Boat & bike in Bordeaux - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Castets-en-Dorthe / Libourne
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    215-260 km / 133-161 mi
  • Distance per day:
    15-50 km / 9-31 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    flat to slightly hilly
  • Profile:
    separate mostly paved cycle paths and quiet side roads
  • Transfer
    transfer Bordeaux train station - Boat - Train Station possible, see ‘info/arrival’

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Boat & bike in Bordeaux

Discover the Wine Region - MS Bordeaux from EUR 999

The Tour

Boat & bike in Bordeaux

The famous wine regions Sauternes, Medoc, St. Émilion, Pomerol and Fronsac are located in the Arrondissement Bordeaux in the west of France, where the rivers Garonne and Dordogne unite and then flow into the Atlantic. The city of Bordeaux lies at the heart of the region and is not only a vibrant metropolis, but also a UNESCO world heritage site. This area is ideal for cycling and enjoying French hospitality. This boat and bike tour in Bordeaux region starts in Castets-en-Dorthe and is also suitable for inexperienced cyclists.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Bordeaux.

MS Bordeaux
 

Day 1 Arrival in Castets-en-Dorthe, bike tour 15 km/9 mi
Transfer to the boat from Bordeaux train station around 2 p.m. upon request. Short bike tour around the village.

Day 2 Castets-en-Dorthe - Sauternes, 35-50 km/22-31 mi, boat trip
This bike tour takes you through the Sauternes region, which is well known for its exquisite dessert wines. Boat trip to Cadillac.

Day 3 Cadillac - Entre-Deux-Mere, approx. 40 km/25 mi, boat trip
Famous vineyards and the castle of the painter Toulouse Lautrec lie on your path today. Overnight stay in Bordeaux centre.

Day 4 Bordeaux, approx. 15 km/9 mi and stroll through the city
Cycling along the Garonne is wonderful. The historical city centre, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, is worth seeing.

Day 5 Boat trip, Lamarque - Margaux, approx. 40 km/25 mi
Bike tour through the Médoc wine region, many options for wine tasting. Overnight stay in Bourg.

Day 6 Round trip around Bourg, 35-50 km/22-31 mi, boat trip
The wine region Côtes de Blaye is a true hidden gem, the fortress Citadelle de Vauban is worth visting. Overnight stay in Libourne.

Day 7 Round trip around St. Émilion and Pomerol, 35-50 km/22-31 mi
In the morning, you will explore the regional markets in Libourne’s historical town centre, then you will cycle through the surrounding area, which is protected as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast your boat and bike holiday in Bordeaux ends. Transfer to Bordeaux train station on request.

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Bordeaux.

Included in your package "Boat & bike in Bordeaux":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • complimentary coffee/tea until 4 pm daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and information meeting
  • on-board tour guide,  English-, French-speaking
  • daily cycling stage briefings
  • detailed travel documents (EN/FR/DE)
  • optional rental bike
  • optional Guided Cycling Package
  • optional transfers from/to Bordeaux

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 8-11 sqm (86-119 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • windows can be opened
  • individually adjustable air-conditioning
  • level-access beds
  • TV

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-speed freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer E-bikes if desired.

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    English-speaking tour guide
  • minimum number of participants 8, maximum 20 persons

Travel time 2018:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    14.04. + 28.04. + 12.05. + 26.05. + 09.06.
    07.07. + 21.07. + 29.09.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

  •   999 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck 14.04. + 28.04.
  • 1099 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck
             05.05. + 12.05. + 13.10.
  • 1249 EUR 2-bed cabin lower deck, further dates
  •   150 EUR surcharge upper deck
  •   300 EUR surcharge junior suite lower deck
  •   350 EUR surcharge 2-bed cabin, single occupancy,
              lower deck, 19.05. - 06.10.
  •   300 EUR surcharge 2-bed cabin, single occupancy,
              lower deck, further dates
  •   400 EUR surcharge single cabin,
              upper deck 19.05. - 06.10.
  •   350 EUR surcharge single cabin,
              upper deck, further dates
  •     75 EUR rental bike
  •   165 EUR e-bike
  •   120 EUR Guided Cycling Package
  •     50 EUR transfer Bordeaux-boat, boat-Bordeaux

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • The MS Bordeaux is berthed at Canal latéral à la Garonne.
    Optional transfer to and from the boat (has to be requested when booking):
    2 p.m. from Bordeaux train station, 9 a.m. from the boat, duration approx. 1 hour.
  • Arrival by car:
    to Bordeaux:
    Numerous guarded parking spots in Bordeaux, approx. EUR 80-135/week, no reservation possible, payable on site.
    to Castets-en-Dorthe:
    Free parking on public roads close to the jetty
  • Arrival by train:
    Bordeaux Saint Jean train station
    Langon train station (10 km away from Castets), to the boat by taxi
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Bordeaux Merignac
    "Navette Shuttle" Airport - Saint Jean station, every hour, duration approx. 30 min, approx. EUR 7,20
  • Embarkation from 3 p.m., luggage can be left from 1 p.m.

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:
As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.

The Tour
Info/booking
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