Visit: Castets-en-Dorthe, Loupiac/Cadillac, Bordeaux, Lamarque, Bourg, Libourne (v.v)
Day 1: Castets-en-Dorthe
“Canal des Deux Mers” round tour (15 kms) - Level 1
Individual arrival and optional transfer from the meeting point in Bordeaux to the mooring location of the boat near the Canal des Deux Mers at Castets-en-Dorthe. You can enjoy a short first test bike ride around Castets, exploring this fertile region aptly named “Little Holland” with its walnut trees, kiwi orchards. In the evening, a welcome cocktail awaits you on board.
Day 2: Castets-en-Dorthe to Loupiac/Cadillac
Castets-en-Dorthe – Entre-Deux-Mers (27-46 kms) - Level 2
After a restful night on board, the first town you will discover by bike is the lovely Saint Macaire and its wonderfull gate and walls. There is an opportunity to visit the former residence of the writer Francois Mauriac as well as having your first wine tasting at a Château. Riding along korn and sunflower fields you reach La Réole, using an Eiffel style bridge over the river Garonne. This town is famous because in 1190 Richard Lionheart, on his way to the holy Land, gave the town hall building to thank the locals for their loyalty to the English crown. This historical place holds two castles, an impressive church as well as narrow cobblestone streets. To end the day, enjoy the bike path along the "canal de la Garonne" and its deep blue water, built in Napoleon times. You can either go directly back to the ship or ride to Meilhan-sur-Garonne and see the amazing scenery it has to offer. Later, sail along the Garonne River to reach Loupiac near the city of Cadillac.