France Self Guided Biking / Burgundy

Tour Dates: April – October

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Experience the beauty and flavor of France’s fabulous scenery, cultural heritage, and incredible food and wine at your own pace. These are perfect active vacations for individuals, couples, and groups of family and friends!

Self Guided and Guided Tours may be arranged.

This cycling tour is the combination of the most important assets of the region: wine and food!  Starting in Dijon, you will make your way across the vineyards of the most famous wine villages of Burgundy. In Clos Vougeot you will visit the Castle and experience a gourmet dinner. Cycling along the Cote de Beaune vineyards, you can also taste some of its wine. The tour ends in Beaune where you will have the time to visit the city and the famous Hospices de Beaune.
Cycling in the vineyards of Burgundy is one of the most rewarding ways to discover the local wines!  As great wine requires great food, some gourmet dinners are included in the tour.

Tour Difficulty

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Road Conditions: Smooth & Paved
  • Recommended Bike: We have hybrid, road bike and electric bikes available.

Tour Highlights

  • Stunning countryside landscapes
  • Excellent Food & Wine
  • Charming small villages
  • Visits to vineyards along the route

2019 Price: From €1250 Euros per person double occupancy

Price Includes:
  • 6 nights in charming lodgings with breakfast, upgraded hotels available
  • 2 dinners
  • Orientation with our Trip Manager
  • Fully equipped, quality hybrid bike
  • Daily step-by-step route notes and detailed maps and 1 GPS per group
  • Regional information and advice
  • Private guided tour of the Hospices de Beaune
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Emergency phone call support 7 days a week
Price Does Not Include:

Air transportation 4 dinners, lunches, alcoholic beverages, extra charge for Electric bike rental / €100 Euros or Road bike rental / €100 euros

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 : ARRIVE IN DIJON

Arrive in Dijon, you will meet your guide in your centrally located hotel to receive your documentation and bikes during the orientation in the evening. Explore the town during your free time.
Meals : Breakfast on your own, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation: Dijon

DAY 2 : LOOP RIDE AROUND DIJON

Distance 1 : 22 Miles – 35 Km
Elevation Gain 1 : 290 Meters

Riding today will take you out into the countryside around Dijon. Visit some of the nearby vineyards and sites including the Burgundy canal. Return to Dijon and stay at the same hotel.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation: Dijon

DAY 3 : BIKE TO VOSNE ROMANEE

Option 1 : 12 Miles – 20 Km Option 2 : 18 Miles – 29 Km
Elevation Gain 1 : 108 Meters Elevation Gain 2 : 325 Meters

Ride into the Cotes de Nuit wine country today, passing some of the most famous names in Burgundy wines such as Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin and Vougeot. Visit the Château du Clos Vougeot and stay in your charming hotel with a gourmet dinner included tonight.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner included.
Accommodation: Richebourg

DAY 4 : LOOP RIDE AROUND THE VINEYARDS
Option 1 : 22 Miles – 35 Km Option 2 : 27 Miles – 43 Km Option 3 : 34 Miles – 55 Km
Elevation Gain 1 : 530 Meters Elevation Gain 2 : 650 Meters Elevation Gain 3 : 840 Meters

Loop ride from Vougeot. Discover the Burgundy countryside and the vineyards of the Hautes Cotes de Nuits at your own pace. We propose different cycling options. This area is the center for the region’s Grands Crus. Mainly reputed for its red wines, it also produces a few delicious whites. Wine tastings are available.

Return to the same hotel, gourmet dinner included.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner included.
Accommodation: Richebourg

DAY 5 : CYCLE TO BEAUNE
Option 1 : 22 Miles – 36 Km Option 2 : 32 Miles – 51 Km
Elevation Gain 1 : 360 Meters Elevation Gain 2 : 420 Meters

Leaving your hotel you will pass through the lower vineyard area of Cotes de Nuits and then into Beaune, the wine capital of the region. You will have plenty of time to explore Beaune and its many sites, including the famous Hotel Dieu, and the many wine caves of the city.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation: Beaune

DAY 6 : LOOP RIDE AROUND COTE DE BEAUNE VINEYARDS
Option 1 : 14 Miles – 22 Km Option 2 : 30 Miles – 48 Km Option 3 : 35 Miles – 57 Km
Elevation Gain 1 : 278 Meters Elevation Gain 2 : 642 Meters Elevation Gain 3 : 642 Meters

Ride from Beaune towards the Cotes de Beaunes vineyard area. You will be able to visit Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chagny, Pommard, Santenay and then back to Beaune. You will find many opportunities to taste and purchase local wines. You can also taste some of the appelations you visited in one of the caves in Beaune.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.
Accommodation: Beaune

DAY 7 : DEPARTURE DAY
Departure at your leisure after breakfast. Extra nights can be arranged as well as trains back to Paris with hotel.

Meals : Breakfast included, Lunch on your own, Dinner on your own.