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Vineyards everywhere in the Bordeaux region of France. Photo via Flickr:Peter Werkman www.peterwerkman.nl
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Bordeaux - Castelos, Rios & Vinho

França Passeio de Bicicleta e Barco

Um passeio de bicicleta e barco em Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux fica localizada na ensolarada região sudoeste da França e é perfeita para uma passeio de bicicleta e barco, pois fica confluência do rio Garonne e o estuário do rio Gironde. Bordeax é a mais próspera e famosa região de vinícolas no mundo. Acariciada pelas brisas do Atlântico, seus vinhedos cobrem essas colinas que por séculos produzem os vinhos mais notáveis da França. Vinhos como Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc e Margaux fizeram dos vinhos de Bordeaux famosos mundialmente. A cidade de Bordeaux é um centro cultural. No passado conhecida como a "Bela Adormecida", ela se estende ao longo das margens do rio, convidando seus visitantes a desfrutar de sua arquitetura, cafés tentadores e museus superbos. Essa cidade não mais dorme! Faça um cruzeiro pelos rios Dordogne, Garonne e Gironde e pedale através dos vinhedos franceses em uma rota que enaltece ainda mais a beleza dessa região.

    Pontos altos:

    • Passeio de bicicleta pela famosa região de vinhos de Bordeaux
    • Visita a vários UNESCO Patrimônios Históricos e Culturais da Humanidade
    • Degustação vários vinhos Bordeaux
    • Pérolas arqueturais
  • Preços 2017 

     Baixa EstaçãoMédia EstaçãoAlta Estação
    Cabine dupla/ deck inferior $ 1,313 $ 1,662 1094 NOK 10940 £ 1042 kr 10098 $ 1,433 $ 1,814 1194 NOK 11940 £ 1137 kr 11022 $ 1,613 $ 2,042 1344 NOK 13440 £ 1280 kr 12406
    Cabine dupla/ deck superior $ 1,493 $ 1,890 1244 NOK 12440 £ 1185 kr 11483 $ 1,613 $ 2,042 1344 NOK 13440 £ 1280 kr 12406 $ 1,793 $ 2,269 1494 NOK 14940 £ 1423 kr 13791
    Cabine individual/ deck inferior $ 1,673 $ 2,117 1394 NOK 13940 £ 1328 kr 12868 $ 1,793 $ 2,269 1494 NOK 14940 £ 1423 kr 13791 $ 2,033 $ 2,573 1694 NOK 16940 £ 1613 kr 15637
    Cabine individual/ deck superior $ 1,733 $ 2,193 1444 NOK 14440 £ 1375 kr 13329 $ 1,913 $ 2,421 1594 NOK 15940 £ 1518 kr 14714 $ 2,093 $ 2,649 1744 NOK 17440 £ 1661 kr 16098
    Junior suite/ deck inferior $ 1,673 $ 2,117 1394 NOK 13940 £ 1328 kr 12868 $ 1,793 $ 2,269 1494 NOK 14940 £ 1423 kr 13791 $ 1,973 $ 2,497 1644 NOK 16440 £ 1566 kr 15175


     

    opções extras

    Bicicleta elétrica: $ 108 $ 137 90 NOK 900 £ 86 kr 831 Pacote guiado (max de 25 pessoas por saída): $ 240 $ 304 200 NOK 2000 £ 190 kr 1846 Traslados de ônibus no dia de embarque e desembarque (preço por pessoa para trajato de ida e volta): $ 60 $ 76 50 NOK 500 £ 48 kr 462 Pacote Família: Crianças até 15 anos pagam metade dos custos com pelo menos um adulto pagando preço padrão sem descontos. Disponível apenas para as saídas em julho e agosto. Desconto aplica-se apenas ao preço da ocupação de cabine.
    Dietas gluten free ou lactose free incorrem suplemento:  $ 60 $ 76 50 NOK 500 £ 48 kr 462

    por favor note bem

    As tarifas são baseadas em ocupação dupla.

    Leia antes de você reservar sua viagem.

    Recomendamos adquirir um seguro de viagem de bicicleta.

    Por favor consultar "Perguntas mais Frequentes"

  • Viagem

    Pegue um voo para o aeroporto internacional de Paris CDG

    Viagem Local

    Do aeroporto CDG, recomendamos pegar um trem TGV para Bordeaux. Tabela de horários e preços podem ser encontradas no site TGV/SNCF.

