Burgundy Bike Tour

  • Region: France
  • Destination: Burgundy
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $4995
  • Single Supplement: $900
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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.


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 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 we will have a delicious wine tasting of the Chateau’s vintages and some wine shopping in town. Cycling through towns like Puligny-Montrachet, Volnay and Pommard, we’ll arrive back in Beaune where we encourage you to sip 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 sixteenth-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 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 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 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: Castel de Tres Girard

Day Four: Le Route des Grands Crus
Today’s ride will take us into the hills to the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. Our route will go through rolling hills, amongst endless fields of wheat and canola fields, passing Burgundy’s own Charolais cows, and charming villages. Descend 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. In the afternoon we’ll ride the Route des Grands Crus, passing 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 the historical depth of Burgundian viticulture. Tonight our Chateau’s chef will cook us an exquisite Burgundian meal.

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: Castel de Tres Girard

Day Five: The Canal de Bourgogne
Perhaps the most scenic ride of the week, we’ll head further into the hills today with an epic ride up into the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits. Tackle several challenging hills before we head for a spin on the famous Canal de Bourgogne. The grand finale will be a one mile climb up to the perched, medieval village of Châteauneuf. Celebrate your success with a fashionably late lunch at our favorite auberge. Discover the 15th century fortress castle in town, with a panoramic view of the canal and the valley below. We will 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 in Burgundy with an unforgettable two-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. 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. Your guides will see you off at the Montbard train station.

Meals: Breakfast