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Highlights

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 Sainte Catherine Street. 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.

To see

Bastide of Monsegur, an ancient Medieval village, Saint Emilion his wine

Gastronomy

Cannelés Bordelais, Oysters of Arcachon, Caviar of Aquitaine

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 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 Beguey


You will start your bike trip by riding along the river La Garonne during 10 kilometers to go out of Bordeaux. Next, you will turn left to discover the Gironde land with some cute villages as Creon or Targon. You will head back near the river to reach your final destination which is Beguey. Then, you will be able relax and recover from your first efforts.

Distance : 52 km (32 mi)

Elevation : 400 m


Accommodation : Hotel Restaurant du Chateau de la Tour *** - Cadillac - Beguey show
Accommodation : Hotel Restaurant du Chateau de la Tour *** - Cadillac - Beguey show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-3

From Béguey to Duras


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

Distance : 56km (34mi)

Elevation : 760m

NOTE: you won’t have any possibilities to buy supplies on today’s itinerary. There are no restaurants on today’s itinerary. You must buy your picnic and snacks in Lnagon before you leave.


Accommodation : Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras show
Accommodation : Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast,dinner (no drinks)

J-4

From Duras LOOP to Monsegur


Ride through the quiet country roads and vineyards of this widely unknown area. You will ride into the department of the " Lot et Garonne " ! You can see the Chateau des Ducs in Duras, as well as the vineyards of the Cotes de Duras. From there, you cross back into the Gironde department through the Dropt Valley and head back to your accomodation via Monsegur where you can stop at the Bastide of Monsegur and imagine this old village closed up at night to protect citizens from bandits in the medieval era.

Distance : 55 km (34 mi)

Elevation : 710 m


Accommodation : Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras show
Accommodation : Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-5

From Duras to Saint Emilion


A ride to one of the most famous vineyards of the region: Saint Emilion! Discover this 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 there in the 8th century. It was the monks who followed him that started up the commercial wine production in the area. Take some time to explore this charming town and visit the Tour du Roy which dates from 1237.

Distance : 56km (35mi)

Elevation : 610m

NOTE : You won’t have any possibilities to buy supplies on today’s itinerary, only in Branne, and when you arrived in St Emilion. And there are no restaurants either.


Accommodation : Auberge de la Commanderie** - St Emilion show
Accommodation : Grand Barrail***** -St Emilion show
Included : luggage transfer,Itinerary (no cue sheets),bedroom and breakfast

J-6

From Saint Emilion LOOP to Pomerol


Loop tour around the region to Castillon La Bataille and among the vineyards for a great wine-themed day! Or, you can take the day off to explore the village and taste some local produce. There's an abundance of wine tastings, shopping, and cultural visits in this famous town. It is also rather touristy, but as a cyclist, you can easily and quietly escape.

Distance : 52 km (32 mi)

Elevation : 376 m


Accommodation : Auberge de la Commanderie** - St Emilion show
Accommodation : Grand Barrail***** -St Emilion show
Included : bedroom and breakfast

J-7

From Saint Emilion to Bordeaux


Ride back to Bordeaux through wine country and the charming town of Creon where you pick up the cycling path back to Bordeaux. Overnight in Bordeaux.

Distance : 51 km (32 mi)

Elevation : 429 m


Accommodation : Hotel de Normandie**** - Bordeaux show
Accommodation : Hotel de Normandie**** - Bordeaux show
Included : luggage transfer,bedroom and breakfast

J-8

Departure from Bordeaux


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


Included : breakfast

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Arrival in Bordeaux : around 3h from Paris Montparnasse

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

Departure from Bordeaux : around 3h to reach Paris Montparnasse

Return flights to many European cities possible from Bordeaux
(around 1h to reach Paris Orly)

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

- 7 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath

MEALS

- Daily breakfast at each hotel
- 2 dinners

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 Book, including detailed maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets (no cue-sheet on day 3,4 & 5)
- 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
- 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.
- 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
STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION
UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION
Double occupancy *
2355 €
2945 €
Single supplement **
250 €
510 €
Solo traveler ***
3010 €
3600 €

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

Upgrade your bike

From / Per person

Electric Assisted Bike - Standard
135€
Road Bike - Standard
135€
Road Bike - Excellence
290€
Road Bike - Premium
360€
Gravel Bike - Standard
135€

