Cruise the Garonne & Dordogne Rivers and bike through vineyards on carefully chosen routes! The city of Bordeaux and its surrounding famous wine growing regions is the perfect setting for a bike and boat tour. The MS Bordeaux will be your floating hotel for a magical and active week; On board you will discover the region's distinct cuisine prepared daily with the freshest ingredient, combined with a wide variety of excellent local wines to enjoy during dinner or simply to sample at your leisure.
♦ Cycle through the world famous Bordeaux wine area
♦ Historic and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites
♦ Sampling of different varieties of Bordeaux Wine
♦ Architectural gems
Cycling Notes: About 230-275 km/ 143-171 miles by bike -- daily cycling distances from 30 to 50 km (18-32 miles).
Rated easy to moderate; The route is flat along the river and through the vineyards but there are a few long gradual hills as well as some steeper short climbs out of the river valleys. E-Bikes can be rented (extra option).
Tour bikes (included): 21 gear freewheel, Model: unisex, equipped with 1 luggage bag per bike
E-bikes (option / based on availability at time of booking): 8 gear pedelecs, freewheeling, Model: unisex (upon request women and men models), equipped with 1 luggage bag per bike
Special bikes, such as tandems, children’s bikes, etc, are available upon request
Please specify at time of booking your height, as well as your preferred type of bike.
✔ Accommodations on board for 7 nights
✔ 7 x Breakfasts, 6 x Self-packed Lunches, 7 x Three-Course Dinners
✔ Round-Trip Bus Transfers from Bordeaux train station to docking location and reverse on arrival/departure days
✔ 21-gear hybrid bike rental including panniers and map holder
✔ Helmets for adults (must bring own child helmets)
✔ Maps and tour information, one set per cabin
✔ GPS tracks available on request for pre-download to your own device
✔ Tour Leader that gives daily route briefings on board and is available by cell phone in case of emergency
✔ Welcome drink with presentation on day 1 and end of cruise cocktail
✔ Complimentary afternoon tea and coffee
✔ Daily cabin cleaning (change of towels on request)
✔ Harbor and lock fees
- Guided Tour Option (English-speaking tour guide who leads the bike ride, shares local history and culture): $185.00 (advance reservation required)
- GPS Device with downloaded tracks: 100 Euros deposit that is returned to you at the end of the tour (advance reservation required)
- E-Bike rental: $110.00
- Special Diet Request (GF, Dairy free), payable on board: 60 Euros
❌ Drinks on board: The boat will have a large selection of wine from the various regions available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle.
If you purchase wine off the boat and wish to drink it on board, there is a corkage fee of 10 Euros. Wine is allowed in the lounge, restaurant, and on deck. Wine is NOT allowed in cabins
❌ Child Helmets (French law now mandates that children under the age of 12 must wear helmets)
❌ Entrance fees, excursions, wine tastings
❌ Trip Cancellation & Travel insurance
❌ Overseas air transportation to Paris and return
❌ Transportation from Paris to the pick up point in Bordeaux and return
❌ Personal expenses
❌ Gratuities are not included. Tipping is entirely discretionary if you are fully satisfied with the level of service.