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Top five Bordeaux wine and foods trails

Bordeaux is often the first region that comes to mind when asked about wine, and with good reason. Not only do they offer up world class wines, they also host some outstanding food trails.

249_88_st_emilion_2-848x425Every year wine tourists, novices and connoisseurs alike all take to the region to sample what it has to offer as well as immersing themselves in the history and beauty of the landscape.

And with some inspiration courtesy of Winerist we’re bringing you just five of the finest food and wine trails the region has up its sleeve.

Medoc afternoon wine tour

248_93_st_emilion_afternoon_wine_tour_2-848x425Medoc is often described as one of Bordeaux’s best hidden gems, and this tour allows visitors to view a portion of it all in one afternoon. Densely populated with award winning Chateaux, guests will be allowed to visit two in one day, with one being a smaller family-run estate and the other being a Great Classified Growth. The tour groups are small enough to keep everyone engaged, and at €88 you’ll most certainly get your money’s worth.

For more info and to book tickets click here.

Bordeaux Medoc Marathon Trip and St. Emilion Wine Tour

24661_temp_file_88_runner_bordeaux_medoc_marathon1-848x425For those with fitness on their mind, the Medoc Marathon is a must for those that have yet to hit the trail. Spanning 26 miles of Medoc countryside, there will be 22 refreshment stands along the way waiting to serve participants wine (when running, really?) as well as 21 gourmet food stands to top up those protein levels. If you’ve got it in you, it’ll be a hell of a way to test your resolve.

For more info and to book tickets click here.

Morning Tour to Arcachon Bay

251_94_oysters-848x425Starting out early in the morning, visitors will get the big picture of the true beauty of Arachon Bay before taking a trip to check out Pyla Dune – the highest sand dune in Europe! Following that, you will then be taken for a real feast if you like oysters, as you’ll be taken to an oyster farm for possibly the freshest tasting you’ll ever experience. Just a short distance away from the city, Arachon Bay is the perfect escape for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

For more info and to book tickets click here.

St Emilion Afternoon Tour

249_88_st_emilion_2-848x425St Emilion is the part of Bordeaux you absolutely MUST visit, so if you’re having trouble cramming in everything to a full day, this afternoon tour could prove to be the answer to your problems. There are trips to two Chateaux with an informal but informative wine tasting class in between where they promise that you’ll “become an expert in 20 minutes!”

For more info and to book tickets click here.

Full Day St Emilion Cycling Wine Tour with Lunch

250_st_emilion_wine_tour-848x425If you have a little longer to spend in St Emilion, then taking a relaxing bicycle ride through the various vineyards that surround the village with a wine expert will serve to be an eye-opening experience. Like the previous tours, visits to two Chateaux will be on the agenda for a tasting and a spot of lunch and with the ride only spanning 15km, visitors can eat and drink without feeling too guilty.

For more info and to book tickets click here.

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