Stunning scenery and immersive cultural experiences make DuVine bicycle tours ideal for active travelers.
“My approach to meaningful travel is simple,” says Andy Levine, founder and CEO of luxury cycling tour company DuVine. “In order to really understand a destination, you have to connect with the local people.” It’s that philosophy of meaningful cultural connections—from meeting the farmer who grew the food you’re eating to touring the cellar of longtime vintners while sipping their wine—that has made DuVine a go-to for active travelers since Levine started with a sole trip to France’s Burgundy region in 1996. Now the boutique company regularly pedals its way through 52 destinations in 21 countries (think Provence and Puglia, Slovenia and South Africa), drawing luxury travelers with intimate group size (no more than 14 riders); exceptional food, drink and accommodations; and the ability to accommodate a range of cycling levels. There’s more excitement to come in ’24, notes Levine, including the debut of a new six-day Dordogne and Bordeaux tour, and DuVine’s first tour in Norway (“It’s unlike anywhere else we travel,” marvels Levine). No matter where DuVine rolls next, though, you can be sure that connection is at the heart of every tour. “When our guests are immersed in local traditions, flavors and ways of life, they become active participants in the story of the place they’re visiting. And frankly—I love bringing people together.”