Burgundy Bike Tour

Côte-d'Or Along the Route des Grands Crus

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price from: $4,995Collection: 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 le Route des Grands Crus, lined with the most esteemed vineyards of the region
  • Spoil your palate with two dinners at Michelin-starred restaurants

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 Montrachet, 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. Toast your arrival with a wine tasting and lunch at our friend Nick’s domaine in Savigny-lès-Beaune. Our first scenic spin takes us through the Côte de Beaune, from Pommard to Volnay and back to Beaune by way of some legendary vineyards. Tonight, we’ll indulge in a gourmet Burgundian feast at Le Benaton, a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Beaune.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Savigny-lès-Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault
    Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 200 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, paused for a tasting of the château’s vintages and take time for some wine shopping in town. Cycling through towns like Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay, and Pommard, we’ll arrive back in Beaune to sip more wine and chat with the locals. Tonight is yours to enjoy one of the many excellent restaurants in Beaune.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Beaune, Saint-Romain, Orches, La Rochepot, Saint-Aubin, Chassagne- Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, Pommard
    Accomplished: 27 miles / 44 km, elevation gain: 465 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 and one of the finest examples of 15th-century French architecture. After the visit, it’s time for a tasting at the best Crémant producer in Burgundy, Parigot and Richard, before riding to the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. We’ll travel tranquil roads through golden wheat and sunflower meadows, passing through Charlemagne’s favorite vineyard: Corton-Charlemagne. Continue through Aloxe-Corton and Comblanchien, with their typical Burgundian tiled roofs and villages that barely survived WWII. After lunch, spin past the world-famous Romanée-Conti vineyard on our way to our next stylish accommodation. Tonight’s dinner is at one of our favorite local restaurants.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Savigny-lès-Beaune, Aloxe-Corton, Nuits-St.-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot, Chambolle-Musigny
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 26 km, elevation gain: 150 meters
    AccommodationsRôtisserie du Chambertin

  • Day 4

    Le Route des Grands Crus

    Today’s ride will take us into the hills of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, passing endless wheat and canola fields and pastures where Burgundy’s Charolais cows graze. Descend into Gevrey-Chambertin to taste the town’s powerful red wines, known to be Napoleon’s favorites. Lunch will be a magical affair prepared by our friend and winemaker Christine Drouhin, paired with her own sophisticated wines. This afternoon, ride the Route des Grands Crus, home to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world. End the day with a visit to the 125-acre Clos de Vougeot, birthplace of the Grand Crus of Burgundy. This impressive historical site will leave you in awe of Burgundy’s storied viticulture. Tonight our chef will cook us an exquisite Burgundian meal at the hotel restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Chamboeuf, Clémencey, Quemigny-Poisot, Semezanges, Ternant, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 405 meters
    Accommodations: Rôtisserie du Chambertin

  • Day 5

    The Canal de Bourgogne

    Perhaps the most scenic ride of the week, we’ll head further into the hills for an epic climb into the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, then take a spin on the famous Canal de Bourgogne. The grand finale is a one-mile climb up to the perched medieval village of Châteauneuf. Celebrate your success with a fashionably late lunch at our favorite auberge and discover the town’s 15th-century fortress with a panoramic view of the canal and valley below. We’ll 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. We celebrate our final day in Burgundy with an unforgettable Michelin-starred meal. Bon appétit!

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Chambolle-Musigny, Curley, Reulle-Vergy, L’Étang Vergy, Messanges, Chevannes, Bruant, Bécoup, Pont d’Ouche, Châteauneuf, Saulieu
    Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 868 meters
    AccommodationsRelais Bernard Loiseau

  • Day 6

    Au Revoir

    After breakfast, say goodbye to Burgundy however you see fit. Take advantage of our last few hours in Saulieu with a little more shopping in town or a coffee at a café on the main square. Your guides will see you off at the Montbard train station.

    Meals: Breakfast

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

Airport Information

Arrive

Airport City: Paris, France
Pick-Up Location: 11:00am at the Beaune Train Station or a Beaune city center hotel

Depart

Airport City: Paris, France
Drop-Off Location: 11.30am at the Montbard TGV train station

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

2018Single Supplement: $900

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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
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wines with every meal

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

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

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