Enjoy the charm of Burgundy's rolling landscape as you cycle along quiet country roads and canal ways, passing world famous vineyards and charming old towns where there is plenty of time set aside for discovering the cultural and consumable delights the region offers. By night retire to our private barge custom built for sailing on the French canals. The relaxed atmosphere onboard will make you feel at home quickly as will the comfortable cabins which have private facilities. Wine tasting, exploring the impressive towns of Dijon and Beaune and visiting castles, museums and abbeys are some further highlights of this insightful trip, which combined with the experience of cycling through the changing scenery, make this an ideal way to explore Burgundy.
DAY 1 Arrive Dijon, embark and meet the crew DAY 2 A short cycle in the northwest Dijon region (20km) DAY 3 Sail the Burgundy Canal then cycle to the village of Longecourt en Plaine (45km) DAY 4 Cycle to the pretty town of Auxonne on the river Sa˘ne and continue to St Jean de Losne where we visit the Burgundy Canal Museum (45km) DAY 5 Cycle along the river Sa˘ne to Seurre (45km) DAY 6 Cycle to Beaune and train to Chalon sur Sa˘ne (25km) DAY 7 Visit wineries en route to Tournus (55km) DAY 8 Transfer by train to Dijon, trip concludes
1 Itinerary operates in reverse each alternate trip - i.e. from Tournus to Dijon starting with a transfer by train to Tournus. Optional bike insurance is available for this trip - allow EUR19.20 (payable locally).
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights accommodation in a twin cabin with split level beds (not bunk) and ensuite facilities *bicycle with 21 gears and pannier (bike insurance extra - allow EUR19.20) *several excursions *tour leader for cycle touring and city walks (multilingual) *wine tasting and visit to museum *transfer Dijon - Barge (Tournus) or v.v. *information pack including route notes & maps