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Your Cycling Holiday in Bordeaux

Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

Minimum route distance 85 miles (136km) | Average temperature 25 degrees (April to October)

The city of Bordeaux, the 6th largest in France, offers a heady mix of a rich history, world-class architecture, excellent gastronomy and of course, fine wines. This tour takes offers the chance to spend time amongst the famous vineyards that surround the city, including names such as Margaux, Fronsac, Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, before finishing off with some time in the city itself. We think this offers our two-wheeled wine-lovers the perfect introduction to this wonderful part of the world.

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Bordeaux City – Its architecture, culture, food and wine. The world-class red wines of Pomerol and St Emilion.

What's included

• Delightful hand-picked hotels
• Delicious dinners each night
• Fully serviced touring bikes with panniers
• Daily route maps and cycling instructions
• Expert on the spot support
• Luggage transferred between your hotels
• E-Bikes available upon request
• 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL

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Eco-friendly options available

Did you know that over 30% of our clients choose the greener option of travelling to their destination by train? This tour can be reached by train or car, so talk to tour Cycle Experts today to find out more about how you can make the more sustainable choice for your next cycling holiday.

Your Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

Day 1 Arrive at Bordeaux by plane or TGV and transfer to your hotel in nearby Pauillac, by taxi. Your bikes and road book will be waiting for you at the hotel, leaving you with plenty of time to explore before dinner.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 | Cycle to Margaux | Distance 28 miles (45 km)

Today you set off on your bikes from Pauillac, home of 3 of the first 5 Grands Crus Classes, towards the world famous village of Margaux. On the way you will ride past Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Latour and Chateau Mouton Rothschild, some of the biggest names in wine. The riding is easy going, taking you over the flat plains that skirt the estuary, with lovely green vistas all round.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 Cycle to Saint-Gervais | Distance 27 miles (45 km)

Todays ride begins with a short spin to the ferry at Lamarque, where you will take a short trip across the Gironde estuary. Once on the northern bank of the estuary, it's time to saddle up and follow it eastwards to the historic town of Blaye - home to a spectacular 33 acre citadel overlooking the water. It's not just a day for history buffs though, as you pass through the Cotes de Blaye AOC vineyards en route! The ride ends with a stretch along the Corniche Fleurie and a visit to the architectural wonder of Bourg-sur-Gironde, before you reach your charming guesthouse for the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 Cycle to St Emilion | Distance 31 miles (50 km)

This ride takes in three of the regions most recognised wine appellations in St Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac, so make sure you leave some room in your panniers to bring a bottle or two back with you. The route takes you through some stunning landscapes, covered in blankets of some of the worlds most prestigious vines - truly a sight to behold. Stop and taste along the way before arriving in Saint-Emilion for the night with time to explore.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 Optional Round Trip: Saint-Emilion Vineyards & Architecture | Distance 21 miles (35 km)

For those staying for 6 nights, there is an option for a rest day in Saint-Emilion, or you can take the bikes out for a round trip through the vines for another taste of the wonderful scenery here.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 Cycle to Bordeaux | Distance 31 miles (50 km)

Having experienced the wonderful countryside so far, it's time to make your way into Bordeaux to sample the city itself. After a short stretch at the start of the day you'll join an excellent traffic free cycle path that takes you all the way to the outskirts of the city, passing through the nice little town of Creon and passing historic sites along the way. You'll end your cycling by rolling up to the spectacular Place de la Bourse, an excellent spot for some celebratory photos before checking in to your hotel, freshening up and heading out to hit the town.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 We say Au Revoir before you return home by plane or TGV. Extra nights in Bordeaux are available on request.

Your Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

Note: These are the recommended hotel options for this tour. Our experts will tailor make your holiday, so please call to discuss your exact requirements and preferences.

  • Hotel Cordeillan Bages, Pauillac

    5 Star

    A spectacular property that oozes a timeless sense of class and hosts a fantastic restaurant. A wonderful setting to start your stay in the southwest of France.

  • Le Relais de Margaux, Margaux

    4 Star

    A wonderful spa hotel set in a 19th century character property, amidst 55 acres of green space, complete with golf course! You may not fancy a round after cycling, but the spa, swimming pools, bars and restaurants might be a more interesting proposition.

  • Chateau de Arras, Saint-Gervais

    Charming Guesthouse

    Whilst it is a little different to the other hotels on this tour, the Rozier family will offer you the very warmest welcome to their little slice of wine making paradise. The property itself dates back to the 15th century and has been owned by the Roziers for 4 generations so far. As well as offering a comfortable stay, they produce some fantastic wines from their sprawling vineyards. Be sure to taste some!

  • Badon Boutique Hotel, Saint-Emilion

    4 Star

    An excellently located hotel in the heart of Saint-Emilion. Freshly decorated in a clean, minimalist style and with wonderfully spacious rooms. A great base for exploring this wonderful village and it's world famous vineyards.

  • Hotel de Normandie, Bordeaux

    4 Star

    A wonderful hotel in the heart of Bordeaux, walking distance from all of the must see sights. This hotel, set in a beautiful 18th century stone building, prides itself on offering quintessential French hospitality.

Your Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

Prices | 2022

2022 Departure Dates


Board Basis

Tour Only Adult Price

Self Drive Adult Price

Package Adult Price

April to October


Half Board




April to October


Half Board




Prices above are based on 4 star hotels. We have different accommodations available on this tour to suit different budgets. Please contact our Activities Experts on 0207 471 7760 for 2021 child prices or for a tailor-made quote.

Single Supplement: Available on request.

E-Bike supplement: £20 per day

*Where tour pricing is displayed in your local currency, please note this is for indicative purposes and your final holiday will be confirmed and transacted at the time of booking with our team in Pound Sterling.

Your Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

Your Cycling Holidays in Bordeaux

Classic | Bordeaux City & Vineyards | Self Guided

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