The weekend will start with the famous Bordeaux’s Médoc Marathon on the Saturday, combining “wine, sports fun and.. health”. The route roams from chateau to chateau, among the beautiful vines, and runners get to taste as they run - what a way to experience some great Bordeaux wines!
With this Marathon, no matter if you are first or last, the prize is the same for everyone, great wines and local food!
The rest of the weekend will be dedicated to looking after your body & soul; yoga, local food and great wines of the region.
Grab your glass. On your marks, get set, GO!
Check in to your room in the stunning Château Beychevelle, Classified growth of the Saint Julien Appellation.
Start your Bordeaux weekend break with an aperitif on the terrace of the Chateau with a panoramic view on the Garonne river. With its elegance and architecture, you will no longer wonder why this Château is called “The Versailles of the Medoc”.
After you pick up your number for the marathon, unpack and prepare your costume for the run. Did I forgot tell you? The participants of the marathon dress up in costume (so can anyone really take it seriously?) and this year the theme is the Fun Fair.
Dinner at the fabulous Chateau Beychevelle, but no worries, special energy enhancing dishes will be prepared to encourage those who are running the next morning.
Night at the Château.
Departure to Pauillac in mid-sized bus where the Marathon starts.
Those who are not running can stay at the Château to relax or come to encourage the runners on the starting line.
For the runners, you will pass by 60 Wine Châteaux where at some of them you will be able to refuel your body with great wine growths of Bordeaux and food specialties like oysters, cheese and BBQ ribs.
For those who are not running it’s time to start exploring the region, in a gentler way.
Departure to the small port of Lamarque, crossing the estuary by ferry boat you arrive in Blaye to visit the famous and charming Citadel of Blaye built by Vauban in the 16th century.
The private guided visit will be followed by a 3 course lunch in a restaurant with a stunning view on the river. Free time to do explore the citadel and its boutiques and take the ferry back to see the arrival of the Marathon.
Congratulate the runners for their bravery and endurance! Running and sipping great wines the whole day… this race was perhaps the longest race in the world. Enjoy the festivities on the riverside of Pauillac with all the participants and return together to Château Beychevelle to relax and prepare for a well disserved dinner in a local restaurant.
Possibility to go back to Pauillac after dinner to watch the fireworks at end of the Marathon, with a bit of dancing.
Night at Château Beychvelle.
After breakfast at the Château, departure to a Cru Bourgeois in the Haut Medoc appellation. There, you will enjoy a yoga lesson in the park of the Château to relax and stretch out your muscles after your efforts of the previous day. The yoga will open your senses to truly enjoy the following wine tasting of the Chateau’s wines.
Enjoy an al fresco lunch in the park of the Château with wines included. Depart after lunch for your second wine tasting of the day.
Visit of a classified growth Château followed by a tasting in the Margaux Appellation.
Return to Château Beychevelle and prepare for your last night in the Medoc region.
A dinner has been organized in a private elegant Chateau in a Classified Growth of the Haut Médoc appellation. The dinner will take place in the breathtaking kitchen of the Chateau. Trust me, after you will have seen this kitchen, you will definitely want the same at home!
Return to your chateau hotel.
Night at Château Beychevelle.
Breakfast and check out of Château Beychevelle.
Departure to Bordeaux to discover the main historic monuments and unique architecture of the city with a guided visit of the city.
The rest of the day his yours to explore Bordeaux and its Boutiques on your own.
Time to say goodbye and conclude the weekend full of sensory souvenirs.
|Tastings||2 - 3 / visit|
|Transportation||Minivan or bus|