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Duration
4 days
Activities
  • self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 3 nights in a 3 star hotel in a double room
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts

Price

$750USD

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Overview

Trip Code: UBU

Trip 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 in the centre of Beaune

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.

Trip Grading

moderate

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Traveller Rating

 

Beaune is an exquisite French town, a source of art and history. It is home to the famous Hotel-Dieu and Wine Museum, and has many shops, cafe-studded squares and a huge outdoor market to explore. Dinner is at leisure, you can choose from the many restaurants in town.

Meals:  Nil

Today's excursion is devoted to discovering the famous wine 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. Overnight in Beaune. Ascent 306m/1004ft, descent 310m/1017ft

Meals:  B

Today you cycle to the delightful town of Chagny, crossed by the Canal du Centre and the ‘Voie Verte’ (cycle path). Following the cycling tracks 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 (note: bookings are required). Overnight in Beaune. Ascent 531m/1742ft, descent 536m/1758ft

Meals:  B

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. Trip concludes on your return to Beaune. Ascent 530m/1739ft, descent 538m/1765ft. We can assist with additional nights accommodation on request - please ask for our rates.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 3 breakfasts - Continental breakfasts are served and will often consist of breads, spreads, yoghurt, cheese, tea, coffee & juices
  • 3 nights in a 3 star hotel on a double room basis with ensuite facilities (twin room supplement applies if you would like 2 beds in the room)
  • 27 speed mens or ladies bike equipped with two panniers, anti-theft device, helmet, map holder and repair kit (electric bike available on request - supplement applies)
  • Information pack including route notes, maps and tourist information per room
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to and from Beaune
  • Lunch, dinners and all beverages except at breakfast
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance

Bike information


Grading

moderate  

This trip involves 3 days cycling usually along backroads with minimal car traffic (although some short distances will have heavier traffic). The cycling distance is from 43 to 65km / 27 to 40.5mi per day over often hilly terrain, which should take between 3-6 hours. You need only carry your camera and water bottle etc. This trip requires a good level of fitness. *For safety reasons, we highly recommend that cycle helmets are worn – these will be provided to you with your bike.


Departure dates

Daily from 1 Apr to 31 Oct

Notes

DN1
Option to upgrade to a 5 star hotel . supplement applies.

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Total Priceper person from

$750USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Discount for triple room - ppUSD$-51
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$110
  • Single SupplementUSD$140
*Prices listed are per person

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