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 cruising on the French canals. The relaxed atmosphere aboard will quickly make you feel at home as will the simple cabins, which have private facilities. Wine tasting, exploring the impressive towns of Dijon and Beaune and visiting castles, museums and abbeys are some of the 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 / 12.5mi) DAY 3 Cruise the Burgundy Canal then cycle to the village of Longecourt en Plaine (45km / 28mi) DAY 4 Cycle to the pretty town of Auxonne on the river Sa˘ne and continue to St Jean de Losne (45km / 28mi) DAY 5 Visit the Burgundy Canal Museum before cycling along the river Sa˘ne to Seurre (45km / 28mi) DAY 6 Cycle to Beaune and train to Chalon sur Sa˘ne (25km / 15.5mi) DAY 7 Visit wineries en route to Tournus (60km / 37mi) DAY 8 Transfer by train to Dijon, trip concludes
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Note: Itinerary operates in reverse each alternate departure. Optional bike insurance is available for this trip - allow EUR26 (payable locally, subject to change).
1 Trip begins in Dijon.
2 Trip begins in Tournus, and includes a transfer by train from Dijon (refer itinerary 2 in our detailed itinerary notes). 3. Trip ends in Auxonne (please ask our office for details).
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights on a Category C barge in a twin share cabin with split level beds and ensuite facilities *24 speed ladies or men's bike rental and pannier (bike insurance extra; electric bike available on request, 2 per departure - supplement applies) *several excursions *multilingual tour escort *wine tasting and visit to museum *group transfer Dijon - Barge (Tournus) or v.v. *information pack including overview map per cabin