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 HAUTS-DE-GIRONDE   [ 5 nights - 220km - 137 Miles ]

 Vineyards, citadels, historical sites

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« You will cross the Gironde estuary by ferry, discover the citadels and vineyards of Blaye and Bourg as well as the exceptional medieval town of Saint Emilion and its world-famous wine châteaux. »

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 - Blaye (45 Km - 28 Miles)
Before leaving to Blaye, you can bike around to visit Bordeaux. You will then head north and pass the splendid modern building of La Cité du Vin, inaugurated in May 2016. You will follow the banks of the Garonne and will quickly reach the Médoc region. Then you will take the ferry in Lamarque to cross the Gironde estuary to Blaye where you will spend the second night.

Day 3 -> Blaye - Libourne (50 Km - 31 Miles)
You will have an interesting day ahead of you on this trip to Libourne. As you follow the banks of the Gironde estuary, you will be cycling in the midst of enchanting surroundings. Take your time to appreciate the Blaye citadel, built in the 17th century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. You will then visit the restored Gallo-Roman villa of Plassac and the fortified city of Bourg, which overlooks the Dordogne river as well as many pretty villages all along the estuary. Vineyards will lie ahead of you as far as the eye can see, and if you wish, you can make a detour to the Pair-Non-Pair cave featuring prehistoric engravings. You will leave the Blaye and Bourg vineyards to join the rolling hills of Fronsac before arriving in Libourne, ancient bastide founded in the 13th century

Day 4 -> Libourne - Sauveterre-de-Guyenne (50 Km - 31 Miles)
Starting from Libourne, you will discover the prestigious "terroir" of Saint-Emilion and its 5500 ha of vineyards. Famous for its grands crus classés, Saint-Emilion is also a medieval city, perched on a hill and home to remarkable monuments such as the largest monolithic church in Europe, small steep cobbled streets and the King's tower which offers a panoramic view over the roofs and the vineyards. Your journey will continue to the historic city of Castillon-la-Bataille, famous for the battle that marked the end of the Hundred Years' War (1453). You will cross over to the left bank of the river Dordogne and take the direction of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, a charming bastide. As you cycle through the "terroir" of Entre-deux-Mers, you will discover Rauzan and its Celestine Cave and the bastide of Blasimon, its abbey and its preserved natural area

Day 5 -> Sauveterre-de-Guyenne - Bordeaux (55 Km - 34 Miles)
For the last day of biking and after having admired the old town gates of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne and its central square lined with arcades, you will leave this fortified town dating back to 1281 to follow the cycle path Roger Lapébie. Old railway stations and guardians' houses remind us that trains have preceded bicycles on this 19th century railway track! We advise a detour to La Sauve to admire the ancient abbey of the Sauve-Majeure (UNESCO). The majestic city of Bordeaux will slowly come into focus as you approach it from the right bank of the Garonne thus giving you the opportunity to discover the famous "carrelets", small fishing huts on stilts. Fishermen catch white shrimps, mullets, shads and lampreys, particularly appreciated in Gironde. You will reach the left bank by the Pont de Pierre, one of the city's symbols. Access to the city centre will be gained from the quayside which has recently been rehabilitated and offers a grandiose view of the city.

The price indicated includes all taxes and is per person
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 - From 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017
From 764 € TTC
 - From 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017
From 815 € TTC
 - From 1 September 2017 to 31 October 2017
From 764 € 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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You will cross the Gironde estuary by ferry, discover the citadels and vineyards of Blaye and Bourg as well as the exceptional medieval town of Saint Emilion and its world-famous wine châteaux.

This circuit will start from Bordeaux towards the Médoc peninsula. You will cross the Gironde estuary by ferry from Lamarque to Blaye, admire the citadels of Blaye and Bourg, discover small charming villages all along the estuary as well as vineyards as far as the eye can see. The features of this region, which is steeped in history include the Pair-non-Pair Cave containing prehistoric engravings, the restored Gallo-Roman villa of Plassac, beautiful Romanesque churches and chapels, the medieval town of Saint Emilion and its world-famous vineyards, the fortified towns of Créon, Sauveterre-de-Guyenne and Libourne to mention only a few. Your journey will end in Bordeaux, where you can extend your stay if you wish.

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