Burgundy Highlights

tours / Cycling

Burgundy Highlights information and booking

from
$820
  • Duration
    4 days
    Days
  • Difficulty
    moderate
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 3 nights in 3 star hotel
Equipment Required
Bike helmet (included), wet weather gear, sunscreen, jogging shoes and sun hat. A detailed packing list is provided upon confirmation of your booking.

Highlights

  • Cycling through the rolling hills of the stunning Burgundy countryside
  • Exploring interesting historical towns and villages
  • Enjoying the culinary specialties
  • Soaking up the hospitality of a family run hotel

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Based in Burgundy's wine capital, Beaune, this short break combines cycling through the grand estates with time to soak up the charm of the town. The nearby vineyards offer a number of interesting cycle routes on a combination of dedicated cycle paths and minor roads, past rolling vine covered hills and small hamlets brimming with local produce. Sample wines at the cellar door or stop for a leisurely lunch at one of the many restaurants in the region. There is ample time to appreciate the great history of Beaune and a visit to the hospices is a highlight.

What's included

  • 3 breakfasts - continental breakfasts are served and will often consist of breads, spreads, yoghurt, cheese, tea, coffee & juices
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel on a twinshare basis with private facilities
  • 21 speed mens or ladies bike equipped with panniers, a water bottle, antitheft device, map holder, helmet and repair kit. childrens bikes available on request
  • Maps, route information and tourist information
  • 7 day service hotline

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy
Beaune is an exquisite French town, a source of art and history. The town is home of the famous Hotel-Dieu and Wine Museum. Beaune has many shops, cafe-studded squares and a huge outdoor market. It is definitely worth spending some time exploring. On check in you will receive your information pack inclusive of maps and tourist information. You will either receive your bikes today or tomorrow morning.
Day 2 Cycle excursion to the Côte de Nuit (54km + optional loop 12km)
Excursion devoted to discovering the famous area "Côte de Nuits" known for the "Grands Vins de Bourgogne" and more especially the red wines: Chambolle Musigny, Vosne Romanée and the most expensive wine of Burgundy: Romanée Conti. You will also appreciate some famous sights such as the Château du Clos Vougeot or the Château of Gevrey Chambertin.
Day 3 Cycle excursion to the ‘Cote de Beaune’ (45km + optional 8km loop)
Today you cycle to the delightful town of Chagny, crossed by the Canal du Centre and the ‘Voie Verte’ (cycling path). Follow the cycling tracks which will lead you to the prestigious ‘Côte de Beaune’ vineyards such as Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet or Pommard. You will have the opportunity also to visit the Château de la Rochepot : a magnificent 13th and 15th century fortress with roofs made of glazed tiles. We recommend you stop at Olivier Leflaive for a special cyclists wine tasting lunch in the town of Puligny-Montrachet (bookings required).
Day 4 Cycle to Bouilland, trip concludes Beaune (43km)
Leave the vineyards to explore the green forests and ride along the graceful river ‘Rhoin’ to reach the ruins of the Ste Marguerite abbey. The return to Beaune is through the ‘Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune’ vineyards.