Vineyard south west of France-Sauternes-Loupiac
Portrait of basque horse Pottok eating grass in Basque Country, France
Two Backroads' guests biking on path
Hikers on trail on Backroads' trip
Adour River, Les Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, Europe
Four people on beach with surfboards
Beach in Hossegor, France
Purple grapes on the vine
Wave crashing on rocks in Capbreton Landes, France
Two Backroads' guests biking on path
Woman drinking Rose wine
Moliets beach aerial view in Landes, France
Backroads' guest biking past vineyards.
Case of white wine
Backroads' guest pouring red wine into a glass
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Bordeaux to Biarritz Multi-Adventure Tour

French Wine Country & Atlantic Seaside Chic

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $6,199 - $6,499 pp dbl occ

($1,500 for sgl occ)

Western France has a different face for everyone. From the elegant, along the château-laced roads of Bordeaux’s Left Bank wine country. To the adventurous, where surfers tackle the waves and scale the dunes on windy beaches. To the wild, where the green mountains of Basque Country are raked by the sea. It’s the locals’ summer vacation playground. Want to find out why? Come play. C'est magnifique.

France Bordeaux to Biarritz Multi-Adventure Tour
France Bordeaux to Biarritz Multi-Adventure Tour


Start Bordeaux / End Biarritz

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


  • Spin through a sea of vineyards outside of Bordeaux and along the wooded Vélodyssée coastal bike path in les Landes 
  • Pamper yourself at plush retreats, including a genteel 20s-style beach lodge and the spa resort that launched Caudalie  
  • Peek behind the scenes at renowned wineries with tours and tastings, each perfectly paired with exquisite landscapes
  • Discover France’s surf-happy Atlantic coast with its delightful landscape of lush forests, secret coves, capes and dunes


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

Beautiful Bordeaux says bienvenu with a ride through the rolling vine-covered hills of the Sauternes and Graves AOCs | Pair local wines with amuse-bouches and caviar | Culture meets nature on a unique woodland trail linking interactive art exhibits | Indulge in a signature Caudalie spa treatment at our resort or take the afternoon off to shop the streets of Bordeaux | Tour the cellars and try the vintages at world-renowned Château Smith Haut-Lafitte, home to the crème de la crème of French wine. 

Exterior view of Les Sources de Caudalie
Les Sources de Caudalie
| Premiere Hotel

This spa resort, set right on the Château Smith Haut-Lafitte wine estate, features local mineral spring water and products from the made-in-house Caudalie beauty line. (pool, spa) 

Day 3

Enjoy a full day of car-free riding along France’s coastal Vélodyssée bike path, which runs for 800 miles down the country’s western edge | Cycle beneath groves of shady pines and through relaxed French surf towns | Enjoy the fresh modern cuisine celebrated in these healthy-chic beach communities | Watch the sun set over the coastal lagoon of Lake Hossegor. 

Exterior view of Les Hortensias du Lac
Les Hortensias du Lac
| *Casual Plus Hotel

Imagine an alternate timeline where there was such thing as an “old-world surf lodge,” and this breezy Hamptons-esque retreat would be it. (pool, spa) 

Days 4-6

Take to the waves at Cap Breton, a popular surf spot watched over by wild bluffs | Explore the wooded coastline as you hike the gorgeous Path of Nine Churches | Discover the endless enchantments of Basque country | Sample delicacies like small-batch Bayonne ham and Espelette peppers | Try your hand at pelote basque, the local racquetball-like village sport | Hike through pastures and forest in the Pyrenees Mountains and catch a glimpse of the area’s wild Pottok ponies | Savor dinner overlooking the lily-covered Lac de Brindos | Say farewell to new friends and extend your holiday in glittering beachside Biarritz.

Exterior view of Hôtel Brindos
Hôtel Brindos
| Premiere Hotel

This ivy-draped manor, set on a woodland lake, offers luxury with both old-world and modern touches, from its floating patios to its on-site chocolaterie. (spa) 

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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.

Route notes

The hiking terrain on this trip includes coastal paths, rocky mountain trails and fire roads, with mostly gentle inclines as well as a few steeper climbs. Biking routes follow a combination of small roads shared with car traffic and bike paths, and are mostly gentle with a few short climbs.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 11 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 24 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 12 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 14 miles | 900 ft. gain
Wine Tasting & Cellar Tour (1 hour)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 100 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 19 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 46 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Day 4
at Cap Breton (2 hours & tide dependent)
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 5
Pelote Basque (1 hour)
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 9 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 6
Biarritz Guided Tour | 3 miles | 300 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

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 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

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Limited & Fixed Menus

On many nights, the gourmet restaurants where we dine offer specially prepared limited or fixed menus featuring a delicious selection of authentic regional cuisine.

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