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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.”
Follow the Legendary Road
On this, the ultimate food-and-wine journey, we move from the Right Bank, the ancestral home of the Merlot grape, to the Dordogne Valley, where we will step back in time in the footsteps of our ancestors. We begin in Bordeaux, where the riding is as smooth as a Château Mouton Rothschild (you’ll understand soon enough). Then, it’s eastward to the Dordogne Valley, land of medieval castles, Cro-Magnon cave paintings and exquisite cuisine. Prep your senses for succulent feasts, almost daily wine tastings and some of France’s best biking.
Trip designed by Travel Expert Jérôme BoréView Jérôme’s Profile
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Day by Day
Meet in downtown Bordeaux and drive south to the vineyards of Entre Deux Mers, where you’ll set off on a verdant rails-to-trails bike path toward a château lunch. Dinner tonight is among the striking medieval streets of St-Émilion.
Explore the Right Bank, ancestral home of the world's best Merlots and stop for a hands-on experience at a local family-run winery. This evening, sample a Premier Grand Cru from one of the oldest wine producers in the region before exploring dinner on your own.
This morning 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, then savour dinner with the most peaceful of views.
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.
Follow an expert through the prehistoric etchings and drawings of the Rouffignac cave. Shop for regional delicacies in Le Bugue and Limeul before a final night send-off in our hotel's elegant garden.
Enjoy a farewell breakfast at the hotel and au revoir in Trémolat.
Explore ancient France.
Hostellerie de Plaisance, St-Émilion
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. View hotel website »
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.View hotel website »
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. View hotel website »
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
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
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.
“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, 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
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
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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