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
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.
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 a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
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. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.
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.
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
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 Partnership with Belmond
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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Day by Day
Rendezvous in Paris for the drive to Vandenesse-en-Auxoisis where you'll climb aboard your luxury barge. Champagne toasts and a trial spin along the canal's bike path ease you into your journey.
Take a scenic bike ride up through wooded back roads and then down through the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. This afternoon you'll learn about the vast network of cellars beneath historic Beaune.
Ride toward the Château de Pommard for a delightful wine tasting in one of Burgundy's landmark wine domaines.
At the privately-owned Abbaye de la Bussière we indulge in a gastronomic lunch before cycling to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois soaking up gorgeous countryside.
Today you'll tack toward the birthplace of Burgundian wine: Clos de Vougeot. Before arriving by bike you'll pull over for a perfectly timed picnic spread in a special location...
Start the day with a gentle ride into Dijon (or dip up toward the Côte de Nuits), where you'll meet you guide for a riveting tour of the city, then back to the boat for a final, delicious Gala dinner!
After breakfast disembark the boat for you journey back to Paris by private vehicle. Bon Voyage!
Explore the best of Burgundy by boat & bike
Belmond Amaryllis Barge, Burgundy
Climb aboard the gorgeously curated Amaryllis Barge—a luxury vessel cruising through the prettiest parts of France. Four generous cabins come equipped with marble en-suites and an interior style that fuses modern amenities with traditional Louis XVI style furniture. Serving only eight guests, the barge is additionally fitted with a viewing deck and dip-pool for a truly indulgent stay. View hotel website »
Riding through the famous Burgundy vineyards was awesome! And the private wine tastings were amazing!— Jeff Nadler
The Burgundy trip surpassed our expectations, and was the best B&R trip we have taken so far.— Kenneth Castiglia
Most of the riding on this trip ranges from flat to gently undulating on quiet roads and dedicated bicycle paths. There are a few longer options for eager riders. Daily rides range between 15 and 40 km (9 to 25 mi.).
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.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.
- 6 nights aboard a Belmond Barge.
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, including wine.
- Services of B&R guide, local guide(s) and support vehicle(s).
- Use of a customized hybrid or racing bike with drop bars, equipped with handlebar bag and helmet.
- A handlebar-mounted 7” Samsung Galaxy Tablet with preloaded GPS bike routes
- B&R biodegradable water bottle
- All baggage transportation.
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off.
- All gratuities for local guides, 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 with flat bars or a racing bike with drop bars. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
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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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