CYCLING BORDEAUX-MEDOC PRESTIGIOUS VINEYARDS (5DAY/4NIGHT)

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EVC06 Médoc prestigious vineyards 5 days–4 nights

From April to October

Bicycle ride through the Medoc and its prestigious vineyards.
“More than a million chateaux characterise the Médoc territory, whether they are historical domains, large production vineyards or family vineyards.”
Country where the Dordogne, Garonne and Atlantic waters meet to give birth to the biggest European estuary, this stay offers nature, culture, leisure, sports, conviviality and gastronomy; a wide choice of activities where everyone will make a good thing of it. Marshes, vineyards, forests, lakes, rivers, as well as picturesque ports, charming towns and villages, citadels, wine-growing châteaux and Roman churches make the landscapes of the South-West region unique.”
Roads and paths give you the keys to other landscapes.
You will cross the vast peninsula of the Médoc, some marshes, visit windmills and old fortified castle, superb Roman churches, caves and some unique Gallo-Roman sites. This journey with various landscapes alternates bicycle paths through forests and flat roads alongside streams and vineyards, it will allow you to discover the exceptional natural surrounding and diversity. You will be warmly welcomed every evening in 3 star hotels and charming guest houses.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to Le Pian Médoc.
Arrival at Bordeaux’s train station or airport. Taxi transfer to Pian Médoc and accommodation in a 3 star hotel. Welcome pack of the area and circuits awaits you.
The quality and the service of this hotel created a climate of peace and quiet which explains the “Grande histoire” of this traditional 18 bedrooms house with pool and over 2 ha park. Fine and gastronomic cuisine, with the specialities of the area and a wine cellar, containing several of the “grands crus” of the Médoc.
Dinner, night and breakfast.

 

Day 2: The chateaux’s road 40 km
Departing from Le Pian Médoc to Macau, the chateaux’s road goes alongside the Gironde toward Margaux, Saint-Estèphe, Moulis...wine and spirit houses are waiting for you.
The Médoc area is well known worldwide because of the name of every village and every chateau make amateurs and wine passionate dream.
One must stop in the little harbours such as St Julien in order to imagine that in times past, the “gabares” were rolling on the stream charged with barrels.
This chateaux road which crosses the Médoc is assuredly one of the most beautiful!
You will start your bike itinerary by crossing the vineyards of Margaux, Haut-Médoc and Moulis-en-Médoc with strolls among some of the most well-known Chateaux.
If you go on jaunt toward the estuary, you will make the most of this itinerary without any difficulty whilst encountering pleasant and diversified landscapes, whatever the season. This circuit will lead you to the heart of the “Médoc rouge”.
Dinner, night and breakfast.

 

Day 3: Reflection of the vineyards on the river 53 km
Departure from Moulis for a cycling day into famous vineyards, among the hills covered of vineyards and across the marshes that separate them.
You will also discover the history of Médoc through its remnants such as walking across the archaeological site of Brion in St Germain d’Esteuil, the Chateau of Castera, the Abbey of Vertheuil and the Fort Médoc built by Vauban.
The route will follow the “Road of the Chateaux” well known for their wine… and some Chateaux for their unusual architecture. You will go to Paulliac, the Médoc capital. Its 18 “grands Crus Classes” and its charming little harbour make this place an inescapable destination with glorious chateaux, from Latour to Lafite Rothschild. In the late afternoon you will be welcomed in a “3 epis” charming guest house located in the middle of the vineyards.
Dinner, night and breakfast.

 

Day 4: The lowland with the multiple facets 40 to 50 km
This part of the Médoc fascinates those who take the risk to devote themselves to its charms. The incredible landscape offers to the cyclist new sensations, which only the sailors have in memory. Easy journey across the vineyards and marshes along the little Médoc villages.
You will first go alongside the longest estuary of Europe. Wilder Médoc where fish and migrating birds find sanctuary. On the banks of the Gironde the scenery of tiny fishing ports remind the land of Camargue.
Some short stops are recommended by the banks of the estuary such as in St Christoly or La Marechale, small ports full of charms with their grounded boats. The lighthouse of Richard offers an outstanding view of the estuary.
Do not miss the visit of Lesparre and its monuments and the visit of “Les Noisettines du Médoc”, a small company made by craftsmen creating sweets with hazelnuts as a main ingredient, exclusively using natural products.
Return to your guesthouse at the end of the afternoon.
Dinner, night and breakfast.

 

Day 5: Taxi transfer to Bordeaux train station or airport.

 

Per person 5 Day/ 4 Night
Twin share $1273.48

Extra charge Electric bike: $30.02 per cycling day

 

Included:
The road book
Transfer from Bordeaux to the hotel on arrival
Transfer from hotel to Bordeaux on departure
4 nights Half-board in 3 star hotels and charming guest houses.
Transfer of the luggage at every step
Drinks (wine and coffee at dinners.
Bicycle (VTC)
Locks, reparation equipment, saddle bags, helmet, bar bag
Bike assistance

Not included:
Entrance fees for visits and wine tasting
Personal expenses

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