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The Essential Bordeaux
Tour Location
Country:
France
From:
Libourne railway station
To:
Monsegur
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Vehicle Support
Duration:
12 days
Level:
Easy-Moderate
Terrain:
On Road only
Bike Options:
Bike included
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
NZD 4995
Tour Distance & Dates
Month(s):
Jun
Tour Operator:
The Active Gourmet
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The Essential Bordeaux

We have the perfect recipe for your holiday!

12 Days Easy-Moderate

The Bordeaux region, an area in the SW of France, is full of bastides. Before you get the wrong idea, bastides are fortified towns, many built by the English in medieval times – we’ll visit several during this tour.

This area is dominated by the huge Dordogne and Garonne rivers and its widely varying, mellow golden scenery is unforgettable. We travel through unspoiled countryside, past noble chateaux and medieval villages.

The Bordeaux region is a mecca for sybarites and connoisseurs of the vivid, intensely-flavoured wines of Bordeaux, Graves and Saint-Emilion, and the famed white wines of Sauternes and Montbazillac.

You’ll pique-nique beside the Dordogne and Garonne, explore the forests of the Landes, wonder at the underground cellars in Saint Emilion, visit a 14th century abbey and a fortified windmill. You'll enjoy some of our favourite country cafes, discover the historic secrets of tobacco growing and visit the best market in the region.

Food – superb. Wine – sensational. Ends with our famed au revoir banquet.
Booking Conditions
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Inclusions
Daily support vehicle. Experienced facilitator. Quality accommodation. Quality mountain bike hire with front suspension. 7 gourmet dinners, 4 lunches, all breakfasts. Pre-trip guidance (cycle instruction available). Tutored wine tasting, special events. Rest days, independent exploration possible. Literature, clothing guides, use of large-scale maps of the area, general advice on travel in Europ
Exclusions
Chateau, museum entry fees (you choose!). Gratuities, drinks. Golf club hire, green fees. Fishing tackle hire, lessons. Visas, passports (as necessary). Travel Insurance (mandatory). Personal items, eg, laundry, telephone…
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