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Burgundy - Highlights around Beaune
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Burgundy - Highlights around Beaune
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4-day self-guided cycling holiday in France

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Bike Tour: Burgundy - Highlights around Beaune - 4 days

Roll through lush countryside and medieval villages in the renowned wine-making region of Burgundy. Enchanting castles and silent cloisters await here, as does the scintillating city of Beaune. Take in the scenery, history and beauty of it all. Then, after a day of cycling, tickle your tastebuds with culinary specialties served with the region’s famous reds and whites.

Highlights :

  • Cycle breath-taking Burgundy with its medieval villages
  • Discover historic castles, quiet cloisters and the city of Beaune
  • Delight in culinary specialties made from local products
  • Sample world-famous red and white wines
Route
Day 1: Arrive in Beaune
Day 2: Circular route in 'Côte de Nuits'
Day 3: Circular route in 'Côte de Beaune'
Day 4: Loop via Bouilland

Day 1:    Arrive in Beaune

Arrival in Beaune, the unmistakable wine capital of Burgundy. Take a moment to rest and unpack, before venturing out to drink in the local art, history and monuments such as the impressive 'Hospice'. Then let your tastebuds awaken to 'La Bourgogne' with a visit to the wine museum.

Day 2:    Circular route in 'Côte de Nuits'
56 km

Dive right in and recce the renowned vineyards of the 'Côte de Nuits'. The dominant varietal here is Pinot Noir, the grape used to make splendid Burgundy reds. Cycle to the famous Chateau Clos du Vougeot, overlooking the rolling vineyards where enologists produce one the most expensive wines in the world: Romanée Conti.

Challenge: 56km, 306m ascent, 310m descent 

Day 3:    Circular route in 'Côte de Beaune'
45 km

Proceed on a pleasantly simple route in the ‘Côte de Beaune’, where prestigious white wines like Meursault and Montrachet are born of Chardonnay grapes. Stop off to see the historic Château Savigny-les-Beaune, then cycle to villages with famous names that all sound like wine: Pommard, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet. 

Challenge: 45km, 531m ascent, 536m descent

Day 4:    Loop via Bouilland
41 km

Leave the vineyards behind and pedal off to explore dense forests, then cycle along the River Rhoin to reach the ruins at Sainte Marguerite Abbey. Circle back to Beaune past villages and vineyards in the ‘Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune’. 

Challenge: 41km, 530m ascent, 538m descent

Accommodation

The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. 

For added comfort, request an upgrade to 4* hotel (a supplement will apply).

Hotel Le Central Boutique*** (Beaune)
Bike rental

The bike rental includes the drop-off fee for the bike’s return

SCOTT Sub Cross, 24 Speed

 

SCOTT Sub Active eRIDE Bosch 400WH

Scott Sub Active eRIDE Bosch 400WH

Practical info

3 Nights included

3* hotel

Tourist tax included

Breakfast included, Half board optional on request

Maps and tourist information on all the places of interest

24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

No luggage transport, as you are based at the same hotel for 3 nights

Parking is available at the hotel

GPS tracks are available on request

Arrival info

The best airport for arrival is Paris, which is served by several low cost carriers.

Another option for arrival is Lyon airport

From Paris, you can take the TGV (high-speed train) to Dijon (approx. 1h35). From Dijon, you take a local train (TER) to Beaune (approx. 18min). For timetables and further information see the following websites: SNCF or TER-SNCF

At the end of your trip, you can take a local train from Beaune to Dijon, then connect to Paris. For timetables and further information please see SNCF or TER-SNCF

From Paris to Beaune (approx. 3h15 - 340 km/210 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.

Reviews

15-09-2020

Great tour! All was taken care of. So we could fully enjoy cycling though wonderful scenery, knowing our luggage would be waiting for us in the next nice hotel

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