Bordeaux Wine Tour

This cycling tour of Bordeaux and the Aquitaine vineyards include some of the most famous wines : Saint Emilion, Entre Deux Mers, and other small wine villages throughout the region.
You will start in Bordeaux, which is easily accessible from Paris. Then cycle along the charming Garonne river, you will make your way to the Entre deux Mers, a famous wine region and then to Saint Emilion. This tour brings you back to Bordeaux where you can visit the Cathedral and shop on the rue Sainte Catherine.
You will enjoy cycling around Aquitaine, a region known for its wine, its food, and a rich heritage of walled towns, abbeys, and medieval castles.

Price from : 1550 €
BIKE INCLUDED
Region : Bordeaux
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Level : Hobby or Active
Trip : Self-guided
Activity : Biking
Dates : Starts any day

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Day 1 :  

Arrive in Bordeaux

Arrive in Bordeaux - a large city with good rail access and commercial airline flights from several European capitals. The historic city center is picturesque and offers many visits including the wine museums and shops for local wines. Orientation in the evening with bike delivery and set up at your hotel.

Day 2 :  

Ride to Saint-Macaire

Distance 1 : 40 Miles - 64 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 583 Meters 

Start your tour by riding out of Bordeaux on a bicycle path alongside the Garonne river and out to the vineyards. Along the way you will pass the famous wine town of Cadillac where you can stop at the chateau. Arriving at St Macaire you can relax at the hotel and stroll around the town in search of a good wine aperitif ! Discover the charming medieval village of Saint Macaire, which used to be a rich merchant town in the Bordelais area.

Day 3 :  

Cycle around the Entre Deux Mers Vineyards to Sainte Gemme

Distance 1 : 21 Miles - 34 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 519 Meters 

Ride through the Entre Deux Mers region and its vineyards. You will use both bicycle paths and some small country roads during your ride. Numerous small towns and bastides are along the route and each is worth exploring.

Day 4 :  

Loop Ride in the Vineyards

Distance 1 : 34 Miles - 55 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 807 Meters 

Ride through the quiet country roads and vineyards of this out of the beaten path area. You can see the Chateau des Ducs in Duras, as well as the vineyards of the Cotes de Duras. From there, you will head back to the Gironde department through the Dropt Valley and head back to your hôtel via Monsegur, where you can stop at the Bastide of Monsegur, an ancient Medieval village.

Day 5 :  

Ride to Saint Emilion

Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 52 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 527 Meters 

A ride to one of the most famous vineyards of the region: Saint Emilion! Discover this UNESCO World Heritage site, with fascinating Romanesque churches and ruins stretching all along steep and narrow streets. The Romans planted vineyards in what was to become Saint-Emilion as early as the 2nd century AD. The town was named after the monk Emilion, a travelling confessor, who settled in a hermitage carved into the rock during the 8th century. It was the monks who followed him that started the wine production in the area. Take some time to explore this charming town and visit the Tour du Roy which dates back from 1237.

Day 6 :  

Loop Ride Around Saint Emilion Vineyards

Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 52 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 376 Meters 

Loop tour around the region to Castillon La Bataille and among the vineyards for a great wine day! You can also take the day off to explore the village and taste the local produce. Optional ride - approx 52 km. Wine tastings, shopping, and cultural visits abound in this famous town.

Day 7 :  

Cycle Back to Bordeaux

Distance 1 : 32 Miles - 51 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 429 Meters 

Ride back to Bordeaux through the vineyards and the charming town of Creon where you pick the cycle path back to Bordeaux. Dinner out on your own in Bordeaux, perhaps with an excellent bottle of local wine to celebrate your journey!

Overnight in Bordeaux.

Day 8 :  

Departure Day

Departure after breakfast, trains from Bordeaux to Paris all day long. We can help with extra nights, car rentals...

Average / Day :
Distance : 51.33 Km / 31.83 Miles - Elevation gain : 540.17 Meters

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Day : 1, 7

The Hotel de Normandie is located in the center of 18th century Bordeaux now classed as a World Heritage site.The quay side of the Garonne, the Grand Theatre and the principal monuments are within easy walking distance.From the hotel you can enjoy the beautiful vistas over the Esplanade des Quinconces to the Port de la Lune.


Day : 2

Les Feuilles D'Acanthe is located in the very heart of the medieval city of Saint Macaire. It is housed within the walls of a magnificent merchant's house dating from the 16th century, which has been completely renovated to provide a perfect combination of the beauty of the local heritage with the latest modern facilities. The interior of the hotel such as the carreaux de Gironde (tiling typical of the region), the bare stone walls, oak furniture and crossed mullion windows will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time to the Middle Ages.


