Vineyards and chateaux in Burgundy, France. Photo via Flickr:Magalita B

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Burgundy guided bike tour

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A guided bike tour through the Burgundy vineyards

  • Spend a week on a guided bike tour in Burgundy, France! Guided cyling in France is a rare find and we are delighted to offer this experience to you. From Dijon you will head off to explore the two renowned wine production areas: Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. Following the Route de Grand Crus (wine route) you will discover the charming wine making villages of Gevrey Chambertin, Vougeot, Pommard, Meursault. The Route des Grands Crus is the best way to discover the “Climats” of Burgundy, inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage. Each village has its own vineyards and appellations, red (Pinot Noir) and/or white (Chardonnay), running in tight rows between each town.

    Highlights:

    • France!
    • Burgundy!
    • The cycling, the food, and the wine
    • Stress free guided and supported cycling
    • Route des Grands Crus
    • