Burgundy Biking

Burgundy Biking – 2 weeks
France:  Northern & Southern Burgundy

On this page, you will find...

All that you have heard about France, and much that you haven’t.  Biking through the world’s most precious vineyards, and sampling their produce. 15th century villages, canal tow paths, dramatic castles, and France’s finest cuisine (we reveal a predjudice).  Grey & Poupon, it turns out, were two guys who ran mustard shops across the street from each other in Dijon.

In many ways, Burgundy is France’s most unselfconscious region.  It’s mental and economic autonomy reflect a time when it was a separate state, Dijon its small but opulent capital.  The extraordinary variety, scenic and cultural, of the modern-day region’s four départements make it easy to understand how it could have been so self-sufficient.

Beyond the famous vineyards, our Burgundy Biking trip spends a good portion of its time “off the beaten track,” passing through forests and wild praries, milltowns of centuries gone by, through pastoral farmlands, and agrarian market towns:  all far from the famous wine towns and their relative bustle.  Religious history, the machinations of the Hapsburgs, tiny villages fortified to withstand year-long sieges, and medieval markets, are all part of your holiday....

Vineyards of Burgundy

Our Cycle Trips

Overview Map
of the places we stage trips

Departure Calendar
of our scheduled trips

Trips by Length / Title

Short Trips from Paris

What's Included
...in the Trip Cost

Additional Services...
...which you can add to your trip.

Other Trips We Offer


Thumbnail view of the trip’s itinerary

For details within each region, including ride difficulty, click on the name under “Region Visited”...
Days of the Week
Region Visited
Meet in Laroche
1 & 2
Su & Mo
Yonne Valley, Canal Tow Paths
3 & 4
Tu & We
Wine towns of the Nivernais
5 & 6
Th & Fr
Vézelay, the Morvan, Epoisses
Vercingétorix & a Continental Divide
8 - 10
Su - Tu
Beaune, Vineyards of the Côte d'Or
10 - 13
Tu - Fr
The Côte Chalonaise, Autun, Cluny
Our trip disbands upon arrival in Dijon, on Friday, at the end of a full riding day.  Ongoing travel is discussed here.  Our Access Package includes a festive dinner in Dijon, a hotel night, and a train to a variety of destinations on Saturday.

Burgundy Biking — Facts & Figures
2015 Dates
Baggage Services Offered**
July 12 - July 24
Trip Full

$3,095 US
$3,795 C

Daily, Half, Lite
* Prices in $ and € do not include precisely the same things.  Click here for details.

Prices of Optional Extras (links lead to explanations)
$ prices include
the bike.
See here for information on bringing your own.
** At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate.  The services listed are those currently offered on the departure in question.  Services which appear in bold already have at least 3 subscribers (so, one more would ensure their operation).

Reaching & Leaving Your Trip:  General Information on Access Packages
Specific information on reaching your trip’s start in... Laroche
Specific information on departing from your trip’s end in... Dijon