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Featured Bordeaux Cycling Tours

Our No 1 Best Family Friendly Cycle Tour

Our No 1 Best Family Friendly Cycle 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

Our New Wine Lovers Cycling Tour

Our New Wine Lovers Cycling Tour

A 7 night cycle tour for those who appreciate Bordeaux’s supremacy as thewine cellar of France or who just want to enjoy rural France at a leisurely pace. It leaves Bordeaux on a long-distance cycle path to reach Chateau Dardenac for a first night and then next day takes you on to St Emilion where you have time to enjoy both the town and the many opportunities for sampling ‘Grand Cru’ or less famous names.

A Brilliant Bordeaux Bike ‘Raid’

A Brilliant Bordeaux Bike ‘Raid’

4 night (5 day) cycle tour through a range of landscapes that can include a night on a wine-producing estate. This route includes a big sample of Bordeaux with no time wasted. Possible to extend it to 5 or 6 nights.

A better Bordeaux to Bergerac bike tour

A better Bordeaux to Bergerac bike tour

Route traverses the higher ground between the Dordogne and Garonne rivers three times and crosses some rolling countryside en route to Bazas but generally follows river valleys and their flood plains.

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Choosing a French Cycling Holiday

Choosing a French Cycling Holiday

Ready to saddle up?  A pretty good indicator of whether a location is worth choosing for a cycling holiday in France is the number of outfits offering such cycle tours. When we arrived some 11 years ago there was just one and they relied heavily on Google Translate to...

Bordeaux’s Vineyards, Valleys (and Forests)

Bordeaux’s Vineyards, Valleys (and Forests)

The real attraction of Bordeaux’s countryside for a cycling holiday is not simply that the lower Garonne and Dordogne river valleys offer easy lowland pedaling but that they give access to the wide range of landscapes that host a tremendous variety of wines and wine makers.

Launderettes, dovecotes & bell towers

Launderettes, dovecotes & bell towers

Bordeaux and its countryside include domestic buildings that are an integral parts of the landscape and the local culture. Its unlikely that you would travel far through the rural backroads without encountering a village lavoir – a communal laundry facility where the luxury of cold running water is supplemented by a roof and a stone wash trough.

Gourmet Bordeaux

Gourmet Bordeaux

Because of the region’s renowned wines, the Bordelais gourmet cuisine is often overlooked, as greater emphasis is placed on the accompanying wine rather than on the food itself.

Bistrots bars and Brasseries

Bistrots bars and Brasseries

There seems little point in visiting any part of France and not sampling these best expressions of ‘La vie Française’. Here’s what my personal tour of Bordeaux’s best bistrots, bars and brasseries would include.