Those of you who are familiar with France, or have visited the country in the past, will undoubtedly have heard of the Bordeaux region.
Then again, perhaps you’ve heard of it because of its sensational reputation in the wine industry? Along with sun-drenched vineyards and panoramic views, Bordeaux is also home to some of the very best wines on planet Earth. So much so that it’s been appropriately titled ‘The World Capital of Wine.’
At Freewheel Holidays, we’re very familiar with Bordeaux as a tourist destination, especially considering some of the glorious cycling routes one can find scattered throughout.
We’re also familiar with how amazing Bordeaux can be to explore by boat, given the Gardonne River runs straight through the popular French destination. This is why a Bike & Barge cycling holiday in Bordeaux offers you the best of both worlds!
Here’s why you might want to consider this exceptional getaway as your next cycling holiday:
The Best of Both Worlds
As we just mentioned, Bike and Barge cycling holidays really do let you experience the best of both worlds.
One minute, you’ll be cycling down an idyllic country path in your dream cycling location. The next? You and your bike will be whisked up onto an incredible barge that will let you and your cycling party gently float downstream to your next cycling stop-off.
As well as getting to soak in any new sights and sounds you might spot en route, of course.
Our Bike & Barge: Bordeaux - Libourne cycling holiday will treat you to the very best barge experience during your travels, complete with scrumptious evening meals made from fresh, local ingredients.
Whether you’re a wine lover or not, one can’t simply travel to Bordeaux without at least sampling some of the unbelievable range of wines the region has to offer.
To give you an idea of the importance of wine in the area, roughly 60 million cases (not bottles - CASES) of red Bordeaux wine are produced each and every year and are enjoyed by millions across the globe.
This tour specifically lets you explore the world-famous Medoc wine area. This revered part of France is home to plenty of top-quality wineries, many of which you could stop off at for a tasting session if you’d like?
Not only this, but you’ll also find several examples of well-preserved castles and chateaux in Medoc, for all you architecture buffs out there. Speaking of which...
Amazing Architecture and Locations
While Bordeaux is recognised as an entire region in France, the city of Bordeaux always proves to be popular, too.
It may have all the elements of a 21st-century tourist hot-spot, Bordeaux has maintained the majority of its 18th-century buildings and architecture and stands as a monument to years and French styles gone by.
Many of the city’s cathedrals, including the iconic St Andrews Cathedral, are steeped in essential French History - St Andrews is where Eleanor of Aquitaine married Louis VII in 1137, who would go on to become King of France.
Then, of course, there is the bounty of unmissable castles and chateaux around the city and the Bordeaux region as a whole. Most of which have also been preserved with impeccable attention to detail in their design and construction.
If a Bordeaux Bike & Barge tour is sounding more and more up your cycling street, maybe you should consider booking very soon!
Hit the link above to find out more, or call 0161 703 8161 and let us help you on your way!