The Wine Lovers Tour
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A 7 night cycle tour for those who appreciate Bordeaux's supremacy as the wine cellar of France or who just want to enjoy rural France at a leisurely pace. It leaves Bordeaux on a long-distance cycle path to reach Chateau Dardenac for a first night and then next day takes you on to St Emilion where you have time to enjoy both the town and the many opportunities for sampling 'Grand Cru' or less famous names. Heading south across the valley bottom you then recross the Dordogne to briefly regain the cycle path before heading to St Macaire on the Garonne. Here you spend two nights that allow you to explore the Sauternes and other white wine terroirs before turning north to follow the Garonne valley through Graves vineyards to spend a night at Martillac in the Pessac-Leognan vineyards . Here you might link to make a circuit of this AOC or book a tour of a prestige chateau such as Chateau la Louviere or Chateau Smith Haute Lafite. The final ride into Bordeaux is then a short one and provides time to enjoy further wine discoveries in the city itself or perhaps just a little shoppng therapy in the Triangle d'or.
- Nouvelle Aquitaine
- 8 Days
- Gourmet (Food & Drink)
- Tour Language:
- Cost From:
- EUR 846
Tour Distance & Dates
- Any day of the week 1st May to 4th October.
Hire of fully equipped hybrid bicycle
Supply of detailed maps and route notes
Greeting on arrival day by your host who will offer a short walking tour of the city
He will check you are comfortable with the bikes, routes any other details PLUS
He will be on call during the week should any problems arise and will meet up with you during the week to answer any queries in person
Cost of travel to and from Bordeaux city centre. Cost of any rail fares, admissions, other incidentals and any meals not specified.
It is a condition of all our tours that guests are responsible for purchasing adequate insurance for a cycling holiday on public highways.
Option of staying for one or more nights on wine producing properties.(The itinerary described above can be adjusted as necessary ).