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Bordeaux & Dordogne Bike Tour

Grand Wine Estates & Michelin Stars

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,799 - $6,299 pp dbl occ

($1,650 - $1,850 for sgl occ)

Travel through time across the French countryside by bike. In Dordogne, swans and boats glide along the meandering river as you ride on shore. Quiet hamlets rest among walnut groves. Next there's Bordeaux, with the World Heritage site of St-Émilion. A grapevine-laden land graced with superb routes, noble châteaux and world-famous vineyards.

France Bordeaux & Dordogne Bike Tour map
France Bordeaux & Dordogne Bike Tour map


Start/End Bordeaux

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Embrace the perfect pairing—the Dordogne's rustic countryside and Bordeaux's renowned viticulture
  • Savor Michelin-starred meals highlighting the region's bounty and prepared by celebrated chefs
  • Bike along the peaceful Dordogne River and past rows of acclaimed Bordeaux Grand Cru vineyards
  • Explore St-Émilion, beloved for its extraordinary monolithic cathedral, remarkable landscape and wines


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Bike alongside the Dordogne River, passing picturesque medieval villages | Discover the lush flora, vineyards and fields of the Périgord's brilliantly colored agricultural regions | In prehistoric caverns, behold Cro-Magnon cave art depicting mammoths and other animals | Indulge in a Michelin-starred dinner created by distinguished chef Vincent Arnould | Find post-ride repose and top-notch hospitality at our Relais & Châteaux retreat.

Pool view of Le Vieux Logis
Le Vieux Logis
| Premiere Hotel

This enchanting manor house-hotel with idyllic gardens and a Michelin-starred restaurant was a priory in the 1500s. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)

Day 3

Trace the banks of the Dordogne on one of the most scenic rides of the week | Follow the winding river past farming communities and Bergerac vineyards brimming with ripening fruit | Enjoy splendid valley views while sipping the regional sweet golden-white wine, famous since the 17th century | Tonight another outstanding dining experience awaits.

Exterior view of the Chateau des Vigiers
Château des Vigiers
| Premiere Hotel

This grand château, set on the Bordeaux Route des Vins amid vineyards, dates back to 1597 and its restaurant boasts a Michelin star. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6

Take in views of lavish castles and neat vineyards as they appear majestically on the horizon | An oenologist at Vignobles & Châteaux wine school offers an initiation into the art of tasting—you'll learn how to recognize Bordeaux vintages by color, smell and flavor | Stroll through medieval St-Émilion, a beautiful World Heritage site and epicenter of French wines, before a visit to its underground treasures | Take a private tour of one of St-Émilion's Grand Cru wineries and taste their spectacular red blends | Bike magnificent and diverse landscapes, from ocher-hued stone villages to vineyards hugging the curves of the Dordogne | Enjoy a macaron—the sweet and chewy cookies have been produced here since the 1600s | On most departures, make sure to save some room for a two-Michelin-starred dinner paired with superb wines.

Aerial view of Hotel de Pavie
Hôtel de Pavie
| Premiere Hotel

In the heart of a medieval village, an exceptional and unique hotel with a two-Michelin-starred restaurant that exudes refinement and discreet luxury. A Relais & Château member.  

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 6 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 1 | 13 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles* | 2700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 3400 ft. gain
Rouffignac Cave Visit (1 hour)
Day 3
Level 2 | 23 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 3000 ft. gain
Château de Monbazillac Visit (1 hour)
Day 4
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Vignobles & Châteaux Visit & Tasting (1.5 hours)
Day 5
Level 2 | 18 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 2700 ft. gain
St-Émilion Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 6
Level 1 | 12 miles | 600 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package.
$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, all lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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