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Highlights

Discover the beautiful region of Aquitaine. This trip takes you by the nicest roads to the biggest towns and offers you the best views this region has to offer. Enjoy the coastal breeze while you are riding along the shorelines of the Atlantic Ocean. You will start in Bordeaux, one of the biggest wine cities in France and make your way to Arcachon a city along the Atlantic coast where seafood is dish number one. Grab your bike and discover this amazing region.

During the harvest season, cellar visits and wine tasting are subject to availability and security conditions. During this period, it may be difficult to book these activities. For more information, please contact your travel consultant.

To see

- Chateau du Tertre in Margaux
- Lacanau
- Arcachon

Gastronomy

Cannelés Bordelais, oysters of Arcachon, king prawns

Wine

Pauillac, St Emilion, Pomerol

Testimonials

PROGRAM

J-1

Arrival in Bordeaux


Bordeaux is a large city with good rail access and commercial airline flights from several European capitals. This historic city is very picturesque and offers a variety of attractions, including wine museums and shops for local wines. If you arrive early enough, take the chance to visit the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux. Transfer on your own to the hotel, settle into your hotel.


Accommodation : Hotel des Grands Hommes ** - Bordeaux show
Accommodation : Hotel de Normandie**** - Bordeaux show
Accommodation : Hotel La Zoologie & Spa**** - Bordeaux show
Included : Emergency support,concierge service,phone not provided,mobile guidance application,roadbook,travelbook,Orientation with a local guide,luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-2

From Bordeaux to Margaux


Today you depart from Bordeaux you’ll head north to Margaux. The 25 miles route will offer you a nice alternation between typical French towns and some more forestry areas of France. Some of the bigger towns you will pass trough are Saint-Médard-en-Jalles and Arsac. After today’s ride you will arrive in Margaux a town with a rich wine history be sure to discover this town before you move on tomorrow.

Distance : 41 Km (25 mi).

Elevation : 130 m.


Accommodation : Hotel Cote d'argent - Lacanau Ocean show
Accommodation : Vitalparc Hotel & Spa****- Lacanau Ocean show
Accommodation : Chateau du Tertre - Arsac (6km) Margaux show
Included : luggage transfer,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,Access to the Spa

Wine Tasting at Chateau Marquis de Terme

You will be welcomed in the Maquis de Terme castle in Margaux for a tasting visit.


J-3

From Margaux to Lacanau Ocean


Today you will leave Margaux behind and ride towards the coast. The route will take you through beautiful green country. You will pass some nice smaller towns today but for the most part of the way you will be alone with nature. Breathe in the costal air as you get closer to the Atlantic Ocean. Tonight you will spend the night in Lacanau Ocean. This town is a surfing area so in case you are a bit early why don’t you catch a wave.

Distance : 59 Km (36mi).

Elevation : 239 m.


Accommodation : Domaine du Ferret Balneo & Spa**** - Lege-Cap-Ferret show
Accommodation : Vitalparc Hotel & Spa****- Lacanau Ocean show
Included : luggage transfer,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,Access to the Spa

J-4

From Lacanau Ocean to Lège-Cap-Ferret


For the ride today you have 2 options:

Option 1: takes you along the coastline towards Lège, you will be able to enjoy the beaches and have a nice sea view.

Distance: 35 km (21mi).

Elevation: 117 m.

Option 2: takes you along the coast all the way around the cape. Passing through cap-ferret a perfect beach destination to relax taste some great seafood or just to ride trough.

Distance: 71km (44mi)

Elevation: 206m

You’ll have a nice alternation between ocean views, Mediterranean forest and great sand dunes.


Accommodation : Le B D'Arcachon**** - Arcachon show
Accommodation : Domaine du Ferret Balneo & Spa**** - Lege-Cap-Ferret show
Included : luggage transfer,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast,Access to the Spa

J-5

From Lège-Cap-Ferret to Arcachon


Your route of today will take you along the shores of the bay of Arcachon to The city. You’ll ride through many typical French coastal towns. Make sure to stop somewhere along the way to taste all the delicious and freshly caught seafood. The route itself is almost completely flat and just under 30 miles this gives you the chance to enjoy this wonderful region.

