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 whose key words are safety, conviviality, smile, comfort and well-being.
Once we get you fully equipped, you will set off on your adventure with a short break at the Place du Palais before quickly reaching the magnificent Pont de Pierre bridge to cross the Garonne river. The track that runs along the right bank offers us a unique view of Place de la Bourse and the “port of the moon”, with its majestic 18th century façade. It is the perfect place for us to start learning about the history of Bordeaux over the centuries.
Another pit stop on the left bank to discover the authentic districts of the city such as Saint Michel and its famous market, before heading towards the historic centre with its cobblestone streets and unforgettable animated squares, which are lined with many lively café terraces. Here we will see many historic monuments -the Saint Pierre square, the Saint André cathedral, and the Golden Triangle with the Grand Théâtre as a highlight.
From there, we head for Les Quinconces with its monument dedicated to the Girondins, the public garden and its peaceful alleys, a true haven for rest and relaxation right in the heart of the city, a meeting place on sunny days for Bordeaux locals since the middle of the 18th century.
We will then go to the Chartrons district, famous for its wine cellars, a district which has long been the heart of the wine trade in Bordeaux. As we begin to wrap our tour up, we will make our way over to the riverfront to enjoy the pretty stroll along the Garonne which will take us towards the famous water mirror on the Place de la Bourse. We then will return to our headquarters and finish the tour.
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.
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 ;-) )
Jean Christophe was a fabulous guide. We had a wonderful morning in a spectacular city. "We will be back" we kept saying every 10 minutes after another corner was turned providing yet another gorgeous building, view, encounter… The bikes are super comfortable and Jean-Christophes knowledge and obvious passion for the city was superb! WE WILL BE BACK!!!!
Super visit with historic insights! We loved Jean Christophe's tour. His explanations of the town's history were much better than for the average tour, the tour was beautiful and Pleasant. The canelet dessert was perfect. A fantastic bike tour of Bordeaux overall.
Jean-Christophe took my husband, myself and our two children aged 10 and 11 years on a fabulous tour this morning. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history of Bordeaux. The city is flat, very easy and bike friendly. It was safe and our children loved the freedom of riding rather than walking. The bikes are new and very comfortable, Jean-Christophe even took the time to send through a bunch of photos he had taken of us! The perfect way to visit Bordeaux with the best guide! Thanks JC.
We've just finished a wonderful afternoon tour with Jean-Christophe. We met in the heart of Bordeaux, a small group, 4 of us and 2 others. Brilliant new bikes, water and snacks supplied. A marvellous tour with history and many points of interest. Jean-Christophe is a passionate local, he gave us a tour for 2.5 hours. I can not speak highly enough of the tour, we often take a bike tour in cities we visit. This was the best!
Excellent tour with Jean Christophe who is very knowledgable about the history of Bordeaux and provided a good overview for me and my friend! The bikes provided are also the most comfortable I've ever been on a city bike tour... great start to our visit to Bordeaux!