Darwin Eco-systeme, Bordeaux: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bordeaux: Historic Center & Chartrons District Bicycle Tour

Bordeaux: Historic Center & Chartrons District Bicycle Tour

The best way to discover the sprawling city of Bordeaux is by bike, and this tour follows a carefully planned itinerary to show you all the must-see monuments. With a guide, you’ll check out street art, green spaces, and historic sights on a 9-mile (14-km) route, hearing Bordeaux’s history and secrets as you go. Even better: Numbers are capped at 12 per tour for a more intimate sightseeing experience. - Cover more ground than you would do on a walking tour of Bordeaux - Find the sights and photo points that might be difficult to find alone - Pair a sightseeing experience with gentle exercise in the great outdoors - Cycle in a small group of 12 people to ensure assistance is always nearby

Bordeaux: Guided Bike Tour

Bordeaux: Guided Bike Tour

Join us in the heart of the historic center of Bordeaux at the charming Place Raymond Colom, the ideal meeting point to start this magnificent bike ride. On the agenda: Discovering Bordeaux together in a convivial atmosphere, lots of smiles and well-being. Once equiped, ready for the adventure ahead, we will make our way towards the oldest door of Bordeaux, the Grosse Cloche (also known as the “Big Bell”) dating from the 13th century. Then we shall cross the Saint-Michel district, famous for its local market before quickly reaching the magnificent Pont de Pierre bridge to cross the Garonne river. This trajectory offers us a unique view of the “Port of the Moon” and its majestic facade dating from the 18th century. This will be the perfect moment to share with you the history of Bordeaux over the centuries. We will stroll along the Parc des Angéliques (“Angelic Park”) and across the Garonne river via the impressive Jacques Chaban-Delmas Bridge to explore some of the city’s most important sites. We will discover the Chartrons district, the historical heart of the wine trade in Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine cellars. We will resume our stroll along the charming Notre Dame Street. We’ll head for the beautiful Jardin Public (“Public Gardens”) and then the historic center, passing by the Quinconces esplanade and its monument dedicated to the Girondins, the Triangle d’or (“The Golden Triangle”), City Hall and the Saint-André Cathedral. Then we will go through the cobbled streets, pretty plazas (always animated thanks to their cafés!), and finally we will pass in front of the world famous Miroir D’eau (“Water Mirror”) before going to admire the second oldest city gate of Bordeaux and returning to our starting point. The itinerary may vary according to the weather, possible city events.

Bordeaux: Essentials 3-Hour Bike Ride

Bordeaux: Essentials 3-Hour Bike Ride

Get an overview of your day, and then embark on an easy-going bike ride that will introduce you to all the elements that have made the city what it is today. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 for its "outstanding urban and architectural ensemble," Bordeaux also came first in the prestigious Best European Destination 2015 award, beating rivals such as Barcelona, Vienna, and Rome. For this experience, we've put together a tour of Bordeaux's must-see sites (Palais de Justice, Cathédrale Saint-André, Grosse Cloche, Basilique Saint-Michel, Pont de Pierre, Port de la Lune, Darwin, Pont Chaban-Delmas, Quai des Chartrons, Jardin Public, Palais Gallien etc). Immerse yourself in the historic heart of the old city and pedal alongside the Garonne River before discovering old and new districts that have provided the city with its rich reputation. Get some local tips to make your bike ride one of the best memories of your stay in Bordeaux. there's something for everyone!

Bordeaux: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV 1h30

Bordeaux: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV 1h30

The 1.5-hour tour will take you past the Quartier des Chartrons, on the other side of the river called the Garonne to enjoy a superb view of Bordeaux, the Quartier Sainte-Croix, the St Michael’s Basilica, the small streets of medieval Bordeaux, the St Seurin Basilica, the Palais Gallien, a former Gallo-Roman amphitheater, and the Jardin Public. You will have seen all of Bordeaux’s most iconic monuments and sights!

Bordeaux by Night: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV

Bordeaux by Night: Private Tour in a Citroën 2CV

With the 1,5 hour tour by night, explore another part Bordeaux. By visiting both side of the Garonne you will enjoy a super view of the city by night. You will see all of Bordeaux’s most iconic monuments and sights in an unforgettable tour : Quais of Bordeaux, Miroir d'eau, Grand Théâtre, Cathédrale... A private driver will come at your hotel to pick you up. Get on board and enjoy the knowledges of Bordeaux of the guide to (re)discover the city. Enjoy an unforgettable experience in the most iconic car of France : a 2CV !

The Best of Bordeaux: E-Bike Tour with Pétanque & Appetizers

The Best of Bordeaux: E-Bike Tour with Pétanque & Appetizers

Get ready for an unforgettable journey through Bordeaux's vibrant history on our guided e-bike tour! Glide effortlessly through the city's bustling center, lively right bank, and charming northern areas on our state-of-the-art e-bikes. With helmets provided for your safety, let's embark on a thrilling adventure brimming with excitement and discovery! As we pedal along, our knowledgeable guide will whisk you away with tales of ancient monuments, reveal hidden street art gems, and spill the beans on the best local dining spots. Feel the breeze on your face as we meander through picturesque green spaces, immersing ourselves in Bordeaux's rich art, architecture, and local lifestyle. From the historic center to the trendy Chartrons district, our e-bike tour promises an authentic and exhilarating city experience. And after a few hours of exploration, we'll return to our starting point, hearts full and minds enriched with a deeper understanding of Bordeaux's captivating history and lively culture. But hold onto your handlebars because the adventure isn't over yet! Before we bid adieu near the bike shop, join Monsieur Bacchus for even more excitement. We've whipped up a friendly French traditional game of "Pétanque" and a delightful appetizer spread featuring a selection of wines, cheeses, charcuterie, and locally sourced goodies carefully curated from the renowned local market "Marché de Capucins". Let's create unforgettable memories and explore the classical and modern history of Bordeaux and its surrounding region together! - Pétanque is a quintessential French pastime played on any surface, anytime, anywhere! From dusty roadsides to sunny picnics, it's a beloved tradition across France. Originally hailing from La Ciotat, near Marseille, it embodies the spirit of southern France.

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What people are saying about Darwin Eco-systeme, Bordeaux

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Our guide Jean-C was fantastic - made safety a priority, thorough historical knowledge, good recommendations of places to visit, spoke English and French well and good sense of humour (would even be singing while riding). The only very minor area of improvement may be to pause just a little more for photos however I understand that may mean seeing less. Overall I would rate the experience 5/5 and highly recommend this tour.

The tour was perfect & the guide was also very good - she had good understanding of what she was talking about. For history lovers a must do thing.

I thought the guide Flavie was great! the tour was relaxed yet dynamic...we got to see a lot and heard interesting facts about Bordeaux!

Our guide, Angus was so well versed about the city and was a very aware and safe bike guide! Highly recommend!!

Great tour with a super enthusiastic guide who knew a lot about Bordeaux. Highly recommended.