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 ENTRE-DEUX-MERS   [ 5 nights - 195km - 121 Miles ]

 Vineyards, bastides, abbeys and small pictoresque towns

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« A discovery of exceptional vineyards and a rich historical heritage »

Day 1 -> Bordeaux (0 Km - 0 Miles)
According to your means of transport and your arrival time in Bordeaux, we will take you to your first accommodation. We will provide you with all necessary documents and equipment in order to start your stay in the best possible conditions. On your first evening, you will enjoy the magnificent city of Bordeaux and dine in the restaurant of your choice.

Day 2 -> Bordeaux - Cron (30 Km - 19 Miles)
The low mileage of this day will allow you to appreciate Bordeaux before taking off to Cron, the first stage of your journey. You will leave Bordeaux by crossing the Garonne river and following it along the right bank. You will pass some carrelets, small fishing huts on stilts, typical of the Gironde estuary. You will join the cycle path Roger Lapbie and continue your journey through Entre-deux-Mers vineyards. On the way you can get off the track to discover the region's small villages.

Day 3 -> Cron - Saint Macaire (45 Km - 28 Miles)
This day will take you to Saint-Macaire, a charming medieval town. As you cycle through the vineyards, you will be surrounded by magnificent landscapes. The Entre-Deux-Mers' rolling hills are sometimes quite steep and will not be an easy conquest! However, the pleasure of taming them will be all the greater. You will delight in discovering the bastide of Cadillac and its castle as well as the caves with fossilized oysters in Sainte-Croix-du-Mont. You will also appreciate the Verdelais Basilica and cemetery with the painter Toulouse-Lautrec's tomb and Malagar, the summer house now converted to a museum of Franois Mauriac laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. The circuit of today will no doubt be one of your journey's unforgettable experiences.

Day 4 -> Saint Macaire - Castillon-la-Bataille (50 Km - 31 Miles)
You will cycle through the Entre-Deux-Mers region to join the banks of the Dordogne and Castillon-la-Bataille, a charming little town well-known for the battle which marked the end of the Hundred Years' War (1453). But before that, the itinerary we suggest will take you to the Chteau Malrom, where the famous painter Toulouse-Lautrec died in 1901 at the age of 36, then to the lovely fortified town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne. You can visit the Saint Nicolas Abbey in Blasimon, and in Rauzan the Clestine Cave and the castle. Of course, you can also indulge in some winetasting on one of the many estates that you will find on your way. Yet another breathtaking day!

Day 5 -> Castillon-la-Bataille - Bordeaux (55 Km - 34 Miles)
Before you reach Bordeaux, the final destination of your trip, we suggest you visit Saint-Emilion, the famous medieval city known worldwide for its wine, its monolithic church, narrow cobbled lanes, and the King's Tower which provides a bird's eye view over the region. But before you get there, you could even visit the little known caves at Chteau Ferrand, an interesting detour across the magnificent countryside of the Saint Emilion area. Your journey will then continue towards Libourne, an ancient bastide at the confluence of the Isle and the Dordogne rivers which is undoubtedly worth a stop. On your way to Bordeaux you will pass by the castle of Vayres, a prestigious historical building with gardens classified as "Remarkable Gardens of France". You will arrive in Bordeaux from the right bank of the Garonne which you will cross by the new elegant vertical lift bridge Chaban-Delmas. So you have the prospect of a sumptuous arrival thus ending your day in a most wonderful way.

The price indicated includes all taxes and is per person
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 - From 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017
From 747 € TTC
 - From 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017
From 799 € TTC
 - From 1 September 2017 to 31 October 2017
From 747 € TTC
 
 
Our offer fully covers the following :
  • 5 Accomodation in 2- and 3-star hotels or guest houses/B&Bs (based on double occupancy )
  • 3 Dinners
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • Circuit pack :
           - Itineraries
           - Map
  • Tourist documentation
  • Rent of a fully equipped bicycle for the whole duration of the trip
  • Bikes with the following equipment
           - Two waterproof rear panniers
           - Pump (per two)
           - Bike computer
           - Tyre repair kit (per two)
           - 4-digit combination lock
  • Basic head and tail lights
  • Field assistance in less than 3 hours if necessary
  • 24-hour hotline
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel (one item of luggage per person)
  • Transfer from your arrival point to your first accomodation
  • Transfer from the end of your circuit to your departure point
Our offer doesn't cover the following :
  • Dinners in Bordeaux
  • Entrance fees, site visits and possible wine-tastings
  • Optional insurances (Trip Cancellation, Complementary and Multirisk Insurances)
  • We recommend you come with your own head gear. However, helmets will be available as optional extras at an additional cost charge of 20 euros. Once purchased, these become your personal property for obvious hygiene reasons.
  • Single room on request for an extra charge of 30 euros per night
  • Lunches are on your own, so you have a maximum flexibility in your day.

All our bikes are new

Three frame models, one for men and two for ladies

The rear panniers are waterproof - Capacity of 30 litres



We select our accommodations according to the following criteria:
  • The proximity of the circuit
  • The quality of their services
  • The quality of welcome
  • Given the high demand during some periods of the year, we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible
            
    
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A discovery of exceptional vineyards and a rich historical heritage

This circuit will take you from Bordeaux to the regions of Entre-deux-Mers (literally 'between two seas') and Libourne where you will be plunged into local history. Your day's menu will be seasoned with majestic castles (Cadillac, Malrom, Rauzan, Veyres) and abbeys (Sauve-Majeur, Blasimon). You will explore the medieval cities of Saint Emilion and Saint Macaire along with the old fortified towns of Cron, Sauveterre-de-Guyenne and Libourne; all this surrounded by world-famous vineyards and wine chteaux. Your tour will end in Bordeaux, where you can extend your stay if you wish.

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