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Bordeaux & Dordogne Bike Tour

Grand Wine Estates & Michelin Stars

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,699 - $6,099 pp dbl occ

($1,100 - $1,650 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.

Dordogne & Bordeaux France Map
Dordogne & Bordeaux France Map

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
  • 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
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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
Description

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.

Accommodations
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
Description

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.

Accommodations
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
Description

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 | Make sure to save some room for a two-Michelin-starred dinner paired with delicious wines.

Accommodations
Hostellerie de Plaisance
Hôtel de Pavie
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.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

July 2022
Jul 3 - Jul 8
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Jul 17 - Jul 22
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Jul 24 - Jul 29
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August 2022
Aug 21 - Aug 26
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Aug 28 - Sep 2
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September 2022
Sep 4 - Sep 9
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Sep 13 - Sep 18
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Sep 18 - Sep 23
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Sep 20 - Sep 25
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Sep 25 - Sep 30
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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
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
Other
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
Other
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
Other
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
Other
St-Émilion Walking Tour (1 hour)
Day 6
Biking
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! Read on for your available bike options for this trip. (click the arrow to see all available options)

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, 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.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

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.

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

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, 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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