Burgundy 4-Day Bike Tour
- Region: France
- Destination: Burgundy
- Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
- Level: One
- Price From: $3495
- Single Supplement: $450
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- Celebrated wine-producing region in eastern France
- Known for: premier red and white wines from the Côtes de Beaune, Côtes de Nuits, Chablis, Mâcon, and more; outstanding Michelin-starred restaurants; kingly châteaux dotting the countryside; dense and lush forests; and grand Gothic and Romanesque abbeys and churches
- Eat: coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, escargot, jambon persillé, foie gras, andouillette sausage, and the famed chevre, époisses, bleu de Bresse, and fabulous Citeaux cheeses
- Drink: sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne, robust Pinot Noir Grand Cru wines from Aloxe-Corton and Montrachet, and smooth, well-aging Chardonnays from Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet
- Experiencing DuVine Style in the region where DuVine was founded over 20 years ago
- Tasting Crémant with our friend and local winemaker, Greg, accompanied by his mother’s homemade savory gougères (Burgundian cheese puff pastries)
- Visiting to the world’s most famous cooperage, François Freres in St. Romain, to watch them handcraft oak barrels
- Cycling le Route des Grands Crus among the most esteemed vineyards in Burgundy
- Indulging in a Michelin-starred meal at Le Benaton
We include more on our Burgundy trips than any other bike tour company in an effort to provide our guests with the most unforgettable, stress-free travel experience.
- Stunning, luxurious, world-class accommodations
- Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
- Daily breakfasts, all lunches, three gourmet dinners, Après Velo cocktails, and nutritious snacks
- Carefully selected local wines with every delicious meal
- Expert guides with extensive local knowledge who go above and beyond to cater to your every need
- Complete van support every mile of the way to enjoy your vacation at your own pace
- Group sizes that don’t exceed 14 guests on a scheduled departure
- Wine tastings as outlined in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to historic sites, fascinating museums, and scenic natural parks
- Pick up and drop off before and after your tour from convenient locations
- Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service
- Pre- and post-travel planning advising with optional upgrade to Concierge Travel Planning (learn more)
- Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
DuVine strives to consistently amaze, surprise, and delight. For this reason, each itinerary may be subject to slight modifications. Contact us to speak with a destination specialist for the most up to date tour inclusions.
- Gratuities for DuVine bike tour guides (learn more)
- Dinner on one free night
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Ride over gently rolling hills and through wooded paths, passing vineyards as far as the eye can see on our Burgundy Bike Tour where DuVine laid its roots over 20 years ago. Explore lush, green acres of the most esteemed vineyards in France. Experience two millennia of viticulture, tasting some of the finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the world. Our cycling vacation traces the saga of wine itself, from Beaune, Meursault to Aloxe-Corton and along le Route des Grands Crus. Sampling the fruits of centuries of labor, enjoy tastings in Pommard, Chassagne-Montrachet, Savigny-les-Beaune, Gevrey-Chambertin, and more. Delight in our accommodations at kingly châteaux and dine in the region’s finest restaurants, including a Michelin starred meal.
Tour by Day
Day One: Welcome to Burgundy
Your guides will greet you at the train station in Beaune where the adventure begins. Nestled inside massive fourteenth-century ramparts, this medieval town is the wine capital of Burgundy. Toast your arrival with a sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne before a relaxed, scenic spin through the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. Enjoy a wine tasting in the quiet center of Meursault, enlivening our palates with a hearty Pommard, an elegant Volnay, and a buttery Meursault. Pedal back to Beaune through these legendary vineyards. Tonight our first gourmet Burgundian feast awaits at at Le Benaton, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Beaune.
Meals: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault
Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 122 meters
Accommodations: Le Cep
Day Two: Explore the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune
Start the day in Beaune, cycling through the picturesque villages of the French countryside. Enjoy extraordinary views of St. Romain’s thirteenth-century castle ruins. Pedal past Charolais cows, the château at La Rochepot, and the hamlet of Orches. A leisurely downhill ride finds us at Saint Aubin, home to a grand Romanesque church. Indulge in a gourmet picnic in Chassagne-Montrachet before a delicious wine tasting of the estate’s vintages and some wine shopping in town. Cycling through towns like Puligny Montrachet, Volnay, and Pommard, we’ll arrive back in Beaune. Tonight unwind at the hotel before another truly elegant dinner in town.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Beaune, St. Romain, Orches, La Rochepot, Saint Aubin, Chassagne- Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, Pommard
Accomplished: 27.3 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 465 meters
Accommodations: Le Cep
Day Three: The Vineyards of the Côte de Nuits
Enjoy a breakfast of fresh croissants and other French specialties in the hotel’s sixteenth-century courtyard. We’ll start with a tasting at the best Crémant producer in Burgundy, Parigot and Richard, before riding to the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Our ride will then take us along tranquil roads through golden wheat and sunflower meadows passing through Charlemagne’s favorite vineyard: Corton-Charlemagne. Continue through Aloxe-Corton and Comblanchien past exquisite examples of Burgundian tiled roofs and villages that barely survived WWII. After a café lunch, spin past the world-famous Romanée Conti vineyard on our way to our next accommodations. Tonight our Chateau’s chef will cook us an exquisite Burgundian dinner.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Savigny-les-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-St.-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot, Chambolle-Musigny
Accomplished: 16.3 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 150 meters
Accommodations: Castel de Tres Girard
Day Four: Le Route des Grands Crus
Ride a section of Route des Grands Crus, passing some of the most expensive vineyards in the world before saying au revoir to Burgundy. Savor one last taste of Morey St. Denis before your guides see you off from the Dijon train station.
Destinations: Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny
Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 204 meters