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.
In Vino Veritas
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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Day by Day
Ride past the most famous vineyards of the Côte de Nuits to Beaune. Receive an informal lesson in Burgundian wines with international wine expert Jean-Pierre Renard.
Cycle through the villages of Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet—home to the region's finest producers of liquid gold. Savour exquisite Burgundian fare in the company of a wine-maker.
Pedal into the countryside, passing charming Burgundian villages before feasting on regional specialties while discovering the exceptional wines of a passionate young micro-négociant!
Bike towards the Ouche Valley to a bistro lunch. Then revel in the gardens of the Abbey de la Bussiere (your new home) and chef Guillaume Royer's amazing Michelin-starred menu.
Set out on a loop ride towards Châteauneuf, one of the "prettiest villages in France." Join a count at his private residence—a stunning château dating back to the Dukes of Burgundy!
Enjoy a beautiful farewell breakfast in the Abbaye and au revoir in Dijon.
Roll through wine country.
Abbaye de la Bussiere, La Bussiere sur Ouche
Once a Cistercian monastery and later a hunting lodge, this meticulously restored Relais & Château property offers luxurious accommodations within a beautifully manicured 15-acre park. A superb Michelin-starred restaurant combined with the utmost attentive staff have elevated this little piece of paradise to one of the finest hospitality experiences of the region.
L'Hotel de Beaune, Beaune
With just 15 darling rooms, L'Hotel de Beaune is an intimate boutique hotel in the heart of historic Beaune. Exquisitely restored from its days as a 19thC manor, the property pays tribute to both the traditional and modern and features an outstanding gastronomic restaurant. From the steps of the front door, the cobbled, storied beauty of Beaune awaits .
Riding up to the Abbey for the first time was magical and absolutely breathtaking. To be in Burgundy and see for myself the beauty of the region was priceless. A must-do for any level of cycling enthusiast!— Julie Polios
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The first portion of this trip alternates 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 narrow, 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.
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, four 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).
On this trip, you can choose between a customized hybrid with flat bars or a racing bike with drop 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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Notes from the road, on the B&R blog.
Rediscovering A Classic: Burgundy
Abbaye de la Bussière: English Hospitality in the Heart of France
Where to Eat: Our Favourite Beaune Restaurants
The insiders: Burgundy, France
The 8 Best Burgundy Wines (And 4 More of My Favourites)
Speaking “Bespoke” in Europe
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
The B&R Q&A: A Conversation with David Butterfield
Experts + Insiders: Jane Eyre
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