Distance : 47 Km (29 mi).

Elevation : 100 m.


Accommodation : Le B D'Arcachon**** - Arcachon show
Accommodation : Hotel Ville d'hiver**** - Arcachon show
Included : luggage transfer,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast

J-6

From Arcachon LOOP to Cazaux or Biscarrosse beach


From Arcachon you can make three loops.

Loop 1: takes you on a nice tour along the coast and in the pine forest. This loop makes for a nice and relaxing trip.

Distance 1 : 21 Km (13 mi)

Elevation 1 : 82 m

Loop 2: takes you to the town of Cazaux this town is almost completely surrounded by military airbase. The town is also placed on the lakeside and offers some amazing views across the lake.

Distance 2: 47km (21mi)

Elevation 2: 227m

Loop 3: takes you along the coastline and around this big lake and although the roads are relatively flat the 50 miles make for a nice challenge.

Distance 3: 80km (50mi)

Elevation 3: 331m


Accommodation : Hotel Ville d'hiver**** - Arcachon show
Included : Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast

J-7

Departure from Arcachon


You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure. (Depart on your own). We can help with added nights, car rentals, or other extensions to your travel.


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival in Bordeaux : from Paris Montparnasse
(around 3hours by train)

Flights to Bordeaux possible from many European cities
(from Paris Orly : around 1h)

Departure from Arcachon : by train: Arcachon station is well served by regional and national trains.
By plane: If you need to travel further afield, the nearest airport is Bordeaux-Mérignac (approx. 1h). You can take a train, bus or drive to the airport to catch a flight.

BIKES


included

Hybrid Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB SPORT 20 (or equivalent) features a sporty "trekking" geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 27 speed transmission and integrated front and rear lights, this bike is begging to go on an adventure.

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT SUB TOUR ELECTRIC-RIDE 30 unisex (or equivalent)

All the fun of cycling in an electric version. The SCOTT Sub Tour eRide 30 will assist you in all your rides in town or in the countryside thanks to its 500 Wh Bosch battery.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L

Your bike rental comes with 2 bags (1 Rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your staff during your ride.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Lock
  • Hand pump
  • 2 spare tubes
  • Rear pannier
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Pedals are included, flat by default or toe straps on request

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."




optional

Road Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

The SCOTT ROAD BIKE ADDICT 30 Disc (Standard) (or equivalent)

With a new geometry that focuses more on endurance. The SCOTT ADDICT 30 Disc will become your preferred choice for long distance travel.

Available sizes : XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Excellence

More info

Bike rental description :

PINARELLO Pinarello X3 - 105/Di2 (Excellence) (or equivalent)

Equipped with a Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed drivetrain and a brand new carbon frame, the Pinarello X3 is designed to go the distance thanks to its ability to filter vibrations and absorb the shocks present on your next

road.

Sizes available: XXS,XS,S, M, L, XL,XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.



Included with your bike rental :

  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump.
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Road Bike - Premium

More info

Bike rental description :

TREK Emonda SLR 7 (Premium) (or equivalent)

The all-new TREK Emonda SLR 7 is the lightest model of the American Brand. Equipped with the Shimano Ultegra Di2 transmission, the gear shift is faster and more precise.

Available sizes : XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :



  • Front pannier containing:
  • Toolkit
  • Tire levers
  • Patch kit
  • 2 spare tubes
  • 1 hand pump
  • Helmet
  • 2 souvenir water bottles
  • Pedals (flat or cages on request). You can bring your own pedals to clip in but remember to bring a pedal wrench to take them off at the end of the tour.

