Bordeaux Bike Tour

  • Region: France
  • Destination: Bordeaux
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: One
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $800
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Cycle amongst endless acres of vineyards from the Dordogne to the Gironde on a Bordeaux Bike Tour. Contemplate a bold Cabernet Sauvignon in the Médoc or a smooth and fruity Merlot in Pomerol. Learn from the masters in some of the premier wineries in the world, tasting their finest vintages as you cycle from one renowned estate to another. A true oenophile’s paradise, this cycling tour in Bordeaux features picturesque routes amongst the grapes, along the Dordogne River, and through enchanting towns like St. Emilion. Indulge every night in the perfect meal to accompany your wonderful wines and unwind in complete luxury in regal châteaux.


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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Bordeaux
Your guides will greet you at the Bordeaux train station and whisk you away to the Graves wine region. Arrive at the stunning Sources de Caudalie Hotel where you’ll be treated to a light lunch before getting a full introduction to your bike and the week’s itinerary. Enjoy an easy warmup spin on this generally smooth terrain past internationally recognized châteaux and sleepy villages. Back at the hotel after your first ride, you can wander in the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafite, enjoy the pool, or just settle into your luxurious accommodations. Our meal at the hotel’s casual bistro sets the tone for a fun and exciting week!

Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bordeaux, Martillac
Accomplished: 10 miles / 16 km, elevation gain: 72 meters
Accommodations: Sources de Caudalie

Day Two: Through the Entre Deux Mers to St. Emilion
After a scrumptious breakfast, we’ll wind our way through the villages and vineyards of the Paysage Bordelais up to the banks of the Garonne River where we’ll cross over into the Entre-Deux-Mers region. Here we’ll enjoy some excellent riding along rolling hills and a tranquil bike path all the way to the Dordogne River. Your day of cycling will be more than rewarded when you arrive at our Hotel Château Grand Barrail in the famous vineyards right outside of the beautiful village of St. Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This evening enjoy a lovely dinner at the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Martillac, Langoiran, St. Emilion
Accomplished: 35 miles / 57 km, elevation gain: 305 meters
Accommodations: Château Grand Barrail

Day Three: Exploring Pomerol and St. Emilion
Explore the Château’s picturesque grounds this morning before we set off on our ride through the world-famous vineyards of the region. We’ll cycle past some of the most important estates in Pomerol and St. Emilion: Cheval Blanc, Château Figeac, Petrus, Angelus, and more. After an unforgettable lunch at the impressive Château Candale, we’ll head back to the hotel to freshen up. This evening, we return to St. Emilion for an exclusive wine tasting with Madame Borne, our beloved friend and a highlight of the entire trip.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Pomerol, Bertin, Montagne, St. Emilion
Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 205 meters (Longer option: 33 miles / 53 km)
Accommodations: Château Grand Barrail

Day Four: Crossing the Gironde Estuary
Today you have the option of riding all the way to the next hotel or transferring for a shorter easier ride. We’ll wind our way this morning through the villages that dot the banks of the Gironde estuary. After passing the little-known wine regions of Bourg and Blaye, we’ll pause for lunch near the ramparts of the UNESCO Blaye Citadel before boarding a ferry to cross the Gironde. Arriving in the cradle of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Médoc, we’ll continue biking to the luxurious Cordeillan Bages Estate. Dinner tonight is at the brasserie in the old town of Bages, a short walk from the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Bourg, Blaye, Lamarque, Beychevelle, Pauillac
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 432 meters (Longer option: 43 miles / 69 km)
Accommodations: Château Cordeillan-Bages

Day Five: Saint Estèphe Loop Ride
Our route this morning leads us to Saint Estèphe past some of the most revered estates in Bordeaux: Châteaux Mouton Rothschild, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Latour, and more. A visit to one of these domains reveals what makes the region’s wines so renowned and delves into understanding the pivotal 1855 Bordeaux Classification. Then we circle back towards Pauillac and picnic on seasonal produce by the Gironde Estuary. This afternoon, either enjoy the luxurious comforts of the hotel or stroll over to the village of Bages to shop for souvenirs. The night is ours to celebrate with a very special farewell dinner at Michelin-starred Cordeillan Bages. This is sure to be a meal to remember.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Pauillac, St Estephe
Accomplished: 19 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 91 meters (Longer option: 31 miles / 50 km)
Accommodations: Château Cordeillan-Bages

Day Six: Au Revoir
After breakfast, enjoy a final stroll around the grounds or a last spin on the Grand Cru roads towards Château Margaux. Then it’s back to the city of Bordeaux where our bike tour concludes at the Bordeaux train station and your guides see you off to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast
Accomplished: 16 miles/ 26km

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