Medoc Vineyard Cycle
This self-guided cycle will take you through the impressive Medoc in the famous Bordeaux wine region. The West section of the Medoc is shrouded in light and sun, and the Atlantic Ocean and its beaches are bordered with an immense forest. The East, located on the side of the Gironde Estuary, offers views of the winegrowing region. Beginning on the “wine road” cycle past well known chateaux and through the winegrowing boroughs which produce some of the most prestigious wines in the world. You will explore the diverse landscapes of the Medoc, visit superb Romanic Churches in the villages, and discover some unique Gallo-Romanic sites. This journey which follows a mixture of bicycle paths through forests and flat roads alongside streams and vineyards, will allow you to discover the exceptional natural and diverse surroundings of the region. After each day's cycle you will be warmly welcomed in some of the regions best hotels and charming guest houses.
DAY 1 Arrive in Bordeaux and transfer to Pian Medoc DAY 2 Cycle through the heart of the "Medoc rouge" to Macau (40km) DAY 3 Follow the "Road of the Chateaux" to your vineyard guesthouse (53km) DAY 4 A circular cycle along the banks of the Gironde and estuary (40-50km) DAY 5 Through pine forests, vineyards and by the ocean to your hotel (60 or 65km) DAY 6 Taxi to airport or train station in Bordeaux, trip concludes
Daily departures from 1 Apr to 31 Oct
*5 breakfasts, 5 dinners *5 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes and maps *arrival and departure transfer from Bordeaux *hybrid rental bike including lock, panniers and helmet *emergency hotline