Saint-Émilion is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo via Flickr:traveljunction

Sauterne wine in southern France. Photo via Flickr:Megan Mallen
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Bordeaux Wine Country

France Bike Tours

Cycling in Bordeaux - an Incredible France Bike Tour

Cycling a loop around Bordeaux, you will pedal the finest Bordeaux wine route! Dotted with châteaux, the Médoc region is home to the greatest Bordeaux wines!

On the first day, this Bordeaux bike tour lets you experience the bustling city of Bordeaux, and on the 2nd, you’ll cycle Bordeaux via a rustic bike path along vineyards to Créon and Cadillac, both typical fortified villages of the area. Following will be an excursion to the Sauterne vineyards and Château Yquem (known for the famous Château d'Yquem wine!) – you’ll have to stop in for a taste of some honey flavored sweet white wine! Also en route is a stop at the Toulouse Lautrec and Loupiac. From the Garonne to the Dordogne River, you’ll bike Bordeaux through the heart of ‘Entre-deux Mer’ vineyards to the charming village of Rauzan, overlooked by a medieval chateau, to Saint-Emilion. It’s a scenic ride from ‘Bordeaux Supérieur’ to Côtes de Blaye AOC vineyards. Blaye also has a citadel overlooking the Gironde River. Lastly, you’ll cross by boat to Lamarque and the Médoc vineyards, make an escapade to Pauillac esp. for vintage wine lovers, and stop at the prestigious Château Marquax. Cycling Bordeaux will leave you with memories of history and wine you'll never forget.

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Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 star hotels, all rooms with private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 6 nights in 3 star hotels
  • Breakfasts
  • 3 x dinners
  • Luggage transportation
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle equipped with two saddlebags, a high visibility jacket, an anti-theft device, map holder, and repair kit
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • Tour information
  • Boat transfer on Day 6
  • GPS files (must be requested in advance!)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights before or after tour can always be arranged.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate–Difficult
Length7 days
From1164 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible on weekdays (not Saturday or Sunday) from March 1 to October 31, 2017

Skill Level

This Bordeaux bike tour is classified as a moderate to heavy self-guided hotel tour with 5 days of cycling (from 24 to 37 miles per day). Terrain includes hills!Electric bicycles available upon request

Day-To-Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux
Day 2: Bordeaux - Cadillac, 31 mi. (49 km)
Day 3: Excursion to Sauternes vineyards, 28 mi. (46 km)
Day 4: Cadillac - St. Emilion, 30 mi. (50 km)
Day 5: St. Emilion - Blaye, 40 mi. (64 km)
Day 6: Blaye - Bordeaux, 38 mi. (61 km); optional loop to Pauillac, 12 mi. (20 km)
Day 7: Departure from Bordeaux

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux
After you arrive at your centrally located hotel, try out your bikes and cycle Bordeaux, with its numerous green and flowered fields and its exceptional heritage. The quality of life is naturally punctuated with gastronomic pleasures and wonderful nightlife.

Day 2: Bordeaux - Cadillac, 31 mi. (49 km) 
Leave the town center of Bordeaux and embark on an easy ride on an original and rustic cycling path which will lead you to Créon, a typically fortified village of this area. Continue through the vineyards of Cadillac until the wall of the village surrounds you.

Day 3: Excursion to Sauternes vineyards, 28 mi. (46 km) 
Today’s adventure is a loop through the vineyards: After a ride between forests and vineyards, the Chateau Yquem will appear and invite you to discover another taste: a sweet, white wine highly appreciated by wine lovers! Ride from the deep cellars to the quaint routes through the vineyards. En route you will have the opportunity to stop at the Toulouse-Lautrec, a resting place before coming back to Cadillac via Loupiac.

Day 4: Cadillac - St Emilion, 30 mi. (50 km)
This stage of your Bordeaux bike tour leads you through the heart of the ‘Entre-deux Mers’ vineyards, from the Garonne to the Dordogne river. 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 richest villages in historical testimonies.

Day 5: St Emilion - Blaye, 40 mi. (64 km) 
Leave behind St Emilion and it’s great vintage wines to ride along the Bordeaux vineyards and the soil “Bordeaux Supérieur”.
Blaye is also known for its citadel overlooking the Gironde river, dignified and magnificent, it was built by Vauban during the 17th century.

Day 6: Blaye - Bordeaux, 38 mi. (61 km); optional loop to Pauillac, 12 mi. (20 km)
Your day begins by crossing the Gironde Estuary to Lamarque and the Médoc vineyards. You will smell the salt in the air today because an estuary is a widening channel of a river where it nears the sea!  For the most courageous and for the vintage wine lovers, a detour towards Pauillac is a must! Then, for a wonderful finishing touch, stop at the prestigious Château Margaux  before riding to Bordeaux.

Day 7: Departure
Your Bordeaux bike tour ends after breakfast

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Customer Feedback

  • Alex Ladouceur 12 months ago

    Some hotels definitely better than others. Also some of the road directions were not translated well. Overall, however, generally satisfied with the trip but the service could use some improvements.

  • Michael Schwartz 5 years ago

    Great trip. Beautiful countryside, the route keeps you on small back roads and paths so you see very little traffic for most of the trip, just lots of grape harvesting (if you go in the fall). Hotels and food were good, and everything worked perfectly. I tailored the trip to suit my needs and tripsite was very accomodating. Highly recommended.

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