Travel Partner: Butterfield & Robinson
Duration | 6 Days
Destination | Burgundy
Starting Price | $4,995
In French wine’s ancestral home, you’ll bike to the top of Hautes Côtes, sip vintages in the fields from which they grew and spend two nights at Abbaye de la Bussière (the region’s most exclusive hotel). Then, you’ll explore the pleasures of Beaune (our adopted hometown) and its unique relationship with wine. To Burgundian locals, time is measured by the season. For us, it’s by the kilometer, the meal and the vintage.
Ride along the Saône River plain to the village of Vougeot and its famous 12th-century castle. Receive an informal lesson in Burgundian wines with international wine expert Jean-Pierre Renard at a small private cellar in Morey-Saint-Denis.
Cycle through the fiercely proud villages of La Rochepot, Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay and Pommard. Of course, dinner tonight will be accompanied by Grand Crus directly from the cellar below!
Pedal into the countryside this morning, passing charming Burgundian villages, untouched woods and local vineyards. This afternoon, sample an assortment of fantastic wines from the Beaune region—some of which we’ll taste directly from the barrel!
Bike towards the Ouche Valley en route to a great lunch by one of the harbours of the Canal de Bourgogne before entering the gardens of the Abbey de la Bussiere. Tonight, the esteemed chef Guillaume Royer will amaze us with his Michelin-starred menu.
Set out on a loop ride towards the magnificent 11th-century castle of Châteauneuf and one of the “prettiest villages in France.” For our final dinner together, you'll be treated to a Michelin-starred Burgundian feast—and perhaps a surprise or two as well!
Enjoy a beautiful farewell breakfast in the Abbaye and au revoir in Dijon.
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