    Clima

    Verifique condições de tempo antes de sua partida.


Datas do passeio

DATAS 2017
Castets-en-Dorthe/Cadillac a Libourne

Baixa estação: 22 de abril, 2017

Média estação: 6 de maio, 2017

Alta Estação: 20 de maio, 3 e 17 de junho, 26 de agosto, 9 e 23 de setembro, 7 de outubro, 2017

Libourne a Castets-en-Dorthe/Cadillac

Média Estação: 29 de abril, 14 de outubro, 2017

Alta Estação: 13 e 27 de maio;  10 e 24 de junho; 2, 16 e 30 de setembro,  2017

*Castets-en-Dorthe/Cadillac: este passeio é planejado para terminar em Castest-en-Dorthe, a depender da conclusão de um novo ancoradouro. Se não estiver concluído, o barco permanecerá ancorado em Cadillac.

*TRANSFER*: o tralado de ida ou ida e volta pode ser reservado com um suplemento. Nós recomendamos reservar o traslado, principalmente para/de Castets-en-Dorthe/Cadillac. No dia de chegada, o encontro para o traslado ocorre às 14h na estação de trem de Gare St Jean Train Station em Bordeaux e lhe leva diretamente para o barco. No dia de desembarque, o traslado lhe traz de volta para a estação de trem de Gare St Jean Train Station em torno das 10h. 

Nível de Habilidade

Esse passeio é considerado fácil a moderado com distâncias diárias de 30 a 50 km. O terreno é relativamente plano com pequenas subidas ao sair do vales do rio para a área dos vinhedos.O pacote básico é do tipo semi-guiado onde o guia revisa o itinerário todas as manhãs com os participantes, porém você pedala sozinho no seu próprio ritmo, munido de mapas e do descritivo de rota, ainda com o número telefônico do guia em caso de dúvidas ou necessidades. O pacote guiado deve ser reservado com antecedência para um número máximo de 25 ciclistas. O passeio é guiado na língua inglesa.

Onde você ficará

A bordo do barco da categoria Comfort Plus, "The Bordeaux".

O que está incluído

  • 7 noites de acomodação
  • Coquetel de boas-vindas e apresentação do tour
  • 7x cafés da manhã, 6x almoços empacotados por você, 7x jantares
  • Limpeza diária de cabine (troca de toalha quando solicitada)
  • Apresentação diária do percurso ciclístico do dia.
  • Guia do passeio para os que solicitaram o passeio guiado
  • Mapas e informações turísticas, um kit por cabine
  • Aluguel da bicicleta híbrida de 21 marchas (inclui alforje e porta-mapa)
  • Taxas portuárias
  • Guia (não pedala com o ciclista no pacote padrão) revisa o roteiro diariamente e está disponível por celular em casos de emergência. Pacotes guiados (acompanhados pelo guia que pedala com o grupo) pode ser reservado mediante suplemento (max. 25 pessoas).

O que não está incluído

  • Bebidas
  • GPS (disponível com suplemento)
  • Gorjetas
  • Seguro de bicicleta
  • Seguro de viagem
passeioBicicleta e Barco
tipoAmbos
NívelFácil–Moderado
duração8 dias
De1234 Preços
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Barcos dos Passeios

Itinerário dia a dia

Bordeaux - Castelos, Rios & Vinho Map

Dia 1 : Castets-en- Dorthe - ou traslado direto para Bordeaux. Embarque às 15h. Passeio de bicicleta opcional.  (15 km)
Dia 2: Cadillac - Sauternes - Castets-en Dorthe - excursão de bike (35 to 50 km)  
Dia 3: Cadillac - Entre-deux-mers, excursão de bike, 21-32 mi. (35-50 km) | Cadillac - Bordeaux de barco
Dia 4: Coração de Bordeaux de bike (15 km), Bordeaux - Bourg de barco
Dia 5: Bordeaux a Lamarque de barco | Lamarque - Margaux (Medoc) excursão de bike 25 mi. (40 km) | Lamarque a Bourg de barco
Dia 6: Bourg - Blaye excursão de bike, 21 - 32 mi. (35-50 km) | Bourg - Libourne de barco
Dia 7: Libourne - Saint Émilion & Pomerol excursão de bike, 21 – 32 miles (35 -50 km)
Dia 8: Desembarque e transfer de volta para Bordeaux 

