DuVine Announces Burgundy and South Africa Bike Tours for Wine Lovers – Robb Report
A perfect blend of intense physical activity and exquisite indulgence, luxury tour operator DuVine’s latest itineraries are designed for the discerning oenophile. New fall and winter trips hit some of the best wineries in Burgundy and South Africa (not to mention Michelin-starred restaurants), allowing guests to get an intimate and personal feel for the terroir of the wines that they taste while cycling through vast valleys of vineyards.
The 4-day Burgundy circuit
For a twist on the classic Burgundy tour, join the Sommelier on Wheels ride, taking place October 12-15 (from $4,195 pp). Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy will lead guests through the region’s gentle hills, making stops at some of the region’s top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers, including Le Domaine Génot-Boulanger, one of his favorite winemakers.
With journeys ranging from 15 to 27 miles, guests will have the chance to recuperate with a well-deserved rest at the ultra-luxurious Hotel Le Cep in Beaune. After enjoying meals in Michelin-starred restaurants with wines expertly selected by McCoy, the trip will end in style with a rare opportunity to discover the 1243 Bourgogne Society. Famous for being the most exclusive members-only wine club in the world, the restaurant will be open for viewing only. Guests will enjoy dinner prepared by an esteemed French chef in conjunction with the executive chef at Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado.
The 6 day tour in South Africa
For more experienced cyclists looking for the ultimate wine-fueled adventure, strap on DuVine’s 6-day South Africa Bike Tour of Cape Town and its ever-popular wine region (from $5,985). Guests will be able to embark on the journey, which runs from January 28 to February 2 and February 25 to March 2—mixing a personalized bottle of wine at one of the region’s top wineries before taking a leisurely ride to overnight accommodation at the elegant Babylonstoren Hotel.
After 4 days of wine-fueled biking on breathtaking single-track routes, the journey will then end by the sea. Guests will hike Hout Bay and spot penguins at Boulders Beach before relaxing at the Tintswalo Atlantic cottage style pavilion.