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Bordeaux Cycling Holiday

6 nights from £675.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Visit the stunning city of Bordeaux
  • Ride through fortified villages and medieval towns
  • Drink world famous wines
  • Explore the quiet countryside
Bordeaux Cycling Holiday
6 nights from £675.00
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What's Included

Your Bordeaux cycling holiday

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Day 1Arrival in Bordeaux

Make you way to Bordeaux and discover this historic city. Explore the open spaces, the hidden cafes and its exceptional heritage.

Day 2Bordeaux to Cadillac

Cycling out of Bordeaux is easy with very little traffic thanks to the cycling network and before long you will be on an original, rustic cycling path. Ride through to Créon, a typical fortified village of the area before continuing through the vineyards of Cadillac.

Total distance50kmTotal climb450m
Day 3Visiting the vineyards of Cadillac

Today is is a beautiful loop through the vineyards of Sauternes. Your ride will take you between forests and vineyards before you arrive at world the Chateau d’Yquem. Enjoy some wine tasting of what are considered the greatest sweet wines in the world. Carry on riding through ancient vineyards before arriving back into Cadillac.

Total distance46kmTotal climb200m
Day 4Cadillac to Saint-Emilion

Your ride takes you through the heart of the ‘Entre-deux Mers’ vineyards between the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers. You will cycle to the charming village of Rauzan with its medieval chateau, before reaching the village of Saint-Emilion, one of the many historically rich villages.

Total distance50kmTotal climb465m
Day 5Saint-Emilion to Blaye

Your ride today will head through more vineyards to Blaye. Blaye is also known as being a magnificent walled city overlooking the Gironde river. Built in the 17th century it is has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Total distance65kmTotal climb435m
Day 6Blaye to Bordeaux

Today you will make your way back to Bordeaux. Your ride starts with a Gironde river boat crossing to reach Lamarque. For vintage wine lovers, stop at Pauillac for a taste of their perfect Cabernet Sauvignon. Then, for stop at the prestigious Château Margaux before cycling into Bordeaux.

Total distance61kmTotal climb185m
Day 7Departure

Today you will leave Bordeaux or you can extend your trip.

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What to ExpectFrom UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Sites to famous vineyards

Bordeaux is known world over thanks to its famous vineyards. It is the world’s largest urban World Heritage Site and its an absolute treasure chest of mediaval history, culture and gastronomy. From tree-shaded boulevards lined with mansions built for 18th-century wine merchants, to magnificent restaurants, Bordeaux has everything a Francophile could wish for.

Tour ride will take you through the heart of the wine country, past medieval towns and through fortified villages. Stop off at famous vineyards to sample reds and sweet wines, and experience the quiet countryside.

Expect to ride an average of 55km per day
Expect to ride an average ascent of 345m per day

How's the Weather? in Bordeaux

The SpringApril to May
The days get longer and the temperature gradually rises to around 20°C. You will experience fresh mornings which will soon turn into warm pleasant days. There will be the odd days of rain but rarely for long periods and there are very few tourists at this time of year.
The SummerJune to September
Bordeaux is not sweltering like many areas in France at this time and so cycling is a perfect activity as summers usually bring long dry spells. Average daily temperatures are around 25°C although mid August can be hotter.
The AutumnOctober to November
Temperatures begin to cool and days can be cool and crisp. The watery sun gets lower and you will experience beautiful autumnal days.
The WinterDecember to March
Bordeaux is quite cold at this time and you will experience heavy rains so it's not the ideal time to ride.

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