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FRANCE, the Chateaus of Medoc

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Other Great Walking Journey

8 Days
Availability : May to October
Saint Seurin
Margaux
Max People : Self Guided Walking Tour
Tour Details

The Medoc, or Middle Country, is the stretch of land to the northwest of Bordeaux, framed on the east by the estuary of the Gironde and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It is protected from the Atlantic by an immense forest. In the ideal climate of the region, the vines grow in a mix of sand and gravel that facilitates water drainage. The vineyards stretch from the north to the south and consist of eight appellations. Two regional appellations are the Medoc and Haut Medoc. The other six are named for villages of the area and are known as being among the greatest red wines throughout the world : Saint Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint Julien, Listrac, Moulis and Margaux. You will discover these great, magnificently maintained Châteaux, as well as the surrounding vineyards looking out over the Gironde. But you will find as well, the marshy and agricultural lands of the Medoc, surprises opening onto the ocean, and charming, peaceful villages.

What to Expect

  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Average walks: 5 to 6 hours
  • Total Length: 118 km

This trip is graded moderate. Our moderate graded walking holidays involve straightforward hiking, following generally good trails with no major ascents. These walks are pretty leisurely and will last for around 5 hours each day. The terrain underfoot will usually be on paths or hill trails, which may still be muddy or rough in places. The daily walks are mainly glen and coastal hikes, with some ascents of low level hills, up to around 1,500 feet / 450m high.

Day 1Saint Seurin de Cadourne

Arrival at SAINT SEURIN de CADOURNE. Transfer by taxi from the Lesparre Medoc train station to
Saint Seurin. Visit of the village – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a charming gueshouse

Day 2Medoc's Vineyards

You’ll leave the village and pass some
châteaux, Château Bel-Orme, Château Verdignan, before walking down onto the Gironde banks, where you’ll
arrive at the small port of La Marechale and then, the Château Loudenne, a magnificent pink-brick property.
You will continue through vineyards and meadows to the village of St Yzans du Medoc. You will head to the ruins of the medieval abbey of l’Ile, built on a small hill overlooking the marshlands. You will pass the hamlets of Lussan and Marque, before walking again through the vineyards, passing Château Troupian, Château Grand Moulin and Château Lestage nearby the St Seurin village Dinner, lodging and breakfast in the same guesthouse

Day 3Saint Estephe's Vineyards

You will
head off from the village through the vineyards and marshy prairies that follow until you reach the village of Saint Estèphe.
Again, you will leave by way of the vineyards, this time en route to discover the grands Châteaux : Château Calon-Segur, Château Phelan-Segur, Château Montrose, Château TronquoyLalande, Château Pomys, Château Cos-Labory, and Cos d’Estournel. You will cross through another marshy zone to arrive in the commune of Pauillac, where you will admire the grand Château of Lafite-Rothschild. Then, traversing pleasant viticultural hamlets, you will arrive at the banks of the Gironde and at Pauillac – Dinner,
lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel

Day 4Pauillac

You will follow the banks of the Garonne, passing by the Château Grand Puy Ducasse, and will head into the vineyards to discover the Châteaux Pontet-Canet, Armailhac, and Mouton-Rothschild. You will pass through the hamlet of Pouyalet and then the vineyards to the Châteaux of La Tour-Pibran and Pibran. You will take a quick detour to visit the Château Plantey, in the hamlet
of Artigues, and continue your journey towards the Châteaux Lynch-Moussas, Batailley and Haut Batailley. You will then reach the hamlet of Daubos, where lies the Château Pichon-Longueville and, opposite that Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande,. You will pass Château Latour, the Châteaux Haut Bagès Liberal and Saint Mambert. Following the banks of the Garonne, you will find your way back to Pauillac – Lodging and breakfast in the same hotel

Day 5Saint Julien

You will follow
the Gironde out of Pauillac. From the estuary’s edge, you will look out upon the vineyard of the Château Latour and the magnificent Châteaux of Pichon-Longueville. Crossing through the vineyards, you will head towards the Châteaux Talbot, Lagrange and Gruaud-Larose before arriving in the hamlet of Beychevelle. Your trek will bring you to the Châteaux of Branaire-Ducru, Beychevelle, Beaucaillou, Langda and La Mouline. You will then visit the village of Saint Julien and its church, which takes pride in its 15th century Gothic portal. Escort by taxi from Saint Julien to Margaux, where you will spend the night – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel in Margaux

Day 6 Grand Poujeaux

Transfer to the hamlet of Grand Poujeaux.
After having seen the Château Chasse Pleen, you will pass through the vineyards towards the Château Maucaillou, then through the forest to the Château Lafon. A small road with bring you to Listrac and the 13th century church that stands as the highest point in the Medoc. After having visited the village, you will head out towards Moulis en Medoc, crossing through the vineyards of Château Lestage and Château Clarcke. From the fortified church (dating to the 12th and 13th centuries), you will make your way to the hamlet of Le Petit Poujeaux, and then to the old Tiquetorte watermill. You will cross through the forest and arrive at the Château
Citran. You will continue along the road towards the hamlet of Tayac, then the village of Soussans. You are now in the midst of the Margaux vineyard. You will see the Château de la Tour de Mons as you make your way towards Margaux, passing through the hamlet of Marsac, and the Château of La Begorce and Château Lascombes – Dinner, lodging and breakfast in the same hotel

Day 7Margaux

The vineyard stretches out across several villages and the start
of your journey for the day will be an escort by taxi to Labarde. You will see the Châteaux of Siran and Dauzac before arriving at the Château Giscours, across the vineyard. Crossing through the forest and around a couple ponds, you will arrive at the Château d’Angludet and the village of Cantenac. Located in this village are several large properties, including the Châteaux Branc-Cantenac, Desmirail and Prieure-Lichine. You will leave, again by the vineyard, towards the magnificent and majestic Château Cantenac-Brown. You will next direct yourself towards the Château Rauzan and Château Palmer. You will skirt along the perimeter of the territory of Château Issan and end the day at the Château Margaux, one of most famous Châteaux in the region – Dinner, lodging
and breakfast in the same hotel….

Day 8Margaux

Tour ends after breakfast

Price includes

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in selected 3-star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts – 6 gourmet dinners
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail.
  • Taxi transfers : Lesparre railstation-St Seurin, St Julien-Margaux, Margaux-Grand Poujeaux, Margaux-Labarde
  • A set of maps (1/25 000 scale) with the route marked on and detailed route notes describing the trail.
  • Emergency assistance.
Self Guided

Departures - 2018

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PRICE: from: $2450.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : $800

*based on double occupancy

PRICE: from: $2450.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : $800

*based on double occupancy

PRICE: from: $2450.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : $800

*based on double occupancy

PRICE: from : $2450.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : $800

*based on double occupancy

PRICE: from: $2450.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : $800

*based on double occupancy

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