Biking Through Burgundy
Ideal Length:6 Days
Best Time To Go:May - October
Flight Time:LAX 11 Hours 50 Minutes, CHI 8 Hours, NYC-All Airports 7 Hours 15 Minutes
AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):$4,995
Beaune Day 1-3
Embark on an amazing biking adventure through Beaune, a walled town at the center of the Burgundy winemaking region in France. Choose the flatter or hillier routes based on your skill, while visiting villages – including Bouilland, Le Rochepot and Pommard – to visit world-class vineyards and dine at Michelin-star restaurants.
Traverse the Saône River RegionShare This Activity
Start your biking adventure at the 18th century Château de Saulon-la-Rue, and then ride along the Saône River plain to famous villages including Vougeot. Following lunch in Nuits-St-Georges, you will continue through the Côte-d’Or region to visit celebrated wineries, including Richebourg.
Discover Beaune's HistoryShare This Activity
Enjoy a leisurely ride south to Beaune. Upon your arrival, you will pass through the walls, strolling the cobbled streets to the L’Hotel de Beaune, where you will spend the next three nights. A local expert will provide an informal introduction to Burgundian wines.
Fine Dining ExperienceShare This Activity
Guests are free to enjoy dinner on their own. We recommend a fine dining experience at Bistrot de L’Hôtel, where it’s a good idea to make reservations in advance.
Bike Through Charming TownsShare This Activity
There are numerous bike routes to explore this charming area. Cyclists who choose the flatter option will pass through Villy-le-Moutier and Reffey-les-Beaune. For a hillier ride, bikers can make the trek through Savignyles-Beaune and Bouilland.
Hospices de BeauneShare This Activity
Take a guided tour of the ancient Côte d’Or—the Hôtel Dieu (or Hospices), designed in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, one of the parliament’s chancellor. Once a hospital for the poor, the Hospices de Beaune is now a museum and a fine example of 15th-century Burgundian architecture.
Montrachet Journey on Two WheelsShare This Activity
Depart for a cycling excursion to visit another jewel in Burgundy’s crown, the historic Montrachet. Enjoy lunch at Le Montrachet, the first Michelin-star restaurant in Puligny-Montrachet, where you’ll be greeted by long-time maître d’ Thierry Gazagnes.
Explore Volnay and PommardShare This Activity
After lunch enjoy a lovely ride through the towns of Volnay, home to the region’s Côte de Beaune vintage, and Pommard, whose famous Château de Pommard winery produces pinot noir at its 172-acre vineyard, Clos Marey-Monge.
Exclusive Wine TastingShare This Activity
Meet winemaker Jane Eyre-Renard for wine tasting at Domain Newman, where guests will sample fantastic regional wines – some of which you will taste directly from the barrel! Your local guide will help you decide which restaurant to choose for your evening feast.
La Bussière sur Ouche Day 4-6
Continue your amazing bike adventure through the jaw-dropping Ouche Valley, traveling on quiet country roads through Nantoux, Bessey-en-Chaume, ending with a private picnic at Abbaye de La Bussière. Wrap up your bike trip along the Burgundy Canal, passing through the L’Auxios region and one of the prettiest villages in France.
Serene Ouche Valley CyclingShare This Activity
Pedal your way northwest into the Ouche Valley – a combination of hilly and flat terrain – passing through picture perfect villages such as Nantoux and Bessey-en-Chaume.
Relaxing Garden PicnicShare This Activity
Enjoy a picnic in the stunning privately-owned garden in Abbaye de La Bussière. This meticulously restored 12th-century Cistercian abbey will be your home for the next two nights. Take a stroll around the hotel’s 15-acre park, manicured by the abbey’s charming owner, Clive Cummings.
Historic L’Auxois RegionShare This Activity
Take a morning ride along the Burgundy Canal through L’Auxois, where the Auxois horse – native to the region – was first bred in the Middle Ages to pull chariots and boats along the local rivers and canals. The L’Auxios region extends east of the Morvan to the Plateau de Langres.
Taste the Best Crepes Before Visiting CommarinShare This Activity
While taking a lunch break, bikers can choose from a number of eateries, including the best creperie, before riding through the greenest rolling hills in Commarin. End your adventure by relaxing and enjoying cocktails and dinner with your guide to celebrate your Burgundian voyage.