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Burgundy Burgundy Biking

Biking Trips in France

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.

Burgundy Biking is a signature B&R Biking trip—expertly guided, small groups, premium hotels.

Trip Details

Moderate
Dijon to Dijon
6 Days / 5 Nights


Price per person from: $5,495
Single supplement: $800
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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.

Tour medieval Beaune with our charming local guide. Enjoy a great dinner experience at the oldest local winery (dated from the 18thC!) accompanied by Grand Crus specially picked for you in the cellar below!

Cycle through the fiercely proud villages of La Rochepot, Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay and Pommard. Enjoy a fantastic lunch at the well known "Le Montrachet," recently honoured by a Michelin star.

Bike towards the Ouche Valley en route to a picnic in the gardens of the Abbey de la Bussiere, 12thC. Dine on superb culinary creations at Michelin-starred Abbaye’s restaurant with Chef Emmanuel Hébrard.

Bike past the quiet and flat Canal de Bourgogne and the magnificent Castle of Châteauneuf–rated one of the most beautiful village of France–or challenge yourself with a beautiful Century Ride.

Enjoy a farewell breakfast in beautiful La Bussière-sur-Ouche and au revoir in Dijon.

Hotels

Château André Ziltener, Chambolle-Musigny

Set amid the vines in the tiny village of Chambolle-Musigny, the intimate yet luxurious 18thC Château André Ziltener opened as a hotel in 1993. Tastefully decorated and surrounded by a lush and peaceful garden, the hotel offers only ten quaint and comfortable rooms—meaning that the service is always excellent and we quite often have the place all to ourselves! View hotel website »

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. We’ll take over the whole place and you’ll feel like you are right at home. 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. It was entirely refurbished prior to its opening, and joined Relais & Châteaux in 2007—in 2009, Emmanuel Hébrard, the young talented chef of the property’s restaurant, earned his first Michelin star. View hotel website »

Activity Level

Moderate

This trip is rated Moderate. The biking covers a well-surfaced roads, however some landscapes can be slightly hilly. While going over the slopes of the famous vineyards or towards the hidden Ouche Valley, be prepared for a few ups and downs. Daily distances average 25 to 50 km, with some options for more or less riding.

Gear

The Bikes

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. Click here for a detailed description. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.

What's Included

  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, four lunches, all dinners, including wine
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
  • Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events, private tours, guest expertsand entrance fees
  • All baggage transportation
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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Accolades

“I cannot imagine a more wonderful introduction to B&R than my recent Burgundy trip. There is not a single thing I would have changed. Hotels, food, wine, bikes - all top notch. The scenery was spectacular. Our guides Darius and Jack were exceptional - knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and fun! I was planning my next B & R trip before my plane landed back in Toronto!”

— Nicola LeJan,
Burgundy Biking 2011

Burgundy Biking

Notes from the Road

  • Celebrated Living: High RollersPublished 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 …
  • Experts + Insiders: Geoff SandquistIt’s inevitable, really. Reminiscing about one’s youth invariably leads us to the same few thoughts: those watershed moments that help shape who we are, and remain with us for life. For some, it’s when they bought their first car or graduated college …
  • Where to Eat: Beaune RestaurantsAh, Beaune. It’s our medieval jewel and our French home, the heart of Burgundy wine country. Fortunately, a varied and distinguished contingent of Beaune restaurants make the local fare served on a plate almost as enjoyable as that served in a bottle …

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