Experience

Wine and bike day tour in St-Emilion

149 € / adult

Discover the famous vineyards of St-Emilion by bicycle! You will ride along the vineyards and the famous chateaux of this region. During the day you will visit two chateaux: a beautiful family-run estate & a prestigious Classified Growth estate. In this region, Merlot is the king of the grape varieties!

  • 15km ride in the middle of the stunning St. Emilion vineyards
  • 2 beautiful chateaux (2 wines tasted at each chateau)
  • Visit the village of Saint-Emilion, UNESCO Classified
  • Lunch at the chateau
  • Friendly and professional guide
  • Transportation and bike rental
  • Tours in French and/or English

10:15am: Meet your guide in front of the Bordeaux Tourism Office. Look for the sign "Bordovino - A la française Bordeaux". Let’s start the day ! En route for a short drive in minivan and arrive in the vineyards of Saint-Emilion!

11.30am: Take an easy ride through the beautiful Saint-Emilion vineyards. Enjoy seeing some prestigious properties of the region as beautiful 18th century castles producing mythical wines!

12.45pm: Arrival at the first château: a beautiful and charming family run chateau located in the heart of Saint-Emilion vineyards. Enjoy a lunch in the garden of the chateau. After lunch you will visit the chateau: vat house and cellar. You will discover a traditional way of making wine!

3.00 pm: Enjoy a guided walking tour through the charming village of St. Emilion dating from Middle-Age and Unesco’s World Heritage classified.

4.30 pm: Visit and tasting session at a Classified Growth chateau on the edge of Saint-Emilion. Enjoy explanations about the winemaking process, from the vine to the bottle. Finish by a tasting of the estate’s wines!

7:00pm: Back in Bordeaux

You need to be in good physical condition to do this tour. Think about wearing good shoes (as snickers) and take a backpack Let us know if you have any health problem We provide you with water’s bottles

by Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

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Amazing tour!!
Hyerim Lee 02/20/2020
It was a small group when I joined. I like wine but I had no idea actually. The guide explained a lot of information about the wine and winery in Bordeaux from the baby steps. His explanation was so nice. Also, I asked everything I felt curious although it sounds very stupid, the guide answered well and kindly to all our questions. This tour is very useful because you can get information about wine. and it was fun, you can taste wine and some food for wine. we visited two wineries, we can try over two kinds of wine on both. it would be good if I can try upper-level wine in that winery we visited. but considering price, it was reasonable. overall, it was the fun, tasty, good, useful tour!
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Great Tour!
NOBUAKI NAKAJIMA 12/05/2019
it was wonderful experience for us. I recommend this tour to my friends and would like to join again, next time. Thank you!!!
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Wonderful
Claudia Pinto 11/22/2019
Quentin our guide was very nice and with good knowledge of the local history. The visited chateaux were amazing and St. Emilion village is beautiful. Excelent experience!
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Fantastic 1/2 day tour
Morgan P (Texas) 11/04/2019
We coupled this afternoon tour with a morning wine education class that we booked through Viator and the two paired perfectly together (FYI - apparently you can buy a whole day ticket that also includes the morning class through the tourism website, but we didn’t know this at the time. If you do that it includes lunch too. Several couples in our group did this). There were 8 people in our van and that is the max, and we liked the small intimate group for this tour. This tour included visits at 2 different “Chateaus”, one in Fronsac and another in St Emillion (our guide, Gideon, said the vineyards chosen vary by day with each booking, and they work with about 40 different top rated vineyards overall). The first tour stop gave us a tour of their vintage family home, the production facilities and an education about the region/wine making process; included 2 tastings. The second stop also gave us a tour of the original family’s castle like home and where the wine production process happens, but was slightly less “educational” than the first stop and more laid back which was a nice end to the day; included 2 tastings and yummy charcuterie board. The second stop also had a super helpful property manager who answered all our questions and helped us understand more about how to taste their wine as we sipped on a “classe” grade “rouge vin” and enjoyed our snack — we LOVED this guy almost as much as his wine. Then we finished the day up with about an hour of free time to explore inside St Emillion. Our tour guide Gideon was very knowledgable about the area and utilized the time driving in the car to share interesting info about the region and then how to navigate St Emillion at the end of the day. He also gave us a list of bars and restaurants in Bordeaux to try which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend this tour overall if you’re wanting the chance to see and taste a few vineyards and have a tour guide who is passionate about the region, and is the perfect balance of actually “touring” whilst giving an appropriate amount of free time to explore. I scowered loads of reviews for the various 1/2 day tours available and am so glad we went with this one. It was perfect!
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Wonderful experience for a couple of wine novices
Dawn Orlowski 11/04/2019
Our guide, Quinton, was very personable and quite knowledgeable. He gave us a nice overview of the wine making process from the growing of the grapes to the final product. We learned how different grapes and processing contribute to different “flavors”. We visited 2 chateaus and tasted 6 different wines of a few quality levels for comparison. Our guides at the chateaus were also very nice and informative. The side trip to St Emilion was a nice addition. The wine tasting instruction was very basic but this was perfect for our group of novices. If you already have a good base of wine knowledge, this is probably not the tour for you. However, if you are just starting out and want some basic info and an enjoyable afternoon, I would definitely recommend this tour. Booking was easy. Our trip was late Oct. 2019.
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Excellent tour with an excellent guide
Mogens Hallander 10/30/2019
Hugo, out driver and guide for the day, a very knowledgeable guy, took the small group of 8 turist around the region of Medoc. It became a very pleasant and informative afternoon with tastings of some interesting wines. We can highly recommend this tour.
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  • french
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Duration

8 hours

What's included

Visits and tastings at 2 chateaux

Lunch at the chateau

Tour in the medieval village of St-Emilion

Transportation and bike rental

Not included

Pick up and drop off at the hotel

Number of participants

We require a minimum of 2 participants to operate the tour. Otherwise, Bordovino will have to cancel the tour and offer a full refund to the customer.

Good to know

This tour is operated by Bordovino à la Française

Meeting point

12 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

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Enjoyable and educational
Katherine Dahlquist-Bauer 09/08/2019
The tour was a great introduction to the wines of Bordeaux. Our guide, Hugo, was very helpful and gave lots of great information and was always willing to answer questions. Lunch was incredible and seeing and visiting the wineries was wonderful. The trip was laid-back and relaxing. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to learn about Bordeaux wines and see some of the countryside.
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Not to be missed
Piotr 10/17/2018
Great tour. Jerome was a fantastic guide. Excellent option for everybody, even if you are not a wine expert. Many wines to try with a delicious lunch and some more in another chateaux :)
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everything's perfect
sunny 09/25/2018
our team has full of 8peoplethe day was sunny and beautiful weather we are so lucky cuz the season of grape picking has just started so we could pick grape and taste right there Adele who guided us was really kind and positive person I want to say thank you for great guiding at Bordeaux I really enjoyed this vineyards Bike tour of St.Emilion I never forget to spend lunch time with nice people beside chateau
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perfect day, perfect guide
clairelee 09/24/2018
i had a perfect trip to st.émilion! riding a bike to the village was the best way to enjoy beautiful ambiance. and our guide Vincent was really good in English and had lots of knowledge about the wine and village! So it was a very fruitful tour, learning lots of good things about wine and st.emilion. the lunch was really good too! its a little bit expensive but i can guarantee you that it will be the best choice to look around the village. it worth the money!!