Bordeaux by bike
On your bikes! Discover Bordeaux, the 4th most bicycle-friendly city in the world
With more than 200 kilometres of cycle paths, the Bordeaux urban area has become a paradise for cyclists.
Get on your bike, HERE IS A WALK ROUTE FOR PUTTING THE CHARM OF THE CITY:
In 2013, a Danish study even designated Bordeaux the 4th most bicycle-friendly city in the world, just behind such major European cities as Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
Scattered over the entire Bordeaux Urban Community, some 1,500 share bicycles are available to visitors. So, don't hesitate to hop on a bike! Here is a suggested itinerary to take full advantage of Bordeaux's charms.
This 8 km route leaves from Place Gambetta and goes in front of monuments that, taken together, were listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. As you ride down the Cours de l’Intendance, make sure to lift you head to admire the mascarons. These sculpted stone faces found above doors are typical of 18th century architecture. Before long, you will arrive in front of the famous Grand Théâtre. Take the Cours du Chapeau Rouge down to the recently-renovated quays and cycle along the Garonne to the spectacular new Chaban-Delmas lift bridge. After crossing to the other side, the cycle path takes you along the right bank, which is less developed and offers an outstanding view of Place de la Bourse and Old Bordeaux. Now it's time to go back to the other side of the river via the Pont de Pierre commissioned by Napoleon and built from 1810 to 1822. From there, coast down the slight incline to the Porte Cailhau and the Place du Palais. The tour is finished! Did you enjoy it? Perfect! This ride is even more beautiful at night when the city is lit up. Want to give it another go?