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Biking Vacation Bicycling Bordeaux & the River Dordogne​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 19 – 38 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
$3595
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
$2495
Pre-trip Extension:
Paris · 2 nights $395

Post-trip Extension:
Bordeaux · 2 nights $245
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Post-Trip Extension - Bordeaux

2 nights for only $245

  • 2 nights at the Best Western Bayonne Etche-Ona
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers
Bordeaux France bike tourMake your own discoveries during our delightful extension in Bordeaux. Meander from the city’s stately 18th-century heart to the quays along the Garonne River. Trace the history of the wine trade in this long-time center of world-renowned vintages. Take a local train from Bordeaux to the coastal area of Arcachon, where you might visit the largest sand dune in Europe, Dune du Pyla. Or embark a boat from the jetty Thiers to various locales within the Bassin d’Arcachon. For wine buffs, the famous appellations of Pauillac and Margaux in the Médoc region lie just north of Bordeaux. There are many vineyards where you can visit and taste some of the famous wines

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.

Single supplement: $145

Day 1 - Begin your optional Bordeaux Extension

After breakfast you have the day free to continue exploring. You may wish to join a local walking tour organized by the tourist office that passes some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of this grand city, or follow more of the self-guided routes.

Bordeaux boasts several world-renowned museums. You can satisfy your curiosity about wine by visiting the Vinorama, a wax museum with ‘talking' displays that chronicle the history of Bordeaux wine; or the Bordeaux Wines Museum, which exhibits the history of the city's wine merchants.

For art lovers, the Museum of Fine Arts has a vast collection from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Among the many works by French and European artists, you can see Delacroix's famous painting La Grece Sur Les Ruines De Missolonghi. The Museum of Modern Art exhibits contemporary works and often presents concerts or performances. The Museum of Decorative Arts features classic furniture, decorative paintings, and sculptures.

The Natural History Museum exhibits animals and fossils from the region. The Museum of Aquitaine chronicles pre-history to modern times. There's also the Center Jean Moulin, a museum dedicated to World War II's Resistance and “Free France” movements.

Day 2 - Independent exploration of Bordeaux

Today you may wish to board a local train from Bordeaux to the coastal area of Arcachon. Here you'll delight in a real beach resort atmosphere. Boats run from the jetty Thiers to various spots within the Bassin d'Arcachon. Or visit the largest sand dune in Europe, Dune du Pyla, just south of Arcachon. Standing at over 300 feet, a journey to the summit by stairway is a must. You might even see schools of bottlenose dolphins and porpoises playing offshore.

If you wish to visit more vineyards, try the famous appellations of Pauillac and Margaux north in the Médoc rouge region just north of Bordeaux. Many vineyards offer tours and tastings. Or stay closer to the city and take the tram line A to the botanical gardens on the opposite side of the River La Garonne.

Day 3 - Depart for U.S.

After breakfast*, transfer to the Bordeaux airport for your flight home. Please ensure you are waiting in the hotel reception area at the designated time**.

*For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast is served. 
 
**VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will be at your own expense. 
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