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Discover Bordeaux by bike !

Publié le : 03/21/2023 11:10:16
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Discover Bordeaux by bike !

Renting a bike is the ideal way to discover Bordeaux in an ecological and fun way. With numerous cycle paths, Bordeaux is an easy city to explore by bike. In this article, we suggest three routes to discover the most beautiful sites of Bordeaux in one day, starting from our bike rental agency Paulette located at 13 rue Villedieu.


"Historic Bordeaux" tour by bike

Start your day by discovering the historical aspects of Bordeaux by bike. This 10-kilometre tour will take you through the city's most emblematic districts. Depart from our bike rental agency located at 13 rue Villedieu.

Ride along the quays of the Garonne to admire the view of the stone bridge and the water mirror. Then stop at the Place de la Bourse to see the Three Graces fountain and the 18th century building. Then cycle to the Place des Quinconces, the largest square in Europe, where you will find the statue of Montaigne and the Girondins fountain.

Continue your ride to the Jardin Public, a peaceful green space where you can take a break, put your bikes down for a while and admire the beauty of the park. The tour continues with a visit to the Basilica of Saint-Michel, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and the Grosse Cloche, a medieval tower emblematic of Bordeaux.

Finish your ride by passing through the Saint-Pierre district and Rue Sainte-Catherine, one of the largest shopping streets in Europe, before returning to our bike rental agency.


Discover nature in Bordeaux by bike

For nature lovers, our second suggested cycling route is perfect. This tour of about 20 kilometres will take you through the parks and green spaces of Bordeaux. Depart from our bike rental agency located at 13 rue Villedieu.

Start by heading towards the Saint-Michel sports park to admire the green spaces and sports facilities. Continue your ride through the Parc Bordelais, one of the largest parks in Bordeaux, with its many trees and artificial lake.

Then continue towards the right bank of the Garonne and discover the Botanical Garden, a 4.5-hectare green space with numerous plants and animal species. Then cross the Pont Saint-Jean to arrive at Darwin, an alternative and ecological space with bars, restaurants, shops and green spaces. You can park your bikes and take a lunch break in this atypical place.

Finish your ride by passing through the Parc aux Angéliques, a park that offers a breathtaking view of the city and the Garonne, before returning to our bike rental agency. 

Discover the trendy areas of Bordeaux by bike

The Bordeaux trendy neighbourhoods bike tour is the perfect way to discover the city and its unique atmosphere. At around 15km in length, this ride will allow you to discover the city's most dynamic neighbourhoods while enjoying the bars, restaurants and shops for which they are famous.

To start, go to the bike rental agency located at 13 rue Villedieu. The route starts in the Chartrons district, famous for its antique shops and local market open every Sunday. Admire the beautiful blonde stone facades and discover the local products sold at the market.

Continue on to the Saint-Paul district, where you can visit the Saint-André cathedral and the Cailhau gate, two emblematic historical monuments of Bordeaux. Then continue to the Saint-Michel district, which is lively and popular thanks to its many bars and restaurants.

The bike ride will then take you to the Victoire district, a lively student area with its various bars, restaurants and shops. Finally, finish your ride by passing through the Saint-Pierre district, famous for its historic and lively atmosphere, with its narrow streets and stone buildings.

Bordeaux is an ideal city to explore by bike, with well-developed cycle paths and many sights to discover. Whether you're looking to explore the city's history or enjoy the great outdoors, these three suggested itineraries will allow you to discover Bordeaux's most beautiful sites in a day.


So, rent a bike from our rental agency located at 13 rue Villedieu and set off to discover this magnificent city!

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