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Cycling Bordeaux's Médoc

On this cycling tour, you will mostly bike on very quiet roads through the wine making area of Medoc 4
On this cycling tour, you will mostly bike on very quiet roads through the wine making area of Medoc The city of Bordeaux and its famous Vineyards of Bordeaux Medoc Chateau Margaux is world known for their wines. The ideal place for a wine tasting in Medoc
On this cycling tour, you will mostly bike on very quiet roads through the wine making area of Medoc

Cycling Bordeaux's Médoc

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  • PriceFrom 770 euros
  • DAY4 nights / 5 days

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Description

Wake up in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, 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.

 

For travel and cycling tips to Bordeaux, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.

Itinerary

D1Arrival 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!

D2Le Pian-Médoc — Moulis-en-Médoc along 39 km/24 miles; 187 meters/614 ft of climbing

 

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.”

D3Moulis — Pauillac 53 km/33 miles; 286 meters/971 ft of climbing

 

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.

D4Loop from Pauillac along the Gironde Estuary 40 km/25 miles; 202 meters/663 ft of climbing

 

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 a magnificent view over the Gironde.

D5Transfer 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

  • Price details
  • 4 nights' accommodation in a 3-star hotel and two guesthouses of charm

  • 770 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 220 euros
  • 780 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 225 euros
  • 795 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 230 euros

These prices include:

  • 4 nights' accommodation 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 the last place of stay to Bordeaux on Day 5
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Smartphone app. (Android and iPhone) with downloadable directions/roadbook (no data is necessary) - Cell phone holder not provided (bring your own).
  • 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. E-bikes are available at the rate of 160 euros per bike.

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