The vineyards of Bordeaux

THE VINEYARDS OF BORDEAUX


Departure from Bordeaux


Self-drive motorcycle tour


Length: 3 days


Day 1: BORDEAUX / SAINT EMILION (120 km)

Short formalities for bikes or cars delivery then road to « la Route des Graves ».

At the gates of the Landes forest, varied terroirs for a subtle variation of red, white, dry and sweet. Diversity in the prestige could characterize the wines of this region. Both powerful and robust for red, distinguished and delicate for dry whites, flamboyant for the sweet.

Continue on the N113 to enter the Graves appellation, birthplace of the Bordeaux vineyards, with its aromatic red wines and dry white wines, elegant and fleshy.

To see, the Water Tower-Belvedere built by Le Corbusier. An architectural curiosity.

Road toward Cérons, Barsac et Sauternes, famous sweet white wines appellation.

After Langon, you start "the road of Bastides" which takes you back to Libourne through appellations Sainte Croix du Mont, Loupiac and Cadillac
Crossing the vineyards of “Entre-deux-mers” (between two seas) to Saint Emilion.

Arrival in  Saint Emilion


Day 2: ST EMILION / ROYAN
(130 km)

It is "the road of the Coteaux" you take towards Blaye by the vineyards of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Supérieur as well as those of the Côtes de Bourg, Cotes de Blaye and first Côtes Cotes de Blaye.

Do not miss, to Blaye, the majestic citadel desired by Louis XIV and built by Vauban.

Then you will reach Royan along the estuary of the Gironde.

Opened resort on the Gironde estuary and the ocean, Royan is a place of popular resort since the 19th century for its sandy beaches and sunny weather.


Day 3: ROYAN / BORDEAUX
(130 km)

Direction "Route of Castles" by crossing the Gironde estuary with ferry, Royan - Pointe de Grave. Arrival in the Medoc.

Its exceptional terroir brings together the most prestigious Grands Crus de Bordeaux (1855 Classification) and many Crus Bourgeois, and castles to the most unusual architectures.

Crossing appellations Pauillac and Saint-Julien and many Crus. At Pauillac, "capital" of Medoc, discover the docks facade, landscaped promenade, where you can see the island of Patiras.

In Margaux, step to the church located near the famous Château Margaux, Palladian style.

Arrival to Bordeaux late in the afternoon and motorcycle drop off.

 
Starting from: 750 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)


For detailed itinerary, contact us.

Bikes available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Electra Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.

BMW: R1200 GS Adventure, K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, R1200 GS.

 

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