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Distance: 57,5 km
Departure: BORDEAUX
Round trip
Route using a cycle path
Itinerary using a Greenway
Nature (fauna, flora)
Panels: Green
by bike Duration: 4h Difficulty : Easy

Points of interest

Maison du patrimoine naturel du Créonnais

House of the natural heritage of Créonnais

Créon Station Vélo

Créon Bike Station

Abbaye de la Sauve-Majeure

La Sauve-Majeure abbey

Commanderie de Sallebruneau

Sallebruneau Commandery

Your itinerary


The start

Meet on the quays, in front of the Place de la Bourse. Take the direction of the Pierre Bridge which you cross by the track on the right. Turn right at the foot of the bridge and walk along the quay. For a few hundred meters, take a cycle lane, being careful of traffic. After the Saint-Jean bridge, you find yourself on a wide and protected track between the road and the edge of the Garonne. Go straight.

Step 2

After passing under the motorway bridge (Km 5,7), you walk along, at a place called "the waterfront", a succession of superb properties facing the river, in a beautiful green setting.

Step 3

The track turns to the left before arriving at a roundabout that you cross to take opposite for about 500m. Turn right on the track on its own, direction Latresne, starting point of the "Roger Lapébie" track, named after the famous Gironde cyclist, winner of the Tour de France 1937.

Step 4

You quickly arrive at Latresne station (km 10,5). There is a café-restaurant in the station, where you can collect all the information about your trip.

Step 5

Continue the track between the forests of the Bordeaux hillsides and the first vineyards.; You pass Cénac and its station transformed into a stopover and group lodging. Without leaving this wooded and hilly landscape, you reach Lignan-de-Bordeaux where the Bistrot de la Pimpine welcomes you, located in the old train station (Km 17,5).

Step 6

A little further on, take the time to stop at Sadirac (Km 20) where the station has been transformed into a place of exhibition and environmental awareness. The Maison du patrimoine naturel du Créonnais invites you to discover the secrets of the Pimpine valley that you follow from Latresne.

Step 7

You soon arrive in Créon, a medieval bastide founded in 1316, which has kept its place and its cutlery.

Step 8

You continue your journey to the town of La Sauve (km 29,5); Do not forget to leave the track to visit, in the village, the abbey of Sauve-Majeure. A little after La Sauve, you go through a tunnel. This serves as a theater every year in September, for the great shout competition organized as part of the "Open the Voice" festival, a cultural event dedicated to amplified music and the cycle path.

Step 9

You then arrive at Espiet (Km 33) where the station, converted into a restaurant, is part of an intimate and rural setting typical of the Entre-deux-Mers landscapes.

Step 10

Through vineyards, meadows and woods, you then drive towards Frontenac (Km 45). Part of Bordeaux was built with stones from its quarries. Do not miss, nearby, to visit the hospital commandery of Sallebruneau and its medieval garden.

Step 11

Cross the Engranne before heading towards Saint-Brice (Km 52) where you cross two busy departmental roads.

Step 12

You finally arrive at Sauveterre-de-Guyenne, the end of your journey (km 57,5). Do not miss to visit the bastide founded in 1281 which has preserved its medieval doors. You have reached the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers vineyards; know how to take the opportunity to discover local products ... in moderation.