Barge & Bike

Summertime in Burgundy near Dijon & Beaune

Barge & Bike Cruise

4 nights or 5 nights
Available in July & August

Private charters for 4 to 6 people with the special program “Cruise, Wine & Bike Tours“, perfect for lovers of fine wine, cruising and cycling.
Enjoy the Barge Cruise & carefully designed Bike Tours close to the city of Dijon in the Burgundy region of France .
Cycle through the stunning vine-yards of the Côtes de Nuits & Côtes de Beaune  listed as World Heritage by Unesco in 2016.
The luxury boat Wine & Water will be your floating home during a magnificent cruise along the Burgundy Canal

Contact us with all your questions

3-day, four-night tour

arrival Sunday depart Thursday morning

price for 4 guests : 11 000 euros full board
price for 6 guests : 14 500 euros full board

SUNDAY ARRIVAL at 16:30hrs : Dijon

  • At 16:30hrs  the guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred by air-conditioned minivan to the barge, moored on the canal close to Dijon
  • A warm welcome aboard, from the captain and crew, with a Burgundy welcome, the perfect start to a unique and memorable few days in Burgundy
  • Before dinner a cycle alongside the Canal 10 to 15kms
  • Dinner on board

MONDAY, Day 1

Fleurey-sur-Ouche – Gissey-sur-Ouche

  • Breakfast
  • Morning cruise
  • Lunch on board
  • A drive out with the air conditioned minivan to visit Beaune the wine capital of Burgundy,  with it’s magnificent Hotel Dieu Hospice (15th century), the old town centre’s pedestrian cobbled streets, boutiques, antique shops…
  • For the more active & weather permitting, cycling through the vine-yards from Nuits St Georges to Beaune 18 kms or Beaune to Santenay 20 kms
  • Dinner on board

TUESDAY, Day 2

Gissey-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Capital of Burgundy, Dijon, including the morning market, the historical Owl Trail passing the Notre Dame church, historical buildings and enticing boutiques such as
  • Lunch on board
  • Cruise for those who want to relax or
    for those more active and weather permitting, cycling 10 to 15 kms beside the canal and nearby villages
  • Dinner on board

WEDNESDAY Day 3

Pont d’Ouche to the Port of Vandenesse

  • Breakfast
  • Cycling 10 to 15 kms along the tow-path of the canal and exploring nearby villages
  • Lunch on board
  • Afternoon cruise
  • Dinner in a nearby classy Chateau (this will be reserved for you)

THURSDAY Day 4 : depature

  • Breakfast
  • Departure at 9.00am for Dijon railway station for 10:00hrs trains, or your hotel in DIJON, or your car rental agency. This is a 40 minute transfer from the barge to Dijon

4-day, five-night tour

arrival Sunday,  depart Friday morning

price for 4 guests: 13 400 euros full board
price for 6 guests : 18 000 euros full board

SUNDAY ARRIVAL at 16:30hrs : Dijon

  • At 16:30hrs  the guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred by air-conditioned minivan to the barge, moored on the canal close to Dijon
  • A warm welcome aboard, from the captain and crew, with a Burgundy welcome, the perfect start to a unique and memorable few days in Burgundy
  • Before dinner a cycle alongside the Canal 10 to 15kms
  • Dinner on board

MONDAY, Day 1

Fleurey-sur-Ouche – Gissey-sur-Ouche

  • Breakfast
  • Morning cruise
  • Lunch on board
  • A drive out with the air conditioned minivan to visit Beaune the wine capital of Burgundy,  with it’s magnificent Hotel Dieu Hospice (15th century), the old town centre’s pedestrian cobbled streets, boutiques, antique shops…
  • For the more active & weather permitting, cycling through the vine-yards from Nuits St Georges to Beaune 18 kms or Beaune to Santenay 20 kms
  • Dinner on board

TUESDAY, Day 2

Gissey-sur-Ouche to Pont d’Ouche

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Capital of Burgundy, Dijon, including the morning market, the historical Owl Trail passing the Notre Dame church, historical buildings and enticing boutiques such as
  • Lunch on board
  • Cruise for those who want to relax or
    for those more active and weather permitting, cycling 10 to 15 kms beside the canal and nearby villages
  • Dinner on board

WEDNESDAY Day 3

Pont d’Ouche to the Port of Vandenesse

  • Breakfast
  • Cycling 10 to 15 kms along the tow-path of the canal and exploring nearby villages
  • Lunch on board
  • Afternoon cruise
  • Dinner in a nearby classy Chateau (this will be reserved for you)

Thursday Day 4

Vandenesse – Escommes

  • Breakfast
  • Cycling 10 to 15 kms beside the Canal and nearby villages or relaxing on board the barge
  • Lunch on board
  • Afternoon cruise
  • Dinner on board

FRIDAY Day 5

Escommes

  • Breakfast
  • Departure at 9.00am for Dijon railway station for 10:00hrs trains, or your hotel in DIJON, or your car rental agency. This is a 50 minute transfer from the barge to Dijon

*For organisational reasons and weather conditions the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

*For organisational reasons and weather conditions the itinerary may be subject to changes before and or during the holiday.

Included in the price:

Pick up and drop off in Dijon or in Beaune
Full use of the Luxury Boat Wine & Water with it’s 3 cabins and en suite facilities, on board 3/4 crew members Captain/Pilot, Chef, Guide, Stewardess

Breakfast – croissants, bread, fruit, cereal etc.
Lunch – a buffet lunch on board, picnic among the vines or depending on weather a local restaurant, local wines included
Dinner – on board Wine&Water, wine included

We have a choice of bicycles :

  • 2 unisex low-entry citybike, with a riding position that is upright, comfortable and relaxed
  • 2 electric bicycles
  • 2 mountain bikes for the more active

For the guided bike tours :

Along side the Burgundy Canal and the nearby villages, Unesco vine-yards and gentle hills, on average 10to 15 kms per day
Cruising on the Burgundy Canal, starting on the outskirts of DIJON, maximum distance of the cruise route from DIJON is 45kms

Each day you will cruise along the historical canal and through locks, every night you will be moored in a different location between Dijon & Vandenesse-en-Auxois.

Visit the wine cellars of the famous UNESCO wine slopes by bicycle or minivan.

Visit of the famous wine town of Beaune or the Capital of Burgundy DIJON or both, depends on time.

Extra : crew gratuties 10% of the full price paid for the private charter, much appreciated by the crew!

Extra : children’s bikes, helmets for children

The pluses with the luxury hotel barge Wine & Water

  • the beginning of every season the boat is repainted and inside refreshed, with a very comfortable Victorian modern interior design
  • experienced fully staffed French/English crew, owners Max and Bea, Chef Selby and Linzi the stewardess, all have a few years experience of cruising on the Canals in Europe
  • a spacious sun deck where you can sit and eat outside under shades, relax in loungers, a chic round 2 place jacuzzi inside the boat high ceiling, full of natural light, view over the Canal (it is very important to have full view of the surroundings and not to be closed up inside a boat with little porthole windows)
  • well insulated individual cabins
  • full air conditioning, individual air conditioning units in the cabins and full central heating,
  • an interesting wine cellar with Grand Crus & Premier Crus
  • everyday fresh local produce and cheeses, the Chef shops and prepares the meals with the vegetables and fruit of the season
  • one evening during your 4 night cruise you will be invited to a wonderful restaurant in a nearby classy Château
  • one evening invited to a nearby restaurant in a medieval village
  • Good quality bicycles and NEW 2 E-bicycles for you to cycle along the tow paths and nearby villages
  • WIFI connection

We are flexible, kindly let us know if you need a special request, merci