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7 days
  • self guided cycle
  • 6 nights in 3 star hotels
  • 1 Dinner
  • 6 Breakfasts





Trip Code: BCV

Trip highlights

  • Cycling through the rolling hills of the stunning Burgundy countryside
  • Enjoying the culinary specialities and sampling excellent local wines
  • Exploring interesting historical towns and villages
  • Soaking up the hospitality in family run hotels

An exceptional cycle that offers a concentration of the charms of southern Burgundy. Romanesque art is present in each village and chateaux are witnesses to the passing of time. Each day you will cycle 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 and wines of Burgundy.

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Make your own way to the hotel in Beaune. Beaune is an exquisite French town, a source of art and history. It is home to 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. You will receive your bikes today or tomorrow morning.

Meals:  Nil

An excursion devoted to discovering the famous wine area “Côte de Nuits”. Here the dominant grape variety is Pinot Noir, from which the splendid red Burgundy is made. You'll find Chambolle Musigny, Vosne Romanée and the most expensive wine of Burgundy, Romanée Conti. You will also appreciate famous sights such as the Château du Clos Vougeot or the Château of Gevrey Chambertin. Overnight in Beaune. Ascent 466m/1528ft, descent 467m/1532ft, highest point approx 373m.

Meals:  B

Today's cycle takes you via the prestigious white wine vineyards of the “Côte de Beaune", where prestigious white wines such as Meursault and Montrachet are made from the Chardonnay grape. First you will visit the historic Château Savigny-les-Beaune, then cycle along famous wine villages like Pommard, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet. An easy route takes you to Santenay, before reaching Chassey-le-Camp on the “Canal du Centre” cycle path. Ascent 573m/1880ft, descent 479m/1571ft, highest point approx 452m.

Meals:  B,D

Cycle along the "Voie Verte", a former railway track, among the undulating vineyards of the "Côte Chalonnaise". You can take a look at the Chateau de Rully, just before arriving in Mercurey. Here you can stop and visit a local wine producer, and sample a glass of "Mercurey" red wine. Cycle through vineyards via Buxy, a typical medieval town, to your hotel. Ascent 389m/1276ft, descent 467m/1532ft, highest point approx 333m.

Meals:  B

Continuing along the "Voie Verte" you can admire the beautiful landscapes of southern Burgundy. Today's treasures include the Chateau de Cormatin and its gardens, unique in France for its exceptionally well-preserved interiors from the reign of Louis XIII (1628). This stage concludes in the beautiful town of Cluny, known for its prominent town ramparts and Roman Abbey founded in the 10th century. Ascent 201m/660ft, descent 193m/633ft, highest point approx 249m.

Meals:  B

On the last day of cycling the terrain becomes hillier until you reach Europe's longest underpass. On the other side is the majestic fortress Berze-le-Chatel, surrounded by “Mâconnai”’ vineyards. In Mâcon you cross the beautiful bridge Saint Laurent then follow the “Voie Bleue” route along the banks of the Sâone. You pass charming villages built around the typically Roman churches and eventually reach medieval Tournus. Ascent 331m/1085ft, descent 393m/1290ft, highest point approx 401m.

Meals:  B

The trip concludes after breakfast in Tournus. If you'd like to stay an extra night, please ask for our rates.

Meals:  B



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.


  • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner – breakfasts are continental style and consist of croissants, breads, jams, cheese, yoghurt, coffee, tea and juices. Dinner will consist of 3 to 4 courses and include some regional specialties.
  • 6 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 24 or 27 speed mens or ladies bike equipped with two panniers, anti-theft device, helmet, map holder and repaid kit (e-bikes available - supplement applies)
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • Digital information pack including smartphone app with maps and roadbook
  • Visitor tax
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to Beaune and from Tournus
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • E-bike hire, supplement applies
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers if you need to skip a stage
  • Excess Luggage
  • Handlebar phone holder – to follow the route more easily using the app
  • Items of a personal nature

Bike information



MODERATE - GRADE 3 The cycling distance is from 28 to 54km (17.5 to 33.5mi) per day over often hilly terrain. 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

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Options & Supplements*
  • Discount for triple share rooms (pp)USD$-37
  • E-Bike SupplementUSD$190
  • Single supplementUSD$410
  • Solo traveller supplementUSD$560
*Prices listed are per person

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