Day : 3, 4

3 'epis' chambre d'hote or B&B, this inn sits among the vines and offers a quiet country calm. The owners will welcome you into their house and include a typical and hardy dinner and breakfast. The house offers only 3 rooms in B&B format but also a gite for weekly rentals. A swimming pool is on site as well.


Day : 5, 6

The Auberge de la Commanderie is one of the historic sites located at the heart of the medieval town. The main part of the building was of templar origin and the annex was used as a last hiding place by the counter-revolutionary Girondin deputies. Both buildings are unique of old Saint-Emilion and were renovated in 2003 with modern amenities.


Day : 1, 7

Situated just a short walk from the historic center, the Burdigala Hotel owes its name to the ancient Gallo-Roman city now known as Bordeaux. Completely refurbished in summer 2011, its decor is contemporary and refined. Once over the threshold, forget the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in a warm and peaceful atmosphere. The staff are attentive and discrete, and the 83 rooms and suites are decorated with luxurious materials in complementary colors, to inspire calm and tranquility. And of course, being in Bordeaux, the wine cellar next to the restaurant offers an excellent selection of prestigious Bordeaux wines to accompany the exquisite cuisine on offer, featuring regional products.


Day : 2

Les Feuilles D'Acanthe is located in the very heart of the medieval city of Saint Macaire. It is housed within the walls of a magnificent merchant's house dating from the 16th century, which has been completely renovated to provide a perfect combination of the beauty of the local heritage with the latest modern facilities. The interior of the hotel such as the carreaux de Gironde (tiling typical of the region), the bare stone walls, oak furniture and crossed mullion windows will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time to the Middle Ages.


Day : 3, 4

3 'epis' chambre d'hote or B&B, this inn sits among the vines and offers a quiet country calm. The owners will welcome you into their house and include a typical and hardy dinner and breakfast. The house offers only 3 rooms in B&B format but also a gite for weekly rentals. A swimming pool is on site as well.


Day : 5, 6

Emilion's most famous wine-producing châteaux at its doorstep. Surrounded by a 7-acre park, Château Grand Barrail Hôtel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the world (SLH). It offers gorgeous guest rooms, split between the château and its outbuildings, and a gourmet restaurant. Run by Chef Romain Gondras, it serves innovative, mouth-watering cuisine matched with carefully selected Bordeaux's fine wines to tempt every palate.Indulge in the hotel's spa, offering a comprehensive array of Cinq Mondes body treatments to relax you, pamper your body and delight your senses.The hotel's friendly and committed staff is always on hand to cater to your every need. Offering each guest a warm and personalized welcome, Château Grand Barrail Hôtel is sure to meet most demanding expectations.

Bikes available for your tour

Accessories


Hybrid & Electric Assisted Bike rental : Your bike comes with 2 bags (1 rear pannier + 1 front pannier) so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.
  • Rear pannier containing : Helmet / Lock / Pump / 2 Spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit
  • 1 souvenir water bottle
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
Road bike :
  • Saddle bag containing : Toolkit / Tire levers / Patch kit / 2 Spare tubes / 1 Hand pump + Rear pannier
  • Helmet
  • Odometer
  • Lock
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)
  • 2 souvenir water bottles

Roadbooks


Our road books are complete packages of information that will help you to guide yourself through the itinerary that we have planned and laid out. We have invested significant time and incorporated the feedback of our customers over many years (since 1997!) to make our road books even better. Our road books include: color maps, highlighted routes, touristic information, orientation points to reach hotels, and easy to follow directions step by step (Cue-sheet). Please note that for custom itineraries you will not have cue sheets. Only maps and GPS routes.

GPS


GPS are included on all tours Since 2008. We change the units every 2 years and always invest in the best models. Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices they are available on all of our tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS, and enjoy. 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
Rates vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.
Contact our sales team for more information and an exact rate based upon your travel dates.

Included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • 5 Dinners included (version Updgraded), 3 dinners included (version Standard).
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS for every 1-3 people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, 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.

Price from & per person Double occupancy Single supplement
(traveling with a group)
Solo traveler
(traveling alone)
Standard 1550 € 320 € 2320 €
Upgraded 2190 € 680 € 3290 €

*Please contact us for triple room rates

Options per person :
Hybrid Bike Rental Included
Road Bike Rental
    Standard 145 €
    Performance 235 €
    Premium 298 €
Electric Assisted Bike 145 €
Tandem Bike Rental 50 €


Train: From Paris Montparnasse - Bordeaux St Jean; 3 hours 20 min TGV in both directions.

Flights to Bordeaux possible from many European cities; from Paris Orly 1 hour 5min.

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