The Bordeaux Wine Routes
Wine is the word! Starting in the region’s capital of Bordeaux, head down the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, enjoying some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. Enjoy wines such as Pauillac, Margaux, and Saint-Emilion. The route takes you on small roads through natural landscapes, wine cellars, and of course vineyards. This area also has some amazing architecture to view, in the name of castles and abbeys, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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After making your own way to Bordeaux you should have some time to do a first loop of the vineyards of Pécharmant, depending on what time you arrive. This wine is characterised by its garnet colour and is great to try. You will also have time to visit Bergerac, a town with charming streets worth taking a walk on.
Now it’s time to say goodbye to your stay for the first night and head for the Bordeaux countryside, which will firstly take you to the quaint city of Creon. From here the route will lead to a UNESCO World Heritage Site called “La Sauve-Majeure Abbey” with its Romanesque architecture. The journey to your destination of Saint Emilion is completely dominated by gorgeous vineyards.
Once you leave the wine-town of Saint-Emilion the journey will be filled with world-class vineyards of Pomerol. Some of these famous wines include Petrus, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Gazin amongst others. Another stop for today will be Libourne, where you can find a port and a Bastide. Your stop for the night is Blaye, this small town sits on the right side of the Gironde estuary. This town is famous for its incredibly well-preserved citadel, which has UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Today’s exciting cycling route will cover 50km which will also entail a 5km crossing of the Gironde River by boat. You will go through the area of Medoc, which is home to numerous red wines such as Saint-Julien. Your stop for the night will be Pauillac, best known for vineyards producing some of Bordeaux’s best wines, but there is also a church and beautiful square to visit.
The next vineyard on the agenda is Margaux, which is the largest and most southern of the Medoc designations (POD). Here are 21 castles and the largest number of classified wines in the Medoc. Via the shores of the Garonne River, you will get back into the heart of the start and end point of Bordeaux. Enjoy the evening here visiting attractions such as wine cellars, where you will recognise some famous names from the week.
After one last breakfast it is time to either head home or spend a last day exploring Bordeaux.
Start point: Bordeaux
End point: Bordeaux
Total distance: approx. 171km
Recommended for cyclists who regularly ride their bike with experience of cycling for a whole day. Explore new areas in a relaxed way, with distances of between 35 and 55km per day.
- Accommodation: 5 nights in a Double room
- Standard Bike Hire
- 5 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer
- Phone assistance 24/7
- A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
- The trip itineraries available on the following supports:
- Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
- Topo maps
- Cycling practical guide including restaurant recommendations for lunch et dinner
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.