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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 2018 

     ESTAÇÃO BAIXA:
    14-abr, 21-abr, 28-abr, 2018
    ESTAÇÃO MÉDIA: 
    5-mai, 12-mai, 20-out, 27-out, 2018
    ESTAÇÃO ALTA: 
    19-mai a 6-out,2018 
    Cabine dupla/ deck inferior $ 1,316 $ 1,566 1144 NOK 10963 £ 914 kr 10120 $ 1,431 $ 1,703 1244 NOK 11922 £ 993 kr 11005 $ 1,603 $ 1,908 1394 NOK 13359 £ 1113 kr 12332
    Cabine dupla/ deck superior $ 1,488 $ 1,772 1294 NOK 12401 £ 1033 kr 11447 $ 1,603 $ 1,908 1394 NOK 13359 £ 1113 kr 12332 $ 1,776 $ 2,114 1544 NOK 14797 £ 1233 kr 13658
    Cabine individual/ deck inferior $ 1,661 $ 1,977 1444 NOK 13838 £ 1153 kr 12774 $ 1,776 $ 2,114 1544 NOK 14797 £ 1233 kr 13658 $ 2,006 $ 2,388 1744 NOK 16713 £ 1393 kr 15428
    Cabine individual/ deck superior $ 1,718 $ 2,045 1494 NOK 14318 £ 1193 kr 13216 $ 1,833 $ 2,182 1594 NOK 15276 £ 1273 kr 14101 $ 2,063 $ 2,456 1794 NOK 17193 £ 1433 kr 15870
    Junior suite/ deck inferior $ 1,661 $ 1,977 1444 NOK 13838 £ 1153 kr 12774 $ 1,776 $ 2,114 1544 NOK 14797 £ 1233 kr 13658 $ 1,948 $ 2,319 1694 NOK 16234 £ 1353 kr 14985

     

    opções extras

    2018

    Opção guiada: $ 138 $ 164 120 NOK 1150 £ 96 kr 1062 EBike: $ 104 $ 123 90 NOK 863 £ 72 kr 796 Desconto para pacotes sem traslados: $ 58 $ 68 50 NOK 479 £ 40 kr 442 Seguro de bicicleta hírbida: $ 12 $ 14 10 NOK 96 £ 8 kr 88 Seguro de EBike: $ 23 $ 27 20 NOK 192 £ 16 kr 177 Dietas especiais, pago a bordo: $ 58 $ 68 50 NOK 479 £ 40 kr 442

    por favor note bem

    As tarifas são por pessoa em ocupação dupla (quarto/cabine).

    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 2018   

Castets-en-Dorthe a Libourne

ESTAÇÃO BAIXA: 14-abr, 28-abr, 2018
ESTAÇÃO MÉDIA: 12-mai, 27-out, 2018
ESTAÇÃO ALTA: 26-mai, 9-jun, 23-jun, 7-jul, 21-jul, 4-ago, 18-ago, 1-set, 15-set, 29-set, 2018 

Libourne a Castets-en-Dorthe

ESTAÇÃO BAIXA:  21-abr, 2018
ESTAÇÃO MÉDIA:  5-ma5, 20-out, 2018
ESTAÇÃO ALTA:  19-mai, 2-jun, 16-jun, 30-jun, 14-jul, 28-jul, 11-ago, 25-ago, 8-set, 22-set, 6-out, 2018

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
  • transfer entre estação de Bordeaux e o local de embarque
  • Aluguel da bicicleta híbrida de 21 marchas (inclui alforje e porta-mapa)
  • 7x cafés da manhã, 6x almoços empacotados por você, 7x jantares
  • Mapas e informações turísticas, um kit por cabine
  • Guia do passeio*: apresentação diária do percurso ciclístico do dia e disponível por celular em casos de emergência
  • Taxas portuárias
  • Café e chá das 15h às 17h30min
  • Limpeza diária de cabine (troca de toalha quando solicitada)
  • Coquetel de boas-vindas e apresentação do tour
  • Arquivos GPS (solicitar na reserva)
  • *Nota: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).
  • Opção passeio guiado
  • Guia que pedala com o grupo, com explanação sobre os locais visitados
  • 1x degustação de vinho em Saint-Emilion (grátis)
  • 2-3x visitas a castelos (grátis-€15)

O que não está incluído

  • Bebidas: taxa de €10 para trazer vinho a bordo. Não é permitido beber na cabine.
  • GPS (disponível com suplemento): €100 depósito.
  • Entrada em pontos de interesse, excursões, degustações de vinho
  • Gorjetas
  • Seguro de bicicleta
  • Seguro de viagem
passeioBicicleta e Barco
tipoAmbos
NívelFácil–Moderado
duração8 dias
De1135 Preços
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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 às 9h00 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

  • Charlie A. 2 weeks ago

    Amazing scenery and locale. The biking maps leave a lot to be desired. Some riders had a trail app and they were lifesavers for those who were left to just the paper map booklet. Very difficult to follow. Maybe more tour guides to help out.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Doreen S. 4 weeks ago

