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Belgium and France - Bruges to Bordeaux - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Dramatic spires and bustling market squares of Bruges
  • Belgium’s cobbled climb, the Koppenberg, made famous by the cycling Classics.
  • A chance to ride through some of the most famous vineyards in France.
  • Climbing the extinct volcano of Le Puy Mary
  • Visiting several of Les Plus Beaux Village de France
  • Exploring the elegant and cultural city of Bordeaux

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Brussels Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Bruges to Mons 85 Miles / 137 Kms Approx. 755 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Mons to Signy l'Abbaye 73 Miles / 114 Kms Approx. 1,175 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Signy l'Abbaye to Vertus 81 Miles / 130 Kms Approx. 1,290 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Vertus to Essoyes 77 Miles / 125 Kms Approx. 995 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Essoyes to Gevery Chambertin 82 Miles / 132 Kms Approx. 1,490 Metres Approx. B L  
7 Gevery Chambertin to Cluny 71 Miles / 115 Km Approx. 1,095 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Cluny to St Symphorien de Lay 75 Miles / 120 Km Approx. 2,400 Metres Approx. B L  
9 St Symphorian de Lay to Auzelles 70 Miles / 113 Km Approx. 2,075 Metres Approx. B L  
10 Auzelles to Murat 71 Miles / 114 Kms Approx. 2,080 Metres Approx. B L  
11 Murat to Salers 31 Miles / 50 Kms Approx. 1,080 Metres Approx. B L  
12 Salers to Souillac 83 Miles / 133 Kms Approx. 1,215 Metres Approx. B L  
13 Souillac to Bergerac 76 Miles / 122 Kms Approx. 1,110 Metres Approx. B L  
14 Bergerac to Bordeaux 78 Miles / 126 Kms Approx. 1,020 Metres Approx. B L  
15 Departure: Bordeaux Airport or Train Station Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner | Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Holiday Information

Our journey of over 900 miles takes us through two of the world’s most passionate cycling cultures; Belgium and France. As we ride we encounter a wide range of scenery from the infamous cobbled climbs of Belgium and the vineyards of Burgundy before the mountainous extinct volcanoes of the Auvergne and finally the gently meandering Dordogne river.
We start our journey in the picturesque Market Square of Bruges, surrounded by cyclists, everyone in Bruges is riding a bike! From here we cross Flemish speaking Flanders, taking time to learn of its famous cycle race, the Tour of Flanders (or Ronde van Vlaanderen) and briefly sample its cobbles. Crossing into French speaking Wallonia we spend our final night in Belgium in the city of Mons.
Leaving Belgium the scenery noticeably changes. As we enter the Montagne-de-Reims it is a sea of vineyards, arriving into the Champagne producing region. Vines become a theme of our journey as we cross through Champagne, Burgundy and Haut-Beaujolais. The terrain and climate conducive to growing fine wine also makes for excellent cycling.
In the Auvergne we take a departure from vineyards as we tackle a series of climbs, including the Puy Mary, an extinct volcano used many times in the Tour de France. Wooded mountainsides, small sleepy villages and virtually traffic free roads, makes this a high point of the tour in every sense!
A hugely varied journey to satisfy all your cycling needs! In the day we cycle through gorgeous scenery on carefully chosen roads and in the evenings we have the chance to enjoy Belgian beers, and the wines of Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux. A cycling and cultural extravaganza!

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14 nights hotel accommodation

13 days riding

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Last Updated: 04/12/2017