Easy cycling in Burgundy along beautiful sceneries to historic cities across one of the world’s most famous wine regions. Enjoy the views on rolling wine hills, impressive castles, charming wine villages and idyllic banks of rivers and canals. End your day in a restaurant of your choice and have a good glass of wine!
• Leisurely cycling on cycle lanes, former failway tracks and towpaths, and quiet roads
• World famous Burgundy vineyards: Côte de Beaune, Côte de Chalonnais and Mâconnais
• Cultural cities like capital Dijon, wine town Beaune and the genuine French town of Tournus
• The world famous Abbey in Cluny
• Great gourmet restaurants and bistro’s serving delicious dishes
• Beautiful landscapes, wavy vineyards, idyllic riverbanks and beautiful forests
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 “Hospices de Beaune”. Be sure to pay a visit to the wine museum.
Day 2: Cycling roundtrip to Côte de Nuit – appr. 55 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.
Day 3: Beaune – Chassey-le-Camp – appr. 45 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”.
Day 4: Chassey-le-Camp – Saint-Boil – appr. 45 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.
Day 5: Saint-Boil – Cluny – appr. 30 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.
Day 6: Cluny – Tournus – appr. 60 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.
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.
Prices 2023 per person
Departure on: Every day from April up to and including October