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France - Deluxe Bordeaux Wine Country Bike Tour
Welcome to one of the most famous wine regions known around the world as Bordeaux! The name Bordeaux is synonymous with high quality red wine, and to connoisseurs it is just a name under which many great appellations are grouped. For example, you will pass through the Pauillac and Margaux Vineyards, then Medoc’s “Route des Vins”, where are some of the most famous wine chateaux in the world. Visit the citadel of Blaye, built by Vauban, stroll through cities and charming villages of Entre Deux-Mers, a succession of vineyards and prestigious monuments. You will stay in the heart of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, such as Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion. This cycling tour, covers moderate terrain between the vines and includes every night in Relais & Châteaux hôtels of 4 and 5 stars and private castles, where of course, the dining is out of this world!

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Day 1 | Arrival to Bordeaux and transfer to the Medoc

Day 1 | Arrival to Bordeaux and transfer to the Medoc

Arrival at the train station or airport of Bordeaux. We will transfer you by taxi to Pauillac and your first hotel. Delivery of your bike, information about the area and the road book, dinner on your own.

Chateau Cordeillan-Bages

Pauillac

Chateau Cordeillan-BagesA member of Relais & Châteaux, the hotel Cordeillan-Bages offers 28 bright, spacious bedrooms and suites, in surroundings that are elegant and cosy. In the right wing of the 17th-century chartreuse, the hotel exudes an aura of timeless calm, with its residents’ lounges, terraces surrounding pine trees and verbena shrubs, library and 25-metre heated outdoor pool. The hotel offers 5 categories of bedroom, all of which are modern, spacious and suffused with light: classic room, the superior-room with or without terrace, junior suite and the family suite, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The hotel also boasts a fitness room, a sauna and a private car park. By request, it is possible to arrange a helicopter landing in the vineyards in front of the terrace of the Cordeillan-Bages restaurant.

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Swimming Pool Air Conditioning Open Parking Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Internet Access Hotel Lounge/Bar Room Service Restaurant

Day 2 | La Route des grands crus (45 km)

Day 2 | La Route des grands crus (45 km)

We start the day with an orientation meeting with our local representatives to go over the bikes and the tour. You will leave Pauillac, home of three of the five first Grands Crus Classés and 15 Crus Classé Medoc, toward Margaux. You will discover some of the highest rated wines among stunning architecture. Your tour will pass by the famous Lafite Rothschild, Latour and Mouton Rothschild (1er cru), but also by the Châteaux Pichon Longueville (2d cru), Pontet Canet and Lynch Bages, Margaux and the famous Chateau Margaux. Stop in front of the entrance of Château Margaux to admire the classical façade of the building constructed in the early 19th century. (B).

Chateau Marojallia

Margaux

Chateau MarojalliaMargaux is obviously an essential place to visit for wine lovers. At the entrance to the village, beckons our elegant Château Marojallia to welcome visitors. Our Château has a Grecian hall, English sitting room and bedrooms which make it very hard not to forget that they are nevertheless at the heart of the Margaux vineyards... In this room,enchantment of the ancient China,you attend the delicate dialog between form and substance,black and red accord as ancestral signs of luck and will.

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Swimming Pool Air Conditioning Open Parking Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Safe in Room

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Day 3 | Crossing the estuary and the “Route de la Corniche” ( 43 or 53 km)

Day 3 | Crossing the estuary and the “Route de la Corniche” ( 43 or 53 km)

This route will lead you to Lamarque where you embark for a crossing of the Gironde estuary. And you will reach the magnificent citadel of Blaye before continuing your journey on the banks of the estuary. Imposing and majestic, the citadel overlooks the estuary with its 33 hectares in the heart of the city, offering a splendid view over the Gironde. You will pass through the vineyards of the Cotes de Blaye AOC Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. Finally, you will cycle towards Bourg-sur-Gironde, along the "Corniche Fleurie", where the presence of countless palm trees, pink laurels and oaks reflects a climate of great sweetness. A visit is a must for lovers of beautiful “stones”: Bourg sur Gironde is an architectural jewel. Clinging to a rock, surrounded by walls, the village is one of the most beautiful and best preserved of the Estuary.

Clos Marcamps

Prignac et Marcamps

Clos MarcampsIn the heart of the vineyards of Bordeaux, half an hour from Bordeaux and Saint-Emilion, or also one hour and half from the Arcachon Bay, Clos Marcamps welcomes you in a chartreuse of the 19th century, entirely renovated with the charm and the comfort of today. This attractive guest house greets you such as a family home within its park, planted with hundred-year-old species where you will find quietness and serenity and where the children are pleased to find swing, swimming pool, rabbits, hens there… This charming property offers you 2 family suites and two classic rooms, all with terrace and independent entrance. They are decorated with charm and authenticity with a special care to the second-hand objects, which embellish the place. For your comfort this attractive guesthouse offers you cable television, Wi-Fi, kettle, Nespresso® machine and air conditioning in the rooms.

