in the area.


On the rivers Aveyron and Garonne canoe/kayak hire is available for the public. Take a different approach to discovering the magnificent countryside of the Tarn et Garonne and at your own chosen pace. Hirers provide quality equipment and safety requirements are given regarding the use of the canoes/kayaks before the public set off. Accompanied trips can be arranged upon request.

Swimming Lakes

In Tarn et Garonne there are many swimming lakes to choose from that have facilities for safe bathing, water sports and fishing as well as boules courts and picnic areas. These lakes are well signposted from nearby villages, with the local tourist office also providing information for the public, pointing out the nearest lake and being able to explain the facilities it offers.


There are many cycle routes to choose from in Tarn et Garonne. One of the most popular routes is from Montauban to Laguepie. This 85km cycling route runs downstream from the river Aveyron and across the Tarn et Garonne area. It starts in Montauban, a town of art and history and cuts across crops of corn and sunflowers. Starting its journey alongside the Gorges de L'Averyron, with its parade of cliffs to the medieval village of Bruniquel, which is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. This cycling route takes the public past several historical sites and to bathing areas and water sports in the river. However, some areas of the route can be particularly steep and takes you onto fairly busy roads, something that should be taken into consideration before starting the cycle.

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