France: The Burgundy Wine Region & Dijon

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When you’re pedaling Burgundy’s famous Route des Vins, there’s one thing you’ll want more than anything: extra time to enjoy it. That’s why this spectacular tour of France’s famous wine country gives you six delicious nights to enjoy world-class wine, spectacular cycling routes, and opulent accommodations. In the heart of medieval Beaune, experience a jewel o...
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Extreme
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Pass renowned wine villages rolling through the world-famous vineyards of the Côte de Beaune and UNESCO World Heritage Route des Grands Crus.
    • Visit the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic art and architecture.
    • Enjoy a guided tour and tasting at an authentic wine cellar in the heart of Beaune.
    • Engage with a local family during a game of pétanque and a picnic lunch at their charming summer home.
    • Discover Dijon, with its protected historic city center that has inspired musicians, artists, and writers for centuries, and browse its wealth of fascinating—and free—museums.

What's this trip about?

    When you’re pedaling Burgundy’s famous Route des Vins, there’s one thing you’ll want more than anything: extra time to enjoy it. That’s why this spectacular tour of France’s famous wine country gives you six delicious nights to enjoy world-class wine, spectacular cycling routes, and opulent accommodations. In the heart of medieval Beaune, experience a jewel of a hotel that was a favorite accommodation of King Louis XIV—a fact reflected in its regal, historic furnishings. Your French VBT trip leaders give you the insider’s view of the region during lunch with a local family at their ancient mill. As you spin along the famous Route Des Grands Crus towards Nuits-Saint-Georges, you’ll be glad to have an extra day to explore its storied vineyards.

Details

Itinerary focusActive
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 20 people
Age range13 to 80 years
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCluny
End CityDijon

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Europe
  • France

Attractions

  • Burgundy
  • Dijon
  • Lyon
  • Paris

Activities

  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Winetasting
  • Guided Group

Trip includes

    • Custom VBT Bike and Helmet
    • Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders
    • Support Vehicle
    • Luggage Transportation
    • Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Facilitated Cultural Experiences
    • Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Travel Map
DAY 1: VBT Bicycling Vacation begins / Travel to the hotel via Cluny / Warm-up ride

Meet one of your trip leaders, in VBT staff garments, in the lobby of the Hotel Carlton Lyon MGallery by Sofitel at 9:00 a.m.

You will travel by bus via Cluny to the hotel in Tournus. Cluny, the former Benedictine abbey and home of an early pope around AD 910, ...

DAY 2: Chardonnay Loop

This morning’s spin takes you on the flat Voie Bleue bike path along the tranquil banks of the Saône River. Keep your eyes open for the varied birdlife along your route.

Leaving the river, you’ll enter rolling wine country, where the dry white wine of the Chard...

DAY 3: Cycle through the Côte de Beaune

This morning, hop a shuttle to your starting point. Get underway rolling through the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise. At the town of Chalon sur Saône, pedal along the Voie Verte bike path, following the Canal du Centre to Santenay. Afterward, continue on small roads...

DAY 4: Hospices de Beaune / Home-hosted lunch

After an elaborate breakfast, a five-minute walk takes you to the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, the epicenter of Beaune. This perfectly preserved historic treasure was the recipient of Europe’s earliest philanthropic endeavors and today is still entirely financed b...

DAY 5: Routes des Grands Crus / Dijon

Your cycle route today takes you through some of the most famous vineyards in the world, en route to Dijon, the beautiful capital of the Burgundy region. You’ll wind your way to Nuits-Saint-Georges, the region where famed Côte de Nuits red wines are produced. Here, st...

DAY 6: Dijon / Burgundy canal / Valley de l’Ouche

After breakfast, your final bike ride leads directly from the hotel to the Route des Jardins, Burgundy’s beautiful Garden Route, and the pleasant byway along the Canal de Bourgogne to Pont de Pany.

A short option loops back to Dijon; longer options continue int...

DAY 7: Travel to Dijon railway station / VBT Bicycling Vacation ends

Your tour ends after breakfast. It is an easy five-minute walk to the Dijon train station if you wish to take a train to the airport or your next destination.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$656
Last Updated: 3/1/2024
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Check Current Availability, prices, specials with VBT Bicycling Vacations.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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Nov 2023

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Absolutely stunning scenery with relatively easy cycling.

This tour was one of our favorites. The tour leaders (Claudio and Tiziana) were great. The Dolomites and Italian Alps were breathtaking and the bike paths and towns ...

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Freewheelin

Nov 2023

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Fantastic intro to a bike vacation!

VBT came highly recommended by several friends and family so we took the plunge and did our first guided bike trip. We were never disappointed. Guides, hotels, bikes...

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Nov 2023

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life at its fullest

Unlike tours where you gaze at world class natural and historic wonders in another culture, this tour put us in intimate touch with them through cycling, eating, dri...

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Tour Operator

VBT Bicycling Vacations

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Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 


With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.

 

VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high-quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.

 

All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation from start to finish.

 

Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Why we love this operator
Their unique emphasis on immersive cultural experiences combined with active exploration with personalized cycling experiences.
What they’re known for
VBT Cycling are renowned for offering exceptional guided and self-guided bicycle tours worldwide.

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Accommodation

,6 nights in fine family-run or historic 4- and 5-star hotels
Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
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Meals Included

11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Age Requirements
13 to 80 years
Additional Information
This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance. Ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists alike. Daily Mileage: 16 - 35 miles| Biking: 2.5 - 4.5 hours| Group Size: 20
Trip ID
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