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Bordeaux: Historic Center & Chartrons District Bicycle Tour

1. Bordeaux: Historic Center & Chartrons District Bicycle Tour

We'll begin at our centrally located bike shop, where your comfortable Dutch-style city bike awaits. Bordeaux has plenty of bike paths and cycle-friendly areas that we'll take advantage of as we explore the city. From the medieval ramparts of town to the contemporary, bustling streets; we'll see it all! The excursion that I propose is unique and adapts to your needs and desires, whether you are with family, friends, or colleagues. This approximately 15 km bike tour is aimed at all the curious, young or old, local or tourists, who want to share a special moment in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. You’ll hear the guide’s personal stories about Bordeaux, along with all the historical detail about the city’s standout landmarks. Follow Monsieur Bacchus on a journey through time, between classic and modern history! You will discover the secrets of ancient monuments such as the latest street-art works scattered throughout the city, without forgetting the best gastronomic addresses and the most vibrant neighborhoods. Come learn the Bordeaux way of life and leave the stars full of pupils and flavors full of taste buds!

The Vineyards of St-Emilion by Bicycle

2. The Vineyards of St-Emilion by Bicycle

Ride through the famous vineyards of St-Emilion. Enjoy a day visiting two beautiful chateaux: a charming family run estate and a Great Classified Growth estate. What's more, discover the mythical village of St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while ambling through beautiful medieval streets.          If you like the Merlot grape, you will love the wines of this wine region! The itinerary is as follows:             10:15 am: Be welcomed at Bordovino’s Apartment in the center of Bordeaux. Start the day with a short drive to the St-Emilion region.        11.30 am: Tour the charming medieval village of St-Emilion which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.            12.30 pm: Jump on your bike and start pedalling through the vineyards. Arrive at the first chateau: a charming family run estate. Discover the property while walking through the vineyards and learning about the estate’s traditional way of making wine. Taste the wines and continue with a nice casual and chic lunch in the gardens (or under an arbour in case of bad weather).          3.00 pm: Back on your bike, enjoy sightseeing through mythical appellations such as Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol and St-Emilion and pass by prestigious properties of the region.      4.30 pm : Visit a prestigious Classified Growth estate of St-Emilion. Tour in the estate and learn about their winemaking process from the vineyards to the bottle. At the end of the tour taste their wines.           7.15/30 pm: Back in Bordeaux after a 45-minute drive.

Bordeaux Essentials: 3-Hour Bike Ride

3. Bordeaux Essentials: 3-Hour Bike Ride

Meet your guide in the city center of Bordeaux, just a few steps from Saint-Andre Cathedral. Get an overview of your day, and then embark on an easy going bike ride that will introduce you to all the elements that have made the city what it is today. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 for its "outstanding urban and architectural ensemble," Bordeaux also came first in the prestigious Best European Destination 2015 award, beating rivals such as Barcelona, Vienna and Rome!  Immerse yourself in the historic heart of the old city and pedal alongside the Garonne River before discovering old and new districts that have provided the city with its rich reputation. Get some local tips to make your bike ride one of your best memories of your stay in Bordeaux.

Bordeaux: Guided Bike Tour

4. Bordeaux: Guided Bike Tour

Join us in the heart of the historic center of Bordeaux at the charming Place Raymond Colom, the ideal meeting point to start this magnificent bike ride. On the agenda: Discovering Bordeaux together in a convivial atmosphere, lots of smiles and well-being. Once equiped, ready for the adventure ahead, we will make our way towards the oldest door of Bordeaux, the Grosse Cloche (also known as the “Big Bell”) dating from the 13th century. Then we shall cross the Saint-Michel district, famous for its local market before quickly reaching the magnificent Pont de Pierre bridge to cross the Garonne river. This trajectory offers us a unique view of the “Port of the Moon” and its majestic facade dating from the 18th century. This will be the perfect moment to share with you the history of Bordeaux over the centuries. We will stroll along the Parc des Angéliques (“Angelic Park”) and across the Garonne river via the impressive Jacques Chaban-Delmas Bridge to explore some of the city’s most important sites. We will discover the Chartrons district, the historical heart of the wine trade in Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine cellars. We will resume our stroll along the charming Notre Dame Street. We’ll head for the beautiful Jardin Public (“Public Gardens”) and then the historic center, passing by the Quinconces esplanade and its monument dedicated to the Girondins, the Triangle d’or (“The Golden Triangle”), City Hall and the Saint-André Cathedral. Then we will go through the cobbled streets, pretty plazas (always animated thanks to their cafés!), and finally we will pass in front of the world famous Miroir D’eau (“Water Mirror”) before going to admire the second oldest city gate of Bordeaux and returning to our starting point. The itinerary may vary according to the weather, possible city events.

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What people are saying about Bordeaux

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 203 reviews

We highly recommend this tour. Our guide (Flavia) was excellent. She ensured all bikes were well adjusted and was mindful of group safety on the ride. She also was very informed on the history of Bordeaux. It was a small group which worked well. We toured through the streets, along the river, through the park and over to Darwin, experiencing areas we would have otherwise missed.

Very good tour to get an overwiew of the city and its history. Very charming and entertaining guide; Riding the bike in Bordeaux is easy, because of the low traffic in the city

Flavie was a great guide! We did a 10:00am tour, so traffic was lighter. We felt more confident biking in Bordeaux after this tour.

A great way to discover the city when we arrived. Thanks to Loïc, a passionate and fascinating guide.

He was really knowledgeable about the history of the region and took us to some cool spots