Have you tried an all-terrain electric scooter? OK, hang in there; we're taking you on an adventure full of fun and nature in the Bergerac vineyards... on two wheels!
2 hours of pure sensations...!
This morning, we try a brand new activity: "Les Randos de Nico". We go directly to a property in the small village of Ribagnac (very close to the famous Château de Bridoire) and meet up with owner, Nico Meloni! It is at his home, and more precisely in his garden, that Nicolas Meloni, our guide for the next few hours, gives us a warm welcome. We are in the heart of the Pays de Bergerac region, near Monbazillac castle. The sun is playing hide and seek this July morning, but the good mood is there.
Nico is a very friendly character, a lover of the region and a man very respectful of nature. His activity proposes treasure hunts connected to the theme of sustainable development: "I try to offer a maximum of activities around sustainable development, it is very important to preserve nature and to offer a different viewpoint of our department".
A qualified FFM (French Federation of Motorcycling) guide, he gives us a short briefing on safety rules. We then learn to the use the scooter in the peace of his garden. Note that the equipment is almost new, and replaced very regularly. Nico knows how to inspire confidence, helping the youngest and always adapting the course to the level of the group.
Finally, equipped with our helmets and suitable gloves, we set off on an original family adventure, through the vineyards of Périgord and Monbazillac castle!
Our advice! Wear long trousers, trainers and long sleeves for comfort!
Open your eyes: this is magic!
At first, I fumbled a bit... But in fact, it's very easy to handle! The children are already way ahead of us!
We let ourselves be guided along paths, beaten tracks, through fields and vines... The sensations are there: adrenaline, fun, pleasure! Everyone has fun, even the granny who preferred to ride quad with her son. During the trip we discover breath-taking panoramas, great landscapes between valleys and forests, fields of sunflowers and cornfields. And, what a joy it is to go scooting along the hillsides of Monbazillac all the time getting closer to the mythical castle!
A connoisseur of every nook and cranny, our guide Nico stops to give us time to admire the landscape, relax a little and of course, take some pictures... Such happiness this morning! What better way to disconnect, forget daily life and relax in the heart of nature.
Back at Nico, we thank him warmly for this colourful experience that he shared with us.
"Look forward to welcoming you again, a great time with you!" He says as he leaves.
We will return soon with friends to test the ride and include gourmet breaks in the vineyards and tastings at winemakers! "And the sporty night hike too!" adds Alex, my brother-in-law.
The reservation is already made.
Good to know!
Quad bike from 6 years and scooter from 8 years.
In April, you can admire the rapeseed fields in bloom and the vine vegetation starting.
Milandes: what a dream...
We chose the formula "SENSATION" lasting 2 hours. It is most suitable with enough time to really discover the region. There is also a "DISCOVERY" formula -1 hour, and "EVASION" - 3 hours to discover all the secrets and landscapes of the Pays Bergeracois region.