The Essential Bordeaux

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12 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

We have the perfect recipe for your holiday!

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.


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Tour Location

Country:
France
Region:
Nouvelle Aquitaine
From:
Libourne
To:
Monsegur

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
12 Days
Level:
Easy/Moderate
Terrain:
On-road only
Theme:
Wine & beer|Foodie
More Options:
Non-rider program
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
NZD 4995

Tour Distance & Dates

Departure:
On application

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

Daily support vehicle
An experienced facilitator with knowledge of the attractions, the people and the history of the area.
Quality accommodation
Hire of quality mountain bikes with front suspension
Seven gourmet dinners, four lunches including spectacular picnics
All breakfasts
Very detailed maps that allow a choice of routes
Daily briefing and guidance
Water bottle and hat
Luggage transfer

Exclusions

Chateau and museum entry fees
Gratuities and drinks
Visas and passports (as necessary)
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Personal items, eg, laundry, telephone, emails

Options

You can join in for a shorter time. We also offer associated walking or car itineraries for non-cycling partners.

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