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."


optional

Gravel Bike - Standard

More info

Bike rental description :

SCOTT Speedster Gravel 30 (Standard) (or equivalent)

A talented and versatile gravel road bike. Designed to go the distance, explore the roads less traveled or speed up your daily commute. It's high enough for long-distance comfort and forward-leaning enough for speed.

Available sizes :XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Availability: This type of bike has limited availability, and is likely to move very quickly.

Included with your bike rental :

  • Helmet
  • Bottles (2)
  • Front bag (S)
  • Rear saddlebag (L)
  • Computer
  • Padlock
  • Patch Kit (tire levers, spare tubes, multi-tool, patches, pump)
  • Pedals : flat, cages or own available

Note: "’Please note that any bike change during the trip may incur an extra fee."

Details

Included


ACCOMODATIONS

- 6 nights of accommodation in hotels or chambre d'hotes with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel

BIKES

- Hybrid bike rental included

GEAR

- Complimentary Discover France Gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
- Guidance Application (phone not provided)

SUPPORT

- Orientation in person with our local guide
- Detailed Road Bike, including detailed maps, touristic information and an step by step itinerary.
- Comprehensive trip literature
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- Concierge service available to assist you for your requests during your trip (taxi transfer, restaurant, activities...)

TRANSFER

- All luggage transfers

Not included


- Airfare to and from the trip
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Lunches and some Dinners are not included, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.
- Multirisk travel insurance

Other questions?

See our FAQs page for answers to common questions.

FAQ

Rates

Tour rates vary based on hotel availability and specific start date

PRICE FROM / PER PERSON
BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
2140 €
2615 €
2700 €
Single supplement **
424 €
409 €
665 €
Solo traveler ***
2755 €
3230 €
3315 €

* Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
115€
Road Bike - Standard
115€
Road Bike - Excellence
260€
Road Bike - Premium
320€
Gravel Bike - Standard
115€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

BASIC HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

Hotel des Grands Hommes ** - Bordeaux

The hotel is located in the historic heart of Bordeaux, a stone’s throw from the Marché des Grands Hommes, the Grand Théâtre, Théâtre Fémina… An ideal location for holidays. Our hotel is in ideal base from which to discover Bordeaux’s wonderful architectural heritage, as well as its pedestrianised streets and quays. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
https://bordeaux-centre.brithotel.fr/

Hotel de Normandie**** - Bordeaux

The hôtel de Normandie is located in the heart of the 18th-century centre of Bordeaux, listed as a World heritage Site by UNESCO. The Garonne riverfront, the Grand Théâtre opera house and the city’s other main monuments are only a short walk away.The CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Trade Council), situated opposite the hotel, will allow you to discover the Bordeaux wine country. The windows of the hôtel de Normandie offer a view of Bordeaux’s famous Esplanade des Quinconces, a short distance from the Grand Théâtre and the Place Tourny square.
http://www.hotel-normandie-bordeaux.com/

Hotel La Zoologie & Spa**** - Bordeaux

Located in Bordeaux, Hotel La Zoologie & Spa Bordeaux features a gym, a garden, a terrace and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel features a 24-hour front desk, room service and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
https://www.hotelzoologie.com/en/

Hotel Cote d'argent - Lacanau Ocean

From an exceptional geographical location (facing the ocean with direct access to the central beach and in the heart of the town centre) the Hotel Côte d'Argent offers quality services in a unique and pleasant setting. Its faithful, dynamic and attentive team will do its utmost to give you a warm and friendly welcome. The hotel has 22 rooms, a car park and a bicycle garage and is open all year round. Let yourself be carried away by the sound of the waves...
https://www.hotel-lacanau.fr/

Vitalparc Hotel & Spa****- Lacanau Ocean

Just 5 minutes by car from the beaches, Vitalparc Lacanau Océan offers calm and comfort in a special environment. The hotel & spa has 57 rooms to offer that have been entirely renovated and which are perfectly equipped. They are spread out over 4 floors and all come with a balcony or a terrace overlooking the swimming pool or the nearby pine forest. Subdued, elegant, light and airy, they provide a perfect environment for rest and relaxation. Some of the rooms have disabled access.
https://www.vitalparc.com/en/

