Bordeaux Hike & Cruise

Self Guided - 7 Nights/8 Days

The region of Bordeaux, located in the sun drenched, south-western part of France, is the perfect setting for a hike and boat tour. Vineyards that cover the rolling hills of the region have for centuries produced France’s most remarkable wines. Appellations such as Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux have made Bordeaux wines world famous. The area around Bordeaux is also well known for its culinary specialties: the cuisine on board is outstanding and menus will include regional specialties, prepared fresh ingredients, include fish, seafood and cheeses. Your comfortable barge is your floating hotel for the week.


  • Bordeaux – the cultural heart of the region and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the house of Toulouse- Lautrec and taste wine there
  • The remarkable 17thC fortress of Vauban
  • Saint Emilion’s famous chateaux

Your Journey

Day 1 Castets-en- Dorthe

Embarkation at 3 pm. Time to take a short walk around the Canal des Deux Mers.

Day 2 Castets-en- Dorthe – Entre-Deux-Mers (17km)

Discover Malagar, residence of writer Francois Mauriac and Malrome castle, home of Toulouse Lautrec.

Day 3 Loupiac/Graves – Sauternes circuit route (12 - 27km)

Cross the Graves region, birthplace of Bordeaux wines and the home of prestigious wineries. Continue by boat to Bordeaux.

Day 4 Bordeaux city walk (12 km)

The walking route leads to the Golden Triangle, the Girondins Column, the Water Level, the Capuchin Market, the Saint-Michel Basilica, the Saint-Croix Church and many other interesting streets and squares.

Day 5 Margaux – Medoc circuit route (13/14km)

Choice of 3 routes in this most famous wine region with possibilities for wine tasting.

Day 6 Vineyards of Côtes de Bourg – Citadel of Blaye (12km)

Walk a route of endless vineyards punctuated with fairytale chateaux and castles. Cruise by boat to Libourne/Fronsac.

Day 7 Circuit route Saint Émilion vineyards (15km)

Libourne’s picturesque city square is lined with buildings dating back to 16thC. Visit the weekly market before starting a choice of 3 routes of the famous Pomerol and UNESCO World Heritage Saint-Émilion wine areas.

Day 8 Libourne/Fronsac

Arrangements end with a transfer to St Jean train station in Bordeaux.

Reverse itinerary operates every second week: Lisbourne/Fronsac via Bordeaux to Castets-en-Dorthe


Moderate with rolling hills. A good level of fitness is required. On most days there are choices for longer or shorter walks. If you wish to skip a walk, you can relax on board the barge.


Breakfast daily, 6 packed lunches, 7 dinners (3 courses).


Please note that pricing is in Euros

2018 (Low Season 14, 21 & 28 APRIL): €1,059 - €1,359

2018 (Mid Season 12 & 26 MAY; 20 & 27 OCT): €1,159 - €1,459

2018 (High Season 19 MAY – 13 OCT): €1,309 - €1,609

Single cabins on request - supplement cost.


2018 (Castets-en-Dorthe to Libourne/Fronsac): 14 & 28 April, 12 & 26 May, 9 & 23 June, 7 & 21 July, 4 & 18 August, 1, 15 & 29 September, 13 & 27 October.

2018 (Libourne/Fronsac to Castets-en-Dorthe): 21 April, 5 & 19 May, 2,16 & 30 June, 14 & 28 July, 11 & 25 August, 8, & 22 September, 6 & 20 October.


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