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Biking and Spa in Bordeaux, France

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Map of Bordeaux trip

TOTAL: 104.8 KM/ 64.7 MILES, averaging 26 km/ 16 miles per day. Optional longer rides available each day.


Where do we rendezvous on day one of the Bordeaux bicycle trip?

Your two DuVine guides will meet you in Libourne at the train station on the first morning of the tour.

Where does the Bordeaux bicycle trip finish?

We will depart the hotel in the late morning for a TGV train to Paris, or any other destination of your choice.

What is the weather going to be like in Bordeaux?

Average temperatures in Bordeaux in October range in the upper 50’s to 60’s Fahrenheit. Typically it is sunny, but be prepared with the proper rain gear.

What is not included on my Bordeaux bicycle trip?

Airfare to and from the trip, accommodations before and after the trip, gratuities for guides, and incidentals along the way.

How should I tip my DuVine guides?

If you appreciate the service your DuVine Adventures guides provide, we recommend each guest provide a gratuity of anywhere from 150 to 200 euros per guide.

What travel documents will I need for my bike trip?

All travelers to France are required to have a valid passport. Please make 2 copies of your passport and personal identification before you depart. Keep one set of copies with you in a separate location from your travel documents, and leave the other set of copies with a contact at home before you depart. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with your consulate general for entry requirements.

How should I get in DuVine shape?

The best way to prepare for your DuVine bicycle trip is to spend some time on the saddle. We understand that you might be limited in the amount of riding you can do, but try to engage in some type of cardiovascular activity. As you prepare for your trip, try to bicycle some hills and some flat stretches - the kind of terrain that you will find on your Bordeaux bicycle tour. We have different options to ride every day, and of course great van support.

What is the average daily mileage in Bordeaux?

The average daily mileage is about 18 miles (28 km). There will be daily options for riding additional miles.

How should I pack?

Please limit your luggage to one medium-sized suitcase and one carry-on. Complete your DuVine luggage tag with your name, address and phone number. Try not to over pack; you will not wear all your clothing! A suggested packing list is enclosed.

Please inquire about our post-trip arrangements at Source de Caudalie Spa and Vineyard, Martillac (depends on availability at time of request).

Bicycle through the vineyards that have made Bordeaux wines the best in the world. Each DuVine day you will bike along lovely country roads to grand Bordeaux appellations: St. Emilion, Pomerol, and Margaux. At private tastings you will swirl some of the best wines, from exquisite Cabernets to dry Sauvignon Blancs. After a sunny day, you will dine like a real gourmand with a glass of Bordeaux. If you are still thinking about the real world - exhale and enjoy your last day at our exclusive Bordeaux spa. Bike trip heaven.

The Trip

Day One: Coubeyrac - Entre-Deux-Mers

Rouse your palate with the region’s finest sparkling wine as we toast your arrival at Château de Sanse, in peaceful Gensac. After a bike fitting, safety talk and map review, we’ll spin alongside the Dordogne River on a loop ride through Coubeyrac. We’ll stop for a wine tasting in Massugas, a region once known only for sweet white wines, but that is now producing delicious reds like des Chapelains and du Petit Montibeau. Back at the château, relax by the pool or take in the fabulous terrace views of the Gensac vineyards. For this evening’s dinner we’ll have a warm invite to the château table where our hosts will treat us to a savory feast with herbs, vegetables, and fruit fresh from their garden.

Meal: Dinner
Destinations visited: Gensac, Massugas, Coubeyrac
Distance cycled: 18.7 km / 11.5 miles

Day Two: Blasimon

After an outdoor breakfast on the terrace, we’ll pedal through the elegant towns of Doulezon and Ruch. Beyond groves of kiwi trees, elegant stone churches and charming French cottages, we’ll arrive in medieval Blasimon. A gourmet picnic by the abbey will rejuvenate us for more riding - through Mauriac, Listrac, and Coubeyrac – with stops along the way for photos and tastings. After an invigorating day of indulging your senses, a decadent dinner at the Château de Sanse will be prepared for you.

