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Bordeaux Bike tours – Cycling Around Bordeaux

Our Bordeaux bike tours take you cycling through the Bordeaux and Dordogne regions. Start biking a few miles away from the city of Bordeaux. Ride your bicycle in the heart of the Gironde estuary and along the Garonne river on your way to St Emilion. Taste Bordeaux wine during a wonderful wine tasting. Take a break in the middle of the vineyards and in front of Cheval Blanc, a famous wine in the Pomerol wine district. Later in the week, transfer to Dordogne, a region bordering the Bordeaux wine region. Bike along the Dordogne river on your way to La Roque Gageac and the chateau of Beynac. From the wine region of Bordeaux to the Dordogne Department, a Bordeaux cycling wine tour is sure to be one of a lifetime.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Bordeaux
Finishing Location Brive
Activity Level Moderate
Price $4,698
Sgl. Suppl. $1,340

Details of our Bordeaux bike tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in the city of Bordeaux and transfer to St Emilion for a ride through the vineyards

From Saint-Émilion to Saint-Émilion (19 miles)
Meet in the city of Bordeaux famous for the Bordeaux cathedral where Louis VII, one of the kings of France, got married in 1137. If you have time before the start of your bicycle tour, we recommend that you visit the old town of Bordeaux as it is well worth it. From there, transfer to St Emilion. Today, your cycling route through the St Emilion vineyards is an easy and beautiful introduction to the region. On the way, cycle by the wine domaine of Cheval Blanc. Chateau Cheval Blanc is a grand cru classe, which is one of the highest wine classifications. Later on, taste Bordeaux wine at a winery just 5 minutes from the village of Saint Emilion. Learn about the different grape varieties of Bordeaux and taste red Bordeaux wine.

Day 2: Ride through the Gironde estuary before tasting a famous wine during a wine tasting

From Saint-Émilion to Saint-Émilion (29 miles)
This morning, walk from your hotel to the St Emilion tourist office. There you meet with a tour guide for a visit of the St Emilion church. It is a monolithic church with extensive grounds. Later on, cycle through Entre-Deux-Mers, a wine region situated between the Garonne river and the Dordogne river. Later that afternoon, end the day with a wine tasting at a wine domain on the Plateau of St Emilion, which is where the best wines come from. During the wine tasting session, meet with a professional wine taster called Jean and learn about the wine making process during a visit of the cellars. During this exclusive wine tasting at a famous winery, you get to taste famous wines made of popular red wine blends.

Day 3: Cycle to La Roque Gageac and discover the Chateau de Beynac

From Domme to Trémolat (32 miles)
Today, your ride takes you to the town of La Roque-Gageac. Listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France, the town is perched above the Dordogne river and only a few kilometers from Sarlat la Caneda. Continue cycling along the river and just 3 miles further down the stream, arrive in the town of Beynac-et-Cazenac famous for its castle, the château de Beynac overlooking the Dordogne river valley.

Day 4: Ride your bicycle along the Dordogne river

From Trémolat to Trémolat (34 miles)
Leave your hotel and cycle to Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil crossing the vezere river, a tributary of the Dordogne river. In Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, visit one of the few prehistoric caves that dot the Dordogne countryside. In the afternoon, as you cycle back through the Dordogne valley, enjoy the views on more medieval chateaux and fortress.

Day 5: Explore the Dordogne region

From Lacave to Lacave (31 miles)
Start the day with a tour of a 13th century windmill and see it in action. Then, get back on your bike and continue cycling all the way to Rocamadour. The village sits on a cliff overlooking the Alzou canyon and is famous for its castle as well as the black Madonna of Rocamadour.

Day 6: End your trip in Dordogne, France

End of the trip
This morning and after a final breakfast together, your bike tour ends in the heart of the Dordogne region, France. Even though you only stayed a few days in the area, the castles of Dordogne and the river Dordogne don’t hold any secrets from you. For those of you that have decided to stay a few more days and travel in France, feel free to ask your trip leaders for recommendations.

*Please note that the mileage indicated above refers to the basic route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily routes and you may read more about it in the Activity level section below or by clicking the detailed itinerary button above.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private tours are for those of you who are seeking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. If you would like to make your trip private, you may choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates and make it exclusively for you and your friends or family or contact us to choose your own departure date. You may read more below for private tour pricing:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Hostellerie de Plaisance (2 nights)

Star rating: *****
Location: Saint-Émilion
Amenities: Luxury services available
Member of: Relais & Chateaux

Le Vieux Logis (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Trémolat
Amenities: Restaurant, pool
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Chateau de la Treyne (1 night)

Star rating: ****
Location: Lacave
Amenities: Pool, tennis court
Member of:Relais & Chateaux

Activity level

Our Bordeaux bike tours are lifetime experiences designed for cyclists of all levels of ability. Each day you have a choice of multiple ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to take it easy whereas on other days you may want to challenge yourself. Whatever biking route you choose, you cycle at your own pace.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  19  800
2  17  800  29  1200 37 1400
3  8  500  32  2400  37  2700
4  19  1800  34  3000  42  3500
5  13  1400  31  2600  44  3400

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

Saint-Emilion

Pomerol

Montagne

Pujols

Castillon-la-Bataille

Domme

Tremolat

Le bugue

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Lacave

Rocamadour

Saint-Sozy

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Paris
  • Buy your train ticket(s) from Paris to Bordeaux on www.raileurope.com
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

Due to the limited space in our minivan, we ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Paris:

  • Hotel Le Meurice | Rates: €€€€€
  • Le Bristol Paris | Rates: €€€€€
  • Particulier Montmartre | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Sofitel Paris Faubourg | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Keppler | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Le Six | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Bel Ami | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Daniel Paris | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Villa Madame | Rates: €€
Bordeaux:

  • Hotel Burdigala | Rates: €€€
  • Best Western Grand Hotel | Rates: €€
  • Quality Hotel Bordeaux Centre | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

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301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 52 55 61 64 73 78
Low F 38 38 42 45 52 57
Prec. (In) 3.0 2.5 2.2 3.4 2.7 2.7
July August September October November December
High F 82 82 75 67 57 52
Low F 60 61 55 51 42 38
Prec. (In) 1.9 2.3 3.6 3.5 4.1 3.7

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