Published in Celebrated Living magazine | By Larry Olmsted
When my 20th wedding anniversary rolled around, I offered my wife three celebratory options: a posh escapist retreat to Bali, a vow renewal in Las Vegas – officiated by an Elvis impersonator – or a French cycling trip with Buttterfield & Robinson through Burgundy. Not surprisingly, she chose the cycling trip. I say not surprisingly, because despite all of the wonderful experiences I’ve enjoyed in many years as a travel journalist, from African safaris to heli-skiing, when anyone asks me what my favorite all-time trip was, it always comes down to the B&R cycling journeys I’ve relished.
See for Yourself
On our Burgundy Biking trip, you’ll bike to the top of Hautes Côtes and sip vintages in the fields from which they grew. To Burgundian locals, time is measured by the season. For us, it’s by the kilometre, the meal and the vintage.