Phone Icon 020 7471 7760
Your journey so far

Wine Regions: Bordeaux

Posted 18 Mar 2019

Bordeaux is a classic wine region covered in lush vineyards, fantastic architecture and great cycling routes. Bordeaux is undoubtedly one of France’s, and possibly the world’s, most famous wine regions and can also boast to have the world’s largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 360 incredible monument historiques to marvel at.

The commune of St Emilion

Dotted around Bordeaux’s region lie the many famous wine appellations that produce the world-class wines Bordeaux is known for such as Saint-Émilion, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cadillac and Sauternes to name a few of the 54 appellations around the area.

A glass of Bordeaux wine

The wineries in Bordeaux are mostly known for their red wine varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with over 90% of the wine produced in the region being strong, full red wines; also known as ‘Claret’ wines in Britain.  Saint-Émilion is home to sublime wine cellars that are perfect for exploring, or, you can enjoy a relaxed picnic under the sun-soaked grape vines.

Wonderful confit duck

Bordeaux prides itself on its cuisine. The region is known for its brilliant food such as full-flavoured confit duck or sumptuous entrecôte Bordelaise dishes that pair so well with the rich red wines. For sweet lovers, canelé is a popular regional pastry that has a soft custard centre with a crispy sweet caramelised coating. Or, when you’re in Saint-Émilion, try the beautifully sweet and colourful macarons that the commune is also famous for.

The famous Place de la Bourse

Our St Macaire, Sauternes and St Émilion tour lets you explore the beautiful vineyards that surround the metropolis of Bordeaux. Venture out on two wheels to discover the 300,000 acres of wonderful wine appellations that are peppered amongst the lush landscape.

Back To Blog

From our blog

View all posts
  • Wine Regions: Alsace

    The amazing region of Alsace is located on the western bank of the Rhine river in Eastern France; the region is situated on the border between Fra...

    Read more
  • Wine Regions: Amalfi Coast and Campania

    It is easy for one to become mesmerised by the magical region of Campania and its attractions, from the region’s great capital city of Naple...

    Read more
  • Wine Regions: Emilia Romagna

    Emilia Romagna is a beautiful region in the northeast of Italy. The region is home to several Renaissance and Romanesque cities, incredible gourme...

    Read more
  • Wine Regions: Provence

    Provence is the gem of southeastern France; with beautiful lavender and sunflower fields, picturesque hilltop towns and an intricate wine culture....

    Read more
  • Wine Regions: The Loire Valley

    One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Loire Valley is commonly known as one of the birthplaces of the Renaissance. Peppered along the windin...

    Read more
  • Wine Regions: Tuscany

    Within central Italy lies one of the countries most beautiful regions; defined by the serene rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia and spectacula...

    Read more

Exceptional Travel Experiences from our Sister Brands

Britain's original ski travel agency and tailor-made ski tour operator, Ski Solutions has been arranging ski holidays for over 30 years across Europe and North America. The Ski Solutions team are all skiing experts, and their knowledge and passion for the mountains will ensure you experience a truly memorable ski holiday.

Visit website

The ultimate collection of European Cycling Holidays. BSpoke's cycling experts can tailor-make your perfect holiday where you can travel at your own pace or in a group of like-minded individuals. A BSpoke Tour is all about being as restful or as adventurous as you desire.

Visit website

Wilderness Scotland offers an inspiring range of guided and customised adventure holidays, in the most remote and beautiful regions of Scotland. The Wilderness Scotland team know how to create enriching adventure holidays and know the wild places of Scotland better than anyone.

Visit website

Specialists in offering a range of adventure holidays, tours and incredible wilderness experiences. Wilderness Ireland take their clients to the most remote and beautiful regions of Ireland, all while staying at the most welcoming accommodations and delivering outstanding customer service.

Visit website
X

Be the first to know

Sign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive offers, expert advice and insider access to all the latest cycling holiday news.