Burgundy, France

Itineraries

Biking Through Burgundy

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Beaune, Burgundy, France
Beaune3 Days
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  • Enjoy cycling along the Saône River past rustic farms and charming villages.
  • Visit renowned Côte-d’Or vineyards.
  • Choose your biking adventure through Villy-le-Moutier or Savignyles-Beaune.
  • Meet a local winemaker for a “hidden” tasting at Domain Newman.
  • Enjoy a fine dining experience at Michelin-star Le Montrachet.
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La Bussière sur Ouche3 Days
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  • Travel through the scenic Ouche Valley near the famous Côte-d’Or.
  • Cycle through ride through the picturesque L’Auxois region.
  • Visit Châteauneuf, one of the prettiest villages in France.
  • Enjoy cocktails and dinner with your guide to end your cycling vacation.
 
Beaune Day 1-3
La Bussière sur Ouche Day 4-6
Beaune Day 1-3
Beaune, Burgundy, France
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.

Beaune

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Nuits-St-Georges, Burgundy, France
Traverse the Saône River Region
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.
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Discover Beaune's History
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.
Escargot at Bistrot de L’Hôtel
Fine Dining Experience
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.
Cyclists traveling on a road to a village in Burgundy, France
Bike Through Charming Towns
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 Beaune, Burgundy, France
Hospices de Beaune
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.
Chef preparing food at Le Montrachet restaurant
Montrachet Journey on Two Wheels
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.
Volnay, Burgundy, France
Explore Volnay and Pommard
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.
Someone pouring wine into two glasses in a vineyard
Exclusive Wine Tasting
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
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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.

La Bussière sur Ouche

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Burgundy countryside
Serene Ouche Valley Cycling
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.
Garden at Abbaye de La Bussiere
Relaxing Garden Picnic
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.
Burgundy Canal, France
Historic L’Auxois Region
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.
Chateauneuf, Burgundy, France
Visit Charming Châteauneuf
Continue your bike ride up to the citadel of Châteauneuf, a preserved 11th-century medieval town, considered one of prettiest villages in France.
crepes
Taste the Best Crepes Before Visiting Commarin
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.
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