Dia 1: Castets-en- Dorthe - ou traslado direto para Bordeaux. Embarque às 15h. Passeio de bicicleta opcional (15 km)

Chegada individual em Castets-en-Dorthe ou transfer para da estação de trem Gare St. Jean para o local de atracação do barco no Canal des Deux Mers em Bordeaux, localizado no meio do Vale do Garonne. Você desfrutará de um pequeno passeio de bicicleta pelos castelos, pedalando pela fértil região conhecida como "Pequena Holanda" com seus pomares, ortas e campos, assim como celeiros de tabaco. Seguindo a ciclovia ao longo do Canal des Deux Mers em Castets-en-Dorthe (Canal dos Dois Mares) que conecta o Atlântico e o Mediterrâneo, você se deparará como o exuberante cenário interiorano, pedalará como charmosas vilas até a próxima parada. À noite, você terá um coquetel de boas-vindas esperando por você.

Dia 2: Cadillac - Sauternes - Castets-en Dorthe - excursão de bike (35 to 50 km)  

Hoje você descobrirá a região de Sauternais region, onde vinhos doces de sobremesa são feitos. A rota segue as margens do rio Ciron, cujas águas gélidas se encontram com as águas mais quentes do Garonne. No outono, quando o clima é quente e seco, a combinação das differens temperaturas produz uma neblima que cobre os vinhedos, criando as perfeitas condição para os famosos vinhos Sauternes. A rota pelo interior leva você por entre palácios cuja elegência faz parecer congelados no tempo. No final da tarde, retornamos ao barco para continuar o tour ao longo fo rio Garonne até chegar a Cadillac, uma pequena cidade com um impressionante castelo.

Dia 3Cadillac - Entre-deux-mers, de bike (40 km), Cadillac - Bordeaux de barco

Cadillac fica na região de Graves, o berço dos vinhos Bordeaux. Bastide, em Graves, é uma cidade medieval murada na região de vinhos Entre-deux-Mers  que fica justamente entre os rios Garonne e Dordogne. O percurso ciclístico hoje leva pela “Premieres Côtes de Bordeaux”  região de vinícolas. Há a oportunidade de visitar a residência do escritor François Mauriac e o castelo de Malromé, residência do pintor Toulouse-Lautrec, construído no século XVI. Há degustação de vinhos!

De volta ao barco, você fará o cruzeiro ao longo do rio Garonne na direção da encantadora cidade de Bordeaux, chegando à  Ponte de Pedra e o ancoradouro do centro da cidade.

Dia 4: Coração de Bordeaux de bike,  (30 km), Bordeaux - Bourg de barco

O guia ofecerá um tour em Bordeaux para que você desfrute sobre duas rodas a impressionante arquitetura das pérolas dessa bela cidade. O tour começa com uma explicação da história e depois uma visita aos principais pontos turísticos: a entrada real da cidade (Portão Cailhau), o Grande Sino de Pey Berlan, o Triângulo Dourado, as colunas Girondins, o espelho d´água... e mais. Você pedalará por estradas tranquilas e praças, jardins secretos e locais conhecidos onde poderá degustar os conhecidos Bordeaux cannelés e café, ou talvez, ostras acompanhadas de vinho branco. Durante a tarde, você terá tempo para ir às compras e explorar mais essa bela cidade. Após o jantar, o barco parte em direção a Bourg pelo rio Garonne.

Dia 5: Bordeaux a Lamarque de barco | Lamarque - Margaux (Medoc) excursão de bike 25 mi. (40 km) | Lamarque a Bourg de barco

Pela manhã, o barco fará um cruzeiro de Bordeaux a Lamarque no estuário do Gironde, começamos o pedal na famosa região vinícola de Médoc. Você terá tempo para passear por um antigo castelo que não nega sua influência inglesa. Pelos vinhedos do caminho, você descobrirá os melhores vinícolas de vinhos Margaux, incluindo chateau Palmer, Issan, Lewis Brown, Rauzan Segla, Ferriere e por último, mas não menos importante o Chateau Margaux.  Você terá a opção de fazer uma parada de degustação (opcional) antes de retornar ao barco. Pela tarde, o barco fará um cruzeiro no esturário Gironde até a cidade de Bourg, uma pitoresca cidadezinha na junção do Gironde e o Dordogne.

