Les quais de Bordeaux à vélo

Cycling - Mountain bike - Loop - Cycle track - Cultural - Historical

Description

Bike tour on the quays and bridges of Bordeaux – Bordeaux Wine Trip

You will cycle for more than 7 kilometers in an hour during this fascinating bike tour around historical sites of Bordeaux. This short version of the tour will make you see the top points of interest of the city.

A bike tour around the architecture and monuments of Bordeaux



You will cycle from the Quinconces plaza along the beautiful quays of Bordeaux, right next to the famous Garonne river. You will also cross the new Jacques Chaban Delmas Bridge and do the other side of the Garonne quay side. You’ll come back on the left bank via the Pont de Pierre bridge.

What to see during the guided bike tour in Bordeaux



On your way, you will discover the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Bordeaux city centre. Indeed, you’ll discover the very trendy area of the Chartrons known for its market, church and small shops. You will also have the chance to admire the very new area of Bacalan not far from the famous wine museum Cite du vin. On the right bank, don’t miss the collaborative and ecologic area of Darwin where there is many cultural events and an organic restaurant. On your way back, you’ll have one of the most astounding view of Bordeaux with the Stone Bridge. See details about those points of interest below.

>Town of departure : BORDEAUX
>Town of arrival : BORDEAUX

Key information

  • Distance : 7,1km
  • Duration : 1h
  • Means of locomotion : by bike
  • Difficulty : Very easy
  • Public : Family, All publics

Steps

  • 1

    DEPARTURE

    Starting at Quinconces esplanade, follow the quays and keep on cycling alongside the Garonne river until Chaban Delmas bridge.

  • 2

    CROSSING THE JACQUES CHABAN-DELMAS BRIDGE

    Passing the science exhibition center, Cap Science, turn right and join Chaban Delmas brigde's cycling path. Then, turn right once again and cycle through the Parc aux Angéliques, alongside the Garonne river. Keep on following the bike trail until the next bridge, the Stone Bridge.

  • 3

    CROSSING THE STONE BRIDGE

    Take the stone bridge and turn right when you reach the left bank. Keep on cycling alongside the quays until your departure point, Quinconces Esplanade.

Points of interest

  • Credit Vincent Bengold

    Chartrons and Bacalan quays

    A contemporary stroll between the city and its river, along the quays rehabilitated in the last decade. This is one of the must-see strolls, punctuated by green areas, shops, playgrounds for children and more.

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    JACQUES CHABAN-DELMAS BRIDGE

    A work of true architectural prowess. The Jacques Chaban-Delmas Bridge is also a contemporary technical feat that brings a modern touch to the urban planning of the city. With a height of 77 metres, it stands out as the highest lift bridge in Europe! As night falls it lights up the ‘Port of the Moon’ to the delight of all photographers. The pylons are lit in blue at high tide and green at low tide.

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    Cité du vin

    All set within an evocative architectural design, "La Cité du Vin" is a unique cultural facility that offers a different view of wine, accross the world, accross the age, accross all cultures and civilizations. The permanentinstallation is a self-guided tour, punctuated bu 20 themed spaces explaining the culture of wine in an immersive, sensorial setting, with the final phase leading you to the panoramic viewpoint for a tasting of worldwide wines.

  • DARWIN Halle 2 skate © David Manaud

    DARWIN - CASERNE NIEL

    “Darwin” unites local stakeholders who are contributing to the transition towards more cooperative and resiliant models of society: collaborative work, a restaurant and organic grocery store, an urban farm, a skate park, cultural events... Every day more than a thousand people pass through this hub of activity!

  • Jardin Botanique - Credit Sophie Duboscq (6)

    JARDIN BOTANIQUE

    Its design was entrusted to the landscape gardener, Mosbach, and the architect, Jourda. It is divided into six landscapes. The Environment Gallery is characteristic of the regional soil and flora. The water garden is spectacular with its collection of water lilies and other water plants. An arboretum displays a variety of tree leaves and bark textures and magnificent greenhouses play host to Mediterranean vegetation.

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    LION DE VEILHAN

    Contemporary sculpture. Made of composite materials, it is a true visual landmark at the entrance of the Bastide district from the left bank. Simplified and disproportionate, the lion is something between a toy, a design object and a decorative piece, challenging the conventions of sculpture

  • pont de pierre @ Steve Le Clech

    LE PONT DE PIERRE - STONE BRIDGE

    The city’s oldest bridge, built in 1822 from blond stone and red brick, it spans almost 500 metres with its 17 majestic arches; as many arches, it is said, as there are letters in the name of Napoléon Bonaparte, who commissioned it.

  • Maison ecocitoyenne façade © Thomas Sanson

    MAISON ECOCITOYENNE

    The Environmental Civic Centre broadens perspectives on sustainable development. It combines a resource centre, an exhibition space and an exchange forum giving the public access to ideas and the means to participate actively on a daily basis

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    QUINCONCES ESPLANADE

    The Bordeaux of the French Revolution with its famous ‘Monument aux Girondins’ ! Opposite the river, two victorious columns stand dedicated to commercial and maritime feats. To either side stand statues of the much-loved Bordelaise philosophers Montaigne and Montesquieu. The ‘Monument aux Girondins’ is composed of gushing bronze fountains with its raised column, on top of which stands the statue of Liberty Breaking its Chains. It is a tribute to the late Men and Women of Gironde who were lost during the Revolution. The square regularly hosts flea-markets, fairs and circuses.

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    STOCK EXCHANGE SQUARE & THE WATER MIRROR

    A magnificent achievement of the Enlightenment Era. The Place de la Bourse is the symbol of the opening of the city of Bordeaux to the River Garonne and the rest of the world. Today, it is a splendid backdrop for the vast 3,450 m2 Water Mirror, created in 2006, which lies facing it and is the focal point of the banks of the River Garonne.

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    Parc aux Angéliques

    This park is located along the right bank of the Garonne river. Today the are between Darwin and the stone bridge has become a playground and relaxation area enjooyed by Bordeaux's locals (picnic, basketball court, bowling alley)

Contact details

33000 BORDEAUX

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