Burgundy 4-Day Bike Tour

Côte de Beaune and Grands Crus in Brief

4 days / 3 nights Level: 1Price From: $3,495Collection: ClassicNon-Rider Options

Tour Highlights

  • Taste sparkling Crémant with our friend, a local winemaker
  • See how oak barrels are handcrafted at François Frères in Saint-Romain, the world’s most famous cooperage
  • Cycle la Route des Grands Crus, lined with the most esteemed vineyards of the region
  • Indulge in innovative gastronomie at Le Benaton, Beaune’s Michelin-starred institution

Eat

Coq au vin, boeuf bourguignon, escargot, Jambon Persillé, foie gras, andouillette sausage; cheeses like chevre, Époisses, bleu de Bresse, and Citeaux

Drink

Sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne, robust Pinot Noir Grand Cru wines from Aloxe-Corton and Gevrey Chambertin, and smooth, well-aging Chardonnays from Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Burgundy

    Your guides will greet you at the train station in Beaune where the adventure begins. Nestled inside massive 14th-century ramparts, this medieval town is the wine capital of Burgundy, and our first scenic spin through the Côte de Beaune passes the classic Burgundian villages of Pommard and Nantoux. Family-style lunch is served at a bar à vin in the center of Pommard. The owner, Fanny, is also a wine producer, which means our meal will be paired with a crisp, refreshing Chardonnay from her own production. Back in Beaune this evening, we’ll indulge in a gourmet Burgundian feast at Le Benaton, a Michelin-starred restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Pommard, Nantoux, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Beaune
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 326 meters
    Accommodations: Le Cep

  • Day 2

    Explore the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

    Start the day in Beaune, cycling through the picturesque villages of the French countryside. Pedal past Charolais cows, the château at La Rochepot, and through the charming hamlet of Orches. Indulge in a gourmet picnic before a leisurely downhill ride into Saint-Aubin, home to a grand, Romanesque church. In Chassagne-Montrachet we will have a delicious wine tasting of the château’s vintages and spend some time wine shopping in town. Cycling through towns like Puligny-Montrachet and Volnay, we’ll arrive back in Beaune where we encourage you to sip wine and chat with the locals. Tonight’s dinner is at a restaurant beloved by locals in the center of Beaune.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Saint-Romain, Orches, La Rochepot, Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, Beaune
    Accomplished: 28 miles / 45 km, elevation gain: 600 meters
    Shorter Option: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 495 meters
    AccommodationsLe Cep

  • Day 3

    The Vineyards of the Côte de Nuits

    Enjoy a breakfast of fresh croissants and other French specialties in the hotel’s 16th-century courtyard. We’ll start the day with a visit to the Hôtel-Dieu, a free hospital built in 1443 by the chancellor of Burgundy, which stands as one of the finest examples of 15th-century French architecture. After the visit, we’ll enjoy a tasting at the best Crémant producer in Burgundy, Parigot and Richard, before riding to the celebrated village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Our ride will 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, each displaying exquisite examples of Burgundian tiled roofs and villages that barely survived WWII. After lunch, spin past the world-famous Romanée-Conti vineyard on the way to our next stylish accommodations near the famous Clos de Vougeot. This evening we’re treated to a meal prepared especially for us by the hotel chef in an ancient Cistercian cellar, the same space where barrels of Clos de Vougetot were once stored.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot, Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
    Accomplished: 21 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 227 meters
    Shorter Option: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 180 meters
    Accommodations: Château de Gilly

  • Day 4

    La Route des Grands Crus

    Ride a section of Route des Grands Crus, surrounded by some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world, before saying au revoir to Burgundy. Savor one last taste of Morey-Saint-Denis before your guides see you off from the Dijon train station.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Morey-Saint-Denis, Chamboeuf, Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
    Accomplished: 14 miles / 22 km, elevation gain: 295 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Paris, France Pick-Up Location: Beaune train station or a downtown hotel Pick-Up Time: 11:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Paris, France Drop-Off Location: Dijon train station or a downtown hotel Drop-Off Time: 12:00 pm

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2019Single Supplement From: $550

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 3 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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