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Experience the beauty of St-Emilion by bike on this 9-hour wine-tasting tour from Bordeaux. Begin with a guided walking tour of this UNESCO-listed city, then enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the verdant countryside. Learn the history of St-Emilion wine country as you to cycle past famous chateaux, stop at a lovely vineyard for lunch and a wine-tasting class, and visit a classified-growth estate to sample fine local varietals.

Highlights

  • 9-hour walking and biking tour of St-Emilion including train ride from Bordeaux
  • Explore UNESCO-listed St-Emilion on a guided walking tour
  • Take a scenic bike ride through breathtaking St-Emilion wine country
  • Sample fine wine and enjoy a 3-course lunch at a family-run vineyard
  • View chateaux such as Petrus and Cheval Blanc
  • Learn about wine production and tasting at a classified-growth chateau

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group St-Emilion Bike Tour from Bordeaux Including Wine Tastings and Lunch

Small-Group Tour of St-Emilion by Bike

Meet your guide in central Bordeaux and drive to St-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the Middle Ages. Arrived at the village, collect your bicycle from a local shop. Your friendly guide will brief you on cycling safety and tell you about the famous wines of Bordeaux.

Next, hop on your bike and follow your guide to the first wine chateau of the day – a family-run venue located in the middle of a beautiful park in the heart of St Emilion. After you are greeted with your first sample of wine, sit down to a delicious three-course lunch in the gardens of the chateau or in the orangerie, depending on the weather (please see the Itinerary section below for a sample menu). When you’ve finished eating, learn about different wine-tasting techniques with a class that includes two glasses of wine from the chateau. Train your nose to recognize different flavors and learn how to analyze the color. Then discover more on a tour of the chateau and wine cellars.

Jump back on your bike and cycle 10 miles (15 km) through the beautiful vineyards of St Emilion and past many well-known chateaux like Petrus and Cheval Blanc. Make your way to a classified-growth chateau on the edge of St Emilion and enjoy a tour of the vineyards and the wine cellars. Learn about the winemaking process and how the grapes get from the vine to the bottle before finishing your tour with a tasting session of wines from the estate. All you need to do next is cycle back to hop in the minibus to return to Bordeaux.

This easy bike ride is a total of 9.5 miles (15 km) but you must be in good physical health.

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu (subject to change):

Starter
  • Charcuterie (ham, pate, dried sausage, chorizo)

Main Course

  • Roast pork or beef (cold) with a vegetable salad

Dessert

  • Chocolate cake
  • Lemon pie

Customer Reviews

sstegem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was an excellent tour. We were in Europe for 17 days and this was the best day of the trip. The biking was not too taxing. It was just right. The countryside was beautiful. The wine was wonderful and the weather was fantastic. Perfect day.

margjbarclay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This trip meet all our expectations and more. Gwen was a very knowledgeable, fun and friendly guide who quickly established a rapport with the group. Each Château guide was also knowledgeable, approachable and made us feel very welcome. We had lunch in such a beautiful setting with a very tasty five course meal served with two different wines from the Château. The tour was well paced and allowed people to stop for photos, gelato and an end of group drink. We appreciated the small group size and the personalised manner in the way the tour was led.

Håvard S. N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Competent guide, two very different chateaus ond tour of the village. Lunch was really really good. Bikeride charming and no bike experience needed

Stefano Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We really enjoyed the bike tour, the chateaux and chais visits and the walk at the gorgeous village of St Emilion. Our guide Yan is nice and knowledgeable. Chateau Siurac is amazing and the lunch in the garden was just perfect. We learn a lot about wine and the region. Highly recommended.

Sue W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My daughter and I took this tour and absolutely loved it! For an adventure to the countryside, none could be better. While we are not cyclists, we managed the nine miles well. Our guide was knowledgeable and most helpful the Chateaus beautiful. We did not know much about wine, but learned much on this most enjoyable ride through the French countryside. If you are looking for a day in the country, this is a great way to spend it. Wonderful company and guides!!

Mario E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was fantastic, and our guide was extremely knowledgable and fun!

The lunch was delicious and way more than I thought it would be. The wine was amazing as well, with the chateau selection showing the wide variety this area has to offer. Great tour.

Adam K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Berit was awesome!

MARK S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Clair Marie was a excellent guide/team leader. A wonderful day. Great organization, perfect riding and a remarkable lunch and hospitality at the Chateau Sirurac. Lunch turnout to upstage our magnificent ride!
A wonderful adventure and could not be recommended more highly.

Rachel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this tour! We got there very early to make sure everything was in order and were greeted by extremely friendly staff who assured us that we were definitely good to go. From there, the guide handled everything very well, even all of the little mishaps along the first few minutes of the bike ride. The chateaux were gorgeous, the vineyards were amazingly beautiful with the fall colors, lunch was absolutely delicious, and the wines were very enjoyable we bought two bottles afterward. We took a stroll through the small, medieval town after all of that and then got restaurant and wine bar recommendations on the way home. All around, it was an absolutely delightful excursion and my favorite part of my 2 week trip to France. Even my husband agrees, and he can be a tough guy to please! Bordovino is the best!

Teruki O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour!

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