At B&R we make it incredibly easy for you to journey with your friends, family, colleagues or on your own. Create your own private trip by taking over one of our dates—or we can request a fresh one. Prices are sliding scale to suit the number of travellers. Interested in tweaking the itinerary? We can do that too. Ask us for details!
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.
- Difficulty Level
Level 1: Occasional
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Level 2: Recreational
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km (5-7 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Level 3: Enthusiast
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Level 4: Avid
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Level 5: Expert
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
Follow the Legendary Road
In all our years, we’ve sampled few pairings finer than Bordeaux, land of legendary wine with equally lauded biking, and the Dordogne — verdant capital of foie gras. Explore the endless underground galleries of Rouffignac to discover 13,000-year-old prehistoric art. Ride right into the heart of Saint-Émilion, and through the lush countryside of Dordogne. Taste the very best of the region at private wine-making and Château tastings.
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Day by Day
Meet in Bordeaux and drive south to the vineyards of Entre Deux Mers, where you’ll set off on a rails-to-trails bike path toward a château lunch. Dinner tonight is among the striking medieval streets of St-Émilion.
Explore the Right Bank, home to the world's best Merlots, and stop for a hands-on experience at a family-run winery. This evening, sample a Premier Grand Cru from one of the oldest wine producers in the region.
We set out from Saint-Emilion and embark on a day-long traverse up the meandering river into the Bergerac region. This evening, we’ll reconvene in the kitchen for a cooking lesson from our hotel’s gourmet chef.
Take a step back in time and explore the medieval castle of Beynac, then follow the Dordogne River down the "Valley of the Five Châteaux". Sip an an apéritif to gypsy jazz tunes.
Ride in the heart of Black Périgord, east of the Vézère Valley. Discover 13,000-year-old prehistoric art with our local expert in the Rouffignac cave. Shop in Le Bugue before a special final night in our hotel's elegant garden.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and au revoir at Libourne train station.
Explore ancient France.
La Chartreuse du Bignac, Saint-Nexans
A 17th century chartreuse perched atop a hill. Surrounded by vineyards, orchards, streams and ponds, Madame and Monsieur Viargues have created a perfect atmosphere of casual refinement. The views that reach for miles over the surroundings are unforgettable.
Hostellerie de Plaisance, St-Emilion
This hotel is a 14thC old stone building set in a prime location, right in the heart of St-Émilion. The Hostellerie de Plaisance features a highly rated gastronomic restaurant and a gorgeous terrace overlooking the old town of St-Émilion. Its warm and friendly atmosphere, paired with an ambience both chic and tranquil, makes this hotel the ultimate in relaxation.
Le Vieux Logis, Tremolat
Originally built in the 16thC as a monastery, this Relais & Châteaux historic property has been completely reimagined as a well-appointed luxurious hotel. Every spacious and comfortable guest room has its own unique decor, using antiques and often rustic country pieces. The tranquil outdoor pool and stunning gardens are the perfect place to kick back after a day of riding.
My most memorable moment was our ride through the Dordogne Valley. It was truly beautiful and I wish we could have spent another day there. The meals were fabulous... and the accommodations were some of the nicest I've ever stayed in. All in all, maybe the best vacation I've done.— Jim Condry
Riding along historic routes, Butterfield and Robinson’s tour will have you staying in crumbling castles (like Le Vieux Logis and the Chateau Cordeillan-Bages), exploring vineyards, and tasting the best local cuisine available.The Daily Meal
Our average bike ride is 53 km, with the option one day to do a 102 km Century Ride. Our ride in the Entre Deux Mers lets you warm up your legs, as the topography is flat or very gently rolling. The Dordogne’s terrain means that each day involves a few challenging hills—but the climbs and descents are either short or gradual, ranging between 163m and 889m. Most roads are very quiet, with a few busier sections in towns.
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, four lunches and four dinners, including wine
- Use of a customized hybrid or a racing bike with drop bars, equipped with 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
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
On this trip you’ll be riding a customized B&R hybrid with flat bars. We also equip you with a handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle. See Equipment Details
Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help.
Call us to create an independent travel experience that fits your needs—we can also arrange for a local guide.
Spend more time in Paris
We absolutely recommend that you spend time in Paris at least a day before or after your trip, as the French capital has much to offer the visitor, first-timer or otherwise. We will happily organize a city guide if you want an insider’s tour of Paris.
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