Biking and boating: double your pleasure

Pedalling, drifting, tasting… what a wonderful way to travel! In southwest France, your Bordelais experience will begin in Arcachon, a charming town known for its gingerbread architecture – especially the Ville d’hiver (winter quarter) – and its Dune du Pilat, and will end in Bordeaux, whose port, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see. Between the two, you will rotate the pleasures of biking and boating. The currents of the Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers will take you toward the region’s many vineyards, whose famous names - Médoc, Blaye & Bourg, Saint-Émilion, Entre-deux-Mers, Graves & Sauternes, Bordeaux – will make your mouth water. You will definitely need your calf muscles and sea legs for this multifaceted adventure!

NEW Biking and boating: This style of travelling broadens your perspective of the region visited. The pleasure of biking along the route is enhanced by the breathtaking shoreline views from the boat. You pedal and drift, in turn active and contemplative, savouring the moment…

August 18 to 30, 2020 **
>  Price to be announced
** Book your vacation as of January 6, 2020
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 13 days / 12 nights
Level of difficulty: 2

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Day 1 - Arrival in Bordeaux and transfer to Arcachon (1 hr).
Day 2 - Round trip via Dune du Pilat (22 km) or looped route via ferry, Cap Ferret, Arès, Audenge (62 to 80 km).
Day 3 - Arcachon, Marcheprime, Pessac, Bordeaux (62 km).
Day 4 - Bordeaux, Libourne. (35 km). Boarding the boat.
Day 5 - Cycling, St-Émilion region (21 to 43 km).
Day 6 - Cycling, Bourg-Blaye region (25 to 41 km).
Day 7 - Cycling, Médoc region (42 km).
Day 8 - Cycling, (10 km).
Day 9 - Cycling Graves-Sauternes region (35 to 50 km).
Day 10 - Cycling Entre-deux-Mers region (27 to 46 km).
Day 11 - Landing and transfer to the hotel in Bordeaux
Day 12 - Free day.
Day 13 - Transfer to Bordeaux airport and flight back to Montréal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger, baggage and bicycle with Air Transat;
  • transfer between airport and hotel;
  • 4 nights in three or four-star hotels and 7 nights in a cabin aboard a boat (double occupancy);
  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 evening meals;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.

Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Bordeaux > Bordeaux/Montréal-Trudeau

From 10 to 18 cyclists, accompanied by our guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): 2020 price to come
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.