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Bordeaux & Dordogne Bike Tour

Grand Wine Estates & Michelin Stars

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. 

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $4,999 pp dbl occ
($1,400 for sgl occ)

France

Start/End Bordeaux

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

Highlights
  • 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
  • Pedal along the peaceful Dordogne River and past world-famous Bordeaux Grand Cru vineyards
  • Explore St-Émilion, beloved for its extraordinary monolithic cathedral, exceptional landscape and wines
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Itinerary
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.

Le Vieux Logis
Le Vieux Logis
Trémolat
| 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

Follow the winding river past farming hamlets and Bergerac vineyards brimming with ripening fruit | Bike to the 16th-century Château de Monbazillac | Enjoy splendid valley views while sipping the regional sweet golden-white wine, famous since the 17th century | Tonight another outstanding dinner awaits.

Château des Vigiers
Château des Vigiers
Monestier
| 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 picturesque vineyards as they appear majestically on the horizon | An oenologist at La Belle Échoppe 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 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 | Enjoy a macaron—the sweet and chewy cookies have been produced here since the 1600s | Make sure to save some room for a six-course dinner paired with delicious wines.

Hostellerie de Plaisance
Hostellerie de Plaisance
St-Émilion
| Premiere Hotel

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

Dates & Prices

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. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Biking
Level 1 | 6 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 1 | 13 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 17 miles* | 1900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles* | 2800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 3400 ft. gain
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Rouffignac Cave Visit (1 hour)
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 23 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 33 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 50 miles | 3000 ft. gain
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Château de Monbazillac Visit (1 hour)
Day 4
Biking
Level 2 | 19 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 2600 ft. gain
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Vignobles & Châteaux Visit & Tasting (1.5 hours)
Day 5
Biking
Level 2 | 18 miles | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 34 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 48 miles | 2700 ft. gain
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St-Émilion Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 6
Biking
Level 1 | 12 miles | 600 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Performance Road Bike

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. 

Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular 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.

NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

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—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

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, 5 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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