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France isn’t a destination to us, it’s our home—and we certainly love showing it off! We ensure that you experience France as the French do: decadently, poetically, and fashionably before anyone else.

Come along as we crack open France’s coolest, most charming, and sometimes even clandestine cellars (for private tastings), kitchens (for private meals), and ancient castles (for a divine, windswept night or two).

Scroll down to see some of our favourite trips en France, or use our Tripfinder to explore our full portfolio.

Alsace Biking Private

Alsatians are proud—proud to be Alsatian, and proud of what that means. As the stretch between Germany and France, the Alsatians have taken the gastronomy, customs and myths of those who pass through their region. Alsace is the result of years of mixing cultures, people and the indomitable character of the locals. On this adventure, ride winding roads through colourful towns, visit beautiful villages and sample the regional wines.

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Alsace Self-Guided Biking Private

We’re still not sure what’s more impressive: the picturesque vineyards, storybook towns, or the fact that, somehow, we’ve managed to make friends with the famously independent Alsatians. Decide for yourself as you stay and feast at the Hôtel des Berges and its two Michelin stars, then dip into the rolling hills of Germany’s Kaiserstuhl region to sip its wonderful whites.

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Bordeaux Biking Private

Follow road signs that read like a wine list as you navigate your way through the idyllic environs of Bordeaux. Crisscross the banks of the Garonne River and cycle past medieval villages, magnificent châteaux and alongside vineyards that belong to some of the most celebrated appellations in the world. Pause your pedals for exclusive tastings at renowned estates, delightful bistro and picnic lunches and well-deserved downtime at your sumptuous hotels.

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Bordeaux to Dordogne Biking

In all our years, we’ve sampled few pairings finer than Bordeaux, land of legendary wine and equally lauded biking, and the Dordogne, verdant capital of foie gras. Explore the National prehistoric Museum in Les Eyzies, ride right into the heart of Saint-Émilion, and taste the very best of the region at private wine-making and Château tastings.

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Burgundy Wine Country Biking

We spent one day in Burgundy decades ago, and decided to never leave. You’ll spend five—so consider yourself warned. We coast from one heavenly (and world-famous) vineyard to the next, clinking glasses with our expert friends along the way. Explore historic Beaune, where our hometown-advantage grants us access to exclusive events and illustrious hosts.

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Burgundy Canal Cruise Biking

Burgundy is vintage B&R territory—a place renowned for its culinary traditions, celebrated wines and rich history. With our European headquarters based in Beaune, Burgundy for us is literally home terrain. Cruising along the charming Burgundy Canals and waterways in a luxurious Belmond Barge, you’ll be able to hop off daily to pedal the many miles of peaceful, paved roads, pause for wine tastings at landmark wine domaines and discover historic towns and villages that stud the marvelously varied landscape. Welcome to one of the prettiest regions in France.

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Burgundy Self-Guided Walking

Can’t spare five decades to build up neighbourly goodwill with Burgundian locals? No need – you can borrow some of ours. We’ve reserved rooms in gorgeous hotels, mapped out exquisite walking routes, hooked you up with famous vineyards, and lined up a local wine-making friend for a dégustation. Just tell ’em B&R sent you – or if you’d like, we can call ahead. Dinner at Le Montrachet? Done.

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Champagne Biking Private

Champagne is more than just a region built by bubbles. Its history spans centuries and riding through its historic hills means travelling through significant periods of France’s fascinating past. As for the biking, the empty roads stretch out like a ribbon through the rolling hills covered in cabbage, wheat and of course, vines. Oh, and did we mention that Château les Crayeres (your hotel!) is considered by many to be the finest hotel in France? Get ready to be amazed.

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Corsica Biking Private

White cliffs, azure lagoons, ultramarine blue skies and soaring mountains all welcome you to this Mediterranean island that has been a preferred retreat of celebrities since the 1950s. Not quite France and not Italy, either, Corsica’s spellbinding idiosyncrasies are best experienced on two wheels. With the aid of your charming guide, you will have a chance to explore all of its facets—from Calvi’s palm-shaded chic to the wild maquis of the Desert des Agriates, from vineyards to citrus groves, from savoury cheeses and cured meats to transcendent seafood cuisine. You don’t need to be a star to embark on this journey—but we do recommend the big sunglasses!

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Corsica Walking Private

White cliffs, azure lagoons, ultramarine blue skies and soaring mountains all welcome you to this Mediterranean island that’s best explored by foot. Discover the spellbinding idiosyncrasies of Corsica with the luxury of staying in only two different places. Accompanied by your local guide, you will explore all of its facets—from Calvi’s palm-shaded luxury to the impenetrable Citadel of Bonifacio. 

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Cote D’Azur Walking Private

This is a region of contrast; the French Riviera is not just about beaches. Our journey brings us into close encounters with colourful locals, quintessential market towns, artisanal cheese makers, and medieval villages perched on hilltops. This is definitely a trip to delight the mind and body, as the region is famous for its voluptuous flowers, bohemian artists, Provençal cuisine, and fascinating Roman history.

