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 village of St Emillion, the relatively new and must visit Cite du Vin in Bordeaux itself, 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.
This cycling tour of Bordeaux is graded as easy to intermediate (say 4 out of 10) with some limited rolling hills. But there is certainly no hurry and the support vehicle is never far away. Cycling distances average around 40kms over the course of a day. A dip in the pool at the end of a day's cycling is available in a number of our accommodation venues. Such a great way to finish a day!
Our Bordeaux cycling tour is popular, and most dates fill up, so it is wise to book early. If the below dates don't suit perhaps check all our France tours.
EXCLUSIVE: Travelling via Paris? Tour de Vines is offering those who book a French cycling holiday before 31st December the preceding year an exclusive cycling day tour of Paris complete with an expert local guide. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam and many more highlights. This offer for your French cycling holiday is exclusive to Tour de Vines.
- Sweeping vistas across the Dordogne Valley
- Easy cycling through vineyards and charming villages
- Explore Ancient cobbles streets of St‑Emilion
- Traffic-free roads along the lower Dordogne and Garonne rivers
- Wine tasting in a chateau in St Emilion
- Meeting new friends and socialising in the small group
- Flexible collection from local airport or train station & onward transfers as stated
- Quality Trek bicycles & helmets (if required)
- Water bottles (to take home as souvenirs)
- Detailed riding instructions and colour route maps
- Charming 3* (occasionally 4*) auberges, inns and hotels
- Gourmet dinners for all 6 nights of your holiday
- Fine wine (or soft drink alternative) with all evening meals and coffee to follow
- 2 experienced bilingual guides with each tour
- Delivery of your luggage to your hotel room each day
- Entry fees to attractions and historical sites
- An unforgettable experience!
Bordeaux France Tour Dates 2021:
- 6 - 12 June
- 11 - 17 July
- 19 - 25 September
COVID Safe Practices apply to this tour, specifically:
- All guests are provided with face masks to be worn when in common areas and on any bus transfers
- All guests are provided with personal hand sanitiser for usage during the tour
- All equipment is sanitised pre and post every use including bikes and bus surfaces
- Venues visited (eg accommodation) adhere to COVID safe hygiene and social distancing rules (when last checked)
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.
“The trip was so memorable: the bikes, sights, hotels and meals and company of fellow travellers. It fully met our expectations”
Itinerary at a Glance
Transfers from Libourne, meet your guides and fellow riders. Tonight we stay in the heart of the Libournais, explore the hotel grounds or take a dip in the terraced pool. The first group dinner is always fun! Over dinner, we sample the wines from our hotels very own winery.
Cycling today through the Montagne wine district, passing typical wine villages, until we descend towards the 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
After a circular ride today, we return to the Chateau de Sanse for a second night. Our day takes us to the Bastide of Pellegrue before we enjoy a tasting of the regions specialty armagnac soaked prunes, break for lunch and stop in at an organic wine producer.
An easy day of riding, we enter the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards and continue through the Cotes-de-Castillon vineyards as we reach the ancient town of St-Emilion. We overnight here after spending the afternoon exploring.
No need to pack, we spend another night in St-Emilion tonight! Today we ride through the surrounding vineyards before a tasting and another fabulous dinner.
Today we enter the Entre-Deux-Mers wine region. Cross the Dordogne river, then stop at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abbaye de Sauve-Majeure. Our afternoon takes us into Bordeaux and we enjoy our last dinner at a gourmet restaurant.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Group tours are great for making new friends and sharing an amazing experience. Tours in France have a maximum of 16 guests, a good size to ensure a level of personal service. Minimum 6 guests.
We encourage all guests to join in and cycle with the group however there is a minibus travelling along with the group that is available for anyone at any point during the day. The bus will take you for as long or as little as you wish.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the weather however dates are selected to be optimal for cycling - not too hot and not too cold! Considering the region and the temperate climate, it would be unlucky to experience more than one wet day.