The castle at La Rochepot seen from a distance, surrounded by trees and a village of red rooftops

Burgundy Bike Tour

Côte-d'Or Along the Route des Grands Crus

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $5,494Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Taste sparkling Crémant, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir with local winemakers
  • Visit the Hospices de Beaune, a UNESCO-listed example of Burgundian architecture and home of the world’s most famous wine auction
  • Cycle la 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 Gevrey Chambertin, and smooth, well-aging Chardonnays from Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet

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A bike path runs along a canal in the Ouche valley of Burgundy
Château de Corton André in the winemaking village of Aloxe-Corton, with its glazed tile roof and Burgundy vineyards in the foreground
A trio of cyclists in DuVine kits biking through a village in Burgundy, France
A DuVine-style picnic lunch of salad, cornichons, Chardonnay, and tomatoes
Three DuVine cyclists seen from behind while riding in the late afternoon on Burgundy's vineyard roads
Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Bienvenu in Burgundy

    Your guides will greet you at the train station in Dijon, a culinary mecca of international influence. The adventure begins with an essential bike fitting and safety talk before our first a scenic spin to Château Commarin, a domaine that has remained in the same family for 26 generations since 1214. Enjoy lunch at a typical local auberge before we continue riding through the Burgundian countryside. Pedal alongside the famous Canal de Bourgogne which connects Burgundy to Paris and is one of the most attractive canals in France. Finish on relatively flat terrain all the way to our luxurious accommodation at Abbaye de la Bussière, where we will spend two nights. This evening we’re treated to a Michelin-starred meal prepared especially for us by the hotel chef. Bon dégustation!

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Dijon, Commarin, Échannay, Saint-Victor-sur-Ouche, La Bussière-sur-Ouche
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 1,489 feet / 454 meters
    Accommodations: Abbaye de la Bussière

  • Day 2

    La Route de Grands Crus in the Côte d’Or

    After breakfast at the hotel, we start the day cycling from the Canal de Bourgogne up to the forest of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, then descend into the realm of the most famous vineyards in the world. Our ride along the Route des Grands Crus will reveal the prestigious origins of some of history’s most iconic wines. Stop in Gevrey-Chambertin to taste powerful reds, 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. After lunch, we continue to follow the Route des Grands Crus through prestigious wine villages and estates like Chambolle-Musigny, Échezeaux, and Romanée-Conti. In Clos de Vougeot, visit one of the vineyards where Burgundy wine began, then finish the ride in Nuits-Saint-George, birthplace of Chevaliers du Tastevin—an exclusive group of Burgundy wine connoisseurs. Ride the rest of the way to the hotel, or opt for a lift back in the van. This evening, we’ll visit nearby Château Sainte Sabine for a château-inspired dining experience.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-Saint-George, La Bussière-sur-Ouche
    Accomplished: 31 miles / 50 km, elevation gain: 2,313 feet / 705 meters
    Longer Option: 49 miles / 79 km, elevation gain: 4,229 feet / 1,289 meters
    Accommodations: Abbaye de la Bussière

  • Day 3

    Côte de Nuits to Côte de Beaune

    A typical French breakfast of fresh croissants fuels us up to discover more Grands Crus vineyards. Get over the first big hill before descending on tranquil roads towards the Côte de Nuits and through Corton-Charlemagne, which shares its name with the French king who loved the area’s vineyards. Burgundy’s beautiful tiled roofs point the way to Savigny-lès-Beaune where we join Greg, a friend and passionate vigneron, at his home. Here we’ll enjoy a generous tasting of sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne before we ride a few more miles to medieval Beaune for a well-earned bistro lunch in the centre-ville. After, pay a visit to the Hôtel-Dieu, a charity hospital founded in 1443 and one of the finest examples of 15th-century French architecture. Tonight, your guides will stroll with you to the home of our friend, chef Adeline, for an intimate evening of food and wine.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Magny-lès-Villers, Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-lès-Beaune, Beaune
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 1,804 feet / 550 meters
    Accommodations: Le Cep

  • Day 4

    Explore the Hautes-Côtes and Côte de Beaune

    Fuel up with a lovely breakfast at the hotel in Beaune before cycling through the picturesque villages of the French countryside. Pedal through the charming hamlet of Orches and admire the Château de La Rochepot. Once in Nolay, take a quiet bike path to Santenay, the most southerly wine-producing village of the Côte de Beaune. Here we will stop and taste Premier Crus in the 15th century vaulted cellar of a biodynamic wine estate. From there we will ride to our lunch spot where your guides will invite you to indulge in a gourmet picnic. An afternoon spin through iconic wine towns including Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, and Meursault will lead us back to Beaune. The evening is yours to enjoy one of the many excellent restaurants in town.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Beaune, Saint-Romain, Orches, La Rochepot, Saint-Aubin, Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, Pommard
    Accomplished: 33 miles / 54 km, elevation gain: 2,277 feet / 694 meters
    AccommodationsLe Cep

  • Day 5

    The Canal de Bourgogne

    After a generous petit dejeuner within the old stone walls of our hotel, we will get back on our saddles and head further into the hills of the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune to reach 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. Upon wrapping up there, 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 charming town. We celebrate our final enchanted evening 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: 22 miles / 36 km, elevation gain: 2,122 feet / 647 meters
    Longer Option: 48 miles / 78 km, elevation gain: 4,080 feet / 1,244 meters
    Accommodations: Relais Bernard Loiseau

  • Day 6

    Au Revoir

    After breakfast, say goodbye to Burgundy however you see fit. Take advantage of our last few luxurious hours on hotel grounds or go for a final spin around the lakes of Morvan’s protected nature park. Your guides will see you off at the Dijon train station.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Saulieu, Champeau-en-Morvan
    Accomplished: 17 miles / 27 km, elevation gain: 1,364 feet / 416 meters

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



Arrival Details

Airport City: Paris, France Pick-Up Location: Dijon Train Station Pick-Up Time: 11:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Paris, France Drop-Off Location: Dijon Train Station Drop-Off Time: 12:00 pm

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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 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
  • 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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