bike route offers the visitor the chance of starting at Bordeaux or
Bergerac. It follows many of the pre-defined bike paths along the
coast (in particular) and old railway lines away from the
coast. Apart from these super bike-friendly areas the route follows
river valleys with train support. The Garonne acts as a barrier to
the route and so we suggest using one of two ferry points to make the
crossing north of Bordeaux and a variety of new and old bridges to
is very significant in the area and we recommend you take advantage
of wine tastings ("degustations") and visit the the town of St
Emilion which is one of only two UNESCO World Heritage wine sites.
Accommodation is plentiful
but, given the popularity of this area, finding somewhere to stay at
short notice can be difficult in high summer.
The accommodation column below provides an indication of the number of
hotels or similar in each village/town. The first column in the table
shows the main route in blue, a short detour using the more southerly ferry is shown in green and red shows the detour to and from Bergerac. These same colours are shown on the on our Bordeaux map.
Few: 1 or 2
Some: 3 to 6
- Many: 7 or more