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Burgundy & Chablis Bike Tour

Legendary French Wine & Cuisine

  • Explore the Chablis district, Burgundy's northernmost wine region, whose forests, lakes and farmlands make for a tranquil ride
  • Discover some of France's most picturesque villages and the golden landscape of the Côte d'Or
  • Bike along the Route des Grands Crus to the famous wine-producing town of Clos de Vougeot
  • Enjoy an informative private cellar tour and tasting with a local expert at acclaimed winery Les Hospices de Beaune

There's a special flavor here. A blend of excellence and tradition. Yes, it's in the wine, but it transcends everything. It's in the gracious demeanor of the people. It's in villages that sit quietly among the vineyards. You feel Burgundy's rich flavors as you ride toward the colorful tile roofs in Beaune. And you quickly understand that the wine is only where Burgundy's story begins.

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Itinerary

Days 1-3 Bike through the château-dotted countryside surrounding the hilltop town of Vézelay and explore its 12th-century Romanesque Basilica, a World Heritage site | Visit Noyers and Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, two of France's designated Most Beautiful Villages | Discover the breathtaking Chablis district, with lush forests and farmland, lovely lakes and quaint villages | Looking for a great photo? One stunning vista follows another as you pedal across rolling pastures past ancient manors and abbeys.

Day 4 Delve into the centuries-old winemaking tradition at world-famous Clos de Vougeot, a restored medieval château and vineyard | Radiant pinot noir and chardonnay vines escort you and your bike from the Côte de Nuits into the Côte de Beaune | Explore Beaune, the lively capital of the Côte d'Or | Wine tasting, coffee-sipping and people-watching are all wonderful ways to soak up the culture in this bustling town | Enjoy a private cellar tour and tasting at an acclaimed local winery. 

Days 5-6 Take a private tour of the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, a tile-studded showcase of Flemish-Burgundian architecture and impressive history | Pedal the Route des Grands Crus to the famed town of Chassagne-Montrachet | Learn about and sample the region's wines | Spot farmers busy in the vineyards, where wine is as plentiful as the vintages are delightful | Say au revoir to Burgundy with a final spin through the vineyards around Beaune.

Our guides were superb ( Backroads has the best guides of any biking company). The routes were varied and tranquil. Great / beautiful countryside riding. Accomodations wonderful especially the Abbey. Meals excellent. Lots of wine tasting and interesting presentations. Backroads offers an extra large bike which allows me a comfortable ride at 6' 7". Electric bike option allowed one slower rider to outpace the group - a revelatory experience for that person !!
Big bike user - Bay area, CA

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Limited & Fixed Menus

On many nights, the gourmet restaurants where we dine offer specially prepared limited or fixed menus featuring a delicious selection of authentic regional cuisine.
$4,598 - $4,998
pp dbl. occ.
(+$950 to $1,080 for sgl. occ.)

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Dijon, France

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Château de Vault de Lugny

Château de Vault de Lugny

Avallon (2 nights)

A moated 16th-century castle with a 13th-century dungeon, this hotel is brimming with charm, from its fine antiques and tapestries to the ducks and peacocks roaming its grounds. (pool)

Abbaye de la Bussiere

Abbaye de la Bussière

La Bussière-sur-Ouche (1 night)

Now a luxurious country house, the abbey was originally a spiritual retreat after its founding in 1131. A Relais & Châteaux member.

Hotel le Cep

Hôtel Le Cep

Beaune (2 nights)

A collection of 14th- to 18th-century mansions have been joined to create this elegant hotel in the heart of town.  (spa)

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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from Bay area, CA

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Our guides were superb ( Backroads has the best guides of any biking company). The routes were varied and tranquil. Great / beautiful countryside riding. Accomodations wonderful especially the Abbey. Meals excellent. Lots of wine tasting and interesting presentations. Backroads offers an extra large bike which allows me a comfortable ride at 6' 7". Electric bike option allowed one slower rider to outpace the group - a revelatory experience for that person !!

 
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Wonderful Time Biking in Burgundy

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from St. Louis, MO

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The trip delivered on everything and exceeded my expectations.

 
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Best Birthday Biking Trip!

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from New York City

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Really enjoyable ride through breathtaking landscapes and towns. Visiting vineyards made this an amazing vacation! Our leader was fantastic!!!

 
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Wonderful Trip

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from Birmingham, AL

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Our trip was fabulous- Probably our favorite of the 6 trips Backroads trips we've taken. My husband said that he will think the guides could not get any better and then with each trip, they surpass our expectations. The scenery was beautiful, the food was delicious and the bike rides and cultural experiences were perfectly planned.

 
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A wonderful time

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from New York City

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A wonderful trip -- Probably my best vacation ever. Time with my friends,biking, food, accommodations and Laurent (leader) were all 5 star.

 
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A tour never to be forgotten.

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from Harbor Springs, Michigan

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Our leaders and support team, Otis, Frantz, Thibault and Jonathan were truly outstanding. The entire experience was way beyond my expectations, and the organization and execution of the team were flawless. You must be proud to have young people of this caliber working for you. Congratulations! Thank you for a great adventure! Jim Ramer

 
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Had a great time and our trip exceeded my expectations.

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from Edwards CO

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Leaders were awesome. Food and hotels were great. Other riders were super fun.

 
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If you love white wine...

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from Toronto

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The leaders were fantastic - fully engaged, fun to be with, caring and extremely helpful if anything went wrong - the sliced cucumbers for the morning water refill was genius. We appreciated that there was adequate time to relax/recover at the end of the day before dinner. Routes , bikes and support were superb. We loved this trip - a fantastic mix of great biking and fine wines! A bit too much eating ( as always in France) but c'est la vie! Thank you for another marvellous Backroads experience. Brett Ledger and Patricia Olasker

 
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Trip exceeded our expectations...experience of a lifetime

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Routes well-planned, good variety, wonderful choices for lunch stops & site-seeing. As the oldest couple on the tour (72 & 70), we seemed to get the best rooms of those in our group (grateful to our tour guides). Inns and meals excellent.

Three guides kept close track of everybody; very friendly, knowledgeable & helpful and eager to keep us all comfortable and happy. They succeeded. We have no complaints.

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 13 700 20 1000
2 19* 1200 31* 1700 43* 2300
50 2700
3 21* 1300 31* 1800 37 2400 49 3500
4 21* 1800 25* 1900 37 2800 47 3500
5 21* 1800 27 2000 34* 2400 37 3100
6 14 300
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Chablis and Burgundy

A Glass You Won't Find Back Home

In Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, we introduce you to our friend Alex Gambal, an acclaimed winemaker whose small-lot vintages sell out quickly every year. Alex welcomes you into his private cellar for an exclusive tour and tasting – a wonderful way to top off your day of great biking among the vineyards.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Chablis and Burgundy trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Chablis and Burgundy trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Chablis and Burgundy—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

The Best Leaders in Chablis and Burgundy

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Chablis and Burgundy, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Chablis and Burgundy you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Great Bikes Included (or Upgrade)

Choose a Backroads Custom Titanium or Custom Electric Assist bike—both are included in your trip price. Maybe a Specialized carbon-fiber pro model is more your speed or go for double fun on a tandem. Our fleet is the best in active travel, so you don't have to roll the dice on this vital trip component. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders. See the bike options for this trip.

Navigate Your Way in Chablis and Burgundy

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Chablis and Burgundy. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,998 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,498 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,498 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $8,098 pp dbl occ

Click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

8 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 8 OR MORE GUESTS 16 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 16 OR MORE GUESTS RESERVED

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