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Cycling Bordeaux's Médoc — 5 days
Cyclomundo offers guided and self-guided cycling trips in the Bordeaux wine region Self-guided tour: Starts any day from April through October 2017
4 nights/5 days
Daily mileage from 40 km (23 miles) to 53 km (33 miles)
Trip starts from and ends in Bordeaux. Bordeaux is serviced by air from major European hubs and by train from Paris.
Accommodations in a 3-star hotel and unrated guesthouses of charm

Level: 1/2 (Very Easy/Easy)
From 705 euros per person sharing a double room

Cycling Bordeaux's Médoc - 4 nights/5 days

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This cycling tour around Bordeaux is ideal for individuals, couples and groups
 
Most of the cycling is done on very quiet roads through the wine-area of Medoc
  Wake up in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, a European capital of culture renowned for music, architecture, and of course, wine! Our Médoc itinerary leads you north of the city into the Médoc Peninsula, a flat, vineyard-covered landscape resting between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde Estuary. The Médoc’s oceanside setting would make for poor grape-growing; luckily for the world, the region’s particular terroir is magnificent, and nearly all of Bordeaux’s prized appellations are made here.

Your route isn’t all about wine, however! Enjoy flat, traffic-free roads through stretches of countryside, charming villages, lakes, forests, and quaint port towns of the Gironde.

 
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to Pian Médoc

Upon arrival in Bordeaux by rail or air, you will be transferred to Pian Médoc, where you can relax and indulge in exquisite tastes of French cuisine and Bordeaux’s wines. Why not try the local red wines of Haut-Médoc, take a dip in the pool, or stroll across the 6 acres of parkland? Everything you may enjoy today is only a small taste of what’s to come!
Day 2: Le Pian-Médoc — Moulis-en-Médoc along "La Route des Chateaux" (40 km/24 miles)

Follow the “Route des Châteaux” today to some of the world’s most famous vineyards (and, of course, chateaux!). From Pian Médoc to the base of the Gironde estuary at Macau, you will pedal towards Margaux, Moulis-en-Médoc, and St Julien. Among other castles, you will ride by the 17th century Chateau Beychevelle. Your day’s destination is a charming guesthouse in the heart of the “Médoc Rouge.”
Day 3: Moulis — Pauillac (53 km/33 miles)

Today’s ride may be the longest, but it’s the richest in sites and scenery. Cycling from village to village, vineyard to vineyard, and castle to castle, you will reach Pauillac, the crown jewel of the Médoc. Pauillac features no fewer than 18 spectacular chateaux, including the world-renowned Chateau Mouton Rothschild. After exploring, you can relax in a charming guesthouse completely surrounded by vineyards.
Day 4: Loop from Pauillac along the Gironde Estuary (40-50 km/24-31 miles)

Enjoy an easy ride along the left bank of the Gironde. Your detailed itinerary will take you through miniscule fishing ports such as St Christoly and La Marechale, where slow-moving sailboats lend even more beauty to the scene. Further on, you’ll come across the former site of “L’Arbre de Richard,” a giant poplar tree that blew over in the early 1800s. A lighthouse was built in that spot, now called the Pointe de Richard, which offers magnificent view over the Gironde.
Day 5: Transfer to Bordeaux train station or airport (or optional additional day)

After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to Bordeaux. An additional night in Bordeaux can be arranged, if you wish.
Booking & Pricing
Pricing: From 705 euros per person sharing a double room.

  • 705 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 190 euros
  • 715 euros per person in May, June & September. Single supplement is 200 euros
  • 730 euros per person in July & August. Single supplement is 205 euros

These prices include:

  • 4 nights' accomodation in a 3-star hotel and two guesthouses of charm
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 dinners (drinks are not included)
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Bordeaux to your first place of stay on Day 1
  • Transfer from last place of stay to Bordeaux on Day 5
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 70 euros per bike
For further information or reservations:
Please book it online or contact us at your earliest convenience as this trip is subject to hotel availability. Our e-mail address: info@cyclomundo.com
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