Butterfield & Robinson

Butterfield & Robinson

Butterfield & Robinson pioneered biking and walking trips in 1966. Today, the company offers year-round biking, walking and custom private adventures of the highest quality. Their trips are not strenuous expeditions, but leisurely explorations of regions that include Europe, Latin America, Africa, Canada, the United States, Asia and the Pacific. Accommodations are based at unique, premium hotels with excellent regional dining and cultural events. Most trips have an average of 14 participants, and with a collection of ready-to-book itineraries, private travel is easier than ever.

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Travelers cover an average daily distance of 8 to 10 miles by foot or 25 to 45 miles by bike. Custom bikes on request.

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The best way to see the world

By: SueandRoger

Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2015

This is our 10th Butterfield Trip. It remains the best way to see a region. Nothing beats vigorous activity during the day and luxury at night. Bespoke trips for a large group are cost-effective and totally your own. We loved our guides Denis and Jerome this month in Loire, France. Amazing trip. With B&R you have access to private homes, private experiences, and people and places you would never meet otherwise.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman


By: Debi

Reviewed on: 26 May 2017

Fantastic! They make it seem effortless.
Travel Advisor:  Ralph Iantosca

Burgundy Biking

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Excellent. Absolutely a spectacular trip. Route planning, accommodations, food, and especially the wine were all great. Olivier, Denis and Zoe were knowledgeable, extremely helpful, patient ... and lots of fun.
Travel Advisor:  Louisa Gehring

Greece by Boat and Bike

By: Greece by Boat

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2017

Only the best guides, only the best accomodations, and only the best food! Wouldn't travel with anyone else. We've been using them for almost 20 years!
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman


By: Rob

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Love this company. They really have their act together. Attention to detail is a strongpoint. We have travelled with them extensively and will continue to do so.
Travel Advisor:  Gloria Welles


By: Rob

Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

Great trip! The guide was personable, extremely knowledgeable and detail oriented.
Travel Advisor:  Gloria Welles


By: Jillian

Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

Everything about our honeymoon was perfectly planned and executed, the way we wanted it, with little extra touches along the way!
Travel Advisor:  Carissa Gulyas

Butterfield & Robinson Tuscany

By: Rita C

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

My experience with B&R in Tuscany was first-rate. The guides we had were enthusiastic, knowledgeable , and professional. The accommodations were intimate and top notch. Meals at both restaurants and at the home of locals residents were outstanding. The cycling equipment was new and state of the art, including ebike and gps assist. My entire group had a wonderful time and we all agree that we will recommend Butterfield & Robinson and consider future trips with them.
Travel Advisor:  Lois Moran

Mexico City and Baja California

By: Rob

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2019

Always a great experience with Butterfield & Robinson. Attention to detail is their area of expertise.
Travel Advisor:  Gloria Welles

Uruguay biking

By: Lynn

Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2019

Trip was grea but a few things were not up to B& R quality due to the fact that this was a brand new trip and there were some kinks.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Saiger Machowsky

B & R Rocks!!!

By: John Craddock

Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2019

We are already big B & R fans. We鈥檝e cycled with them in the past on their Dordogne and their Burgundy trips. This trip to Bordeaux was a custom or bespoke trip. It was even more fun than their regular itineraries since it was completely tuned to our desires. Our guide, of course, made the trip such a blast. Stéphane was funny, athletic, savvy, and remarkably resourceful. He listened to us and made sure we were doing what we hoped to do. His gifts for us were totally unnecessary, but just exemplary of his joyfulness and desire to please the guests. He knew my wife likes to paint so he gave her a tablet of water color paper and paints and a brush so she could draw along the way. We opted to have Stéphane join us for all of our meals so communicating with the French-speaking waitstaff was never a problem, and we seemed to uncork more and more of the most amazing Bordeaux vintages at lunch and dinner each day.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas
Not Recommended

Italy self guided walk

By: Soofa

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2019

The accommodation and the experiences were fantastic but the self guided walking instructions were completely inadequate. We are experienced walkers who have walked with other companies around the world and they did not meet the standard for self guided walks. It would have been better and cheaper to go to the hotels and rely on them for the walking routes.

Boating and Biking with B&R

By: Sardinia and Corsica

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

We had such a good time with each other, the Gulet boat was amazing, Ernesto and Enrique were so professional, kind, fun and able to handle anything! The dinners out in restaurants were amazing, those wonderful B&R picnics were amazing, the rides were glorious! Sardinia is a particularly charming place! I'd go again in a heartbeat!
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman


By: Northern italy

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2019

First time and they were an excellent tour company.
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette

Bike Trip

By: Albert

Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Everything was great
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

Surprised.... again

By: Timeandspace

Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

High standards were maintained except for our transfer back to Bucharest and the things out of the control of our guide Tim - B&R are acutely aware when one subcontracts it is very difficult to maintain their standards. We have been given a sizeable refund which we will absolutely use next year.

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