Our Cycling Tours
- Carefree Cycling Tours through the best of France
"If it weren’t for the great French nosh, the local red, white and pink wine, the scenery, the bikes, the support and the fantastic places we stayed I ‘d never consider doing another cycling tour …" - a disappointed customer?
Welcome to cycle touring in south west France which we intend that you will also remember for the ‘great nosh‘, superb wine, comfortable accommodation etc …. and bore your friends silly recounting the details (before sending them down to us in Bordeaux for a tour of the same).
One size definitely does not fit all …. so we have developed a range of cycling tours so you can explore the Bordeaux countryside at your pace and in your way. And remember, we can often modify a cycle tour to fit your preferences or ambition. While France is not going anywhere soon, to book the best accommodation it helps to book early, so have a look at the cycle tours on the right and get in touch ASAP.
You know what you want but don’t see it here? Or, are not sure which cycle tour is right for you but know some features you definitely want? Or just want to know a bit more about self-guided cycling tours in France? Life doesn't have to be a long dark tunnel. Have a look around and then get in touch for a chat.
Bordeaux Cycle Tours - Carefree Cycle touring in South West France
A brief encounter with Bordeaux
A 4 night tour enjoying a range of scenery and which can include an overnight on a wine-producing estate. For the fit or ambitious this tour is a way of enjoying a big sample of Bordeaux without a moment spared. The option of 'staying on tour' the fourth night extends the time you have to explore some of those terroirs that appear on the labels of better bottles of wine.
The family friendly tour
A cycle tour with sensible mileages and often swimming pools for guests’ use at your overnights. The stay-put day on the edge of the Landais forest offers the chance of a half-day canoe trip or a little further afield, pony riding. The last complete day can be an excursion by train to the seaside at Arcachon where there are boat rides to the island, or the Dune de Pyla to clamber up. The distances are demanding enough to give a sense of challenge but do not need a tri-athletes training
The Wine Lovers Tour
Cycle from Bordeaux across to St Emilion to cycle and sample such appelations as the Pomerols, Montagne, Puissguin and Lussac. Heading south to recross the Dordogne you reach St Macaire your gateway to the Sauternes and Graves terroirs. This tour ticks most of the boxes for those who appreciate the variety and quality of wines that are bundled under the name 'Bordeaux'. Back in the city the showcase bar au vin is a great finale unless you extend your stay to visit the Pessac leognan or Medoc win
A Taste of Bordeaux
- a gentle 7 night/8 day tour that offers 5/6 days cycling on a route wandering up the right bank of the Garonne valley to cross the river at St Macaire before circling through Bazas to the Sauternes vineyards. You return to Bordeaux
by way of Chateau Malle and, perhaps, call at the Lillet distillery before taking the train back into the city. There you can take your last day in the city or make an excursion to St Emilion, Arcachon, or the Medoc An ideal tour for first-time tourers.
Bergerac to Bordeaux
relaxed cycling tour between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers that explores the heart of the old Duchy of Aquitaine. This is a cycling holiday to remember for the long lunches, the discovered wines, the quirky towns, the imposing chateaux and those moments you cannot capture on a camera but which always remain lodged in your memory.
Bordeaux to Bezier - a group tour
A bike ride that crosses France from an Atlantic port to a Mediterrnean beach and never forsakes level terrain. Good company, vin de pays, cuisine de terroir and soft beds.
A two centre Hub and Spoke Tour
- Provides 4 nights in Bordeaux with a choice of 5 day-rides plus 3 nights in Bazas or Uzeste with the choice of a further 3 day circuits (or the option of snoozing in the garden until the next meal). The chance to explore an area over several days and not need to repack has a particular appeal. Plus of course where a small group has members with varying enthusiam for cycling some can 'wag' a day while the others rack up the mileage. The contrast between city chic and rustic calm is also a chan