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Burgundy Bike tours – Cycling in Burgundy

Bienvenue en Bourgogne! From the city of Dijon to the town of Beaune, our Burgundy bike tours take you cycling along the Burgundy canal and through endless acres of vineyards. Ride your bike along the canal de Bourgogne on your way to Chateauneuf en Auxois. Cycle through the Cote de Beaune, passing the villages of Meursault, Puligny Montrachet and Pommard. Ride through the Cote de Nuits, an area famous for its wonderful Grand Crus. Discover Vougeot and its beautiful Chateau located a few minutes away from Gevrey Chambertin. Whether you’re participating in a Pinot noir wine tasting, cycling through the Burgundy wine region or learning more about Burgundy wine, biking in Burgundy is a wonderful adventure.

At a glance
Duration 6 days
Starting Location Dijon
Finishing Location Beaune
Activity Level Moderate
Price $4,598
Sgl. Suppl. $1,000

Details of our Burgundy bike tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Dijon and the Burgundy wine region before a ride along the Burgundy canal

From Ternant to La Bussière-sur-Ouche (16 miles)
Meet your leaders in Dijon, the home town of the Dijon mustard. From there, transfer to a restaurant located in the heart of the Burgundy wine region. During lunch your trip leaders give you a short introduction of the week to come as you toast with a glass of good Burgundy wine in hand. Get on your bike and make your way down to the Burgundy canal. Le Canal de Bourgogne is one of the most beautiful canals in France and is mostly used for Burgundy barge cruises during the summer time.

Day 2: Cycle to Chateauneuf en Auxois and the Chateau de Chateauneuf

From La Bussière-sur-Ouche to La Bussière-sur-Ouche (30 miles)
Leave your hotel, the Abbaye de la Bussiere and ride to Chateauneuf en Auxois, a medieval village where you have lunch. Sitting on a hill, it is famous for the 15th century Châteauneuf castle that overlooks the Burgundy canal. In the afternoon, ride through the Auxois region, an area dotted with charolais cows and made of green rolling countryside.

Day 3: Enjoy a wine tasting in the middle of the Vineyards

From La Bussière-sur-Ouche to Beaune (35 miles)
Today, you’re entering the area where all the famous Burgundy wines come from. The morning ride leads you to Savigny-lès-Beaune. Have lunch there and then meet with a wine maker to learn the inn and out of how cremant de Bourgogne is made. Start with the visit of the cellars and then enjoy a tasting of different cremants. Our wine host is there for you, so during the wine-tasting, feel free to ask anything that comes to mind. Take the time to enjoy the vineyards and vines that surround you as you ride toward your hotel. Check into your hotel in the center of Beaune, a medieval town surrounded by some of the world’s most famous vineyards.

Day 4: Ride through the Cote de Beaune and explore Meursault, Pommard and Puligny Montrachet

From Beaune to Beaune (31 miles)
Today, you travel south of Beaune and discover the Cote de Beaune, an area widely known for its Burgundy Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. One of Puligny Montrachet most famous wine is Puligny Montrachet les Pucelles, a grand cru. In Meursault, you cycle through an area with no grand cru but with several highly regarded Meursault Premier cru wines. Finally, cycle through Pommard and by the chateau de Pommard. It was established in the 17th century and is surrounded by 20 hectares of walled vineyards. End your day cycling through a few more Cote de Beaune villages and participate in a wine tasting at a local wine domaine.

Day 5: Ride through the Cote de Nuit, famous for its Pinot noir and visit Gevrey Chambertin and Vougeot

From Beaune to Gevrey-Chambertin (37 miles)
Start the day with a self guided visit of the Hospices de Beaune, a former charitable almshouse with polychrome roofs. Then, jump on your bicycle and head to the Cote de Nuit and ride through some of the most famous grand cru vineyards of the Cote de Nuit. On the way, discover the Romanée Conti listed as one of the most exclusive wines in the world, Explore the town of Vougeot, famous for the chateau du Clos de Vougeot. Continue cycling all the way to the town of Gevrey chambertin only planted with pinot noir and famous for the Chambertin wine, a grand cru. In the end and after a day of cycling in the area, the characteristics of Pinot noir wine and the grand crus of Burgundy won’t have any more secrets for you.

Day 6: End your trip in Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wine

End of the trip
End the trip in Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. For those of you that are heading back home there are multiple trains each day from Beaune to Paris. For those of you that are staying a few more days in the Burgundy wine region, you may travel to southern Burgundy and discover the Cluny abbey or go taste wine from the Maconnais district (Pouilly-Fuisse). Before you leave Bourgogne and if have haven’t done so already don’t forget to try the beef Bourguignon.

*Please note that the mileage indicated above refers to the basic route, which is the one that 85% of our guests ride. However, we offer multiple daily routes and you may read more about it in the Activity level section below or by clicking the detailed itinerary button above.

