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Bike ride through the urban vineyards - 29 kilometre route

Set off to explore some urban vineyards by bike! It’s best to anticipate a full day for this 29-kilometre circuit that begins at the Blanquefort train station: but worry not! Your efforts will be compensated… Indeed, this nice itinerary takes you to no less than six wine estates and a cooperage. As a break from pedalling, stop of for a tasting and meet wine producers from the Haut-Médoc.

  • Medium
  • 29 kilometres
  • 3 hours
  • In the vineyard
  • À vélo

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Steps

Leave from the Blanquefort train station and transport hub
Blanquefort

Go down Rue de la Gare, turn right along the cycle path that leads to the roundabout, then turn left along the cycle path down Rue Jean Duvert. At the roundabout continue straight.

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Go past the Château Dillon entrance gate
Bike passage on the left

Cycle up the drive until the chateau and continue down the plane tree-lined driveway.

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Cycle past the bank and turn left onto Rue de Linas
Blansquefort

Next, take the first right onto Rue Michel de Montaigne and continue straight onto Rue du Queyron, then turn left onto Rue des Marnières in 500 metres.

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Turn right onto Rue Maryse Bastié, then Rue Alcide Eyquem
Blanquefort

After 600 metres turn right on Rue de Poujeau, then turn right again down Rue de Peybois. Continue straight onto Rue Edmond Blanc. Once you arrive on Avenue du Général, turn right, then take a left onto the cycle path down Rue de Saint-Ahon.

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Turn right onto Chemin de Morian
Blanquefort
After 1 km, turn right down Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau and continue onto Chemin de Lamouroux.
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Turn left when you reach ‘Saint Seurin’ church
Eglise Saint Seurin

Take the first path on the right, then after 300m among the vines, turn left then right and cycle for 2 km down a path.

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Turn right to join up with Rue Pouge de Beau
Pouge de Beau Street

Pass Château Palouse on your right and turn left along the north bank of the water pool. After 300 m, turn left and follow the vines until reach the roundabout.

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At the roundabout, take Rue Lafont
Tonnellerie Nadalié

You’ll pass in front of La Tonnellerie Nadalié, continuer tout droit. Pass the railway immediately turn right down Rue Gasteau. After 600 metres, turn left onto Rue André Hertig. At the end of the road, turn right.

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Go past ‘Saint-Martin’ church
Then turn left down Rue de la Mairie

Continue onto Rue du Grand Communal. After 600 metres, turn left onto Rue du Grand Verger. After 1.5 km, turn left down Rue de Bizeaudun, then take Rue de l’Acacia de Ricard.

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Pass the chain and continue straight towards Château Agassac
Château Agassac

Go past the gateway to the estate, then turn left onto Avenue du 11 novembre, cycle for 1.4 km.

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Turn left to reach Château Ségur
Château Ségur

Next, cycle down Rue Maurice Fillon for 1 km, at the roundabout go straight down Rue de Bordeaux.

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Enter the Arboudeau woods (le bois d’Arboudeau)
Bois d’Arboudeau

Cycle by the 2 gravel quarries until Rue de Gare, turn left. Take Rue de la Gare then Rue Bel Air. After 1.5 km, cross Avenue du Général de Gaulle and then take Rue de Peybois on your left. Continue straight until you reach Rue Edmond Blanc then go straight down that road. Once you arrive at Avenue du Général, turn right, then left to take the cycle path down Rue de Saint-Ahon.

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After 500 m, turn right onto Chemin de Cantenac
Chemin de Cantenac

Go straight down Avenue du 11 novembre until the roundabout, continue straight down the cycle path on Avenue du 11 novembre.

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Bike ride through the urban vineyards - 29 kilometre route
  • Étape du parcours
  • Point of Interest (POI)
Départ de la gare multimodale
Blanquefort
Passer le portail du château Dillon
Passage vélo sur la gauche
Passer le talus et prendre à gauche la rue de Linas
Blansquefort
Prendre à droite, rue Maryse Bastié
Puis Alcide Eyquem
Prendre à droite le chemin de Morian
Blanquefort
Tourner à gauche au niveau de l’église Saint Seurin
Eglise Saint Seurin
Prendre à droite pour rejoindre la rue Pouge de Beau
Rue Pouge de Beau
Au rond-point, emprunter la rue Lafont
Tonnellerie Nadalié
Passer devant l’église Saint-Martin
Puis tourner à gauche, rue de la mairie
Passer la chainette, et continuer tout droit vers le Château Agassac
Château Agassac
Prendre à gauche pour rejoindre le château Ségur
Château Ségur
Pénétrer dans le bois d’Arboudeau
Bois d’Arboudeau
Après 500 mètres, prendre à droite le chemin de Cantenac
Chemin de Cantenac

