Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Saint-Émilion, France To Trémolat, France

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Saint-Émilion, France
Hostellerie de Plaisance Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Meet in downtown Bordeaux and drive south to the vineyards of Entre Deux Mers, where you’ll set off on a delightfully verdant rails-to-trails bike path, stopping at a former train station for lunch. Cross the Dordogne to the right bank, then stop for an exclusive visit to one of Saint-Émilion’s most fascinating (and incidentally organic) wine châteaux. Stroll the cobbled Saint-Émilion streets to a fresh bistro dinner.

Day 2
Saint-Émilion, France
Hostellerie de Plaisance Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Explore the Right Bank, ancestral home of the world's best Merlots. and stop for a hands-on experience at a local family-run winery.This evening, get an insider’s look at the town’s monastic roots before exploring the myriad of dining options for dinner on your own.

Day 3
Saint-nexans, France
La Chartreuse du Bignac Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

This morning we set out from Saint-Emilion and embark on a day-long traverse up the meandering river into the Bergerac region. This evening, we’ll reconvene in the kitchen for a cooking lesson from our hotel’s gourmet chef, then savour dinner with the most peaceful of views.

Day 4
Trémolat, France
Le Vieux Logis Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Take a step back in time and explore the medieval castle of Beynac, then follow the Dordogne River down the "Valley of the Five Châteaux". Sip an an apéritif to gypsy jazz tunes.

Day 5
Trémolat, France
Le Vieux Logis Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Follow an expert through the prehistoric etchings and drawings of the Rouffignac cave. Shop for regional delicacies in Le Bugue and Limeul before a final-night send-off in our hotel's elegant garden.

Day 6
Trémolat, France
None Breakfast

Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and au revoir in Trémolat.

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Description

On this, the ultimate food-and-wine journey, we move from Left Bank to Right (facing downstream) on into the Dordogne Valley. We begin in Bordeaux, where the riding is as smooth as a Château Mouton Rothschild (you’ll understand soon enough). Then, it’s eastward to the Dordogne Valley, land of medieval castles, Cro-Magnon cave paintings and exquisite cuisine. Prep your senses for succulent feasts, almost daily wine tastings and some of France’s best biking.

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DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE CANCELLATION FEE

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