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Swimming Pool Air Conditioning Open Parking Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Room Service Restaurant

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Day 4 | The vineyards of Fronsac, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion (40 km)

Day 4 | The vineyards of Fronsac, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion (40 km)

On the road to get to Saint-Emilion vineyards you will cross two other appellations: Fronsac and Pomerol. The appellation Pomerol, close neighbor of Saint-Emilion, covers a small plateau north of Libourne. Thos it is a small area, it has a great reputation: The wines of Pomerol are among the most appreciated in France, including the famous "Petrus". The route takes you to heart of the best wines of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion as Chateau Angelus, Chateau Petrus, Chateau Cheval Blanc ! Fronsac is one of the most historic vineyards of Bordeaux; appreciated in the court of King Louis XIV. ... At the confluence of two rivers, the Dordogne and Isle, great terroirs of Saint-Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac are marry beautiful l hills and plateaus, forming a beautiful mosaic of plots, vines extending to infinity.

Hostellerie De Plaisance

Saint-Emilion

Hostellerie De PlaisanceAt the heart of the famous medieval city of Saint Emilion, rises the Hostellerie de Plaisance, a unique place in this village which is on the Unesco World Heritage List. Its architecture reveals two buildings, overhung with the monolith church’s bell tower, and connected by beautiful suspended gardens. The terrace bar offers an unobstructed view on the pink tile rooftops and the ancient vineyard. The buildings are carved in rock and the architecture is dominated by an elegant and ascetic classicism. Stone is omnipresent, a pale and luminous beige reflecting the blazing village from dawn to sunset. The rooms are spacious, tastefully furnished, the chest drawers and writing desks mingle, walls are carpeted with generous flowers or fine stripes brightened by lively dots, the atmosphere is soft and muted. Wide, bright, in beige stone, the bathrooms are made for relaxing moments with, again, perspectives on the village’s rooftops or the ancient vineyards. Every room is equipped so everybody can enjoy the moment but also stay connected to the world… Wifi, big screen television, and necessary connectivity for all media outlets. Without forgetting the bath and beauty products, essential in luxury establishments.

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Pets Allowed Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hotel Lounge/Bar Room Service Restaurant

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Day 5 | Saint-Emilion. Vineyards, architecture and landscapes (20 or 35 km)

Day 5 | Saint-Emilion. Vineyards, architecture and landscapes (20 or 35 km)

This ride today goes between the themes of “old stones” and wine. This route passes within the jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion and will take you around the eastern part of the appellation of Saint-Emilion vineyards and villages. Many villages are built in old rocks, an archictural style both inviting and typical of times gone by. You will reach Castillon la Bataille and return by the bank of the Dordogne River. You will stay in the same hotel the night before.

Hostellerie De Plaisance

Saint-Emilion

Hostellerie De PlaisanceAt the heart of the famous medieval city of Saint Emilion, rises the Hostellerie de Plaisance, a unique place in this village which is on the Unesco World Heritage List. Its architecture reveals two buildings, overhung with the monolith church’s bell tower, and connected by beautiful suspended gardens. The terrace bar offers an unobstructed view on the pink tile rooftops and the ancient vineyard. The buildings are carved in rock and the architecture is dominated by an elegant and ascetic classicism. Stone is omnipresent, a pale and luminous beige reflecting the blazing village from dawn to sunset. The rooms are spacious, tastefully furnished, the chest drawers and writing desks mingle, walls are carpeted with generous flowers or fine stripes brightened by lively dots, the atmosphere is soft and muted. Wide, bright, in beige stone, the bathrooms are made for relaxing moments with, again, perspectives on the village’s rooftops or the ancient vineyards. Every room is equipped so everybody can enjoy the moment but also stay connected to the world… Wifi, big screen television, and necessary connectivity for all media outlets. Without forgetting the bath and beauty products, essential in luxury establishments.

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Pets Allowed Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hotel Lounge/Bar Room Service Restaurant

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Day 6 | Saint-Emilion to Bordeaux (50 km)

Day 6 | Saint-Emilion to Bordeaux (50 km)

After passing through Branne on the Dordogne River, you will reach the bike path "Roger Lapébie" and enjoy an ideal route for a bike ride in the heart of natural landscapes, with several rest stops and water points. You will follow this pleasant track which goes to Creon, a typical bastide village in the region. It’s a ride through a rich architectural heritage, medieval towns, country houses, fortified mills, abbeys, and Roman churches. This route will take you to the majestic Place de la Bourse in the heart of Bordeaux. You will have an overview of the wharves, the Garonne and the stone bridge you cross a few minutes before!

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel

Bordeaux

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand HotelLocated at the heart of the city and of the Unesco World Heritage, the InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel faces the majestic Bordeaux Opera House. The hotel features rooms with a unique and cosy decor, inspired by the 18th century and designed by the famous Jacques Garcia. The brasserie Le Bordeaux and Gordon Ramsay's gastronomic restaurant at Le Pressoir d'Argent are places that will seduce you by their atmosphere and culinary experiences.

