I followed Euro Velo 1 most of the time. It included excellent views of Dune Du Pilat, the largest sand dune in Europe.

But it meant I skipped the city of Bordeaux.

I did make a detour to see the Medoc vineyards and wine Chateau’s.

When I asked reception at the F1 Hotel where I can store my bike, they said in my room! This is the hallway.
This guy caught a nice big fish
When I rested in this bus stop, I discovered…
This oil painting. A black pen allows visitors to write messages.
Dune du Pilat is the tallest dune in Europe
A staircase makes it easier to climb
A sand island nearby
Some surfers on the Atlantic side of the Medoc Peninsula
Half of the Medoc Peninsula is covered by pine forests. This path is only for cycling.
The other half is covered by vineyards.
A tractor spraying the vineyards
The famous Mouton Rothschild Estate

Visits to the estate is by appointment only and the next 2 months are fully booked.

A tanker docks in the Gironde River
Water level of Gironde quite low
Nuclear power plant on the opposite bank of the Gironde river
I strolled around the Loudenne Wine Estate
Water skiing near the mouth of the Gironde