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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
In Vino Veritas
We’ve been biking en Bourgogne for a long time, and for good reason. In French wine’s ancestral home, you’ll bike to the top of Hautes Côtes, sip vintages in the fields from which they grew and spend two nights at Abbaye de la Bussière (the region’s most exclusive hotel). Then, you’ll explore the pleasures of Beaune (our adopted hometown) and its unique relationship with wine. To Burgundian locals, time is measured by the season. For us, it’s by the kilometre, the meal and the vintage.
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Day by Day
Ride along the Saône River plain to the village of Vougeot and its famous 12thC castle. Receive an informal lesson in Burgundian wines with international wine expert Jean-Pierre Renard at a small private cellar in Morey-Saint-Denis.
Cycle through the fiercely proud villages of La Rochepot, Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay and Pommard. Of course, dinner tonight will be accompanied by Grand Crus directly from the cellar below!
Pedal into the countryside this morning, passing charming Burgundian villages, untouched woods and local vineyards. This afternoon, sample an assortment of fantastic wines from the Beaune region—some of which we’ll taste directly from the barrel!
Bike towards the Ouche Valley en route to a picnic in the gardens of the Abbey de la Bussiere, 12th C. Tonight Guillaume Royer, an exciting young chef who earned his “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” title in 2015, will amaze us with his Michelin starred menu.
Set out on a loop ride towards the magnificent 11th century castle of Châteauneuf and one of the "prettiest villages in France". For our final dinner together, you'll be treated to a Michelin-starred Burgundian feast — and perhaps a surprise or two as well!
Enjoy a beautiful farewell breakfast in the Abbaye and au revoir in Dijon.
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L’Hôtel de Beaune
This 19thC hotel is ideally located within steps of the shops and restaurants in the historic centre of Beaune. The courtyard is a great spot to unwind over a glass of wine, and the terrace leads to an incredible view over the city’s medieval rooftops. L’Hôtel is very intimate offering only 10 rooms. View hotel website »
Abbaye de la Bussière, La Bussière-sur-Ouche
This boutique hotel is a medieval castle that was once a Cistercian monastery and later a hunting lodge. Now, the hotel offers luxurious accommodations within an 18-acre park. Emmanuel Hébrard, the young talented chef of the property’s restaurant, earned his first Michelin star in 2009. View hotel website »
Riding up to the Abbey for the first time was magical and absolutely breathtaking. To be in Burgundy and see for myself the beauty of the region was priceless. A must-do for any level of cycling enthusiast!— Julie Polios
Burgundy is also Butterfield & Robinson country, where the award-winning travel company started its path to becoming the pace-setter in luxury active travel.Recommend.com
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— George Butterfield
The first four days of the trip alternate between relatively flat routes and some hilly rides. Distances range from 27 to 44 km (17 to 27 mi.) with options every day, including the Century Ride of 100 km. In general, we follow small, quiet roads through vineyards, farmland, forests and charming towns. Burgundy has been credited with having the best biking, not just in France, but the world. This is no small claim, but it has been asserted time and again by B&R guides and travellers alike.
“I bike about once a week at home.”
Gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- All breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners, including wine
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
- Use of a handlebar bag and helmet
- Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
- All special events, private tours, guest experts and entrance fees
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
- Downloadable GPS routes, provided via RideWithGPS (app available for Apple or Android)
You can’t enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you’ll be riding a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
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Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
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Speaking “Bespoke” in Europe
The Côtes d’Or and Champagne Granted UNESCO Status
Q&A: Martha Butterfield and the Bastion Ste Anne
Bicycles, Burgundy and bons viveurs
Video: Burgundy Biking
A Timeline of Bastion Ste. Anne, Beaune’s Most Charming Hidden Hideaway
The Order of Burgundy
2014 Guide Kick Off
Experts + Insiders: Geoff Sandquist
Where to Eat: 6 Beaune Restaurants That Will Give You a Taste of Our Favourite Town
Q&A With David Butterfield
Experts + Insiders: Jane Eyre-Renard
Reading for the Road: Books About Burgundy
Rave Reviews: Burgundy
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