Bordeaux Wine Tour Bordeaux, France
Price : £947
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
France
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 131m/212km
Tour Code : AT009
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

This cycling wine tour is based south from Bordeaux, in the wine regions of Graves and Sauternes as well as the magical Bassin d’Arcachon (Baye of Arcachon). The Baye of Arcachon is a haven for outdoor-lovers, pine forests, sand dunes, chic towns, historic oyster-farming villages, and cycle trails to discover it all by.

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This cycling wine tour is based south from Bordeaux, in the wine regions of Graves and Sauternes as well as the magical Bassin d’Arcachon (Baye of Arcachon). The Baye of Arcachon is a haven for outdoor-lovers, pine forests, sand dunes, chic towns, historic oyster-farming villages, and cycle trails to discover it all by. On the way, you will have the opportunity to taste some incredible red wines, dry white wines and sweet white wines. You will discover some local specialities which are synonymous with this region including le Bœuf de Bazas (beef selected from licensed and qualified farms in an area stretching from the Gironde to some of the Landes and neighbouring cantons of Gers and Lot et Garonne), Lamprey a la Bordelaise, Canneles and oysters from Arcachon.

As with all cycling holidays through the wine regions of France, you will have the opportunity to view and wonder at a collection of Chateaux’s Chateau de la Brede, Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau de Roquetaillade to name the most impressive. Bazas’ Cathedral and the Dunes of Pyla provide other dynamics to this fantastic Bordeaux cycling holiday.

  • Tour departures every day of the week

  • Explore the world renowned Graves and Sauternes regions sampling the local food and wine

  • Cycle along the Bay of Arcachon – a network of 70 kilometers of cycling tracks;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux

Day 2: Bordeaux discovery and transfer from Bordeaux to Isle-Saint-Georges

Day 3: Isle-Saint-Georges – Barsac: 30 km

Day 4: Barsac – Bazas: 32 km

Day 5: Bazas – Salles / Le Barp: 60 km

Day 6: Salles / Le Barp– Arcachon: 30km

Day 7: Loop around Bassin d’Arcachon: 60 km

Day 8: Depart Arcachon

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux

Arrival in Bordeaux and check into your hotel ideally located within the historical city centre. Here you will collect your tour itinerary, maps, tourist information and any other pieces of local literature relevant to your cycle holiday.

Day 2: Bordeaux discovery and transfer from Bordeaux to Isle-Saint-Georges

Today is dedicated to discovering the beautiful city of Bordeaux. The city lays on the banks of Garonne river and we recommend you take a pedal along the bank to get your bearings. There are plenty of wine tasting opportunities, lively bars and restaurants, plus the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Relax in a parks, climb the 229 steps of the Pey Berland tower and generally enjoy the great atmosphere. Around late afternoon, a taxi will collect you and take you to Isle Saint Georges where you will collect your hire bikes (if requested) and stay overnight in a charming B&B.

Day 3: Isle-Saint-Georges – Barsac: 30 km

You will start your cycling by leaving Martillac in the direction of La Brède, do not forget to visit the château where Montesquieu was born. You will then cross the vineyard of Graves through the villages of Saint Morillon and Saint Michel de Rieufret. Arriving in Barsac, the city situated between the area of white wine production of Graves and sweet wines of Sauternes. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Barsac – Bazas: 32 km

Today you will discover the region of Sauternes by bike, crossing some of the most prestigious vineyards at Châteaux d’Yquem, Suduiraut and Guiraud. You will also have the opportunity to explore the dominant castle from the middle ages; Château de Roquetaillade. On your arrival in Bazas, do not forget to visit the cathedral which dates back to the 13th to the 16th centuries, now officially part of the Unesco’s heritage sights. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Bazas – Salles / Le Barp: 60 km

Leaving Bazas you join the cycling track leading you to the Arcachon Baye. En-route you can take a rest at the lake of Hostens, a tranquil forested setting in the middle of the Natural Parc of Landes de Gascogne. Tonight you will stay in Salles in a comfortable Guest House.

