The Experience

Legendary Wines, Historic Towns & L’Art de Vivre

There is a special flavor to this region in France. Yes, it’s in the wine, but it transcends everything. It’s in the gracious demeanor of the people. It’s in the friendly rolling hills and small villages that sit quietly among the vineyards. You feel the rich flavors of Burgundy as you pedal toward the multicolored Flemish-tiled roofs in Beaune. When you combine all these unique flavors, you quickly understand that the wine is only where Burgundy’s story begins. The beautiful Chablis district, Burgundy’s northernmost wine region Bike along the Route des Grands Crus to the famous town of Chassagne-Montrachet Savor phenomenal cuisine paired with wonderful wines Private cellar tour and tasting at acclaimed Maison Alex Gambal Beaune, the vibrant capital of the Côte d’Or


DAYS 1-2 Peaceful rides on country roads past walnut groves, tobacco fields and timeless villages Behold Cro-Magnon cave art at the prehistoric grottoes of Rouffignac depicting images of mammoths, bison and other large game that once roamed these hills Take a guided tour into the cave to explore prehistory up close Relish a Michelin-starred dinner created by renowned chef Vincent Arnould. DAY 3 A perfect pairing: the Dordogne’s colorful history and Bordeaux’s renowned viticulture Pedal through small farming hamlets and fertile vineyards en route to St-Nexans Explore and taste the wine from 16th-century Château de Monbazillac Bike past row upon row of prestigious Bergerac vineyards, where the ripening fruit will one day become a sumptuous red wine Cap off the day with a fabulous dinner at our hotel’s sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurant. DAY 4 Spin into the vineyard-laced Bordeaux region from the wooded Dordogne River Valley and admire stunning mosaic-tiled floors at the Gallo-Roman ruins in Montcaret An oenologist at the Vignobles & Châteaux wine school offers an initiation into tasting—you’ll learn how to recognize Bordeaux vintages by color, smell and taste. DAYS 5-6 Exclusive tour and dégustation with a local expert at a Grand Cru château Two-wheel it on undulating terrain past centuries-old churches, inviting hamlets and famous vineyards Stroll through St. Émilion, a beautiful World Heritage site and epicenter for French wines, before discovering its underground treasures on a walking tour For a burst of regional flavor, enjoy a macaron—the sweet and chewy cookies have been


The Route

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