Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

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Departure information

This tour starts any day (excluding Monday or Tuesday) from March through October

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Traveling by bike, you are no longer an observer you are a peaceful and friendly actor of local people, environment and culture.

You will be cycling on greenways where no motorized traffic is allowed. For the most part, you'll follow canal towpaths, but the route also features vineyard paths, disused railway lines and little country roads. During this tour you will get the best out of fine local produce – tasting Burgundy's exceptional wines and the tasty, authentic cuisine.

We recommend travel by train, a much more eco-friendly solution. To travel within Europe, we recommend taking trains over renting cars, or air transports. Trains are more energy-efficient and will minimize the CO2 emission by capita.

In cities, we recommend clients to use public transportations, or to walk or bike. City bike rentals are more and more widely available in big and medium-sized cities across Europe they are the best way to get around congested cities.

The Impacts of this Trip

We are based in France. This is where we live and work. Our office is located in the French Alps, just a stone's throw from the Swiss border, and we ride the very same roads we recommend to you for your cycling vacations. As firm believers of sustainable development, we have established a friendly network of professionals comprised mainly of local tour guides, small operators, and family-run agencies. Most of our people have created their own jobs/enterprises in order to live their passion for the region and cultural heritage. All have extensive travel experience and have lived in various places before falling in love with the area they now call home.

Relying on local guides and family-owned hotels, you will be ensured a warm, personalized welcome. All properties are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic, and historical heritage. We use genuine places with local charm, blending harmoniously into the environment. Our hotels offer guests a pleasant, nice-sized environment. Some of them have as few as two rooms, while others are small human-sized hotels.

Traveling with us guarantees that you will be taken care of by caring professionals who chose to build their lives here. Forget the non-descript and indistinguishable big chain hotels — we use genuine places with local charm! All the properties we use are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic, and historical heritage.


1 Reviews of Burgundy self guided cycling tours, France

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 06 Feb 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Cycling at our own pace through stunning, varied countryside and finding places
that we would have missed in a car.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared for more than just undulating vineyards - there are some hills and
you should have a decent level of fitness. (However, we managed and are in our
more senior years!) The hire bikes were excellent, sturdy machines and there was
technical back-up if required. (Luckily not needed! )

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Staying at comfortable, delightful hotels and friendly guest houses, eating the
local produce with helpful hosts, stopping in villages to sample the wine. We
also had the pleasure of efficient trains to reach Beaune to start the tour.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The vacation was superb. Everything was well-organised with a varied itinerary and
just the right length.

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