Cy­cle around the vine­yards

Bordeaux Wine Trip - - Bordeaux Wine Routes -

Be­tween two château tours, dis­cover the ex­cep­tional her­itage of the “Tus­cany of the Gironde” by bike, tak­ing the large Canal des 2 Mers à vélo cy­cling route that links the At­lantic to the Mediter­ranean. To or­gan­ise your cy­cling ex­cur­sions, visit Sta­tion Vélo in Créon www.le­p­ointre­laisvelo-creon.com (open ev­ery day from April to Oc­to­ber, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm) which also of­fers “Happy Cy­c­los Hours” through­out the sum­mer.

Walk­ing with Bac­chus

Ex­plore the nat­u­ral wealth of Bordeaux’s hin­ter­lands. This cy­cling­tourism es­cape into na­ture sat­is­fies the five senses, tak­ing you to meet wine­mak­ers, tast­ing their wines, ad­mir­ing their land­scapes and dis­cov­er­ing their an­ces­tral savoir-faire. The routes take you down the calm lit­tle roads of the En­tre-deux-mers- per­fect for cy­cling- head­ing to­wards the most beau­ti­ful view­points of the Gironde depart­ment. With the cy­cling and these breath­tak­ing views, you’ll be us­ing up plenty of oxy­gen! 106€ per per­son, 2 days – 1 night Book­ings: re­cep­[email protected]­tre­deuxmers.com www.en­tre­deuxmers.com

Get your head­lamp out

Head un­der­ground into Ce­les­tine Cave (la Grotte Céles­tine) at Rauzan. Take a 45-minute cav­ing tour, 13m be­low into the depths of the qua­ter­nary era. www.grot­te­celes­tine.jimdo.com

Scared? No way!

First time in the air at La Réole Af­ter vis­it­ing La Réole, a Town of Art and His­tory (www.lare­ole. fr) (in July and Au­gust there will be the­atri­cal tours on Thurs­day af­ter­noons in the com­pany of Dame Loïse or Pey) (Tourist Of­fice +33 (0)5 56 61 13 55), make your way to the aero­drome to try a sky­dive in tan­dem, the most fun and the safest way to in­tro­duce your­self to the art of free-fall­ing (www.para­chute-gironde.fr). Or maybe you want to try a paramo­tor (www.paras­cen­dance.fr) and fly bliss­fully over the su­perb land­scapes of En­tre-deux-mers.

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