Sightseeing en route. Burgundy, France.

A stop at the Patisserie to fuel the bike ride! Flickr:Jérôme Decq
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Best of Burgundy Bike Tour

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Cycling, food, and wine

  • It is said the best wine can be found in Burgundy. It is also said that the best cycling can be experienced here as well. Why not combine the two? Burgundy can be compared to Provence, but without the crowds.The landscape is slightly hilly and very picturesque, dotted with medieval villages.

    You will start your tour in Dijon, capital of the Ducs of Burgundy, continue through Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, and from there, you will venture more to the South.

    Wine tastings are available along the way and vary, depending on the estate that is booked. Many other excursions are possible as well such as Chateau du Clos de Vougeot (museum), Hospices de Beaune, Mustard factory, cheese factory, etc.


    • Burgundy cuisine (Escargots à la Bourgogne, Boeuf Bourguignon, and Coq au Vin are just three of the famous regional dishes)
    • Burgundy wines
    • Beaune, Burgundy Wine Capital, surrounded by Côte d'Or vineyard
    • Côte de Beaune area and the winemaking villages such as Pommard, Meursault, and Puligny-Montrachet
    • Rails to trails cycling on some days on the Voi Verte

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  • 2020

    Twin/double: $ 1912 £ 947 $ 1,653 1035 $ 1952 kr 11667 $ 1,179

    Single supplement: $ 856 £ 423 $ 740 463 $ 873 kr 5219 $ 527

    extra options

    Dinners included: $ 647 £ 320 $ 559 350 $ 660 kr 3945 $ 399

    Extra night in Dijon: $ 126 £ 62 $ 109 68 $ 128 kr 767 $ 77

    Extra night in Beaune: $ 126 £ 62 $ 109 68 $ 128 kr 767 $ 77

    Extra night in Macon: pending

    Electric bike rental: $ 203 £ 101 $ 176 110 $ 207 kr 1240 $ 125

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    There are two options for your arrival airport. One option is to fly to Paris Charles De Gaulle. Another option is to fly to Lyon.

    Local Travel

    You can take a train from Paris or Lyon to Dijon. There is a TGV train station in Dijon. It takes about 1 h 30 min to get to Dijon from Paris by a fast train. The first hotel is located at about 10 minutes walking distance from the station. You can take a short taxi ride or a city bus, Divia, line n° 5 or Tramway line T1 to your first hotel. More details will be provided to you in your final travel information.


    Please check local conditions before your arrival. A good website to use to research average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for the region are: April, 61°/41°, May, 68°/48°, June, 74°/53°, July, 78°/57°, August, 77°/56°, September, 71°/51°, and October, 60°/43°.


    You can book an extra night in Beaune, Dijon, or Macon.


    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


    If you are interested in any of the wine tastings indicated in the day to day itinerary, please let us know which day(s) and winery you would like to book and we can provide more details in regards to estimated time of arrival and availability. Most of the time it will be late morning (about 11 am) or afternoon ( 3 pm, 4 pm or 5 pm) depending on the availability of the winery and location within your cycling itinerary. Don't be  surprised by early tastings that may be possible! In France, 11 am is considered to be one of the best moments in the day to have your taste buds awake and ready to have a quality tasting.


    The app “Ride with GPS” is used to share the proprietary GPS route information. To access this, you will only need to download the free Ride With GPS app on your personal device, and create an account.

    Because the GPS program uses satellite data rather than cellular, you will not incur data charges if you preload the trip maps prior to leaving a wifi zone. If you do not wish to roam or use local data, you simply need to load your day’s route while using the wifi of your accommodation.

Where You’ll Stay

You will be accommodated in 3 star hotels.

What’s Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels with breakfast
  • 27 speed touring bike (SCOTT Sub Cross 40) with higher handlebars and more upright riding position. Also provided, one helmet, one rear pannier and one handlebar bag with map cover, one repair kit, pump, lock, and odometer per two bikes
  • Tour briefing
  • Luggage transfers
  • Ride with GPS app, with the link to proprietary GPS route information as a tool to follow your specific tour
  • Route descriptions and maps as well as tourist information
  • Hotel taxes
  • Emergency assistance in case of problems

What’s Not Included

TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
From1035 Rates
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Tour Dates

Daily arrivals are possible

Skill Level

This is an 8 days/ 7 nights self-guided bike tour that is rated easy to moderate. Burgundy has lovely cycling and you will encounter hills but your daily distances are very manageable allowing you plenty of time to slow down and enjoy this beautiful tour.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Best of Burgundy Map

Day 1: Arrival in Dijon
Day 2: Dijon – Vougeot, 13 mi. (20 km)
Day 3: Vougeot – Beaune, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 4: Beaune – near Chagny, 16 mi. (25 km)
Day 5: Chagny – Dracy le Fort, 14 mi. (22 km)
Day 6: Dracy Le Fort – Cluny, 30 mi. (47 km)
Day 7: Cluny – Macon, 17 mi. (28 km)
Day 8: Departure after breakfast

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1Arrival in Dijon
After check-in at your hotel, you are free to relax or explore. There will be a briefing scheduled with bike handouts, delivery of road books, and maps. 

