Tour de Bordeaux France – Cycling Tour Bordeaux
This Cycling Tour Bordeaux is designed for the social or occasional cyclist, avid food & wine lover, and non-lycra wearer, although it’s perfectly fine if you do! The cycling days are easy, relaxed and fully guided, with a support vehicle never far away, but we doubt you will need that, with plenty of food and wine stops on route.
Not only do you get to sample some of the worlds best wines directly from the cellar door, and cycle amongst the gentle hills of Bordeaux in the warm glow of the European summer sun, but Bordeaux also offers unforgettable Chateaux style accommodation, incredible food and the most delightful French countryside villages you can imagine. It really is a rolling postcard.
Your Tour de Vines cycling tour of Bordeaux includes some amazing Chateaux accommodation, and full restaurant meals with entrees, mains and desserts, with drinks included (Bordeaux wine of course!) in the evenings. The itinerary also has exclusive cellar door visits that get you behind the regular tastings, to learn about how the world famous Bordeaux wines are made.
Cycling Tour Bordeaux 2017 & 2018 Dates:
2017: 21 May, 9 July, 13 Aug, 10 Sept, 1 Oct;
2018: 20 May, 8 July, 12 Aug, 9 Sept, 30 Sept
- Sweeping vistas from the Château de Monbazillac
- Easy cycling through vineyards and charming villages
- Explore Ancient wine cellars in the tunnels under St‑Emilion
- Traffic-free roads along the lower Dordogne and Garonne rivers
- Wine tasting in prestigious Graves and Sauternes
- Meeting new friends and socialising in the small group (max 16 riders)
Itinerary at a glance
Transfers from Libourne or Bordeaux, meet your guides and fellow riders. An optional afternoon cycle for a quick wine tasting in the prestigious Pomerol vineyards. What a start! The first group dinner is always fun
Cycling today through the Pomerol & Montagne wine districts, passing typical wine villages, until we descend to river Dordogne. We visit an important Roman Ruins site, cycle along the Dordogne until we arrive at our Hotel, the Chateau de Sanse. An al fresco dinner of gourmet food tonight. Distance cycled: 57km
We cycle across the Dordogne and continue downstream to the village of Moncaret, also home to a beautiful 11th Century church and the site of a Roman settlement. We climb to the village of St-Vincent-de-Pertignas and to our hotel at the Chateau de Naujan, which has its' own vineyard which we visit. Distance cycled: 45km
A gentle cycle through the Côtes-de-Castillon vineyards sees us arrive at St-Emilion, one of the prettiest towns in France. We lunch in St-Emilion, then return to our hotel before visiting a local restaurant for a very special dinner. Distance cycled: 40km
We cycle the Roger La Pebie Cycleway today, with stops at Abbaye de Sauve-Majeure (World Heritage Site) & Maison des Vins des Entre-DeuxMers, a showcase for white wines of the region. Lunch & we head to famous Sauternes & elegant Château d’Arche, home for the night. A superb restaurant dinner. Distance cycled: 52km
We cycle through Bordeaux vines & forests on deserted roads, take a tasting & visit a winery. We rejoin the La Pebie cycleway, for a flat cycle into beautiful Bordeaux itself. Our last dinner together will be at one of the many gourmet restaurants on which the city prides itself. Distance cycled: 56km
Enjoy a French breakfast, take a walk around the city, maybe to buy a bottle or two & exchange contact details with your new friends, before making our way to the station/airport for the onward journey.
Testimonials & reviews“The trip was so memorable: the bikes, sights, hotels and meals and company of fellow travellers. It fully met our expectations” Joseph and Maria Turse, Westchester PA
“Fabulous, we enjoyed it all. The guides were extremely accommodating – we’ll certainly do this again!” Lynne Stewart, Calgary AB