CANCELLATION INSURANCE

Cancellation insurance 6%

STANDARD HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

UPGRADED HOTEL ACCOMODATION FROM

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 Restaurant du Chateau de la Tour *** - Cadillac - Beguey

Set in the green and tranquil environment of a 7-acre park, this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy innovative gourmet cuisine in the elegant restaurant or on the lovely garden’s terrace. Cadillac and the area surrounding the Château De La Tour are full of historical castles and fortified villages to visit. The Château De La Tour’s location in the heart of the vineyards between Sauternes and St Emilion means there is plenty of excellent wine and gastronomy to be explored too. The Bastide of Cadillac is just 100 m away.
http://www.hotel-restaurant-chateaudelatour.com/uk/index.php

Hotel Restaurant du Chateau de la Tour *** - Cadillac - Beguey

Set in the green and tranquil environment of a 7-acre park, this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy innovative gourmet cuisine in the elegant restaurant or on the lovely garden’s terrace. Cadillac and the area surrounding the Château De La Tour are full of historical castles and fortified villages to visit. The Château De La Tour’s location in the heart of the vineyards between Sauternes and St Emilion means there is plenty of excellent wine and gastronomy to be explored too. The Bastide of Cadillac is just 100 m away.
http://www.hotel-restaurant-chateaudelatour.com/uk/index.php

Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras

Authenticity, true moments, shared happiness: time to take the time. L'Hostellerie des Ducs, a family story. The Blanchet family is happy to welcome you in the calm of the welcoming rooms or the garden so full of flowers, the swimming pool so cool, the billiard table so exciting. Around the fireplace in winter or on the terrace in fine weather, the table of the Hostellerie des Ducs will serve you a cuisine prepared with fresh products from the best local producers.
https://www.hostellerieducs-duras.com/

Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras

Authenticity, true moments, shared happiness: time to take the time. L'Hostellerie des Ducs, a family story. The Blanchet family is happy to welcome you in the calm of the welcoming rooms or the garden so full of flowers, the swimming pool so cool, the billiard table so exciting. Around the fireplace in winter or on the terrace in fine weather, the table of the Hostellerie des Ducs will serve you a cuisine prepared with fresh products from the best local producers.
https://www.hostellerieducs-duras.com/

Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras

Authenticity, true moments, shared happiness: time to take the time. L'Hostellerie des Ducs, a family story. The Blanchet family is happy to welcome you in the calm of the welcoming rooms or the garden so full of flowers, the swimming pool so cool, the billiard table so exciting. Around the fireplace in winter or on the terrace in fine weather, the table of the Hostellerie des Ducs will serve you a cuisine prepared with fresh products from the best local producers.
https://www.hostellerieducs-duras.com/

Hostellerie des Ducs*** - Duras

Authenticity, true moments, shared happiness: time to take the time. L'Hostellerie des Ducs, a family story. The Blanchet family is happy to welcome you in the calm of the welcoming rooms or the garden so full of flowers, the swimming pool so cool, the billiard table so exciting. Around the fireplace in winter or on the terrace in fine weather, the table of the Hostellerie des Ducs will serve you a cuisine prepared with fresh products from the best local producers.
https://www.hostellerieducs-duras.com/

Auberge de la Commanderie** - St Emilion

The historic town of Saint-Emiliion with is military and religious past, is like an architectural jewel mounted in a clasp of vines which produce world-reputed wines. The Auberge de la Commanderieis one of the historic sites located at the heart of the medieval town offers accomodations adapted to your needs. 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 building are a unique of old Saint-Emilion and were renovated in 2003.
http://www.aubergedelacommanderie.com/

Grand Barrail***** -St Emilion

One-of-a kind property, the 4-star, 19th-century Château Grand Barrail Hôtel **** is located in the right-bank area of Bordeaux, next to a medieval town. With Saint-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.
http://www.grand-barrail.com/

Auberge de la Commanderie** - St Emilion

The historic town of Saint-Emiliion with is military and religious past, is like an architectural jewel mounted in a clasp of vines which produce world-reputed wines. The Auberge de la Commanderieis one of the historic sites located at the heart of the medieval town offers accomodations adapted to your needs. 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 building are a unique of old Saint-Emilion and were renovated in 2003.
http://www.aubergedelacommanderie.com/

Grand Barrail***** -St Emilion

One-of-a kind property, the 4-star, 19th-century Château Grand Barrail Hôtel **** is located in the right-bank area of Bordeaux, next to a medieval town. With Saint-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.
http://www.grand-barrail.com/

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 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/