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Cycling Burgundy and its prestigious vineyards
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FRSB110
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Cycling Burgundy and its prestigious vineyards
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South Burgundy Wine Route

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Bike Tour: Cycling Burgundy and its prestigious vineyards - 7 days

Leisurely itineraries along beautiful, historic cities through one of the world's most famous wine regions, Burgundy. Along the way, rolling wine hills, wild-rich deciduous forests, striking castles, charming wine villages and idyllic river banks. At the end of such a sporty cycling day find a nice little restaurant, what a party!

Highlights

  • Leisurely cycling on cycle paths and quiet roads
  • Worldfamous vineyards- Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Chalonnais and Mâconnais
  • Cultural cities such as - Dijon, Beaune, Cluny, Tournus
  • Gourmet - great restaurants and bistro's with dishes for food lovers
  • Beautiful landscapes, wavy vineyards, idyllic riverbanks and beautiful deciduous forests
FRSB110 - Cycling burgundy and its prestigious vineyards
Route
Day 1: Arrival in Beaune
Day 2: Cycling roundtrip to Côte de Nuits
Day 3: Beaune to Chassey-le-Camp
Day 4: Chassey-le-Camp – Saint-Boil
Day 5: Saint-Boil – Cluny
Day 6: Cluny – Tournus
Day 7: Departure from Tournus

Day 1:    Arrival in Beaune

Arrival in Beaune, the unmistakable wine capital of Burgundy. Have you got some time left after your check-in then visit the artistic and historic heritage of the town, such as the impressive “Hospice de Beaune”. Be sure to pay a visit to the wine museum.

Day 2:    Cycling roundtrip to Côte de Nuits
56 km

This route crosses the well-known wine region 'Côte de Nuits'. Here the dominant grape in the vineyards is the Pinot Noir, from which the splendid red Burgundy is made. You pass the world-famous Chateau Clos du Vougeot and will overlook the rolling vineyards producing one of the most expensive wines of the world: Romanée Conti. 

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

 

Day 3:    Beaune to Chassey-le-Camp
44 km

A nice and relaxed trip through the “Côte de Beaune” where prestigious, white wines like Meursault and Montrachet are made from the white Chardonnay grape. First you will visit the historic Château Savigny-les-Beaune. Then you cycle along famous wine villages like Pommard, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet an easy route to Santenay before reaching Chassey-le-Camp on the cycling path “Canal du Centre”.

Challenge : 44 km, 525m ascent, 431m descent

 

Day 4:    Chassey-le-Camp – Saint-Boil
43 km

Today on the “Voie Verte” – a former railtrack - you cycle among undulating vineyards of the considerably less prestigious wine region “Côte Chalonnaise”. Visit, on you way, the castles of Rully. Also take break at a local winegrower to taste some red Mercury. Before the end of your cycling day, pedal through the vineyards via Buxy, a typical medieval town.

Challenge : 43 km, 246m ascent, 324m descent

 

Day 5:    Saint-Boil – Cluny
28 km

Today, continue 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 13th (1628).
You end in the beautiful town of Cluny, known for its prominent town ramparts and Roman Abbey founded in the 10th century.

Challenge : 28 km, 80m ascent, 74m descent

 

Day 6:    Cluny – Tournus
59 km

Rather fast the terrain becomes somewhat hillier and you reach Europe’s longest underpass. On the other site is the majestic fortress Berzé-le-Châtel, surrounded by “Mâconnai”’ vineyards. In Mâcon you cross the beautiful bridge Saint Laurent and you follow the route on the “Voie Bleue” along the banks of the Sâone. You pass charming villages built around the typically Roman churches and eventually you reach medieval Tournus.

Challenge : 59 km, 128m ascent, 205m descent

 

Day 7:    Departure from Tournus

After breakfast, end of your cycling trip. Some time left? Walk through the historic centre of Tournus before taking the train back to Beaune.

Accommodation

All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.

We choose comfortable 3/4* hotels or B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included.

Hotel Le Central Boutique Beaune
Hotel Le Central Boutique*** (Beaune)
Auberge du Camp Romain
Auberge du Camp Romain*** (Chassey Le Camp)
Hôtel du Cheval Blanc*** (Saint Boil)
Hôtel du Cheval Blanc*** (Saint Boil)
Hôtel de Bourgogne***(Cluny)
Hôtel de Bourgogne***(Cluny)
Hôtel Aux Terrasses**** Tournus
Hôtel Aux Terrasses****(Tournus)
Bike rental

SCOTT Sub Cross, 24 Speed

 

SCOTT Sub Active eRIDE Bosch 400WH

Scott Sub Active eRIDE Bosch 400WH

practical info

6 nights included

3/4 Star Hotels

Tourist tax included

Breakfast included

Maps and tourist information on all the places of interest

24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotels

Parking information on request

GPS tracks are available on request

Arrival info

The best airport of arrival is Paris, which is also served by several low cost carriers. Also, possibility of arrival in Lyon airport

From Paris, you can take the TGV (high speed train) to Dijon (approx. 1h35). From Dijon, you take the local train (TER) to Beaune (approx. 18 min).

For time tables and further information look at the website SNCF or TER-SNCF At the end of your trip, you can take a local train from Tournus to Dijon, from where you can connect to Paris.

For time tables and further information look at the website SNCF or TER-SNCF.

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

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