The course :
Join us in the heart of the historic center of Bordeaux at the charming Place Raymond Colom, the ideal meeting point to start this magnificent bike ride.
On the agenda: Discovering Bordeaux together in a convivial atmosphere, lots of smiles and well-being.
Once equiped, ready for the adventure ahead, we will make our way towards the oldest door of Bordeaux, the Grosse Cloche (also known as the “Big Bell”) dating from the 13th century. Then we shall cross the Saint-Michel district, famous for its local market before quickly reaching the magnificent Pont de Pierre bridge to cross the Garonne river. This trajectory offers us a unique view of the “Port of the Moon” and its majestic facade dating from the 18th century. This will be the perfect moment to share with you the history of Bordeaux over the centuries.
We will stroll along the Parc des Angéliques (“Angelic Park”) and across the Garonne river via the impressive Jacques Chaban-Delmas Bridge to explore some of the city’s most important sites. We will discover the Chartrons district, the historical heart of the wine trade in Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine cellars.
We will resume our stroll along the charming Notre Dame Street. We’ll head for the beautiful Jardin Public (“Public Gardens”) and then the historic center, passing by the Quinconces esplanade and its monument dedicated to the Girondins, the Triangle d’or (“The Golden Triangle”), City Hall and the Saint-André Cathedral. Then we will go through the cobbled streets, pretty plazas (always animated thanks to their cafés!), and finally we will pass in front of the world famous Miroir D’eau (“Water Mirror”) before going to admire the second oldest city gate of Bordeaux and returning to our starting point.
The itinerary may vary according to the weather, possible city events.
The tour includes the rental of bikes equipped with baskets, the helmet, a stainless steel water bottle, a poncho in case of risk of downpour.
This bike tour with Jean-Christophe was absolutely a highlight of my trip! Everything about the process was a breeze, bikes were comfy, our route found some amazing spots I never would have seen otherwise, and Jean-Christophe really knew his stuff! Such a great way to be introduced to the city and get a little look into its history. 10/10!
Jean-Christophe is an amazing guide -- he helped us safely navigate throughout the lovely city of Bordeaux and was very informative -- he shared about the history and architecture, complete with then and now pictures, and also described more recent changes in the city. Jean-Christophe was very friendly as well. We would wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone (who can ride a bike ;-) ).
Jean Christoph was a wonderful host. This was the highlight of our trip and such a wonderful way to see all the beautiful streets of Bordeaux. Such a beautiful place!! Make sure not to miss this!
JC was a wonderful guide with great knowledge of Bordeaux. He is passionate about his city which comes across in his tour. He was very caring and considerate to everyone. I highly recommend his tour. Mary and Ted Dublin
Best tour in Bordeaux Jean-Christophe is the nicest man and the best tour guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly and tells a wonderful story of the history of Bordeaux. The bikes were comfortable and easy to use and covered a lot of ground with ease, the water, ponchos and little treat provided were a very thoughtful touch. We highly recommend these tours, thank you Jean-Christophe!
Bonjour Jean-Christophe! Thank you soo much for such a wonderful, interesting, fun filled morning! We both had a blast and it's been so fascinating to learn all the history of your gorgeous city! It's been the highlight of our trip, thank you! Thank you also for all the recommendations! Hopefully see you soon! Merci beaucoup!! À bientôt, Aengus and Sarah-Jane
Awesome Bike Tour with JC! Jean-Christophe was the absolute best. My wife and I wanted to do a bike tour when we arrived in Bordeaux, and we found this company online. I was in a rush to get us something booked, and accidently booked for a French tour as opposed to one in English. When we arrived, he was kind enough to do the tour in both French and English for us and the other couple who had signed up for the day. We had an awesome time, and saw a lot of sites that we otherwise would have missed without his experience and wherewithal. Plus, he is just a really awesome person and gave us recs on restaurants, bars, and more. If you can ride a bike, and you like to sight see, do this tour. You will not regret it.
A perfect tour! We loved it! I am so glad we booked this tour of Bordeaux! Jean-Christophe is a very knowledgeable and caring guide with great English. He showed us around and told us the history of the city and of various monuments. Our bikes were extremely comfortable and were easy to ride. Each bike has a front basket with a water bottle and a rain jacket. The seats are very cushiony and comfortable. The ride was very easy since the streets of Bordeaux are mostly flat and many of them have a special lane just foe bikes. We had a lot of fun on this tour and would recommend it to everyone!
Very enjoyable bike tour! Jean-Christophe is a very laidback tour guide with a lot of knowledge of the history of Bordeaux. As a family, we each enjoyed site-seeing Bordeaux by bike very much. And we are already planning a wine tour by bike with him as soon as possible when the restrictions are no longer there after the lockdown.
We had the bicycle tour on the hottest day ever. We started early and we were the only two who joined. Jean-Christophe was born and raised in Bordeaux so knows ALL about this town. He prepared it all very well. He even had bottles with cold water for us. And a nice sweet treat during a well-deserved stop. His English is perfect, so we could understand all the explanations about the city. He brought old photos, so we could really see the drastic chances Bordeaux went through. And all for the best, because it's such a lovely city, with a 'town feeling' to it. We were pleasantly surprised! We truly enjoyed this bicycle tour! Thanks again, Jean-Christophe! Also for taking pictures of us while we were cycling. ( and we still have your picture too ;-) )