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Bordeaux Bike Tours

Bordeaux City & Wine Cycling Tours

One of Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities, pedal between the impressive architecture, historical landmarks and wine bars on a Bordeaux cycling holiday. There are stunning Gothic and neoclassical buildings including the Grosse Cloche, Palais Rohan and Bordeaux National Opera. Don't miss the modern masterpiece, the Cité du Vin museum, with its aluminium exteriors that mirror a swirling wine glass.

Oenophiles can cycle between some of the best vineyards in France on our self guided bike tours in Bordeaux. Taste world-class red wine in Saint-Émilion, sweet white wine in Sauternes and dry white wines in Entre Deux Mers. The best time to visit the wineries are between the months of May to early September, before the Autumn harvest. Pair a visit to the vineyards with a trip to Arcachon, famous for its oyster production on your bike tour. The oysters are perfectly complemented with a Sauvignon Blanc from the Bordeaux region.

Want to find out more about how it all works on our Bordeaux cycling holidays? Call our cycle experts to find out more about the region.

Read more about our Bordeaux cycling routes here

Our Highlights:

  • Visit wineries in Pomerol and Saint-Émilion
  • Climb the Dune de Pilat for Atlantic views
  • Eat macarons in Saint-Émilion
  • Learn about wine at the Cité du Vin
  • Discover Arcachon's Ville d'Hiver

Paris Add-On:

  • Two nights at a charming boutique hotel
  • Gastronomic dinner
  • Entry to the Louvre
  • A guided food tour of the Latin Quarter
  • View our Paris add-on here
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Bordeaux is famed for its delicious wines, gorgeous vineyards and bike-friendly city. Much of the region's terrain is very gentle, making it an ideal place to enjoy taking in the sights from the saddle.

Food & Wine

Renowned for its fine wines and known as the wine capital of the world, the region has 7,000 wineries with 90% of them producing a Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The region does also produce both sweet and dry white wine, albeit in smaller quantities. Once a popular beachside retreat for wealthy Parisians in the 19th and 20th centuries, cycle along Arcachon’s bay where the 26 oyster farms produce 10,000 tonnes of oysters each year. Then pick up picnic supplies at the morning market each Tuesday to Friday in Place Abel Surchamp and Rue Montesquieu.

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Historical Sights

An amazing 1,810 hectares of Bordeaux has UNESCO status, cycle along the wide boulevards and past the neoclassical architecture in this bike-friendly city. Once a Benedictine monastery that was an important stop for pilgrims, the Romanesque Abbey de la Sauve-Majeure was repurposed as a prison during the French Revolution. Carved out of the hillside in the 12th century and painted in the 14th, the Saint-Émilion monolithic church’s three naves sit beneath a 68m bell tower. Take a break from cycling to climb to the top for endless views of the countryside and grapevines.

  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux City & Beach Break | Self Guided

    The city of Bordeaux offers a heady mix of rich history, world-class architecture and a fantastic collection of fine wines. This tour aims to show off the best of Bordeaux, from...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The grand wine chateaux of the Margaux appellation.
    • The sand, sun and seafood of the Arcachon Bay.
    • The spectacular views from the top of Dune du Pilat.
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    £1,185pp
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    Duration
    5 or 7 Nights
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    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

    The metropolis of Bordeaux is an exciting one to explore, with a rich abundance of culture and world-class architecture, gastronomy and of course, world-class wines. This tour...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The world-class red wines of Pomerol and St Emilion.
    • Spectacular historic sites, such as Blaye fortress.
    From
    £1,565pp
    Ease
    Duration
    5 or 6 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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  • Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

    Single Centre | Bordeaux City Break | Self Guided

    This amazing single centre holiday is perfect for those looking to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux. This city break will allow you to explore the streets and...

    • Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine.
    • The grand wine chateaux of the Margaux appellation.
    • The sand, sun and seafood of the Arcachon Bay.
    • The sweet and dry white wines of the Entre Deux Mers vineyards.
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    £995pp
    Ease
    Duration
    4 Nights
    Available
    April, May, June, July, August, September, October
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    Eco-friendly options available
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FAQS About Our Bordeaux Bike Tours

Thousands of tourists each year decide to go cycling in Bordeaux. It was ranked the 6th most bike-friendly city in the world by the Copehagenize cycle publication. It’s suitable for all levels of cyclists and a great way to get around the city.

The Cycling for Softies tours to Bordeaux run from April to October. We decide to run during this time of year because of the good weather conditions. In addition, landmarks, shops and accommodation are all open during this time.

Our expert team will make your Bordeaux cycling holiday as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

Our cycling tours in Bordeaux are curated for easy riding which makes it very inclusive for any level of cyclist joining the trip. The terrain isn’t tricky and the distances are very manageable. There are plenty of stops too. Our Bordeaux cycling tours are self guided so you can cycle at your own pace.

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