Located in southwestern France, the Bordeaux region abounds with history, culture and scenic beauty. Take a city tour of the region's capital, Bordeaux, or venture into the viticultural landscapes for a guided bike tour of prestigious châteaux with wine tastings included.
The capital city, Bordeaux, dates back to the 3rd century BCE, when it was founded by the Celts. The region has always been an important center of commerce thanks to its strategic location on the Garonne River, and a wealth of this rich past survives in the historic forts, cathedrals and ports that attract millions of tourists every year.
There’s a venerable tradition of viticulture here too, with the first vines planted by Romans in the 2nd century CE. Today, the region proudly produces some of the finest and most expensive wines in all of Europe. Cycle into the countryside on a bike tour and explore the region’s wine making industry. Visit a few of the region’s 8,000 vineyards, and learn how each estate’s terroir differs from its neighbor, producing an endless variety of delicious wines.
As you ride along, you may spot a turret or two peeping above the cascading, sun-drenched vines. This will be one of the region’s many châteaux, most of which boast their own wine estate. A day tour offers the opportunity to visit these stately residences that combine local history and luxurious libations. Whether you're looking to explore the region’s historic highlights or indulge in its vibrant viticulture, there's no better way than by bicycle!