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Bordeaux by bicycle  

Even the most cautious cyclists have no misgivings about riding around Bordeaux. They are reassured by numerous cycle lanes and the flat streets, which make it possible to go along at a good speed without losing your breath! 

 

While you can always hire a bicycle at a speciality shop, the most convenient and economical way is to use a Vcub share bike, available throughout the Bordeaux urban area since 2010. You can borrow a VCub with a credit card. There are stations all over town and it costs just one euro a day if you change bikes at the end of every free half hour. 

With your bag and camera safely ensconced in the basket, you can enjoy going along the quays from the Pont de Pierre to the new Chaban-Delmas bridge before crossing over to the right bank and riding along a tree-lined path. This is a great way to see a number of different neighbourhoods quickly and efficiently: Bacalan, the Chartrons, the Jardin Public, Saint-Seurin, the Triangle (formed by Cours de l'Intendance, Cours Clemenceau, and the Allées de Tourny), Saint-Augustin, and Nansouty. However, it is more difficult to cycle down the often-crowded rue Sainte-Catherine, or along the cobblestones of Old Bordeaux.