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Tour de Bordeaux France – Cycling Tour Bordeaux

Style:Group Difficulty: Easy Length:7 days

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.

Cycling Tour Bordeaux 2020 Dates:
24th – 30th May

12th – 18th July
13th – 19th September

Cycling Tour Bordeaux 2021 Dates:
6th – 12th June
11th – 17th July
26th Sept – 2nd October

Tour Highlights

  1. Sweeping vistas from the Château de Monbazillac

  2. Easy cycling through vineyards and charming villages

  3. Explore Ancient wine cellars in the tunnels under St‑Emilion

  4. Traffic-free roads along the lower Dordogne and Garonne rivers

  5. Wine tasting in prestigious Graves and Sauternes

  6. Meeting new friends and socialising in the small group (max 16 riders)

Itinerary at a glance   

Day 1
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

Day 2
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

Day 3
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

Day 4
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

Day 5
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

Day 6
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

Day 7
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

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