Dia 6: Bourg - Blaye excursão de bike, 21 - 32 mi. (35-50 km) | Bourg - Libourne de barco

O passeio ciclístico hoje leva por uma infinidade de vinhedos, castelos de contos de fada e elegantes mansões. Se encante com a ”douceur de vivre” (doce vida), tão típica nas regiões de vinhedos. Apesar dos vinhos dessa região serem menos conhecidos que seus vizinhos nas regiões de St. Emilion, Pomerol e Medoc areas, sua qualidade não fica em segundo plano. Desde a Idade Média que peregrinos passam por essa região a caminho de Santiago de Compostela na Espanha. Em Blaye, pela manhã faremos um passeio cidade de Blaye, uma cidade murada com um total de 38 hectares, construída nos arredores de um monastério dedicado à ordem dos Minims e vários acampamentos militares. A vinícola de Côtes de Blaye, cujo castelo apesar de ser pouco conhecido merece ser visitado. O cenário é de colinas cobertas por vinhedos, permedas de castelos de contos de fadas e manões espetaculares. À noite, navegaremos para a cidade de Libourne no rio Dordogne. 

Dia 7: Libourne - Saint Émilion & Pomerol excursão de bike, 21 – 32 miles (35 -50 km)

Hoje o cruzeiro é pelo rios Dordogne até Libourne. Após desembarque, você terá a opção de caminhar pela pitoresca praça de Libourne arrodeada de construções do século XVI. Você ainda poderá desfrutar a feira aberta nas sextas-feiras antes de começar a excursão de bicicleta para conhecar as áreas de Pomerol e Saint-Émilion. Ao pedalar pelo interior, você terá o prazer de vivenciar um cenário preservado pela UNESCO, passando por vinhedos até o famoso castelo de Saint-Émilion. Paraíso dos amantes do vinho!

Dia 8Desembarque e transfer de volta para Bordeaux

Depois do café da manhã a bordo, você fará o translado de volta a Bordeaux. 

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Comentário do cliente

  • Andrea S. 5 days ago

    We really enjoyed the bike rides in the country side, and visiting the wineries, especially the day Viktor took us to Clos de Bigos. Staff on the boat was great. Boat is older and can get very damp in the lower cabins. The cabin did have air conditioning which is very nice. The areas we visited were beautiful, and we were surprised at how beautiful Bordeaux is.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Veronica H. 3 weeks ago

    Bordeaux the best city on trip for us. Trip is not easy because of traffic and hills---scary!!!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Richard O. 3 weeks ago

    Several corrections/updates to your info packet: 1) We were on the 9-16 Sep sailing on the Bordeaux from Castets-en-Dorthe to Libourne. The directions to the embarkation docking point were wrong. Your linked map showed the ship parked several hundred meters east of the bridge; in fact, it was parked several hundred meters west of the bridge, down a hard to find, weed-grown gravel road. (Mind you, this is only important if one does not take the offered bus ride from the Bordeaux train station). 2) The provided daily road maps were difficult to follow and easily confusing; most folks saved the $200 euro apiece, and did the self-guided rides -- and folks were going off trail everywhere. Luckily, I had downloaded Ulmon maps, so I could always find my way back to the trail. 3) they did offer 3 bike computers with pre-loaded maps which were very helpful. You state they can be rented for $15 euro, actually, they are available for free, with a $100 euro refundable deposit, unless it is lost or stolen.

    Otherwise, the trip was a delight, and great kudos to the bike guide Victor, the ship's owner Pascale, and her fine crew.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Karry & Brent M. 4 months ago

    Besides the beautiful scenery, the staff on the boat were so friendly and helpful. They worked as a team, and the relationship with the guests was wonderful. We made many new friends, and had such a good time. Leaving, we had tears in our eyes. We loved the wineries and tasting many new wines. Although we understand the purpose of corkage fees, we thought they were too high, as we came back with one or two new ones every day! Loved the trip!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Vivian C. 4 months ago

    The routing in Bordeaux was great. Amazing scenery, passing through little towns and managing our way through a city or two made for an amazing adventure. One day I had a big problem with my bike and with a phone call I had a young man show up and fix it. He was my hero.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Lori C. 4 months ago