Points of Interest (POI)

Château Dillon
Blanquefort

Rue Arlot de Saint Saud
33290 BLANQUEFORT
 
Open to visitors, book in advance
+33(0)5 56 95 39 94

Owner / Winemaker: Lycée Viticole de Blanquefort
Château Dillon is a starting point for the famous Médoc wine route! This estate is close to Bordeaux and is attached to the Lycée Viticole de Blanquefort. Dillon is a certified AREA and HVE 3 estate, attesting to the vineyard’s environmentally-friendly practices. You can take a tour of the estate (booking required) and visit their boutique, where they sell wines produced at the property and gourmet products from the agricultural schools of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Vinopôle
Blanquefort

Rue Michel de Montaigne
33290 Blanquefort

Vinopôle
The Vinopôle’s goal is to pool resources and skills from each of the three partners in their applied research, experimentation and publication of results. They assist wine-growers across Aquitaine, professionals working in the wine sector and students by keeping them updated on the main innovations from the wine world.

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Château Saint Ahon
Blanquefort

57 rue de Saint Ahon
33290 BLANQUEFORT
 
Open to visitors, book in advance
+33 (0)5 56 35 06 45

Owner / Winemaker: Nicolas and Françoise de Courcel
Alice de Courcel, from the 3rd generation to have worked on the estate, welcomes you to this beautiful 14th-century building which was destroyed in 1789 and re-built in 1875. She proposes guided tours of the property, a fun family-oriented trail called ‘The Gardens of Mirabel’, a picnic area, gites and also reception rooms for hire. The little boutique looking out onto the road that passes in front sells the property’s full range of wines and deli products.

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Château de Malleret
Le Pian-Médoc

470 chemin de Malleret
33290 Le Pian-Médoc
 
Open to visitors, book in advance
+33 (0)5 56 35 05 36

Owner / Winemaker: Paul Bordes (Manager)
This magnificent property, surrounded by one of the region’s most beautiful arboretums, has converted to organic practices since 2021. In this vast 350-hectare estate (including 60 hectares of vines), a passion for wine exists alongside a passion for horses (breeding and equine balneotherapy).

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Château Paloumey
Ludon-Médoc

50 rue du Pouge de Beau
33290 LUDON-MÉDOC
 
Open to visitors, book in advance
+33 (0)5 57 88 00 66

Owner /Winemaker: Pierre Cazeneuve
Château Paloumey is a family estate and a Cru Bourgeois Supérieur château, ideally situated at the gateway to the Médoc. They are a certified organic vineyard. Paloumey are pioneers in welcoming visitors, providing unforgettable tours and tastings all year round.

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Tonnellerie Nadalié
Ludon-Médoc

99 rue Lafont
33290 Ludon Medoc
 
Open to visitors, book in advance
05 57 10 03 79

The Nadalié cooperage can be found across the world, but arrived in the Médoc in 1902. They perpetuate a grand artisanal tradition in the service of the greatest wines in the world. Come and immerse yourself in their world of barrel-making every Thursday morning by visiting their workshop. From their origins as pieces of oak, through the heating stage and right up until the final assembly stage, you’ll learn all there is to know about barrel-making!

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Château d’Agassac
Ludon-Médoc

15 rue du Château d'Agassac
33290 Ludon-Médoc
 
Open to visitors, book in advance
+33(0)5 57 88 15 47

Owner / Winemaker: Gérard Jicquel
20 minutes away from Bordeaux, this wine-producing property is one of the oldest in the Médoc, and looks like the castle from Sleeping Beauty; it is a listed historical monument. As a certified Terra Vitis property, they propose a wide range of tours (a classic guided tour, a guided tour for children, an tour based around the environment) and boasts a panoramic terrace where you can taste wines, accompanied by some sharing platters.

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Château Ségur
Parempuyre

Adresse: 96 rue de Ségur
33290 Parempuyre
 
Open to visitors, book in advance
Tel : 05 56 35 28 25

This family property is currently run by the third generation, producing red wines and rosé, as well as grape juice and sparkling grape juice. Château Ségur also offers a gîte with three rooms for a stay amid the vines.

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