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Burgundy easy cycling trip
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duration 7 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
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Burgundy easy cycling trip
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Wine Route through Burgundy

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Bike Tour: Burgundy easy cycling trip - 7 days

Great cycling through one of the most famous wine regions of France. Make your daily rides through the rolling hills of the 'Côte d'Or'. Pass picturesque villages and hamlets, bordered by old oak forests and vineyards, and peddle along famous wineries of the world's Grand Cru's like Pommard, Aloxe-Corton and Meursault. Stop for a ’dégustation et vente' and fill your bags with some white or red Burgundy wines. The many castles and abbeys along the road give this trip an extra 'bouquet'.

You'll find out that one of the highlights is the mediaeval town of Beaune. This historical capital of wine with her colorful tiled roofs has a well preserved architecture and atmosphere.

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itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Meursault/Saint-Romain
Day 2: Circular cycle route from Saint Romain
Day 3: Saint-Romain - Aloxe-Corton
Day 4: Circular cycle route from Aloxe-Corton
Day 5: Aloxe-Corton - Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
Day 6: Circular cycle route from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
Day 7: Departure from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux

Day 1:    Arrival in Meursault/Saint-Romain

If you arrive early, take a stroll up to the ruins of the Château of Saint-Romain. When the weather is fine, the panorama across Saint-Romain-le-Bas valley is wonderful. Also possible: a vist to the renowned 'Tonnerie François Frères' where they make wine barrels to be shipped round the world.

Day 2:    Circular cycle route from Saint Romain
36 km

After breakfast you will start your first bike tour through the Côte de Beaune. The route is full of variation and takes you along old mansions, extensive vineyards and fields. Besides the more wellknown villages as Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet you will also pass the unknown pearls like Chaudenay and Corcelles-les-Arts. A great start to this wonderful trip.

Day 3:    Saint-Romain - Aloxe-Corton
22 km

First a short ride to beautiful Beaune, wine capital of the Côte d'Or, reportedly founded by Julius Ceasar in 52 B.C. Spoil yourself here with a delicious lunch. Take a walk round the city and visit the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu or 'Hospices de Beaune', a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Continue through the countryside, past rustic farms, among verdant fields of sunflowers, wheat and corn. Today's tour ends in Aloxe-Corton, celebrated wine village of the Côtes-de-Beaune, where most wines bear the classification Grand Cru.

Day 4:    Circular cycle route from Aloxe-Corton
32 km

Today's ride is an easy one, following quiet lanes through the old Burgundian countryside. Cycle past the quintessential castles and farming villages of 'La Bourgogne' and taste some interesting 'vins d'appellation'. Then, from the town of Chorey-lès-Beaune, you cycle into the world famous Côte-de-Nuits region. As you pedal along through old oak forests and past historical churches, stop for a break in one of the sleepy farm villages.

Day 5:    Aloxe-Corton - Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
26 km

A short and varied ride through the Côte-de-Nuits. You'll pass small villages as Villers-la-Fay, vineyards, oak forests and marble quarries. A few challenging climbs take you to higher grounds with beautiful views. Famous villages along the way: Comblanchien, Nuits-St-Georges, VosneRomanée and Clos-de-Vougeot.

Day 6:    Circular cycle route from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
38 km

This bike ride leads you to 12th-century St. Philibert's church and past the 17th-century mansions of Couchey. And don't forget Brochon: to savour its 'vins estimés' and admire the castle where the late 19th-century poet Stephen Liégeard lived. Occasional short sections on roads with a bit more traffic, but for the most part you cycle along quiet country lanes today.

Day 7:     Departure from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux

After breakfast your trip ends. A transfer possible (on request) takes you back to the first hotel or to the train station in Beaune.

accommodation

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

We choose comfortable 2*/3* hotels or B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included.

For more comfort, when it's possible we can upgrade the hotels with 3/4 * category (supplement applied).

Hôtel Le Chevreuil** (Meursault)
Hôtel Villa Louise*** (Aloxe Corton)
Hotel L'Orée des Vignes*** (Gilly-lès-Cîteaux)
included

Included

  • 6 nights in selected 2/3* hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Tourist city taxes
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps
  • 24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to first and from last accommodation
  • Trains, busses or any transport wherever necessary
  • Other Lunches & Dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc
  • Hybrid bike rental

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Upgrade Supplement hotels 3/4*
  • Additional nights 
  • Transfers to first and from last accommodation
  • Hybrid bike rental (100 €)
  • E-bike supplement (215 €)
practical info

6 Nights included

2/3 Star Hotels

Breakfast included, Halfboard optional on request

Maps and tourist information on all the places of interest

HYBRID RENTAL BIKE

SCOTT Sub Cross Men/Lady Alloy Frame, 24 Speed

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

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ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL

Peugeot EC01 D10

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

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24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotels

Parking informations on request

GPS tracks are available on request

Travel

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) where you can get to Meursault by taxi (approx. 20 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 Gilly-les-Citeaux 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 Meursault (approx. 4h - 350 km/217,5 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.

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