Day 6: Salles / Le Barp– Arcachon: 30 km

After breakfast, you will head for Bassin d’Arcachon along a nice stretch of cycle path. From Salles to Mios you will be following the Eyre river which flows north into the Bassin d’Arcachon. On your way you will see the Le Teich Ornithological Park, a natural reserve area of woods, reed beds, meadows, saltmarsh and water hosting a great number of bird species. Overnight stay at the hotel in Arcachon.

Day 7: Loop around Bassin d’Arcachon: 60 km

From Arcachon, you will head over the bay by boat to the headland, situated at the south end of the commune of Lège-Cap-Ferret named Le Cap Ferret. The headland takes the form of a spit, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from Arcachon Bay. This point accommodates a collection of charming oyster-farming villages which make this area so famous. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Depart Arcachon

 

Route:

Accommodation

Comfort:

Simple:
Simple hotels, pensions, Inns and B&Bs with clean, practical, en-suite guestrooms., typically a mixture of 2 and 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 3 night in 2* hotels

  • 2 nights in 3* hotels

  • 2 nights in a B&B

  • One way boat transfer from Arcachon to Le Cap-Ferret with bikes

  • Daily luggage transfer

  • A description of the tour, maps, and scenic information

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike hire (see supplements below)

  • Cycle helmets

  • Visits or activities suggested on the tour


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Arcachon

  • Half board upgrade includes dinner each night

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Paris Charles De Gaulle airport get a train to Epernay via Paris Est. Alternatively, if you are travelling from the UK, you can get a train from London St Pancras via Paris Est to Epernay which takes approx 4.5 hours.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Epernay get a train to Paris Charles De Gaulle airport via Paris Est. Alternatively, if you are travelling back to the UK, you can get a train from Epernay via Paris Est to London St Pancras which takes approx 4.5 hours.

Price : £947
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
France
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 131m/212km
Tour Code : AT009
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

This cycling wine tour is based south from Bordeaux, in the wine regions of Graves and Sauternes as well as the magical Bassin d’Arcachon (Baye of Arcachon). The Baye of Arcachon is a haven for outdoor-lovers, pine forests, sand dunes, chic towns, historic oyster-farming villages, and cycle trails to discover it all by.

Read More

This cycling wine tour is based south from Bordeaux, in the wine regions of Graves and Sauternes as well as the magical Bassin d’Arcachon (Baye of Arcachon). The Baye of Arcachon is a haven for outdoor-lovers, pine forests, sand dunes, chic towns, historic oyster-farming villages, and cycle trails to discover it all by. On the way, you will have the opportunity to taste some incredible red wines, dry white wines and sweet white wines. You will discover some local specialities which are synonymous with this region including le Bœuf de Bazas (beef selected from licensed and qualified farms in an area stretching from the Gironde to some of the Landes and neighbouring cantons of Gers and Lot et Garonne), Lamprey a la Bordelaise, Canneles and oysters from Arcachon.

As with all cycling holidays through the wine regions of France, you will have the opportunity to view and wonder at a collection of Chateaux’s Chateau de la Brede, Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau de Roquetaillade to name the most impressive. Bazas’ Cathedral and the Dunes of Pyla provide other dynamics to this fantastic Bordeaux cycling holiday.

  • Tour departures every day of the week

  • Explore the world renowned Graves and Sauternes regions sampling the local food and wine

  • Cycle along the Bay of Arcachon – a network of 70 kilometers of cycling tracks;

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux

Day 2: Bordeaux discovery and transfer from Bordeaux to Isle-Saint-Georges

Day 3: Isle-Saint-Georges – Barsac: 30 km

Day 4: Barsac – Bazas: 32 km

Day 5: Bazas – Salles / Le Barp: 60 km

Day 6: Salles / Le Barp– Arcachon: 30km

Day 7: Loop around Bassin d’Arcachon: 60 km

Day 8: Depart Arcachon

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux

Arrival in Bordeaux and check into your hotel ideally located within the historical city centre. Here you will collect your tour itinerary, maps, tourist information and any other pieces of local literature relevant to your cycle holiday.

