We recommend looking for this sort of accommodation in this sequence:
- use Hotels.com
- look at the web sites of the villages you are interested in (see the table in our Bordeaux Bike Guide)
- Gites de France also offer Chambres d'Hote on their website - they are the blue dots when you get to village level on their map
- Google "Bed and Breakfast" or "Chambre d'Hote" plus the name of the Gironde town/village in question.
Bordeaux apartments & gites
you need to book an apartment for 3 or more days, probably a week in
high season, but for a family with young children this can be a great
way of enjoying the area. If you choose a gite close to where multiple bike routes coincide you can cover a lot of ground while sleeping in one place.
provide rural accommodation that is often of a very high standard. They are a good option for anyone wanting a peaceful, countryside base. Gites de France offers a comprehensive service covering the whole country but you can also book similar properties from the websites in the Bordeaux Bike Guide.
We are not experts on campsites but there are a number beside the Atlantic and along the rivers of the Gironde. EuroCamping offers campsites in all these areas. Other reliable sources of information are: