Thursday 31 August, 2023 – Arrival in Bordeaux
Arrive into Bordeaux, make your own way to Hotel Mercure Chateau Chartrons in Bordeaux.
Welcome Dinner and Race Number Distribution
This evening we will have a welcome drink and buffet dinner at the hotel, followed by a briefing and race bib distribution.
Friday 1 September, 2023 – Vineyards Tour & Pasta Party
Following breakfast at the hotel, we travel by coach for a day of chateau and vineyard visits, with wine tasting included. Lunch is also provided today at a local vineyard, with a menu designed by a Michelin star chef.
This evening, at our final vineyard visit, we will have a hearty pasta meal before returning to our hotel.
Saturday 2 September, 2023 – Marathon Day
After an early breakfast you will be collected by coach and taken to Pauillac in time for the Marathon start at 09:30. Spectators are also invited to join us, and there are many activities and entertainment for spectators on the riverbank. Our coach will bring finishers and spectators back to our hotel in Bordeaux after the Marathon. The evening is free for you to have dinner in Bordeaux.
Sunday 3 September, 2023 – Celebratory Walk, Lunch & Party
After breakfast, we will return to Pauillac to celebrate our achievements. The Walk & Lunch will take place at a Chateau near Pauillac – the exact location is kept a secret until the Sunday morning. You will enjoy a relaxing walk of no more than 10km through the vineyards. Several wine-tastings will be offered during the walk, before we have a celebratory lunch and party. Return transport is included with the experience. The coach will bring us back to Bordeaux, where the evening is again free to explore the local restaurants.
Monday 4 September, 2023 – Saint Emilion Tour & Gala Dinner
After breakfast, our coach will take us to the medieval city of Saint Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will start the day with a vineyard tour nearby, before heading to Saint Emilion, where you will have free time to explore. There is also a chance for you to visit one of the finest wine shops in the region. We will return to Bordeaux in time to prepare for our gala dinner this evening at a local Chateau.
Tuesday 5 September, 2023 – Departure Day
We will arrange 3 airport transfers today based on flight times.