Bordeaux 7-day self-guided cycling tour

  • 7days
  • France

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Bordeaux and its greatest vineyards. Level 3 - sometimes difficult, hilly stages OR long stages (about 50 km)

Bordeaux, due to its famous vineyards, is known all over the world. So, it is is the logical starting point for your cycling trip, with its arches and its cultural and historical places.

Our itinerary will guide you from the ‘Entre deux mers’ area to the land of ‘Haut Médoc’. Along the way you will be met with the aroma of the delicate & fruity fragrances diffused from the famous wine properties, and consider the history of the old properties that you will cross and pass by.

Including:

  • 6 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in 3-star hotels (double room with shower & toilets):
  • 3 dinners
  • Transport of luggage between hotels
  • Boat transfer on Day 6
  • Colour maps, detailed itineraries & tourist information
  • Taxes & services.

Not included:

  • 3 dinners
  • Drinks, lunches, and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • 21 speed men’s and ladies' bikes, OR 7 speed electric assistance bike: equipped with two saddlebags, a high visibility jacket, an anti-theft device, a map holder and a repair kit. Adjustment by a cycling specialist.
  • Bike 120 Euros (A$124) e-bike 145 Euros (A$145)
  • Day 1

    Arrival in Bordeaux.

    From your ideally located hotel, discover Bordeaux, with its many broad green and floral open spaces, its exceptional heritage, its local culture and community, along with its local cuisine and evening entertainment. Accommodation provided in 3* hotel or B&B.

  • Day 2

    Bordeaux – Cadillac | 49 km.

    Proud of its new transport infrastructure, Bordeaux has safe riding trails for bike riders! Cyclists can easily depart the town centre to ride on original and rustic cycling paths which lead to Créon, a typical fortified village of this area! From here riders can easily continue through the vineyards of Cadillac until they arrive at this wall-surrounded village. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

  • Day 3

    Excursion to Sauternes vineyards | 46 km.

    Another cycling loop providing stunning views of the region's vineyards. After riding between forest and vineyards, the Chateau Yquem comes into sight providing a wonderful wine tasting experience - that of the honey flavoured sweet white wines highly appreciated by wine lovers. From the deep cellars to the small routes between vineyards, cyclists will ride through this area renowned throughout the world for its soil and produce. En route you will have the opportunity to stop at the Toulouse Lautrec resting place before coming back to Cadillac via Loupiac. Accommodation in 3* hotel or B&B.

  • Day 4

    Cadillac – St Emilion | 50 km.

    This stage will have you cycling through the heart of ‘Entre-deux Mers’ vineyards, from the Garonne to the Dordogne river. Riding through this area you will have the opportunity to visit the charming village of Rauzan, overlooked by its dignified medieval chateau, before reaching the prestigious village of Saint-Emilion, one of the area's most historic and renowned villages. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

  • Day 5

    St Emilion – Blaye | 64 km.

    Leaving St Emilion, a symbol of some of the greatest vintage wines, you will cycle along Bordeaux vineyards and continue on to Côtes de Blaye AOC vineyards. Blaye is also known for its citadel overlooking the Gironde river. Dignified and magnificent, the citadel was built by Vauban during the 17th century and has been classified as an historical icon. Dinner and accommodation in 3* hotel.

  • Day 6

    Blaye – Bordeaux | 61 km + optional loop to Pauillac 20 km.

    Start today with a Gironde river crossing by boat to reach Lamarque and its famous Médoc vineyards and chateaux wine cellars. For the most adventurous and for the vintage wine lovers, a ride to Pauillac is a must! Then, for a wonderful finish, take time to stop at the prestigious Château Margaux on arrival at Bordeaux. Accommodation in 3* hotel or B&B.

  • Day 7

    Departure during the day after returning your cycling equipment.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Aug 04 2017 Aug 10 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Aug 11 2017 Aug 17 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Aug 18 2017 Aug 24 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Aug 25 2017 Aug 31 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Sep 01 2017 Sep 07 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Sep 08 2017 Sep 14 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Sep 15 2017 Sep 21 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Sep 22 2017 Sep 28 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Sep 29 2017 Oct 05 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Oct 06 2017 Oct 12 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Oct 13 2017 Oct 19 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€
Oct 20 2017 Oct 26 2017 8 Single rooms 1,484€
Double rooms 1,106€

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