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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.”
Vintage B&R Country
We’ve been biking en Bourgogne for almost forever, but each ride feels as great as the first time. This is French wine’s ancestral home, where Grand Cru vineyards are our most trusted landmarks. On this Burgundy bike tour, you’ll bike to the top of the gorgeous Hautes Côtes, sip vintages in the fields where they grew up, and with the help of our local guide, explore the unhurried 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 calculated by the kilometre, the meal and the vintage, the yardsticks of greatness.
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Day by Day
Have a fantastic picnic lunch in a privately-owned old house, once the water mill of the monks of Citeaux. Later, bike through the Plaine de la Saône and receive an informal lesson in Burgundian wines with a local winemaker in Morey St. Denis.
Ride the red wine route through the Cote de Nuits to a memorable and private picnic prepared in a local home a few feet away from medieval Beaune.
Climb to the Hautes Cotes de Beaune then whiz downhill into town for a guided visit to the fascinating Hospices. Dinner tonight is in the 15thC hidden cellars of the esteemed wine house Maison Champy.
Pedal into the white wine territory of the Montrachet, with views from the cliffs of St. Romain. Have a tasting at the Domaine des Ducs de Magenta owned by the Duchess de McMahon, the great-grand daughter of a French President!
Explore the lesser-known Maranges, wrap the week with dinner in our hotel’s excellent restaurant honored by its 1st Michelin star in 2012.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at your hotel in Puligny-Montrachet and au revoir in Dijon.
Get insider access.Request a Detailed ItineraryBurgundian Vineyard Biking
Castel de Tres Girard, Morey Saint Denis
Located in the heart of the vineyards, the Castel de Très Girard offers a refined atmosphere focusing on the art of relaxation and passion for wine. The magnificent Burgundy mansion sets the tone in an elegant reception area and contemporary décor. Guests are invited to take in the calm surroundings and discover the Côte de Nuits vineyards and wine cellars of the hotel. View hotel website »
Hotel de la Poste, Beaune
The 4-star Hotel de la Poste resides at the heart of high wine region in Burgundy. An establishment of prestige, the former coaching inn is surrounded by cobbled streets, traditional houses and the ramparts of the historic city center of Beaune. The hotel offers 36 rooms and two restaurants that perpetuate the Burgundian tradition of hospitality, good food and great wines. View hotel website »
Hotel le Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet
Surrounded by the charming village of Puligny-Montrachet, Hôtel le Montrachet offers warmth and simplicity to all of their guests. Built in the early 19thC , the Montrachet has preserved a tradition of hospitality in an authentic setting above world-renowned vineyards with large, open terraces and rustic vaulted cellars available to guests for dinners and cocktails. View hotel website »
Thank you for an amazing vacation. Biking in Burgundy was by far the best way to see the countryside and small towns. I miss it already!— Noelle Spotton
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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, three 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. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. Check out our bikes
Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
The insiders: Burgundy, France
The 8 Best Burgundy Wines (And 4 More of My Favourites)
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
Q&A With David Butterfield
Experts + Insiders: Jane Eyre-Renard
Reading for the Road: Books About Burgundy
Rave Reviews: Burgundy
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