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 search 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!
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!).
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Born in Bouilland, near Beaune, Théodore alias Théo is a lover of wine, nature and his native region. Always on the lookout for little anecdotes to tell you, he will want to make your stay in Burgundy, and more particularly your walk, the best moment of your life. Théo is also a thrill-seeker, he has his ULM pilot’s license and you can fly with him. He is also a big fan of climbing, motorcycles and downhill mountain biking. With it you will not be bored!
Born in Beaune, to a father of English origin and a Burgundian mother, Paul-Edward grew up in the heart of the great white wines of Burgundy, in Meursault, within a wine-growing family. A great traveler at heart, he has forged his experiences as a wine cellar sommelier across the globe.
His numerous meetings in different countries allowed him to open up to different cultures. He will always have a little anecdote from a faraway land to share. Adept at photography, gastronomy, outdoor activities, his return to Burgundy was obvious. He shares his knowledge of the Burgundy region with pride and passion.
Born in the land of Camembert and Calvados one summer afternoon in 1982, Math was bred with Kouign Aman, crustaceans and raw cider on the coasts of southern Finistère. It then matured peacefully with epoisses, snails and delicious Burgundy beverages in the mustard “capital”, Dijon.
Business studies led him to the center of France, where he was introduced to the joys of AOP Auvergne cheeses, then over the course of meetings, in the Landes and the Basque Country, where he discovered the culture of surfing, duck , public holidays. A short professional immersion in Paris and… .a professional retraining. And he is back in the Capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, freshly embarked on the Active Tours adventure since summer 2020. Passionate about music, concerts, gastronomy, travel, sport, he awaits you with open arms at 78 rue Monge in Dijon.
Recently arriving with us in 2020, Gabriel is dedicated to bike maintenance. Currently alternating with his cycle mechanics school in Paris, he places as much importance on the maintenance of your bike as on his own which he uses to participate in high level triathlons.
Born in Dijon to two Burgundian parents, Lisa grew up in the heart of the traditions of Burgundy. His studies in the business world led him to do his work-study program at Active Tours in order to specialize in communication. A lover of travel, gastronomy and oenology, these 3 passions resonated as obvious when she presented herself to Active Tours. She is in charge of marketing development and will be able to respond to your requests.