Mont Blanc Ascent

Firstly may I just say I absolutely loved the Mont Blanc trip, and when talking to the other climbers who had gone with other agencies, our trip had the best mix of mountain huts, walks and training, so thank you, it really was superb.

J Kamming | United Kingdom
 
 

Bordeaux Bike and Barge

Combining the waterways and wines of the sun drenched Bordeaux region in south-western France provides the perfect base for an exceptional bike and boat experience. Set at the confluence of the Garonne River and the Gironde estuary, Bordeaux is one of the most prolific and famous wine growing regions in the world. Caressed by Atlantic breezes, the vineyards that cover the rolling hills of this iconic wine district have for centuries produced France's most remarkable wines. Appellations such as Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Sauternes, Médoc and Margaux have made Bordeaux wines the top choice for oenophiliac's around the world. As you cycle through vineyards and villages - and even a fortified citadel in Blaye - there are opportunities to visit many of the wine houses to sample their finest products. Each night you'll enjoy chef prepared regional specialties with fresh ingredients, whilst the bar offers a wide variety of excellent local wines to enjoy during dinner, or simply to savour at your leisure.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark mid afternoon at Castets-en-Dorthe, warm up cycle on the Canal des Deux Mers (15km / 9mi) (0ptional arrival transfer from Bordeaux)
DAY 2 Sauternes round cycle, cruise to Cadillac (35-50km / 22-31mi)
DAY 3 Cycle through the “Premieres Côtes de Bordeaux” winegrowing area, continue by boat along the Garonne to Bordeaux (40km / 25mi)
DAY 4 Visit Bordeaux (15km / 9mi)
DAY 5 Cruise to the Gironde Estuary, round cycle through the Medoc wine region with optional tastings, cruise to Bourg (40km / 25mi)
DAY 6 Bourg to Blaye Fortress and vineyards round cycle (35-50km / 22-31mi)
DAY 7 Explore the famous Pomerol and Saint-Émilion wine areas by bike (35-50km / 22-31mi)
DAY 8 Trip concludes after breakfast in Fronsac/Libourne (optional transfer to Bordeaux). Note: itinerary operates in reverse on alternating departures.

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Trip Code: BBU
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling Cruising
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Next Trip:  26 August 2017
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price: $2,350.00 NZD

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Options & Supplements*
Single Supplement NZ $ 510
Upper deck upgrade Supplement NZ $ 250
Junior Suite lower deck upgrade Supplement NZ $ 510
Discount for early season departure NZ $ -100
Electric Bike Supplement NZ $ 190
Guided Cycling Supplement NZ $ 420
H High Season Supplement NZ $250

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