    Loved the beauty of the rolling hills, vineyards and chateaus. Due to the hills, I would rate 2 of the days more moderate to difficult, leaning more to moderate. The maps and booklets are hard to follow, definitely have 1 person in your group get the GPS, it should be mandatory with all the turns. There is only a deposit required.
    The staff were attentive, hard working and fun! The food was exceptional. We highly recommend this tour!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Jim S. 5 months ago

    The scenery , chateaus and winery were beautiful.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Nancy P. 10 months ago

    We had a very enjoyable trip with beautiful scenery, good rides and pretty good weather most of the time. The Route maps and detailed instructions could be improved upon. There were several mistakes on which way to turn as well as confusing instructions. Luckily, we had GPS with us to help out in various situations.
    The food was very tasty, esp. the dinners. Great young chef.
    One thing which bothered us was that we were told not to bring any wine aboard the boat - we were to only purchase wine that was available on the boat via the token machine. Odd, since we were traveling and bicycling in Bordeaux WINE country, visiting chateaus daily!! We think that there should be another arrangement in that area. It's apparently a financial situation although it was explained that they didn't want wine spills in the cabin. A damage deposit could be arranged if that's really the issue.
    Otherwise, the staff, bikes and experience was great. This was our 3rd Bike/Barge trip with TripSite. Gladly recommend it often to others. We especially enjoyed St. Emilion (tour of monolithic church was amazing!) and riding to/from Blaye and touring the Citadel.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • wendy 8 months ago

      Thanks so much for your feedback Nancy, it is so helpful to us and others interested in the tour! For the 2017 season, all routes, maps, descriptions and presentations are being redone and will be much improved! The wine policy has also been updated and clients will be able to drink wine on board in the lounge, restaurant and on deck, but not in the cabins. Clients will also, with a corkage fee, be able to drink their own wine purchased off the boat. St. Emilion and the citadel in Blaye were the highlights for me as well, so glad you enjoyed it!

  • Pat R. 11 months ago

    Would have liked more time biking. 2 days had less than 10 miles. We were in the guided group and were told the group would decide how much to bike on those days-we were never asked as a group-the guide decided himself we would do the shorter distance. Barge "purser"-a woman-not very friendly or helpful or available. Trip booked as a Bordeaux start and end, but the location of start and end of trip changed and we had to pay extra to get ourselves to Cadillac and back to Bordeaux from Libourne. The boat company should have provided that transfer free of charge. The 2 wine tasting charges should have been included in the trip charge. The boat charged 20 euros for a bottle of wine in the wine country of Bordeaux and we were not allowed to bring on any wine from the outside. You could buy a nice bottle of wine for less than $10.00 in town. Disappointed that we had twin beds-expected a double in the suite room.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • wendy 8 months ago

      Thank you for your feedback Pat! I am sorry for any confusion regarding the stop and start locations of the tour. On the tour page, it was always listed as Libourne and Castets-en-Dorthe, the only thing that had changed was that the dock in Castets was not completed and the boat would be docking in Cadillac instead. For the majority of tours, clients are responsible for individual travel to the barge locations so the offer of the bus transfers for this tour is extremely helpful and does save clients time and money. Also, the wine policy has been updated for the 2017 season and clients will be able to enjoy their own wine on board, paying a corkage fee, which is common on many boats. Information and pictures of the cabins is always posted on the boat page which is important to check out, I am sorry for any misunderstanding you had regarding the beds.

  • Deborah O. 12 months ago

    Barge, service, guide, food, comfort, weather and on and on...all great.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Joyce K. 12 months ago

    We really enjoyed the trip but the self-guided instructions could have been better. We relied on Google maps more than we should have had to; would have been quite lost without it.
    We were a very small group and we all got along very well and became friends throughout the week.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • wendy 8 months ago

      Thanks for you feedback Joyce! For the 2017 season, all routes, maps and descriptions have been redone which will greatly help those doing the self-guided option. So glad you made some new friends, a great perk to a bike and boat tour!