Chateau du Tertre - Arsac (6km) Margaux

The Chateau du Tertre is a thousand-year-old estate whose vineyard, stretching over 52 hectares, remains unchanged since 1855. During the 19th Century, the Chateau de Tertre wines rose to worldwide fame, especially thanks to the 1855 classification which established the Chateau as a Margaux Grand Cru Classe. 1n 1997, a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma bought the estate and invested in the large-scale overall restructuring, thus returning its former noble personality to the Chateau du Tertre.
http://chateaudutertre.fr

Domaine du Ferret Balneo & Spa**** - Lege-Cap-Ferret

Enjoy the perfect combination of comfort and relaxation in this outstanding location, nestled between the Bassin d’Archachon and the Atlantic Ocean at the heart of the famous Cap Ferret peninsula. The Domaine du Ferret is the perfect place to put the outside world on hold and devote yourself entirely to well-being, health and relaxation, amid 9 hectares of unspoilt pines and sand dunes at the edge of the forest.
https://www.domaineduferret.com/english/default.aspx

Vitalparc Hotel & Spa****- Lacanau Ocean

Just 5 minutes by car from the beaches, Vitalparc Lacanau Océan offers calm and comfort in a special environment. The hotel & spa has 57 rooms to offer that have been entirely renovated and which are perfectly equipped. They are spread out over 4 floors and all come with a balcony or a terrace overlooking the swimming pool or the nearby pine forest. Subdued, elegant, light and airy, they provide a perfect environment for rest and relaxation. Some of the rooms have disabled access.
https://www.vitalparc.com/en/

Le B D'Arcachon**** - Arcachon

The hotel Le B d’Arcachon is pleased to welcome you in a completely refurbished establishment. Bright rooms, warm and welcoming areas, elegant ornamentation make the hotel Le B the ideal place to stay on the Arcachon Bay. Our hotel is located in the heart of the city, a minute away from the beach and in close proximity to major restaurants and stores.
http://hotel-b-arcachon.com/en/

Domaine du Ferret Balneo & Spa**** - Lege-Cap-Ferret

Enjoy the perfect combination of comfort and relaxation in this outstanding location, nestled between the Bassin d’Archachon and the Atlantic Ocean at the heart of the famous Cap Ferret peninsula. The Domaine du Ferret is the perfect place to put the outside world on hold and devote yourself entirely to well-being, health and relaxation, amid 9 hectares of unspoilt pines and sand dunes at the edge of the forest.
https://www.domaineduferret.com/english/default.aspx

Le B D'Arcachon**** - Arcachon

The hotel Le B d’Arcachon is pleased to welcome you in a completely refurbished establishment. Bright rooms, warm and welcoming areas, elegant ornamentation make the hotel Le B the ideal place to stay on the Arcachon Bay. Our hotel is located in the heart of the city, a minute away from the beach and in close proximity to major restaurants and stores.
http://hotel-b-arcachon.com/en/

Hotel Ville d'hiver**** - Arcachon

This charming hotel visited by a regular clientele openned its doors in 2009 and offers a family feeling to those who appreciate intimacy and comfort. Its faithfull staff creates ties with the guests and makes them feel at home. The place tells the story about its past as a 19th century water storage facility in the Ville d’Hiver historic district located in Arcachon. Nowadays this charming place hosts authors, painters, musicians and artists in general.
https://www.hotelvilledhiver.com/

Hotel Ville d'hiver**** - Arcachon

This charming hotel visited by a regular clientele openned its doors in 2009 and offers a family feeling to those who appreciate intimacy and comfort. Its faithfull staff creates ties with the guests and makes them feel at home. The place tells the story about its past as a 19th century water storage facility in the Ville d’Hiver historic district located in Arcachon. Nowadays this charming place hosts authors, painters, musicians and artists in general.
https://www.hotelvilledhiver.com/