For many of you, indulgence in all that delicious French food and wine has to be offset by some sort of activity whilst on holiday.
We hear you! Which is why we’ve created this outline Active Discovery trip to the fabulous Bordeaux area of SW France!
We think we’ve struck the right balance between the indulgent and the active experiences. This programme will enable you to discover the region’s food and wine deliciousness whilst staying active at the same time.
As with all of our outline itineraries, this active Bordeaux trip is fully flexible. If you’d prefer more hiking or more cycling or maybe fancy including some river canoeing on your trip, that can be arranged.
Active Bordeaux experiences
Explore the UNESCO heritage Saint Emilion area on a guided bike tour of the vineyards with a wine tasting as your reward.
Discover the magic of pairing wine with artisanal chocolates in a fascinating workshop on a chateau vineyard estate.
Visit one of the largest underground quarry wine cellars in the area on a surprising sound and light walking tour.
Take your time exploring the renowned Medoc vineyards in a fun, self-guided, electric buggy guided by a multi media tablet.
Climb up a two hundred year old cedar tree on a vineyard estate and enjoy a special tasting of the chateau’s wines at the top.
Indulge in a classic French picnic, complete with fine crockery, under the magnolia trees of a chateau estate. Round it off with tastings of the chateau’s wines
Take off from a vineyard estate in a 2 seater plain for a flight over the Arcachon Bay. On your return, discover the owner’s vineyards visit and enjoy tasting his delicious wines.
This is an exceptional programme of unusual experiences that will enable you to discover off the beaten path in this beautiful corner of South West France.
A varied and interesting 7 day itinerary to discover the fine wine and rich gastronomy of the Bordeaux area with cycling, hiking and even an unusual tree climbing experience thrown in.
You want more cycling, hiking, maybe some canoeing on the Dordogne river or horse riding around the vineyards? No problem. Everything is possible!