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Duration
7 days
Activities
  • self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 6 nights in 3 star hotels
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
  • 6 Breakfasts

Price

$1690USD

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Overview

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.

Trip Grading

moderate

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Traveller Rating

 

Make your own way to the first hotel in Beaune. 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. You will receive your bikes today or tomorrow morning.

Meals:  Nil

An excursion devoted to discovering the famous area “Côte de Nuits” known for the “Grands Vins de Bourgogne”, 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 310m/1017ft, descent 306m/1004ft, highest point 373m. Optional loop: ascent 150m/492ft, descent 157m/515ft, highest point 347m

Meals:  B

Today's cycle will take you via the prestigious white wine vineyards of the “Côte de Beaune" such as Meursault, Puligny, Montrachet or Chassagne Montrachet, before reaching the Chateau Rochepot: a magnificent 13th and 15th century fortress with roofs made of glazed tiles. Enjoy a break in Nolay, a charming village with a covered market. Continue on the cycling path "Canal du Centre" to Chassay-le-Camp. Ascent 525m/1722ft, descent 431m/1414ft, highest point 452m.

Meals:  B

Cycle along the "Voie Verte" to reach Chagny before riding through the "Côte Chalonnaise" vineyards. You can take a look at the Chateau de Rully, just before arriving in Mercurey. 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 246m/807ft, descent 324m/1063ft, highest point 333m.

Meals:  B,D

As you cycle along the "Voie Verte" today you can admire the beautiful landscapes of southern Burgundy. The treasures you will find along the route include the Chateau de Cormatin and its gardens, unique in France for its exceptionally well-preserved interiors from the reign of Louis XIII (1628). You will then arrive in the beautiful town of Cluny, well known for the vestiges of its Romanesque Abbey founded in 910. Ascent 80m/262ft, descent 74m/243ft, highest point 249m.

Meals:  B

The last day of cycling will bring you to Berze-le-Chatel and its medieval chateau overlooking the vineyards and the beautiful landscapes that the French poet Lamartine admired. You will leave the "Voie Verte" to cycle along small country roads from charming villages to private chateaux. Your final destination is Tournus, a splendid Romanesque city. Ascent 128m/420ft, descent 205m/672ft, highest point 401m

Meals:  B

After breakfast the trip concludes in Tournus.

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

  • 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
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of max. 20kg per person)
  • Information pack including route notes, maps and tourist information per room booked
  • 27 speed mens or ladies bike equipped with two panniers, anti-theft device, helmet, map holder and repaid kit (e-bikes available - supplement applies)
  • Emergency hotline

  • Drinks, lunches and 5 dinners
  • Travel to Beaune and from Tournus
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance

Bike information


Grading

moderate  

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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Total Priceper person from

$1690USD

Options & Supplements*
  • e-bike supplementUSD$210
  • Single SupplementUSD$340
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$590
*Prices listed are per person

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