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Dordogne Biking Private

It is the France that many imagine but that few truly experience. B&R has crafted a trip that goes to the very heart of French life, where culture and history mingle with exceptional food and outstanding local vintages, and the entire experience is set against a backdrop of breathtaking beauty. We follow the Dordogne upstream, taking in the medieval castles, vineyards and prehistoric sculptures along the way. The gentle landscape reveals its share of stunning vistas and the sheer, simple beauty of everyday life as it ambles along in this most remarkable of regions.

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Dordogne Walking Private

The Dordogne is the France that many imagine, though few get to experience; where culture and history mingle with exceptional food and outstanding local vintages. Wander along the Dordogne river and through the region’s breathtaking valleys, taking in the medieval castles, vineyards and prehistoric cave paintings along the way. Gentle landscapes reveal their share of stunning vistas and the beauty of everyday life as you saunter through this most remarkable of regions.

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Loire Châteaux Biking

Not one but two castles await on this romantic ride through history. Domaine de la Tortiniere opens its Belle Époque doors to B&R, and a private visit to Château du Rivau gives you something in common with Joan of Arc. (Would you like to stay in her room? We’re drawing straws.) After this, slum it with the likes of Richard the Lionheart, Leonardo da Vinci, and a locally lauded chef.

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Loire Valley Family Multi-Active Private

The Loire is enchanting. A place where kings and queens once sought the comforts of countryside, occupied spectacular châteaux and indulged in all manner of play. And now, we invite your family to do the same! The Loire Valley has been labelled the “garden of France” and what a magnificent place it is to enjoy for children and adults alike. The kids will try their hand at canoeing, horseback riding and rope courses while the adults experience great riding, fantastic food, incredible wines and the casual elegance that accompanies one of France’s most luxurious escapes!

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Normandy & Brittany Biking Private

Discovering this region is like turning the pages of a history book while riding through lush fields, along white sand beaches, past quaint thatched cottages and ancient churches; the combination of these elements has created in Normandy a unique region.  Our journey takes us toward Brittany via Mont Saint-Michel, the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site. The following days will be filled with sweeping views as our route alternates between the green and rolling countryside and the rough rocky coast.

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Normandy & Brittany Family Multi-Active Private

Discovering this region is like turning the pages of a history book while riding through lush fields, along white-sand beaches, past quaint thatched cottages and ancient churches; the combination of these elements has created in Normandy a unique region.  Our journey then takes us toward Brittany via Mont Saint-Michel, the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site that sits right on the border between the two former duchies. The next few days will be filled with sweeping views as our route alternates between the green and rolling countryside and the rough rocky coast, passing through small hamlets, tiny 19th-century resorts, and along beaches and large estuaries.

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Normandy Biking Private

Though every region of Europe boasts a long history, Normandy has been deeply shaped by two watershed moments that are pillars of European history and culture: the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the Allied landing on June 6, 1944. Discovering this region is like turning the pages of a history book while riding through lush fields, along white sand beaches, past quaint thatched cottages and ancient churches; the combination of these elements has created in Normandy a unique region. The locals speak of their love for the land and their attraction to the sea – a feeling you will share as we bike the Channel coast and past historic beaches.

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Provence Multi-Active Private

In some ways, Provence requires no introduction. We all have ready images of its bucolic landscapes, painted purple with lavender and of gnarled olive trees, majestic cypresses, plus all that magical light made famous by Van Gogh. Author Peter Mayle introduced us to the enduring charm of the locals, while the Tour de France has etched Mont Ventoux in our brains. Still, such images only scratch the surface in terms of the region’s beauty, history, culture and cuisine, with some picturesque pedaling along the way.

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Provence Luberon Biking

Journey through lavender landscapes, past perched villages and majestic cypresses on a trip that’s pure Provençal. Slow down to the pace of Provence, and delight in everything from boules lessons to a stay in the 17thC Bastide de Marie. Along the way, enjoy antique shopping and a visit to an exquisite private domaine hosted by a sommelier you won’t soon forget.

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Provence Self-Guided Biking Private

Provence is one of France’s most sensuous regions, but it’s also pretty serious. To wit: Mont Ventoux – of Tour de France fame – is where serious cyclists stretch their legs. Hotel Crillon le Brave, perched above sprawling vineyards and olive groves, offers seriously stunning views. Former B&R guide Vicki was so serious about Provence she up and moved there – and she’d love to show you around.

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Provence Self-Guided Walking Private

Strolling through the south of France doesn’t require a chaperone – just years of planning to find hidden trails to ancient hilltop villages, and charming hotels with pools where you can cool off when you’re done. Local connections help too, like at Domaine de Marie, where our friends host you for a tasting and exquisite dinner made from just picked Provençal produce.

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