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Bike Through France's Wine Country

Updated: May 22, 2023

What better way to experience all of France’s wine country than on the easy access of a bike? Biking through some of the oldest vineyards in the world not only allows you to get to all of the best wineries with ease but also lets you experience the area firsthand. You’ll be able to see the sites that aren’t accessible by car, and you’ll be able to smell the delicious fresh smells of the vineyards and the ancient woods. A couple of areas in France have the best bike tours, but you can experience them all.

A bike ride through Burgundy, France with Backroads


Biking through Burgundy, France, will essentially give you everything you’re looking for: perfect scenery, great trails, and, of course, some of the best wine in the world. It better be, considering the area’s 2,000-year-old wine-making traditions. There are countless medieval villages, acres of ancient forests, fields, and fields of vineyards, and châteaus everywhere you look. Besides the scenery and the wine, Burgundy is famous for dishes like Coq au Vin, Escargots à la Bourguignonne, and Boeuf Bourguignon. You can’t go wrong with biking through this area. The wine region is so renowned that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are so many vineyards, though, that it can seem a little too complex. However, we can help you plan the perfect bike tour through Burgundy’s wine country.

Champagne & Alsace

Where better to drink Champagne than in Champagne, France? How about Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot and Gewürztraminer? Just along the border of France and Germany, to the north, you can take a relaxing bike tour along beautiful canals and hundreds of vineyards. Did we mention you can eat Michelin-starred cuisine in Alsace along the way? In just six days, you can travel from Reims to Strasbourg, hitting all the major wineries in between.

Bordeaux and Dordogne

In the south, you can visit all that Bordeaux and Dordogne have to offer. Biking along the Dordogne River, visitors can see the World Heritage site of St-Émilion in Bordeaux and some of the world-class wineries, in between dining at Michelin-starred restaurants. For six days, you can live in luxury at some of the best hotels that rival the châteaus in the area.

Whichever area you decide on exploring (if you do only choose one), I guarantee that you’ll see the best views, drink some of the smoothest wine in the world, and eat the best meals your palate has ever tasted. It will truly be an experience you’ll never forget. Don’t forget...I can help get you there.

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