Meals: Breakfast/ Gourmet Picnic/ Dinner
Destinations visited: Doulezon, Ruch, Blasimon, Mauriac, Listrac, Coubeyrac & Gensac
Distance cycled: 34.8 km / 21.5 miles

Day Three: Gensac – St. Emilion

Today’s ride takes us through a number of small wineries and towns – Flaujageus, St. Magne and St. Christoph – where we’ll stop for tastings. Via historic Castillon-la-Bataille, we will arrive at the medieval city of St. Emilion. This breathtaking destination is home to an astounding monolith church that was carved by Benedictine monks out of a single slab of stone. Truly a remarkable sight! After lunching at the café of your choice (the main square has ample options) we will meet for “wine school,” where you will really develop your inner sommelier. End the afternoon with a café au lait and one of the town’s trademark macaroons, or stroll and shop along the cobbled streets. The next three nights will be spent at Château Grand Barrail, settled among St. Emilion’s picturesque vineyards. The Grand Barrail Lamarzelle Figeac is en exquisite example of the art of warm hospitality, and you will experience this in full form at dinner tonight.
Meals: Breakfast/ Dinner
Destinations visited: Flaujageus, St. Magne, St. Christophe, Castillon & St. Emilion
Distance cycled: 30.2 km / 18.7 miles

Day Four: Pomerol–St. Emilion - Figac

Delight in a leisurely breakfast, stroll the extensive and exquisite grounds of your luxurious accommodations, then climb onto your bike and prepare for a fantastic day of cycling. Famed for its wonderful green stretches and rich French farmland, the region is ideal terrain for biking. We’ll visit some of the most important estates in Pomerol, and enjoy a tasting at Château de Langet, where we’ll relax with a gourmet picnic. This lovely estate is the perfect place to see the process of making organic wine. We will then cycle back to the hotel where you can spend the day shopping in town or being treated at the spa. The night will be yours to dine at any of the outstanding St.Emilion restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast/ Gourmet Picnic
Destinations visited: Pomerol, Bertin, Montagne, Château Laget & St. Emilion
Distance cycled: 21.1 km / 13 miles

Day Five: Margaux & Paulliac

Today is a day off the bicycle! A morning drive will take us to Paulliac and Margaux in the Médoc region for a day of tasting some of the region’s most famed wines. We’ll see the vineyards of Margaux: the famous Château Margaux, Château Palmer, Château Lafite-Rothschild, and Château Latour. Today’s wine tasting extravaganza will be a truly an epic experience. We will return to the hotel by van and then cap off the week with an elegant dinner in town.
Meals: Breakfast/ Dinner
Destinations visited: Paulliac, Margaux, Château Palmer, Château Lafite-Rothschild & Château Latour

Day Six: St Emilion - Bordeaux

After breakfast, feel free to enjoy a final stroll around the grounds before
we drive back to Bordeaux, where you can say goodbye to the fabulous
region however you see fit.
Meal: Breakfast
Accomplished: Total Satisfaction!

The Trip At a Glance:

DURATION: 6 days/5 nights
PRICE: From US$3995

TO BOOK YOUR TRIP: Contact Chantal Farand-Viau by calling 416-617-4868 or via email at chantal@entre‑

About DuVine Adventures

For 14 years DuVine has been leading luxury cycling vacations all over the world. Their motto: Bike, Eat, Drink, Sleep encapsulates their commitment to cycling through beautiful landscapes, dining on the best regional cuisine, learning about local viniculture through wine tastings and winery visits and finally, relaxing in carefully-selected luxury chateaux and villas. This successful formula has produced some incredible brand loyalty. Over half the guests on each tour are either past travelers or were referred by a friend. As a result of this continued excellence, DuVine was recently rated as one of the world’s best adventure travel providers by National Geographic Adventure. Their guides are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and handle every detail so all you have to do is enjoy your vacation.

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