Burgundy Bike Tour

  • Region: France
  • Destination: Burgundy
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $900
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May 15 - May 20, 2016 $4995 Call to book
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MDU_LogoAwards2015_v3Ride 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, with several Michelin stars among them.


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 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 is yours to enjoy one of the many excellent restaurants in town.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
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’s dinner is at one of our favorite local restaurants.

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: of 150 meters
Accommodations: Castel de Tres Girard

Day Four: Le Route des Grands Crus
Start the day with a visit to the 125-acre Clos de Vougeot, birthplace of the Grand Crus of Burgundy. Today we’ll ride the Route des Grands Crus, passing some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world. Enjoy descending into Gevrey-Chambertin, where we’ll taste the town’s powerful red wines that were Napoleon’s favorites. Lunch will be a magical affair prepared by our friend and winemaker, Christine Drouhin, paired with her own stunning wines. Spend the afternoon relaxing or choose an optional extra ride toward the ninth-century Abbey de Cîteaux. Tonight our Chateau’s chef will cook us an exquisite Burgundian repas.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Chambolle-Musigny, Chamboeuf, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis
Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km, elevation gain: 204 meters (Longer option: 35 miles / 56 km, elevation gain: 371 meters)
Accommodations: Castel de Tres Girard

Day Five: The Canal de Bourgogne
Head for the hills today with a roller coaster ride up into the Hautes Cotes de Nuits for perhaps the most scenic ride of the week. Tackle a couple of hills before a nearly flat spin on the famous Canal de Bourgogne. Then it’s 20 easy kilometers with no cars all the way to a late lunch in Pouilly-en-Auxois. Hop in the van for a 40-minute transfer to our final hotel in Saulieu. Relax with a massage in the hotel’s luxurious spa, or venture out to explore the town. Tonight we’ll celebrate our final day with an unforgettable Michelin-starred meal at Relais Bernard Loiseau.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Veuvey sur Ouche, Pont d’Ouche, Pouilly en Auxois, Saulieu
Accomplished: 29 miles / 46.5 km, elevation gain: 573 meters (Longer option: 49.5 miles / 80 km, elevation gain: 909 meters)
Accommodations: Relais Bernard Loiseau

Day Six: Au Revoir
After breakfast, say goodbye to Burgundy however you see fit. With our last few hours here in Saulieu, we can do a little more shopping in town or enjoy coffee at a café on the main square. Depending on your departure time, we can make a quick stop in Semur en Auxois on the way to Montbard. Your guides will see you off at the Montbard train station.

Meals: Breakfast