If you have five or six days to discover Burgundy, we have the tour for you. Even with less than a week to spare, you will be able to ride some of the most scenic roads in the world, sipping fine coffee in the mornings, sampling amazing Pinot Noir wines in the afternoon, and savoring sumptuous regional foods by night. The lauded natural beauty and romantic scenes of Burgundy have not been overstated. What better combination for a romantic getaway or family vacation? Come and discover Burgundy for yourself with our 5-night bicycle tour!
We can do customizations, and if you would like to modify the below itinerary please ask us. See full itinerary below. Or please CLICK HERE to learn more about our Burgundy bike tours.
- General Details
- Guide/Concierge Info
- Rental Bikes Available
- GPS Availability
- Register For This Tour
Dates: Your pick! We offer tours in Burgundy as early as March and as late as October and into November.
Length: 6 days, 5 nights
Service: Supported, Private, “Self Guided” tour. For more about how our Self Guided tours work CLICK HERE.
Type of riding: Rolling to flat terrain.
Bikes suggested: Road bikes or hybrids
Average daily riding: 45km
Start city: Beaune
Finish city: Beaune
Suggested transport: Train/TGV from anywhere.
We work with only local guides, cooperating with those that have a love for cycling, and a desire to show guests the beauty of the land they call home. On our self guided tours we do not bring in guides from other destination to work with you. Having the local perspective only enhances your experience, providing insider knowledge and opportunities that only a local resident can offer.
From greeting guests when they arrive, to personally handling luggage transfers, to curating excursions, to problem-solving (e.g., flat tires and other unforeseen issues) our concierges assist guests daily. They also set you up on your rental bikes, and can help with routing and simple questions. Need help finding a good lunch spot? Is it raining too hard or you’re too tired to continue? The concierge is a phone call away and are there to help you! Each tour group works with a single, dedicated concierge who can be called upon for in-person assistance at any time.
We generally target 3 and 4-star hotels, which we hand select to maximize comfort while minimizing cost. The star rating is using a French rating system, which has proven to be the standard around the world. Therefore we use the same standards in France and beyond.
Over the years we have developed relationships with many amazing 3 and 4-star properties that distinguish themselves as providing much more than their rating suggests. We have loved getting to know these hotels and sharing them with our guests. For tour groups wishing to upgrade their accommodations, we can provide custom pricing for four and five-star hotels, pending availability. Below are an example of some of our favorite hotels in the region that we target using on our tours, pending availability.
|Beaune||Hotel Le Cep|
|Rully||Chateau Saint Michel|
|Sainte Sabine||Hotel Sainte Sabine|
|Dijon||Hotel Philippe Le Bon|
All bikes come with helmet, repair kit, pump (or CO2 cartridges), lock, and water bottles. During the registration process, you will be asked for sizing specifics to ensure we have the correct sized bike waiting for you. We can supply a number of styles of pedals – please ask if you don’t see the pedal type you’re looking for on the registration form.
Road Bikes: Our rental road bikes are a racing style with drop handlebars.
- Type – Road Bikes
- Sizes – XS, S, M, ML, L,and XL
- Components – Mixture of Shimano 105 and Ultegra with either triple or compact double cranksets.
Hybrid Bikes: Our rental hybrid bikes are a relaxed style with flat handlebars.
- Type – Aluminum Hybrid Bikes
- Sizes – XS, S, M, L, and XL
- Components – Mixture of Shimano road and mountain components with either triple cranksets.
eBikes: These semi-powered bikes allow for nonriders to share the experience with their friends and family who are stronger cyclists.
- Type – Electric assist eBikes
- Sizes – S, M & L
- Components – Mixture of Shimano Acera and Deore.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- All hotel accommodations – mostly 3 and 4 star but ask for custom accommodation requests.
- An OBT cycling jersey!
- Detailed route notes, maps, and tourist information. This includes standard cue sheet, and GPS courses to upload to your own GPS device.
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel.
- Meals as explained in the tour itinerary pages. Usually this means all breakfasts, no lunches, and some dinners.
- Access to your personal guide/concierge (See Guides/Concierge tab).
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Transportation to start location and from finish location.
- Bikes, but we have rental bikes available.
- Travel and Health Insurance.
- Admission to sightseeing venues, unless explicitly mentioned as included.
Available to rent for $150 per unit per tour. These easy to use GPS units provide an excellent worry-free routing method that you can depend on throughout your tour. If you choose to rent we will have the until ready for use with the routes pre-loaded onto the unit. All you have to do is start the daily route at the beginning of your riding day, and follow the highlighted line! We will also provide instructions that you can reference when needed. As a backup and supplement to the GPS, we will also provide a local map as well as routing instructions.
Tour Cost Per Person:
- Double Occupancy: US$2,195
- Single Occupancy: US$2,695 (for single room occupancy on multiple person tours)
- Solo Tour: Please contact us
Bike Rental Per Person:
- Road Bike: US$200
- Hybrid: US$140
What’s Next? Registering for your tour!
Questions: First, please feel free to ask us any questions about the tour. We are happy to help clarify any details.
Registration: Once you are ready to register please go to https://outfittertours.com/registration/ and complete the registration form. EACH tour participant will need to complete the form. At the end of the registration for you will be asked for a US$800 deposit. You can pay the deposit by bank check, wire, or credit card. Once we have all registrations we will secure all of the details of your tour – hotels, bikes, etc.
Final Payment: 60 days prior to your tour we will invoice you for the balance of the tour.
Tour Packet Delivery: Once the balance is paid and approximately 30 days before your tour we will send you a complete tour packet containing all details of your tour – accommodation information, detailed routing, a suggested packing list, maps, tourist guide, and much much more!
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Day 1: Arrival in Beaune
You will be met at the train station and taken to your first hotel, a 4-star within the beautiful walled city of Beaune. Our guide will meet you in the evening and fit you to your rental bikes. After being fitted properly, enjoy the evening with a stroll around the historic town. Dinner is for you to discover on your own tonight in Beaune.
Day 2: Beaune to Nolay/Rully – 45km
Today you ride south along the ridge that lines the region, and along the famous wine producing appalachia that Burgundy is known for. Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, and Puligny Montrachet are all names you’ll recognize if you’re a wine buff. You’ll be able to smell the grapes as you pedal through the vineyards. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 3: Nolay/Rully to Sainte Sabine/Chateauneuf en Auxois – 40km
A glorious and rolling 40km ride of backcountry roads is in store for you today, with your journey culminating in the quiet river and canal valley. This portion of the tour makes our Burgundy bicycle tour special – most tourists do not take the time to discover this beautiful area of Burgundy. Dinner is included tonight. Our hotel is in Sainte Sabine, overlooking the valley across to the stunning Chateauneuf en Auxois perched atop the facing hill.
Day 4: Sainte Sabine/Chateauneuf en Auxois to Dijon – 50km
Today is the easiest 50km you’ll ever ride. You follow the bike path along the canal the entire way to Dijon. The path is flat to slightly downhill the entire way, with small villages dotting the route. All of them are excellent stops for lunch. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Day 5: Dijon to Beaune – 40km
Today’s ride will be a highlight Nuits-Saint-Georges is a world renown wine destination you’ll be passing through. Stop for lunch, and enjoy your last riding day in Burgundy. Your hotel tonight is the same as the first and dinner is again on your own.
Day 6: Beaune Departure
We will transport you back to the train station for your departure to your next destination.