      Boat: Bordeaux

  • Richard A. 12 months ago

    My companion and I broke from the main group and visited a small vineyard and were given a complete tour including a tasting by the owner

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Lisa S. 1 year ago

    I would rather recommend a trip to Germany or the Netherlands, but that's just my preference. The staff on the Bourdeaux was very nice.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Patsy V. 1 year ago

    I would recommend the trip if the operator makes improvements to the selfguided route finding; the narrative, GPS, and detail maps were inconsistent with each other and recommended routes were sometimes difficult to find. We had large area maps that allowed us to navigate and a crew member who helped but especially during the first couple days it was a bit challenging. The route narrative should include more information on sites to visit or note along the way. The bikes were heavy in comparison to other trips we have booked.
    I really enjoyed the scenery and sites; it is a lovely area to visit and bike, especially during late September. Grapes were cascading from the vines, just pre-harvest. The vineyards, wine tasting,chateaux, churches, fortresses, medieval towns, history and landscapes were wonderful along the routes. Experiencing the tidal surf (the mascaret) was also quite interesting.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • wendy 8 months ago

      Hi Patsy,
      Thank you for your feedback! All routes, maps, descriptions and biking presentations have been completely revamped for the 2017 season and we expect those improvements to fix any issues that occurred last season.

      Boat: Bordeaux

  • Barb M. 1 year ago

    Lovely being in the area at this time near harvest but the routes, route preparation in the evening and historical information that might enhance the experience were severely lacking. The GPS devices were difficult to work with and virtually no help was given as to how to correctly operate them.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • carla 9 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback, Barb. We agree! We have totally redone our routes, descriptions, and presentations for 2017. They have been prepared by professional local guides and we do not anticipate any problems for the upcoming season.

  • Annette A. 1 year ago

    It was a fun week celebrating my birthday in the heart of Bordeaux with ten friends!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Richard M. 1 year ago

    It was fun. I would recommend more bike trails away from the highways. The drivers were very courteous but we did not like riding on the side of highways. It felt dangerous and there was smell of exhaust.
    Also, the charge for wine was at least double of what it should have been.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • wendy 8 months ago

      Hi Richard, thanks for your feedback! We agree and that's why for the 2017 season, all routes, maps, and descriptions have been completely re-worked to provide a better biking experience for everyone!

      Boat: Bordeaux

  • Susan D. 1 year ago

    This trip was truly amazing. We cycled through beautiful countryside and visited spectacular vineyards. The only comment we have is that we didn't like using tokens for our drinks on board the ship. Would rather use a credit card. Also would like to have a choice of meals ie fish, meat or veggie rather than only one choice. Food was great but choice is important.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Barb M. 1 year ago

    It was lovely being in the area at this time near harvest but the routes, route preparation in the evening and historical information that might enhance the experience were severely lacking. The GPS devices were difficult to work with and virtually no help was given as to how to correctly operate them.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Reid H. 1 year ago

    The staff on the boat were terrific, especially Sebastian. The breakfasts were the same every day which really got old quickly. Their new bikes had terrible shifters and were really heavy. The route descriptions led us to be lost on many days and we finally had to rely on Google maps.
    The scenery was great and when we got on less well-traveled roads, the riding was great. Unfortunately we spent too much time (IMHO) on roads with a lot of traffic.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • carla 9 months ago

      Thank you for your feedback, Reid. We have totally redone our routes and route descriptions for the 2017 season. We guarantee them to be much easier to follow and avoid traffic as much possible.
      The menus have also been redone and a new shipment of bikes came in. We anticipate the 2017 season to be the best it can be!

  • Gordon M. 1 year ago

    The most memorable part of my trip was seeing the brilliant lights on the fabulous architecture of the historic buildings of Bordeaux. I was so impressed with these images against the skyline and the reflecting "mirror" pool in front of the buildings. We spent an evening walking along the boardwalk by the Garonne River and we could enjoy this breathtaking scenery.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Joanne M. 1 year ago

    The most memorable part of my trip was being asked to push the large domino to start the "domino effect" which was a practice run for the "FAB Festival in Bordeaux". One evening, we walked by the colourful "Water Mirror", which is a famous kind of fountain in Bordeaux, and we stopped to examine one of the large dominoes which was made out of a white limestone substance. One of the organizers of the "FAB Festival" invited me to start the dominoes. I was thrilled to have such an honour. Everyone cheered. I will never forget it!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Amy M. 1 year ago