    Bourg / Blaye was a wonderful ride with minimal traffic and enough gradient to make it interesting. The fortified town at Blaye was an interesting diversion from vineyards. In all a well organized tour with excellent staff. The bikes were a little heavy but that gave me an excuse for an extra creme brûlée!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Sam 1 month ago

    A GREAT experience on a bike & barge trip! I LOVE Bordeaux and the bike routes were beautiful !!! absolutely amazing from the start to the end.
    The staff members were superb and we had fun !!!
    I highly recommend this trip !!!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Steve & Ginny B. 1 month ago

    Thank you for arranging our bike/barge trip on the MS Bordeaux.

    We cannot tell you enough good about MS Bordeaux, the Captain and his crew. It was so enjoyable to arrive on board, unpack for eight days, and relax. On other bike rides, we unpacked every night and repacked every morning. I think another bike/barge is in order. Tim LaMonte and I are researching next year’s ride already!

    The food was exceptional (except for one night when the chef was off. My red mullet was raw and not cooked. Can you spell Y-U-C-K?). Every day, we packed our lunches (except when we did our walking tour of Bordeaux with Sebastian, see below.) Desserts were yummy!

    The bike rides were great and we discovered fantastic wines!

    There were 84 passengers on-board. A large group was from Australia, some from Canada, Switzerland and the USA. Even though those of on the non-guided ride tour rode at different speeds, we continuously found each, and other helped each other find our way and found places of interest. The camaraderie with other riders was phenomenal.

    I had an e-bike. Ginny had a regular bike. On the last day, she traded it in for an e-bike! She will get one for the next tour! Tim also traded his bike for an e-bike on the last day.

    In the middle of the week, we could ride our bikes on a short bike path or take a walking tour of Bordeaux, or both. We decided to have a relaxing day and took the walking tour.

    Sebastian, the bartender, had the day off. We asked why he did the free walking tour on his day off. His response was simple. He loved to tell people about his country and take them on tour of his hometown, Bordeaux.

    A total delight was our interaction with 19-year old Dorrian (sp?). He was the highlight of the trip. He gave the welcome briefing, the evening briefings on what to expect the next day, and was always available.

    1. Dee LaMonte had a flat tire. We called Dorrian and he was there within 15 minutes

    2. Dorrian was on different roads where the non-guided riders were, and always got us on the right track.

    3. Every time we were not sure of where we should be, Dorrian showed up like magic!

    4. Another flat tire, a telephone call, and Dorrian found us again. He took Dee LaMonte and her bike in a van to MS Bordeaux. Dorrian also offered a ride to the rest of us, however, we declined and rode the rest of the way back.

    The final night on board, was the Captains Dinner, a party and lots wine flowing and lot of dancing! A perfect way to celebrate the end of our adventure!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Lee F. 1 month ago

    It was an altogether pleasant experience; the highlight was the lovely little village of Saint-Émilion.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Jeff K. 2 months ago

    Beautiful chateaus. Great wine. Not allowed to drink in cabin. Cabin extremely small. Shower barely fit one person. Guide excellent. No sauna or hot tub. I would recommend this trip but not this boat (the Bordeaux).

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Neil M. 3 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: The accommodations, the staff and of course cycling through all the beautiful country side.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Nelson G. 3 months ago

    We had a great time riding through Bordeaux’s beautiful wine country. Our trip was enjoyable for our entire group of varying cycling abilities. The E-bikes made it easy for those that needed them. The staff was excellent and very personable. We were treated as art of the family. We are looking forward to our next cycling adventure.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Paul K. 4 months ago

    Having a guide for this trip was very beneficial. For the first 3 days our guided group consisted of 30+ people. This was too large of a group and was pretty much a pain. We eventually broke into a group of 8 riders with Dorian as our guide, that was perfect. We were able to travel at a much more leisurely pace, visit many wineries, tasting rooms, small villages and churches.

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 4 months ago

      Hi Paul,
      Thanks for this feedback. I agree two guides are better than one with big groups. That way you can have two different riding paces and everyone is content. I will share this feedback with our local partner! Thanks again.

  • Raine P. 5 months ago

    The routes were described well before each ride and usually easy to follow, however at least one person in your group should have a GPS. The guide and scenery were exceptional. The food was great but it was difficult getting vegetarian food for dinner even though I had requested vegetarian when I signed up.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Judy C. 6 months ago

    It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The weather was warm, sunny, and perfect for biking. The country roads, surrounded with miles of vineyards, and the canal bike paths were beautiful. The small towns and villages were charming and delightful destinations; there was always an old castle or church to explore. The picnic lunch that we packed each morning allowed us to experience a variety of "picnic" spots. One day we were on the steps of the University of Bordeaux; another day sitting along the Garonne River in St. Macaire.

