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Bordeaux Bike Tours


One of Europe’s most cycle-friendly cities, pedal between the impressive architecture, historical landmarks and wine bars on a Bordeaux cycling holiday. There are stunning Gothic and neoclassical buildings including the Grosse Cloche, Palais Rohan and Bordeaux National Opera. Don’t miss the modern masterpiece, the Cité du Vin museum, with its aluminium exteriors that mirror a swirling wine glass.

Oenophiles can cycle between some of the best vineyards in France on our self guided bike tours in Bordeaux. Taste world-class red wine in Saint-Émilion, sweet white wine in Sauternes and dry white wines in Entre Deux Mers. The best time to visit the wineries are between the months of May to early September, before the Autumn harvest. Pair a visit to the vineyards with a trip to Arcachon, famous for its oyster production on your bike tour. The oysters are perfectly complemented with a Sauvignon Blanc from the Bordeaux region.

Want to find out more about how it all works on our Bordeaux cycling holidays? Call our cycle experts to find out more about the region.

Why Book With Us?

  • 40 years' creating tailor-made holidays
  • Crafted by experts who love cycling
  • Boutique hotels and gourmet dining
  • Local support in destination
  • Luggage transferred between your hotels
  • Fully serviced hybrid and e-bikes
  • ABTA & ATOL protected

Our Top Tours in Bordeaux

Discover prestigious vineyards and enjoy the wonderful cycle paths of Bordeaux. Our cycle experts have hand crafted these leisurely tours for perfect pedalling and exceptional experiences. Explore this wonderful region by bike and discover its charm and beauty for yourself.

Our Top Accommodation in Bordeaux

Explore our boutique and hand-picked accommodation in this wonderful region. Rest assured you’ll sleep like royalty on our leisurely cycle tours.

Bordeaux wine region: Margoux

Things to Do in Bordeaux

Food and wine on a Bordeaux cycling holiday

Food & Wine

Renowned for its fine wines and known as the wine capital of the world, the region has 7,000 wineries with 90% of them producing a Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The region does also produce both sweet and dry white wine, albeit in smaller quantities. Once a popular beachside retreat for wealthy Parisians in the 19th and 20th centuries, cycle along Arcachon’s bay where the 26 oyster farms produce 10,000 tonnes of oysters each year. Then pick up picnic supplies at the morning market each Tuesday to Friday in Place Abel Surchamp and Rue Montesquieu.

Bordeaux Wine Region
Bordeaux Cycling holidays

Historical Sights

An amazing 1,810 hectares of Bordeaux has UNESCO status. Cycle along the wide boulevards and past the neoclassical architecture in this bike-friendly city. Once a Benedictine monastery that was an important stop for pilgrims, the Romanesque Abbey de la Sauve-Majeure was repurposed as a prison during the French Revolution. Carved out of the hillside in the 12th century and painted in the 14th, the Saint-Émilion monolithic church’s three naves sit beneath a 68m bell tower. Take a break from cycling to climb to the top for endless views of the countryside and grapevines.

Bustling Bordeaux’s Best Sights
Cycling for Softies Experts: Steven


Head of Cycling
What our experts say

Bordeaux is famed for its delicious wines, gorgeous vineyards and bike-friendly city. Much of the region’s terrain is very gentle, making it an ideal place to enjoy taking in the sights from the saddle.

Cycling Tours in Bordeaux

FAQs About Our Bordeaux Cycling Holidays

Thousands of tourists each year decide to go cycling in Bordeaux. It was ranked the 6th most bike-friendly city in the world by the Copenhagenize cycle publication. It’s suitable for all levels of cyclist and a great way to get around the city.

The Cycling for Softies tours to Bordeaux run from April to October. We run our tours this time of year because of the good weather conditions. In addition, landmarks, shops and accommodation are all open during this time.

Our expert team will make your Bordeaux cycling holiday as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.

Our cycling tours in Bordeaux are curated for easy riding which makes it very inclusive for any level of cyclist joining the trip. The terrain isn’t tricky and the distances are very manageable. There are plenty of stops too. Our Bordeaux cycling tours are self guided so you can cycle at your own pace.

We Can Tailor-make
a Holiday to Suit You…

We have a team of experts on hand to help you choose the perfect holiday. From a luxury cycling holiday weekend in Tuscany to a big adventure in through the Loire Valley, we’re whatever you want your holiday to be.