Bike tours in Burgundy. Treasures of Burgundy

Cycle from Dijon through the heart of French wines on this Burgundy cycling holidays. Along the way, sample delightful wines and exquisite local food as you cycle backroads and cycle paths, through traditional villages and historic towns like Chablis. Pass wonderful Chateaux and mansions, which evoke images of a romantic bygone era. Come doing tastings of Burgundy wines Premier Cru!

Between Culture and Nature

Discovering Burgundian region by bike will give you the opportunity to visit leisurely its world-famous sites. But also enjoy the beautiful landscape and nature. Our cycling holidays in Burgundy will also give you the chance to see what most of the people miss, its authentic villages where wine traditions, historical monuments and nature come together. A prominant wine region of France, Burgundy has preserved an heritage, which reflects its former power in the Middle Ages. During your cycling tour in Burgundy, you can visit Macon and its old buildings. But also Chalon-sur-Saone and its outstanding museums, Cluny and its abbey. You will ride on the wine cycling route to Beaune and the famous Hôtel-Dieu (or Hospices de Beaune).

Uncover the wonderful flavours of Burgundy french wine on this seven night gastronomic cycling holiday. Long established as one of France’s finest wine regions, the Cote d’Or is home to historic Beaune and famed Nuits-Saint-Georges.Here it’s time to taste and learn Burgundy wines in a chateau: Appellations, winemaking, winemakers, the difference between Grand cru and Premier Cru, and also grape varieties like Chardonnay or Pinot Noir Here, Culture and traditions thrive amid some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards, which are now collectively recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cycle along backroads, vineyard tracks, waterways and smooth greenways. You’ll enjoy views of majestic vine-clad hills, fields of shimmering wheat and waterways where grey herons stalk fish. Each day discover opportunities to sample fine wines and visit esteemed producers before stopping for lunch in unspoilt villages set against a backdrop of swaying vines and ancient oak forest.. You’ll found the grape that you prefer red and white! All wineries but it depends of the appellation produce white burgundy and also red burgundy wine!

A gastronomic Burgundy cycling holidays

In a region known for its epicurean finesse, you really will enjoy fine dining on this holiday. Let’s not forget of course that the cuisine includes the famous snails from Burgundy, the wonderful red wine stew, ‘bœuf bourguignon’, as well as the famous mustard from Dijon and tasty cheeses like Epoisses, Citeaux, and Ami Chambertin. You can also enjoy some outstanding regional dishes like the marbled ham. Not forgetting the ‘œufs en meurette’ or poached eggs in red wine sauce. Don’t refuse an opportunity to taste some; you’ll not be disappointed. The best is to drink also white wines or red wines!

Wine is the focus of this trip and you will follow the ‘Route de Grands Crus’ . It runs through many of the great appellations of Burgundy wine except Beaujolais. Remarkable red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes to white wines made from Chardonnay grapes grown in delimited geographic areas known as “climats” which are specific to the Burgundy wine region and the grower.

Some of the prestigious “climats” are Romanée Conti, Pommard, Echezeaux, Bâtard-Montrachet, Clos de Vougeot and Gevrey-Chambertin. The most famous, centred around Nuits-Saint-Georges is in the Côte de Nuits, where 24 of the 33 grands crus of Burgundy are found, producing mainly red wines.

Green Roads through wildlife

Burgundy bows to bikes like a burgeoning bunch of velvet skinned grapes cascading over a knotted vine. With practically 1,000km of cycle-friendly routes providing pure and simple pedalling delectation. greenway routes, especially, are perfect for exploring on two wheels. . Leafy woodland paths leading to hedgerow-lined rural roads. It also offer an abundance of countryside trails as well as access to the historic towns of Dijon and Beaune where gothic spires, food markets and seasonal fêtes tempt cyclists from the saddle. It’s impossible to cycle in Burgundy without winding through a vineyard or two with the Voie des Vignes (path of vines) stretching for just over 20km from Beaune to Santenay


You want to know more about our Cycling holidays ? Here is the FAQ !

When is the best time for a cycling holiday in Burgundy?

Like most of the french region, the period we recommend for you cycling holidays in Burgundy, is spring, the end of the summer and early autumn for the mild climate and seasonal tourism. If you agree temperatures a bit higher, summer season is as well highly recommended for peaceful cycling tours, as Burgundy is not the most busy region in summer.

Do we have to plan our cycling holidays in Burgundy in advance?

Most of our cycling trips are itinerants. You ride between hotels and guest houses. So we have to book several accommodations for one stay. As France is a very attractive and busy destination, and in order to put the odds in your favour and ensure accomodations availabilities, we recommend to book your bike trip in Burgundy as early as possible. Likewise for family cycling holidays as family room (for 3 or 4 people) are rare.

What are physical conditions required to visit Burgundy by bike?

The stages of our bike tours in Burgundy are not very hilly and quite short, however to fulfill the whole tour of 4 or 5 consecutive days cycling, it would be recommended to practice cycling during the year. No need to be an expert, but regular short bike rides will be welcome to appreciate all the routes, especially in the Burgundy hinterland.