    The boat, with just our family plus another couple, was terrific. We got to know the crew quite well-- actually, all on the boat became one big family. It was the trip of a life-time for all 15 of us. Everyday a grandchild would come up to me and say, "Mema, this is the best trip I've ever been on. I am having so much fun." From the youngest, at age 12, to the oldest at 78, we are left with memories that will never be forgotten.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Georgia M. 9 months ago

    Travelling on the boat with a small group of international people is such a great way to experience the world - and the bike tours are brilliant.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Jenny & Ted Miles Johnson 10 months ago

    The staff members were superb!!!
    Another great experience on a bike & barge trip!
    Some suggestions:
    We should have known in advance, that appointments were necessary to visit a winery. A daily visit to a winery would have been nice, where the staff of the boat could have made the appointments.
    In the write up for this particular bike & barge (Bordeaux), it would have been nice for the write up to let people know, that there are a few hills (12-15%) to ride up daily.
    Even bicyclist in decent shape had a tough time riding up these 12-15% grades, due to the heavy bicycles. Maybe, letting people know, that it’s advisable to get an ebike, can resolve the uphill climbs issue.
    Also, for not getting lost on the daily bike routes; The availability of the gps was a big plus and a necessary piece of equipment, for a successful & pleasant daily bike trip.
    Overall, the staff & owner of the barge were very helpful & were there for you, when you were in need of something!

  • Lisa S. 10 months ago

    We traveled on the ship Bordeaux in France. The bike routes were beautiful, but the instructions provided by not so great. No worries, we had maps and a GPS, we made each day into an adventure!!!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Stephen M. 10 months ago

    Visiting Arles was particularly memorable, but we very much enjoyed the trip itinerary.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Brent M. 10 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: The friendly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of the barge and staff.

  • Jacqueline T. 12 months ago

    Get an ebike if you have any doubts about your ability to do the biking. I am not a biker but was able to do the hills around Bordeaux because of the ebike. Most memorable moments was just the ride through the vineyards themselves, past the chateauxs.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Sarita L. 1 year ago

    Everything was great. Just did not like the room and bathroom size.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Susan M. 1 year ago

    We enjoyed St Emilion which we explored on our own. We should have been told what there was unusual to see in all of the ports that we were in at the beginning of the trip so that if reservations were necessary at sights that interested us we could have made them. Sebastian worked very hard at making sure that we had a great time on the boat. We were part of a learning experience and work in progress for Pascal.

    • wendy 1 year ago

      Thanks for your feedback Susan! Yes, information should definitely be shared at the beginning of the tour and typically is but we do apologize as the regular tour guide for this tour was not on board the week of your departure so there was some lack of details. St Emilion is also my favorite!

  • Linda R. 1 year ago

    The scenery was wonderful. Biking around the French countryside — what could be bad? HOWEVER, this trip should not be taken unless the client is assured that the barge has replaced their current bikes (as they say they will for 2018) with lighter bikes in perfect working order. They should make sure that there are bikes of all sizes, so that a small person (I am 5’) will get a properly fitted bike. I biked the entire week on a 6-speed rusty heavy old bike. Even the bell and kickstand didn’t work.

    • wendy 1 year ago

      Thanks Linda and we agree! As you mention, new bikes (smaller and lighter frames in particular) will be purchased for 2018!

  • Tama L. 1 year ago

    Most Memorable Part: St. Emilion and the disco party on the boat the last night

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Ronnie L. 1 year ago

    Bordeaux is an exquisite area of France. Exploring it on a bike made it that much more enjoyable. The scenery and visiting wine Chateaus that have been in business for generation was quite spectacular. The city of Bordeaux may be my favorite city of all the European cities I've visited. It's very easy to use the public transportation, there is much to see, explore and experience there. For future listings, I would rate this trip as at least moderate in cycling difficulty. There was one flat day, one day of rolling cycling, and 3 day of pretty challenging hills, especially on heavy hybrid bikes. On any future tour I will definitely consider using an ebike. Many if not all of the European women used them. I met many interesting and lovely people from other countries on this tour. It was delightful!

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Andrea S. 1 year 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. 1 year ago

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

    Boat: Bordeaux

    • wendy 1 year ago

      This tour is a mix of days with flat/easy riding and days with occasional hills/moderate riding hence the rating easy/moderate. It is important to keep in mind that our ratings are based on riders who ride often and are accustomed to riding on varied paths and terrain. There are times that you will be on shared roads and depending on the time of day, you may encounter some traffic so we recommend a vest like our reflective one.

  • Richard O. 1 year ago

    We were on the 9-16 Sep sailing on the Bordeaux from Castets-en-Dorthe to Libourne. 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. 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year 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. 1 year ago

    The scenery , chateaus and winery were beautiful.

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Nancy P. 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years ago

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

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Joyce K. 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years 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. 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years ago

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

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • Richard M. 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years 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. 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years 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. 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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. 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

    Boat: Bordeaux

  • C. Machado 2 years 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 2 years 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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