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Swimming Pool Air Conditioning Pets Allowed Non-Smoking Rooms Internet Access Cable TV Hotel Lounge/Bar Room Service Restaurant

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Day 7 | Departure day

Day 7 | Departure day

Departure after breakfast on your own.

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Prices

Bordeaux Wine Country Bike Tour - Deluxe Lodging

Double Occupancy:

2290 €/person

Single Supplement (2 or more travelers):

1323 €/person

Dinners and Extra nights:

Gastronomic dinners from:

90€/person

Extra nights Bordeaux:

TBD €/person



Not available in solo travel.

Hybrid Bike Rentals are are available for a supplement of 120 euros, please see the Bike Rental tab for all details about the bikes we offer.

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+ What's Included?

- 6 nights in Relais & Chateau, 5 star, and/or 4 star Hotels
- Daily breakfast
- 2 dinners included
- Orientation in person with our local guide, bike set up, tour information
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- All luggage transfers
- Detailed road book with cue sheets and maps and suggested visits
- Comprehensive trip literature send prior to travel
- Technical and emergency support available at all times
- The boat fee for the estuary crossing
- Transfer from Bordeaux to the first accommodation


Lodging

Accommodation: 4-5 star hotels in each area. All lodgings include private bathroom and a variety of other amenities.

- Relais & Chateaux Pauillac*****
- Private Castle Margaux****
- Private Castle Bourg****
- Relais & Chateaux St Emilion*****
- Deluxe Bordeaux Hotel ***** (Privilege room)

** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **

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Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Wine Country - Biggest names in French Wine

- Deluxe and historical lodgings - the best of the best!.

- Some of the best gastronomy and wine in France!

Need to Know:

- Moderate rides with some options for distances over rolling country; not an easy tour

- Some hotels may have city tax that is due on the spot. Usually 1-2 Euros per person per night.


Dates - Dates of Tour availability: can start any day, but subject to hotel availability, advance planning suggested for high season, April through October.

Level - Level 3 is intermediate, rolling terrain. Good physical condition suggested. Average riding of 50 km per day on the circuit; additional riding at client leisure.

Details - Train: From Paris - Bordeaux in 3 hours; both directions. Tour finishes from Bordeaux. Flights to Bordeaux possible from many European cities; from Paris Orly 1 hour 5min.

We can also organize guided trips for any group size of 4 or more and can accommodate custom requests; please inquire

For extra nights in France; ask us for rates and personalized service on all things to do in France.

This is self-guided touring and offers total freedom of dates - you can choose whatever dates you wish. We can accommodate small parties of 2 persons up to large groups. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more and discounts on parties of 4 or more.; please inquire.

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    Local Coordinator: Our on site expert will meet you for orientation and then provide support throughout your trip. They live in the region and know it so well!  

    Local Coordinator

    Our local guides and experts are available by phone to assist during your trip with any kind of emergency, breakdown (except flats), and if due to weather or other reason you need to arrange a transfer. About Self Guided Tours

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    CUBE Touring Pro
    Frame: Aluminium Superlite Trekking Comfort Double Butted
    Fork: SR Suntour NEX; 63mm
    Headset: FSA No.10, Semi-Integrated
    Chain ring & crank arms: Shimano FC-T801, 48x36x26T, BB-UN100, 175mm
    Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200, 12-32T
    Brakes: Tektro HD-M285, Hydr. Disc. Brake (160/160)
    Stem: CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
    Saddle: Selle Royal Freccia
    Seat post: CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm; EE: CUBE Performance Post, 30.9mm
    Rims/Spokes: CUBE ZX20, 36H, Disc
    Tires:Schwalbe Spicer, Active, 40x622
    117 Euros

    Included are:

  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • 2 Rear bags
  • Handlebar bag with map reader
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • 1 Bottle holder (only man bike)
  • Bike lock
  • Frame pump
  • Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your tool to remove them from the bikes at the end of the tour.


    E-bikes: E-bikes are also available on this tour. The Touring Bike Pro 500 is an 9 geared bike to help get you over some of those rolling hills of this region. This frame style is the only one available. (see photo)160 Euros

     
     
     
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    "I cannot begin to tell you what a postive and beautiful experience we had. The logistics ran like clockwork, leaving us free to enjoy bicycling, the lovely French people, food, wine and countryside. Accomodations were better than expected and hotel staff were all delightful! I want to go back...now!"
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    "Fantastic Trip! You folks really have this bike trip thing down. Every aspect of the trip was great..."
    - Tom M./USA

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    France - Deluxe Bordeaux Wine Country Bike Tour

    Tour Type: Self-guided hybrid or road bike cycling
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    Distance: 45 km/day
    Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
    Availability: April to October
    Cost: Starting at €2290





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