We’re a team of people passionate about travel and cycling and any outdoor activities.

We will help you find the bike tour of your dreams. Let us help you choose the trip that’s right for you, then we’ll handle the entire booking. We will make you visit the most authentic French regions, coupled with mouth-watering cuisine at the end of each day.

Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

We are renowned for unsurpassed customer service and extensive knowledge of every tour we offer.

We organize our tours with passion, for people who want to actively experience for themselves some of the finest countryside France has to offer in a different way: body and soul…at your own pace.

You will be welcomed as our guest and the centre of all our attention.

Why are we different?

 

We have tried and tested countless itineraries, winery visits, restaurants and other experiences so that we can offer you only the ones that are truly worth visiting. We know every property, every single hotel and every charming B&B that we are including in our tours.

Constantly on the look of for hidden gems and new places to visit, we are always thinking about staying one step ahead of the crowds and work hard throughout the year to achieve our aim of curating the most fun, interesting and best value for money wine  experiences in France.

We offer diverse portfolio, there are tours to fit any budget, from luxury to value and tours to suit any interest including history, culture, and gastronomy. Tailored made tours are possible as well!

Active Tours : des séjours inspirants

The team

Catherine Brossais - Active Tours

Catherine
Active Tours

Catherine is Polish, as an Erasmus generation she travelled to France and studied at Business School in Chambery (French Alps).  She caught the wine bug when living in Dijon, and graduated from Master of Wines.

She was working in marketing department of an advertising company in Nice when she felt that travelling by bike through the beautiful French regions and vineyards is the best way to explore a country, learn about wine, meet local people, and have the experience of a lifetime.

Favorite travel experiences have included Mont Blanc ascent and biking in South Tyrol in Italy with kids.

She considers that unplanned travel experiences are the best of all adventures.

On her bucket list: Nepal, North Pole Chile, and more realistic in close future – the Tour of Mont Blanc, trek that unwinds around the Mont Blanc massif, with kids (hopefully this summer!).

Florian - Active Tours

Florian
Active Tours

Before joining the ACTIVE TOURS team in 2015, most of 20’s travel experiences revolved discovering mostly France to meet the local, taste the food and the local wine. But also Irland, Italie, Spain, Morroco, Tunisia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos…

Being a bike guide for Active Tours allows Florian to combine his interest in travel with his passion for cycling, being outside, and meet people from different origins.

He caught the exploring bug early in life, thanks to his parents who very early initiated him in mountain experiences!

Florian’s latest trip was in Sardaigna.

Favorite travel experiences have included camping and biking along the Canal du midi with his kids during 1 week.

On his wish list of places to go you can find Patagonia.

He spends his free time cooking with his kids, playing music, having great time with his friends and planning the next fun skiing or mountain biking trip with the one who will follow him!

Votre guide vélo préféré Guillaume

Guillaume
Active Tours

Born in Beaune, Guillaume likes sport and its region where he practices basketball and mountain biking. Since 2012, he is bike guide in the Burgundy vineyards, and really enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of the region.

The essentials to spend good holidays? For Guillaume:  the need to immerse oneself in the local culture, having good time and some physical exercise, of course.

Guide  Eric

Eric
Active Tours

Born in Dijon 45 years ago, Eric grew up at the south of Dijon, in its vineyards, combes and forests. A bike lover, he ride his bike on the roads, paths and trails of the region from an early age.

After sixteen years in the mass market, he chose to give a new direction to his professional career. Objective: get closer to nature and evolve in the open air. He obtained a professional certificate in gardening and landscaping in 2014.

He also created his business of consulting business. In parallel, he is passionate about photography, botany and insects and becomes a nature guide in 2015.

In spring 2017, he becomes guide for Bourgogne Evasion/Active Tours. And it is with happiness, and by bike, that he escort group of people in his native region, its landscapes, its treasures of wines and gastronomy.

Amateur musician, he performs on stage with his band. He does not hesitate to push the song during the tour! A singing guide!

Anne

Anne
Active Tours

It is not only the roads in the vineyard that are winding, its career too. Successively or simultaneously teacher, trainer, worker in the wine industry and guide about the wine, she knows the plots that stick, those who break the legs but also the little secrets of this plant called vine. Anne welcomes you and accompanies you, for Active Tours / Burgundy Evasion, in one of her favorite vineyards.

cedric

Cédric
Active Tours

After some professional experiences (seasonal in the mountains, summer job …) Cédric becomes animator with teens, he has been doing this activity for over 10 years. Passionate about sports and history, he is particularly fan of rugby.

His grandfather was a winegrower in Uchizy in the Maconais (south of Burgundy) and since he was a child he followed him on the tractor, in the vineyard, for the harvest. With his brother, they crush the grapes with their feet in the vat.He loves traveling and the good wine.

Emeline

Emeline
Active Tours

Guide-lecturer since 2012, Emeline was born, raised and educated in this beautiful region of Burgundy, where she now practices her profession, with rigor, passion and enthusiasm. Emeline has joined the team of Burgundy Evasion with pleasure, to discover the wonders of heritage, wine and gastronomy of our beautiful region.

Jean Michel Guide

Jean-Michel
Active Tours

Originally from the Champagne, Jean-Michel chooses to spend his life with his family in Burgundy. We can understand that it was out of passion that Jean-Michel joined the Active Tours team in 2017: a passion for cycling, a passion for wine, a passion for nature and new encounters with people.

With a long experience as a computer scientist and having worked with the biggest French and international companies, he choices with great envy the opportunity to completely change universes, which led him in 2016 to the benches of the faculty of sport, in the middle of 20 year olds who have transmitted all their energy.

Professional license of Sports Recreation Tourism in pocket with honors Very good, major of his promotion, Jean-Michel wishes to develop now the use of the bike in the area to facilitate the discovery of the inheritance and the meeting with the Burgundians.

With Active Tours, Jean-Michel brings his values ​​of sharing and conviviality, his good humor and told us to be the happiest of men when at the end of guided tour, his guests entrust him to have spent an extraordinary day.

Jean-Michel practices mountain biking in the forest, his favorite sport because having grown up in the countryside. He also enjoys swimming and running to keep fit. He likes traveling and wants to enjoy the winter season to go in a country with a lot of sun.

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