Bordeaux Villages & Vineyards

Self Guided - 7 Nights/8 Days

The region of Bordeaux and Gironde in the sun drenched, south-western part of France is one of the most beautiful and famous parts of the country.
This walking tour is is set in one of the most prestigious wine regions of France. Trails are through a countryside of vineyards and wine villages with famous names like Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Medoc and Margaux. There are not only opportunities to taste world class wine but also to explore UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Saint Emilion and Bordeaux. Cross the Entre-Deux-Mers area to discover charming medieval villages and many wine chateaux which adorn the beautiful landscape till you reach the vineyards of Sauternes.
A variety of accommodation types will ensure a typical French experience from charming guesthouses and 3* hotels, to a chateau in the heart of the vineyards.

Your Journey

Day 1 Arrive Bordeaux and transfer to Saint Emilion.

Day 2 Saint Emilion vineyards (10 or 15 km)

Circuit walk of the UNESCO World Heritage area of Saint Emilion, that has earned this distinction due to its cultural landscape dedicated to wine-making.

Day 3 Saint Emilion

Morning visit to one of the oldest wineries, the Convent des Jacobins followed by a wine-tasting of 3 – 4 great wines. Afternoon tour of the extensive underground monuments of the city dating from Roman times, Transfer to a wine village in the Entre-Deux-Mers.

Day 4 St Martin de Lerm or Camiran to Caudrot (15 km)

The Entre-Deux-Mers lies between the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers. Walk on the vine-clad slopes above the Garonne Valley to the quaint village of Caudrot.

Day 5 Caudrot to St Macaire (10 km)

Walk from Caudrot to the medieval town of Macaire along the vines, past castles, and the estuary of the Gironde with its fisherman’s huts.

Day 6 Circuit walk St Macaire to Sainte Croix du Mont (8 or 16 km)

Circuit walk to Sainte Croix du Mont located in the heart of the are that produces sweet white wines. Return to Macaire and transfer to Sauternes.

Day 7 Sauternes to Barsac (15 km)

Walk on the left bank of the Garonne beside well-known wine producers such as Chateau La Tour Blance and Chateau Rayne Vigneau to Barsac. Last night is spent in an 18thC chateau.

Day 8

Transfer after breakfast to Barsac train station.

Terrain

Easy with some undulations up to 100m. Daily walks between 10 – 16 km.

Meals

Breakfast daily, 5 dinners.

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros.

2019: Double / Twin share: €1,105. Single room supplement €330.00

Schedule

2019: Start any day April to October.

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

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