    This Bordeaux trip needs a lot of attention and improvement. It started out badly at the Bordeaux train station attempting to catch the bus to embark. It took us 2 hours to find the place to catch the bus. I understand that the station is being renovated but you know this, yet you post no signs, no information, have no greeters, nothing to help people find the bus. The maps were really bad - difficult to follow especially given lack of adequate road signage at each location. We spent more time lost and trying to find our way around that enjoying the scenery in many locations. We eventually just gave up on biking because we didn't want to get lost any more. I am not sure what the local statutes are but you could post little signs marking the way for bikers to follow. This would not be hard and would help your patrons to find their way. The food needs help. Why would you have the EXACT same breakfast items for 7 days in a row? I understand you have limited staff but it would not be difficult to vary it up every other day. There were a three dinners that I did not even eat because the food was bad. Granted there were a few meals that were good, I was overall disappointed with the meals. Some of the crew were fantastic, but I felt like communication was poor regarding when we would have to leave the port for "le mascaret" (tidal surge wave) - it seemed like they were always an hour behind when they said it would happen or there was a last minute rush to get people off the boat or get stuck on it for the day. The captain seemed impatient all the time with getting people off the boat. Many things could have been better communicated in the evening "tour talks." And the tour talks were really boring....they weren't especially helpful for biking on the next day. They would literally put us to sleep. Also, we spent 3 nights and two days in the village of Cadillac. While it was a very charming place that I enjoyed, 3 nights and 2 days in such a small place was too much. Why not spend 3 nights and 2 days in Bordeaux, where there is a lot to see and do? I am glad I went on this trip but I would not do this trip again, nor would I recommend it. I met people who have been on other Tripsite boat/bike tours who said this one was far inferior to others they have been on. I would like to call out specifically two staff members who were really great - Arnaud and Sebastian. They were always smiling and fun and really seemed to enjoy their jobs. They made the trip so much better.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • Wendy 9 months ago

      Thank you for your feedback! Unfortunately there were a lot of glitches to the Bordeaux's first year of bike and boat tours some of which I also encountered during my trip. However we are confident we have fixed the problems and look forward to a great 2017 season!

  • Elaine C 1 year ago

    The scenery in the Bordeaux region was lovely, as were the people we encountered along the way. Some of the staff were extremely helpful and added to our overall enjoyment of the trip.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our days of cycling, despite the many problems my husband experienced with his bicycle (locked brakes, flat tires, a pump that didn't work, loose bearings in the pedals...)
    More accurate written descriptions and an updated GPS would have helped with the navigation on the our self-guided routes.
    Asking for a dinner without red meat resulted in being served an omelette on more than one occasion (not a great alternative).
    Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable trip!

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • carla 9 months ago

      We agree Elaine! We're happy to say the routes, descriptions and GPS tracks have totally been redone by professionals for the 2017 season.

  • Leonidas R. 1 year ago

    The barge BORDEAUX and all of the staff were great. The rooms small as expected but comfortable. The food at dinner was adequate and well presented but certainly not excellent for taste and quality. Breakfasts were ok often some of the hot food was served cold. Plenty of food and variety for breakfast.
    The guide, Scott, is a very nice person and tried extremely hard to help everyone but the maps and supplied route instructions are poor. Need a lot of work to become usable for everyone. No problem for me as I had a GPS unit with me. All of the time the routes include highways and roads. There are NO dedicated bike paths and that should be made clear on the trip description so people come in full knowledge of that issue. Such roads are likely to be unsafe for many ""first time"" riders. For that reason I would not recommend this trip to others. There are far safer bike routes in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, with just as nice and memorable scenery and more ""lived in"" towns with cafes and bier gardens than this tour had to offer. After the first 20 Chateaux one gets easily bored seeing another Chateaux for the next 5 days. Generally the scenery was ok but having to dodge traffic is not fun at any time. Also spending 2 or 3 nights at Cadillac at the end is really a poor location and very little to do there. This trip is not quite ready yet.
    I will be riding again next year with Tripsite but we will go back to the countries mentioned above.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • L.G. Germishuys 1 year ago

    Really impressed by the effort and kindness of the staff on the boat.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • C. Machado 1 year ago

    Try and offer more non-meat entrees for dinner. Too much meat. Also, try and incorporate rail trails( voies ferrees) when possible. They provide relaxed cycling without worrying about constant traffic.
    Very friendly staff and good display of professionalism. Bikes were easy to ride! And, it was hard to have to drink only what the boat offered. Can we have more choice, especially in wine country like Bordeaux? Thanks for everything.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • Wendy 9 months ago

      Thanks for your response Craig. The bar is restocked for the 2017 season and we think everyone will be pleased with the varied selections.

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