Day 2: Dijon – Vougeot, 13 mi. (20 km)
Today you will follow the Route de Grands Crus to Vougeot, passing through Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey Saint Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, all famous wine making villages of the area of Côte de Nuits. This winegrowing region is a paradise for Pinot Noir, which is used for the majority of the Bourgogne winegrowing region’s Grands Crus.  

*Wine tasting:

  • A visit to Domaine Phillipe Leclerc in Gevrey Chambertin is possible with tasting of 7 wines (€15 p.p.) You will pass this winery as you cycle.

Day 3: Vougeot – Beaune, 16 mi. (25 km)
Leaving Nuits Saint Georges, you will head for Beaune, known as the Burgundy Wine Capital, surrounded by Côte d'Or vineyard. Worth a visit, is the Hospices de Beaune, founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor. The original hospital building, the Hôtel-Dieu, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth-century architecture, is now a museum, featuring a multi-paneled painting of The Last Judgement by Rogier van der Weyden. You must also discover the wine cellars filled with fantastic crus and stroll on the narrow streets which will take you back into the past.

*Wine tasting:

  • Caves Moillard in Nuit Saint Georges with a tasting of 4 wines  (€15 p.p.). You will find this winery just a short detour (1 km) from your cycling route.

Day 4: Beaune – near Chagny, 16 mi. (25 km)

You will cross the Côte de Beaune area going through the best known winemaking villages such as Pommard, Meursault, and Puligny-Montrachet. The Montrachet vineyard is the jewel in the crown of Burgundy's white wines, located in a cluster around the Mont-Rachet hill above Puligny-Montrachet. These vineyards produce some of the most expensive and rare wines in the world, often regarded as the ultimate expression of the Chardonnay grape variety. Overnight stay will be near Chagny.

*Wine tastings:

  • Chateau de Pommard in Pommard with a vist to the cellers and tasting of 4 wines (€35 p.p.). You will find this winery just a short detour (2 km) from your route 
  • Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet, informative and personalized visit of the cellars and winery from 11th and 14th century, followed by a commented tasting of 5 wines (€20 p.p.). Winery is located directly on the route.
  • Chateau de Santenay, in Santenay, a guided visit is available of the exteriors of the castle, the winery, cellars of aging (9th century) including the tasting of 5 wines. Visit at 10:30 am, 2 pm, or 4 pm. (€16 p.p.) Location: 1 km detour from your route
  • Domaine Lejeune in Pommard, except on Sundays and subject to availability on booking. Tasting of 5 wines. (€20 p.p.). Location: 500 m from your route

Day 5: Chagny – Dracy le Fort, 14 mi. (22 km)

You will leave Chagny following the Voie Verte alongside the Canal du Centre in the direction of Chalon sur Saone from where you can admire the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise. Highly recommended is a visit to the Château de Germolles (3 km from your hotel), a well-preserved residence of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th century. This exceptional site evokes court life in France on the eve of the Renaissance. 

Day 6: Dracy Le Fort – Cluny, 30 mi. (47 km)
From Dracy, you follow a cycling path designed for leisure activities and built on an ancient railway. From Givry, you will follow it until Cluny, enjoying a varied landscape of forests and traditional rural stone huts or cabottes. With a rich heritage and an artistic dimension, Saint Gengoux Le National is known as a medieval town. On your way to Cluny, you will go through Cormatin, a village well-known for its château. Here the landscape will change, and will become hillier. Overnight this evening is in Cluny, the spiritual center of Europe during the Middle Ages, which had a considerable influence on religion, education, and art.

*Wine tasting:

  • Available on this Day or on Day 5.  You can ride an extra loop of 12 km to visit Chateau de Chamirey in Mercurey, except on Sundays. 3 wines can be tasted. (€20 p.p.)

Day 7: Cluny – Macon, 17 mi. (28 km)
Today you will follow the easy and flat route on Voie Verte, winding for about 23 km through the Val Lamartinien. The landscape is dominated by the rocky outcrop of Solutre Vergisson in the middle of a vineyard, classified one of the most beautiful natural sites in France.

Day 8: Departure after breakfast

*Wine tastings are subject to price increase throughout the year at the vineyards' discretion.

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  • Gary N. 3 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    The hotels were great & friend

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