Prestigious vineyards of Pomerol, Pauillac, Margaux...
Saint-Emilion, part of UNESCO's world heritage
Bordeaux, capital of wine and buzzing city
Cycling through some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world
From the lovely town of Bergerac you cycle down the Dordogne and Gironde rivers to reach some of the most prestigious vineyards. Among the most famous are Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Emilion…
On small roads it is a journey through vineyards, nature and wine cellars. It is an opportunity to discover more about the culture and making of wines and enjoy a few tastings.
The architectural heritage is as impressive as the wine. You ride between “castles” of all sizes. In the evening you stay insmall towns of character where you can also taste gourmet local cuisine. Saint-Emilion, a renowed city of wine with a beautiful historical architecture, is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage!
The journey continues to Bordeaux, the “Sleeping Beauty”. Since this nickname was given to her, the city has woken up, its streets and cellars are lively and yours to enjoy!
Our guide welcomes you on the first day. If you arrive in the morning or early afternoon, hop on your bike for a first loop to the vineyards of Pécharmant. This robust red wine has a dark garnet color, well worth a tasting! In the evening, enjoy the charming town of Bergerac and its lively streets.
You ride along the south shore of the Dordogne River throughout the day. Leaving the city of Cyrano, you ride through the vineyards of Bergerac and Monbazillac. Monbazillac is the pride of the region. This sweet white wine marvelously accompanies aperitif, foie gras and cheeses like Bleu or Roquefort. No doubt you will find some on your table! Halfway, you reach the fortified city of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande: an ideal spot for lunch. You are at the Gironde’s front door and about to enter into the lands of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur. The road continues along the river. Your stop for the night in the heart of vineyards and nature.
You cross the Dordogne and after a few kilometers, you are in the middle vineyards, as far as your eyes can see. On small roads you ride between prestigious Chateaux and reach Saint-Emilion. The town is a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. Enjoy the evening to discover this fascinating city.
A day through prestigious vineyards. After leaving Saint-Emilion and its great wines you ride through the vineyard of Pomerol. It is known for famous wines such as Petrus, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Gazin and many others. In Libourne, an important port, discover a 13th century Bastide. With its mound Fronsac enjoys a privileged position. Enjoy the Bourg and its charming streets above the harbor. Wonderful places of the right bank of the Dordogne with less prestigious red wines but equally interesting!
You ride 55 km, including 5 to cross the Gironde by boat. It forms at the confluence of the Dordogne and the Garonne rivers, a few kilometers upstream. You arrive in the land of Medoc and its red wines: Saint-Julien and its 11 Grands Crus, Pauillac and 18 great wines, Saint-Estephe the northernmost of the Médoc AOP (PDO - Protected Designation of Origin).
After riding through the vineyards of Pauillac and Saint-Julien, you reach Margaux. It is the largest and southernmost of the Medoc designations (POD). Margaux gathers 21 castles, the largest number of classified wines in the Medoc. You reach Bordeaux by the Garonne riverbanks and ride on bike paths that take you to the historical heart of this beautiful city. On an evening, you can enjoy the city's attractions including its many wine cellars where you find all the names crossed over this great week.
End of stay after breakfast in Bordeaux. You can enjoy the morning in Bordeaux to visit the beautiful sites of the city of wine.
Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.
Available on this tour starting from : 1070€
Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.
Available on this tour starting from : 1665€
Self Guided Tour
– 6 nights in a double room
– 6 breakfasts
– 2 dîners (1 dîner en gamme privilège)
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Loan of a GPS with full itinerary
– French topo map (IGN 1/100 000e)
– Practical cycling guide
– Our guide personnally welcomes you on Day 1
– Phone assistance 24/7
– Application fees
Self Guided Tour
– Braekfast on Day 1, lunches and diners on Days 1/3/5/6/7
– Boat crossing of Gironde with the BAC (tickets can only be purchased at the boat)
– Bike rental
– Repairs, spare parts and mileage allowance
Bergerac, Dordogne (24)
Hello Natalie, We are now back in Sweden from our bicycle tour in Normandy. I would just like to give you some feed back from the tour: We were all very satisfied with the trip. When planning the trip, we found it very easy to work with you, quick answers and good flexibility for our ideas. Excellent choice of roads, which took us through the fantastic landscapes of Normandy, and also along the fashinating see shores ending with the first D-day shore. Most roads with very little traffic. We also appreciated the kindness of all french drivers who never complained although we sometimes were in the middle of the small narrow roads. The distances was OK for all of us. When there was a choice of long or short distances, we always selected the long ones. Easy to find the roads with the excellent GPS and the very good Road Book. We also appreciated the very good choice of B&B, places where we felt wellcome and with good standard. A trip we will recommend to our friends. We also had good luck with the weather, lots of sun, not to strong winds, just one or two showers in daytime. (Was the weather also organised by you??) With Best Regards (05/2017)
Dear Caroline, I just wanted to say a big Thank you to you and all involved in helping to make my husband and friends birthday trip so good. They came back full of delight and great stories and I know they all had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend you and your company, Thank you again Kind regards xxx (07/2015)
That was really the best vacation we ever had! Where should we go this summer? I would love to do another trip this year. Do you have any great itinerary ideas for us? We have 7 inches of snow here right now, and the temperature is MINUS 5 degree F. with a windchill of MINUS 19! Chilly!! xxx (07/2009)
Hello new friends, I wish to say "thank you for a great time and good-bye for now". I missed saying so to most of you yesterday. all the best (05/2013)
Dear Fabien, All the tour was very good and amusing. Beautiful landscape, nice people, good hotels and food. I do not really have one particular moment to remenber (a part from my accident) ... and then I will remember always all tour with homesickness. I take this occasion to give you my congratulation for the very well organized tour we had. Was e real pleasure to bike in Bretagne. I would also like to thank you for the support and assistance you provided me for my incident Thank you for your professional and human attitude you have in doing your job and I hope to bike again with your organization. Please say hallo to your colleague, monsieur ….. (I don’t remember his name) that accompanied me with the car to St-Brieuc. Best regards (07/2012)
Die Tour hat uns gut gefallen. Danke für die gute und interessante Routenführung. Lieber Gruss (05/2016)