Marathon du Medoc - Running Experience
6 Days 5 Nights
From R38 135.00
per person sharing
From R48 743.00
Package Date : 09 - 15 November 2020
Race Set Date : 12 September 2020
Optional Day Tour (Saturday) - Cape Sounion + Temple of Poseidon + Lunch : From R3 027.34
Five nights’ accommodation at the Mercure Chateau Chartrons | Breakfast daily at the hotel, 2 lunches & 3 Dinners | Light shakeout run along the Garonne River on arrival | Welcome dinner and trip briefing (Thursday, September 9th) | Full day of wine tastings in the Bordeaux region with lunch at Chateau Villegorges | Pre-race dinner at the 500-year-old Chateau Taillin | Post-race 9K wine tasting walk with lunch and entertainment (Sunday, September 13th) | Half day of wine tasting in the St. Emilion region with a visit to the historic 11th century village | Farewell gala banquet dinner at Chateau Agassac | Motorcoach transportation to all activities | One-way airport transfers from the hotel to the airport on September 15th (see details below) | Hosted on-site by Marathon Tours & Travel
Guaranteed Entry – R 3 728.00 (in addition to the package price)
International or domestic flights | Race Entry Fee. | Meals unless noted above | Gratuities and tips
Incidentals | Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips, laundry, telephone calls etc. | Travel Insurances | Early check in | Visas
Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings
Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations
Few marathons are in a class of their own. Le Marathon des Chateaux du Medoc is one. Routed through 59 vineyards in the fabled villages of the Medoc region, this event appeals to the true connoisseur of fine runs.
The course reads more like a wine list than a race course: Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Lynch-Bages, Pichon Lonqueville, and Beychevelles among others. Don’t be surprised when you are asked at the aid stations, "red or white?" Of course, water is provided as well. In addition, each year you will find most runners dressed in costume! The 2020 theme is “Cinema". We know everyone will have fun with this one!
We offer an exclusive five-night package, which includes accommodations in Bordeaux, a welcome dinner and briefing, lectures on the history and classification system of Bordeaux wines, a pre-race dinner in a 500 year-old monastery, and the recovery wine tasting tour by foot (approx. a 9K walk) followed by lunch, and a celebration party. Our exclusive Gala Banquet will be hosted by Chateau Carbonnieux with a "Dubious Awards Ceremony" for the best costumes in the group.
This trip appeals to those as interested in stimulating their palate as well as their hamstrings. Chateaux visits with wine tasting are scheduled in Pauillac, St. Julien, Margaux and St. Emilion. This program is limited to ensure the quality of service.
The trip is hosted by Thom Gilligan, Founder of Marathon Tours & Travel, who has guided this trip for 29 years and can provide you with a great education on the complex classification system of the wines of Bordeaux.