Dates

Starting date Ending date
2018-04-15 2018-04-20
2018-04-22 2018-04-27
2018-04-29 2018-05-04
Starting date Ending date
2018-05-06 2018-05-11
2018-05-13 2018-05-18
2018-05-20 2018-05-25
2018-05-27 2018-06-01
Starting date Ending date
2018-06-03 2018-06-08
2018-06-10 2018-06-15
2018-06-17 2018-06-22
2018-06-24 2018-06-29
Starting date Ending date
2018-07-01 2018-07-06
2018-07-08 2018-07-13
2018-07-15 2018-07-20
2018-07-22 2018-07-27
2018-07-29 2018-08-03
Starting date Ending date
2018-08-05 2018-08-10
2018-08-12 2018-08-17
2018-08-19 2018-08-24
2018-08-26 2018-08-31
Starting date Ending date
2018-09-02 2018-09-07
2018-09-09 2018-09-14
2018-09-16 2018-09-21
2018-09-23 2018-09-28
2018-09-30 2018-10-05
Starting date Ending date
2018-10-07 2018-10-12
2018-10-14 2018-10-19

Make a date private

Private tours are for those of you who are seeking to travel exclusively with their group of friends. If you would like to make your trip private, you may choose one of our regularly schedule travel dates and make it exclusively for you and your friends or family or contact us to choose your own departure date. You may read more below for private tour pricing:

  • An extra $500 per person for 6 – 9 guests
  • An extra $1,000 per person for 4 – 5 guests
  • An extra $2,000 per person for 2 – 3 guests

Lodging

Abbaye de la Bussière (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: La Bussière-sur-Ouche
Amenities: Park and gardens of 17 acres
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Hotel Le Cep (2 nights)

Star rating: ****
Location: Beaune
Amenities: Spa
Member of: Relais & Châteaux

Rôtisserie du Chambertin (1 night)

Star rating: *****
Location: Gevrey-Chambertin
Amenities: Massage on request
Member of:

Activity level

Our Burgundy bike tours are lifetime experiences designed for cyclists of all levels of ability. Each day you have a choice of multiple ride options, which means that on certain days you may want to take it easy whereas on other days you may want to challenge yourself. Whatever biking route you choose, you cycle at your own pace.

 

Day Short option Basic option Long option
Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain Miles Elev. Gain
1  16  400
2  18  1400  30  2300 40 3200
3  22  1300  35  2400  44  3200
4  19  1500  31  1900  41  2500
5  14  900  28  1900  39  2600

What’s Included

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiples daily routes
  • The use of a fully equipped DIGnGO touring bike and gear
  • DIGnGO water bottle, helmet, Garmin GPS and saddle bag
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Types of bikes available

Touring Bike (Included)

Brand: Fuji
Model: Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
Weight: 10,35 kg

Road bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Scott
Model: Scott Addict Disc or similar
Weight: 8,5 kg

Electric bike (Upgrade)

Brand: Rubbee
Model: Rubbee Drive
Weight: 4.0 kg

Tour map

La Bussiere sur Ouche

Commarin

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Ternant

Savigny les Beaune

Beaune

Pommard

Saint-Romain

Meursault

Puligny-Montrachet

Chassagne-Montrachet

Villers-la-Faye

Nuits-Saint-Georges

Vosne-Romanée

Vougeot

Chambolle-Musigny

Morey-Saint-Denis

Gevrey-Chambertin

Travel information

How to get to the starting location

  • Buy your flight(s) to Paris
  • Buy your train ticket(s) from Paris to Dijon on www.raileurope.com
  • Make sure to check online for any timetable changes or railway company track maintenance
  • In case of a delay, please email or call your trip leaders

What to pack

Due to the limited space in our minivan, we ask you to limit the number of bags you bring to 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on luggage. In order to deliver your bags to your room, we ask that each bag has a clear luggage identification tag.

What to pack for biking:

  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Cycling jersey
  • Cycling jacket
  • Bike shoes & pedals
  • Sneakers
  • Cycling gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Cycling pants
  • Arm warmers
  • Leg warmers
  • Shoe covers & booties
  • Cycling headband or cap
  • Windbreaker
What to pack for dinner:

  • Dress pants
  •  Shirt
  •  Polo
  • Jacket but not required
  •  Dress
  •  Skirt
  • Dress pants
  • Nice top

Pre & post trip lodging options

Paris:

  • Hotel Le Meurice | Rates: €€€€€
  • Le Bristol Paris | Rates: €€€€€
  • Particulier Montmartre | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Sofitel Paris Faubourg | Rates: €€€€
  • Hotel Keppler | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Le Six | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Bel Ami | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Daniel Paris | Rates: €€€
  • Hotel Villa Madame | Rates: €€
Dijon:

  • Le Chapeau Rouge | Rates: €€
  • Hotel de la Cloche | Rates: €€
  • La Cour Berbisey | Rates: €€

Room rate guide:

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301€ to 400€: €€€€

401€ to 900€: €€€€€

Climate

 

January February March April May June
High F 42 47 55 60 69 75
Low F 31 32 36 40 48 54
Prec. (In) 2.2 1.5 1.8 2.2 3.0 3.1
July August September October November December
High F 80 80 71 61 49 43
Low F 58 58 51 45 36 32
Prec. (In) 2.6 2.2 2.3 2.7 3.1 2.0

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