DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.

Want to stay in luxury accommodations and travel with a group that is slightly younger than the norm, but don't want to ride with gnarly club-rider types? If so, you should take a look at DuVine. They stay at many of the same places as Butterfield and Backroads, but this is an owner-run company that emphasizes personal service and keeps the group to a smaller, more intimate size.

Companions - The owner is a young, fun-loving guy and that is reflected in the clientele which includes many 30- and 40-somethings (versus the average bike tour rider who is in their 50's and up). The emphasis is on having FUN. The miles average to a non-grueling 35, but like most other tour operators, DuVine offers extensions for riders that want additional mileage. Going single is encouraged, but you do have to pay for a single supplement if you want your own room.

  • Operator Type:
    Full-Service Operator
  • Website:
    http://www.duvine.com/
  • Price Tier:
    $$$
  • Avg Price Per Day:
    $716
  • Services:
    Bike Provided, SAG Van, Tour Guide
  • Country:
    Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Uruguay

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14 Reviews

  1. Craig C., Buffalo, NY-Reply
    September 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    My wife brought me this time, Prague to Vienna with Duvine based on her trip with others last year in French wine country. There was only 4 of us, on the greatest guided tour by two excellent, knowledgeable people. They arranged outstanding hotels, meals, meeting locations; always there to guide us at the next turn, always aware when to rest and when to cycle on, and when to sag wag. They had excellent maps which were for us to see where we were, but we were never alone, never lost, and had a really great outstanding time. We were sorry to have to end our time with them.

  2. Mitch D, Fairfield, CT-Reply
    September 19, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Duvine is my new favorite Bike Tour- here is why We came to Devine out of default. We needed a bike/walking trip for my wife who suffered a serious ski injury and was still unable to bike. Having used Butterfield and Robinson and Backroads at least a dozen times, I approached them first. Backroads said “fit our cookie cutter approach” and join the tour, or do Bespoke but we have no availability for a bespoke trip. Butterfield would only do a Bespoke with a very large deposit. We had 5 couples with probably >10 B + R trips and still they required a deposit. Who will commit to a deposit before they see the trip? In short, neither were accommodating. Duvine was more than happy to build us a trip to show to the other couples. Megan Robinson was great and accommodating. And what a trip. Hotels were truly 5 star and identical to Butterfields’. Meals excellent. Extra activities/tours/local guides good and the biking really special.

  3. DRG, Boston-Reply
    September 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I just returned from a private bike tour with DuVine in Provence with a group of my girlfriends. We had an incredible time!!! Our guides were truly exceptional and really went out of their way to make everything special for us. We also loved the hotels, the food was great, and the wine was flowing!! It was the best vacation I have ever had.

  4. Anonymous-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    My son and I recently completed a five day bike tour through Provence, Fance with DuVine adventures. I had very high expectations for this trip and I was not disappointed. The guides were knowledgeable, experienced and very friendly. The accommodations were as described, upscale and unique. The bikes were easy to operate and easily adjusted. The food was described as exquisite and it was just that. Hearty breakfasts and gourmet picnics were provided and each night we dined in top restaurants that enabled us to sample local cuisine. My son and I are already taking about another DuVine trip . I would highly recommend this tour company to anyone considering a biking trip.

  5. Carol Petock, Richmond, Virginia-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    DuVine Adventures delivered more than we expected in terms of service, equipment, knowledgeable guides, food and accommodations. I would recommend this company to anyone regardless of their level of cycling ability. They are able to accommodate those who cycle and those who do not.

  6. Susan L, Boston , MA-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Just got back from a great cycling tour in Provence . This was my second trip with DuVine, and they always seem to make life so easy. The service is outstanding which is very important, and I love the bikes and hotels they use – over the top vacation!

  7. Howard W., Hollywood , FL-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    The 3 trips that I have been on have greatly exceeded our expectations! Absolutely wonderful cycling trip with DuVine Adventures, everything about each trip has been top-notch. Our guides were wonderful ­ knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The cycling was fantastic, ­ we took advantage of the optional rides, and they were wonderful!

  8. S. Siderow, New York, NY-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    DuVine Adventures offers a bicycle vacation through unspoiled villages in France, while staying in charming inns and chateaux, eating gourmet cuisine and tasting world-class wines. A perfect balance between group and independent travel while providing first class service and great value.

  9. Runcible L., Toronto, Ontario-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I took a trip with DuVine in Spain. The food and accommodations were excellent overall (there was one dull meal), and the scenery was great. Unfortunately there were also a number of serious problems with both safety and enjoyment. No provision was made for different experience levels (the guide happily went ahead with the experienced cyclists leaving inexperienced cyclists with no support). The maps were not detailed enough and written directions were wrong in some places so several people got lost (at one point the entire group since there was no guide or support van that day). The description of the effort was wildly off (there was roughly five times as much climbing as DuVine claimed). When the hills were too much for the inexperienced cyclists they got put in a van and not let out for the rest of day (even when they could cycle down a hill, or walk a short distance, to the destination, they were told to say in the van). The bicycles were comfortable, but in quite poor repair.

  10. Glen Montgomery, Prince George, BC-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    I can’t compare DuVine to other companies because I haven’t used any others but my cycling tour in the Alps for the 100th Tour de France was simply amazing. I chose the ‘pro’ tour and it was tough (in a good way). The main guide, Justin, was fantastic. Every day was dynamic with activities of the day depending on weather.Best experience of my life and I would take another trip with DuVine or Justin if he went elsewhere.

  11. Kandestin, Gerry Montreal, QC-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    My wife and I have been on 4 DuVine trips, and have always asked our friends to come along! The accommodations are always exceptional, the food is exquisite, the guides are fabulous and take customer service to a new level, and the biking through the countryside with such extraordinary landscapes and sceneries are sensational and breathtaking.

  12. Steve, Chicago, IL-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    A week in Sonoma & Napa was just outstanding! Each hotel was handpicked and unique as were the individual wineries we visited. Maps/directions were very accurate, lunches were great, and each dinner excellent. Our group bonded and I’m quite sure we will meet again on another trip with DuVine.

  13. Maurina Duncan & Brian Hole , Port Moody, BC-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    These guys are awesome, they left no stone unturned! The guides David & Kristen were great, the scenery through the Loire Valley was amazing and the food and the wine … what can you say about French food and wine … nothing but excellent!!

  14. Mitch D., Fairfield, CT-Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Duvine is my new favorite Bike Tour. We came to Duvine out of default. We needed a bike/walking trip for my wife who suffered a serious ski injury and was still unable to bike. Having used Butterfield and Robinson and Backroads at least a dozen times, I approached them first. Backroads said “fit our cookie cutter approach” and join the tour, or do Bespoke but we have no availability for a bespoke trip. Butterfield would only do a Bespoke with a very large deposit. We had 5 couples with probably >10 B + R trips and still they required a deposit. Who will commit to a deposit before they see the trip? In short, neither were accommodating. Duvine was more than happy to build us a trip to show to the other couples. Megan Robinson was great and accommodating and what a trip. Hotels were truly 5 star and identical to Butterfields’. Meals excellent. Extra activities/tours/local guides good and the biking really special.