ACTIVE WINE TOUR
We designed these tours to be the perfect combination for cycling vacations dedicated to decompression, a discovery escape and leisure activities filled with fun and good humor and to show you some of our favorite wine destinations in Europe. Our dedicated skilled local experts will share their knowledge and passion of each region's history, its wines and its gastronomy. They are cycling professionals who will ensure your safety and will adapt the routes to your level of fitness. Cycle around beautiful scenic paths, sip fine coffee in the mornings, sample amazing Pinot Noir wines in the afternoon and savor sumptuous regional food throughout the day.
Experience the French Germanic town of Alsace in northern France bordering Germany and Switzerland and discover exceptional nature where tradition and history, gastronomy and wine culture continue to impress. The Alsatian terroirs and its famous vineyards like Sylvaner, Riesling and Gewurztraminer will delight your tasting notes. Today this region has an additional asset, its exceptional infrastructure of bike paths has made it the most beautiful bike destination in France from Strasbourg to Colmar, these typical villages and quiet paths through the vineyards are classified among the most beautiful in France such as Riquewirh, Kaysersberg and Ribeauvillé. The Alsace wine route will take you through the wine-growing Piedmont and its many medieval castles which overlook the Alsacian plains. Saint-Louis-Arzviller-Lutzelbourg a marvel of engineering, a inclined boat plane elevator lifts boats from a lower canal to the higher canal, it is a must see as it is memorable. Lovers of history will find satisfaction during this trip thanks to the unmissable towns like Strasbourg and its typical quarters crossed by canals, its renaissance masterpiece cathedral, Place Kléber and its facades with multiple influences. Kaysersberg a charming Alsatian architectural village decorated with flowery streets and half-timbered houses. Colmar, the city of culture and history with many museums and historical monuments and its postcard neighborhoods including Little Venice overlooking the duck to discover during a boat trip. Mulhouse, for its museums of science and technology, Vosges regional natural park, its castles and natural spaces suitable for hiking and also Mont Sainte-Odile pilgrimage trail, overlooking the abbey and its pagan wall.
Burgundy is a fabulous region for a cycling tour due to its quiet country roads, amazing accommodations and wineries estates to sample premium wines and gastronomy. Cycling in Burgundy will lead you along the majestic canal of Burgundy, an unforgettable experience as you cruise through some of the most charming towns such as Beaune with its strong wine-making traditions through Pommard, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Santenay, Givry, Chalon, Côte Chalonnaise Tournus, Cluny’s abbeys and its omnipresence romanesque art, Mâcon with its cathedral of Vieux-Saint-Vincent, Chalon-Sur-Saône and its remarkable museums. You will cross land known for centuries to kings and dukes, you will admire marvelous landscapes and discover small villages wine trails and greenways from Dijon to Auxerre, Ouche Valley, Bussière Abbey, Châteauneuf, Commarin, Voûte Of Pouilly, Collégiale St Thibault, Alésia, Flavigny Sur Ozerain, Fontenay Abbey, Ancy Le Franc.
Discover the Southwest of France between Lot-et-Garonne and Dordogne. These locations reflect all the values that create the region's atmosphere offering its visitors a mosaic of preserved landscapes with an amazing diversity. Start your cycling holidays from Agen, this lively town is renowned for its canal bridge and its famous prunes. Cycle through medieval Bastide and admire prestigious fortified castles, pretty villages such as Monpazier La Roque Gageac, Sarlat are classified as the most beautiful villages of France. Ride along gentle rolling hills and fertile valleys through wild woodland and pine forest. We strongly recommend staying a few days in Bordeaux to visit the small medieval town of Saint Emilion renowned for its vineyards and exceptional wines and postcard landscapes.
The name Champagne conjures images of effervescent golden sparkling liquid in an elegant flute to toast to celebrations. Explore a leisure cycling escape around scenic rolling countryside in the heart of the region, you will uncover charming villages, medieval gothic churches and chalk hillsides covered in pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay vines and the opportunity to meet the families who create the world’s most famous wine.