Day 2: Bordeaux discovery and transfer from Bordeaux to Isle-Saint-Georges

Today is dedicated to discovering the beautiful city of Bordeaux. The city lays on the banks of Garonne river and we recommend you take a pedal along the bank to get your bearings. There are plenty of wine tasting opportunities, lively bars and restaurants, plus the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Relax in a parks, climb the 229 steps of the Pey Berland tower and generally enjoy the great atmosphere. Around late afternoon, a taxi will collect you and take you to Isle Saint Georges where you will collect your hire bikes (if requested) and stay overnight in a charming B&B.

Day 3: Isle-Saint-Georges – Barsac: 30 km

You will start your cycling by leaving Martillac in the direction of La Brède, do not forget to visit the château where Montesquieu was born. You will then cross the vineyard of Graves through the villages of Saint Morillon and Saint Michel de Rieufret. Arriving in Barsac, the city situated between the area of white wine production of Graves and sweet wines of Sauternes. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4: Barsac – Bazas: 32 km

Today you will discover the region of Sauternes by bike, crossing some of the most prestigious vineyards at Châteaux d’Yquem, Suduiraut and Guiraud. You will also have the opportunity to explore the dominant castle from the middle ages; Château de Roquetaillade. On your arrival in Bazas, do not forget to visit the cathedral which dates back to the 13th to the 16th centuries, now officially part of the Unesco’s heritage sights. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Bazas – Salles / Le Barp: 60 km

Leaving Bazas you join the cycling track leading you to the Arcachon Baye. En-route you can take a rest at the lake of Hostens, a tranquil forested setting in the middle of the Natural Parc of Landes de Gascogne. Tonight you will stay in Salles in a comfortable Guest House.

Day 6: Salles / Le Barp– Arcachon: 30 km

After breakfast, you will head for Bassin d’Arcachon along a nice stretch of cycle path. From Salles to Mios you will be following the Eyre river which flows north into the Bassin d’Arcachon. On your way you will see the Le Teich Ornithological Park, a natural reserve area of woods, reed beds, meadows, saltmarsh and water hosting a great number of bird species. Overnight stay at the hotel in Arcachon.

Day 7: Loop around Bassin d’Arcachon: 60 km

From Arcachon, you will head over the bay by boat to the headland, situated at the south end of the commune of Lège-Cap-Ferret named Le Cap Ferret. The headland takes the form of a spit, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from Arcachon Bay. This point accommodates a collection of charming oyster-farming villages which make this area so famous. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Depart Arcachon

 

Route:

Accommodation

Comfort:

Simple:
Simple hotels, pensions, Inns and B&Bs with clean, practical, en-suite guestrooms., typically a mixture of 2 and 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 3 night in 2* hotels

  • 2 nights in 3* hotels

  • 2 nights in a B&B

  • One way boat transfer from Arcachon to Le Cap-Ferret with bikes

  • Daily luggage transfer

  • A description of the tour, maps, and scenic information

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike hire (see supplements below)

  • Cycle helmets

  • Visits or activities suggested on the tour


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Arcachon

  • Half board upgrade includes dinner each night

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Paris Charles De Gaulle airport get a train to Epernay via Paris Est. Alternatively, if you are travelling from the UK, you can get a train from London St Pancras via Paris Est to Epernay which takes approx 4.5 hours.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Epernay get a train to Paris Charles De Gaulle airport via Paris Est. Alternatively, if you are travelling back to the UK, you can get a train from Epernay via Paris Est to London St Pancras which takes approx 4.5 hours.

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