Burgundy Bike Tour

  • Region: France
  • Destination: Burgundy
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $900
Tour Dates
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2017 $4995 Book Now
May 13 - May 18, 2018 $4995 Book Now
Jun 10 - Jun 15, 2018 $4995 Book Now
Jul 15 - Jul 20, 2018 $4995 Book Now
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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, with several Michelin stars among them.


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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 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: Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Savigny-lès-Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault
Accomplished: 12 miles / 19 km, elevation gain: 200 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. 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 / Picnic 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
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 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
Accommodations: Rôtisserie du Chambertin

Day Four: 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 Five: 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’Etang Vergy, Messanges, Chevannes, Bruant, Bécoup, Pont d’Ouche, Châteauneuf, Saulieu
Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 868 meters
Accommodations: Relais Bernard Loiseau

Day Six: 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

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