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Bordeaux Bike Tours

Our Bordeaux bike tour takes you riding through the Bordeaux wine region and the Dordogne valley. It starts in the Gironde department and through the vineyards of Saint-Émilion. It then continues through the Perigord, passing the villages of La Roque-Gageac, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Sarlat and Rocamadour. A Bordeaux bike and wine tour with DIGnGO is a lifetime adventure.

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 tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the Gironde

This bike tour in southwest France combines the best of the Gironde and Dordogne departments. It starts in the town of Bordeaux, which is located on the banks of the Gironde estuary where the Dordogne river and Garonne river meet.

Day 2: Explore Saint-Émilion

Discover the village of Saint Emilion. Meet with a guide in front of the St Emilion tourist office for a tour of the monolithic church. Later that afternoon, join us for a tasting of wine on the Plateau of St. Emilion. In the evening and as you stroll the streets of the UNESCO town, remember to go check out the cordeliers cloister, the tour du roi and the gate and house de la caden.

Day 3: Ride through Dordogne

Today, your ride takes you through the Dordogne region. Get on your bike and ride to la Roque-Gageac, 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 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 Valley.

Day 4: Discover the Perigord

Today, your ride leads you through the Perigord region and more specifically the Perigord Noir. It is an area famous for its food and for its caves. This morning, ride to les Eyzies-de-Taillac known as the cradle of mankind. Our ancestors settled there more than 400,000 years ago. In the afternoon, you visit one of the numerous caves that dot the countryside with engravings and paintings dating back to 14,000 BC. For dinner, you get to try the Perigodian cuisine famous for its black truffles.

Day 5: Cycle to Rocamadour

Start the day with a tour of a 13th century windmill and see it in action. Then, continue cycling all the way to Rocamadour. The village sits on a cliff overlooking the Alzou canyon, a tributary of the Dordogne and is famous for its castle as well as the black Madonna of Rocamadour. It is also famous for its goat cheese.

Day 6: End the trip in Bordeaux

This morning your tour in the Gironde department ends. For those of you that haven’t had time to visit the city of Bordeaux, we recommend that you travel there before heading back to Paris. Bordeaux is situated on the Garonne river and features a lot of historic monuments. There are many sights that shouldn’t be missed such as the Bordeaux Cathedral, the Place Royal and the rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest pedestrian street in France.

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 bike tours are for those looking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. For a private biking trip choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates. You may make it exclusively for you and your friends and family or contact us to choose your own departure date. Our private bicycling tour prices are explained below:

  • 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

A Bordeaux bike trip provides bike riders of different ability levels an opportunity to ride the same route. Each day offers a choice of multiple bike ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to enjoy recreational cycling while on other days you may want to workout more.

 

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

We ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage, due to the limited space in our minivan. 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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