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Now I’ve ticked off almost all of Bordeaux’s famous wine regions and there’s just one remaining. I cross the Garonne and visit the bustling Friday market in Langon before climbing upwards to the village of Sauternes, famous for its dessert wines. I’m looking for the celebrated Château d’Yquem and, even though it’s marked on my map, it’s difficult to find. Perhaps they don’t encourage visitors, after all, thieves broke into the cellars in 2013 and stole 380 half-bottles of wine worth €125,000. Finally, as I stumble across the gates to the chateau, and cycle down the long drive, there’s thunder all around me and the heavens open. I take shelter in one of the outhouses, hoping I won’t be arrested by a security guard, and reflect that I almost got soaked in Château d’Yquem. Picture: the ever enchanting village of Saint Emilion Rupert Parker travelled with Freedom Treks on the Bordeaux - Wine, Rivers & Chateaux cycling tour. This 7 night, 143 mile Boat & Bike selfguided tour aboard ‘The Bordeaux’, a long river cruiser, starts from £958 per person on full board. Price also includes services of an English speaking tour leader, daily briefings of bike tours and complimentary tea and coffee on board. Departs on various dates from April – October. Grade: Easy - Moderate. Bike hire, including E-bikes available. Flights and transfers not included; fly to Bordeaux or take the train from Paris.
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