Visit the sumptuous prestigious Châteaux of the Loire valley and retrace the history of France kingdom from Château de Chambord commissioned by François 1er which is the most impressive of the Loire Castles. Château of Ambroise, Chaumont sur Loire, Chenonceau and Blois, we also fell in love with the Château d’Azay le Rideau and the gardens of Villandry. Immerse yourself in your childhood memories when visiting the Château d’Ussé from the French author Charles Perrault, a member of the France literacy academy who created the foundation for a new literary genre, the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. If you are a fan of history and Leonardo da Vinci, we recommend Château du Clos Lucé in the town of Ambroise and we invite you to explore the many troglodyte dwellings in the region, especially that of the village of Troy, steeped in history, and perfectly suited to roam through and explore, its cycle flat paths lanes which will allow you to pedal in complete safety around the Loire and the Cher counties, the Châteaux are fairly well distributed and will be the occasion for lovely historical breaks. The Loire valley is best known for its Castles, its history with the kings of France and its fairly light red wines and sweet white wines that will delight your tasting notes to be paired with gastronomic specialties such as the rillons and rillettes from Tours, appreciate the taste of the andouillettes in Vouvray, the goat cheese from Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine to finish with little sweet taste of pears desserts from the Maison de la Poire Tapée in Rivarennes. The Loire Valley waterways offer many opportunities for water sports and excursions around its lakes
Renowned as an impressive holiday destination, the region of Haute Savoie is famous for mountain biking for its dose of adrenaline. This unique Alpine tour makes it possible for leisure riders to experience the captivating cycling routes of the Alps linking the three major lakes of the area, Lake Geneva Lake Bourget Lake Annecy. The cycling routes follow the river path along the Rhône and Isère rivers, through the old cities of Chambéry and Annecy with its enchanted picturesque bridges and canals, charming villages, stunning scenery and lush meadows valleys.
Bike excursion through the vineyards of endless fields of poppies and lavender, perched villages, remind you that you are in the heart of the loveliest region in France, discover the mythical town for its scenic cycling paths. Provence beautiful picturesque roads, landscapes, rivers, infinite colors, atmospheres and remarkable winding roads will lead through charming rural towns across the vineyards, olive groves, and Provençal markets, full of scents, colors and flavors and a mix culture, its hilltop medieval villages, mountain ranges, ochre quarries and a brilliant light that still attracts many artists who come to this delightful region to capture on canvases the beauty of this unspoilt location like Cézanne and Van Gogh to name a few. Immerse and feel the magic of Provence and of living, taste sumptuous reds, whites, and the celebrated rosés wines.
The Beaujolais region of France is very beautiful and covered by picturesque landscapes. Some compare it to the Italian town of Tuscany but not many would imagine that there are a lot of hidden places to visit. The narrow strips of Beaujolais vineyards starts about twenty five miles north of Lyon and finishes just South of Mâcon, this small and quite hilly Cru appellation punches above in size by producing around one hundred and ninety million bottles of wine every year and boasting more castles than Bordeaux. Wine lovers are gradually becoming aware of the potential of the Gamay grapes which produce the finesse dry fruity red wines and rosé wines. The tour starts from Southern Burgundy to Northern Beaujolais, ends in Southern Beaujolais which is famed for its warm-hued stone houses that have earned it the name as land of the Golden Stones.
Our tours immerse couples, friends and families in the midst of the wine-making philosophy, and transport you on board a tuk-tuk through the vines, the quarries and the cellars. Dive into 600 years of history and learn about this historical Grand Cru Classé which always knows how to adapt to the changes of times, wine enthusiasts don’t need an introduction to Saint-Émilion, this appellation in the Bordeaux Dordogne region attracts more than a million tourists every year, however many visitors don’t realize it’s also one of the most fascinating villages in the Southwest of France, renowned for its wine since as far back as the 2nd century when the Romans planted the first grapes. Saint Émilion is worth a visit for those who love wine, history, architecture and charming scenery, the village long gained a reputation as one of the greatest in the world for wine lovers. For many decades the town was an economic and religious center attracting royals, winegrowers, and pilgrims. Every square in this medieval village center is packed with history and incredible architecture, thousands of unforgettable hectares of vines in its surroundings, an spiritual place for many chritians following the Camino De Santiago pilgrimage to Spain. Nested in the heart of the village is a family owned winery since 1902, built in the 13th century, an ancient Dominican Monastery. When opening the doors of Couvent Des Jacobins, you head into a time travel adventure, both original and playful like entering a space that has gone through nearly seven centuries while preserving the tradition of the Grand Cru Classé with a hint of innovative identity. The limestone rich hillsides around the terroirs consist of eleven hectares and produce seventy five percent Merlot and twenty percent Cabernet Franc and five percent Petit Verdot wines, cordeliers sparkling wine discover authentic rare vintages, wine tasting notes and pairing. Logis De Colette and Les Belles Saisons villa are ideal for large group retreat for family, friends or business.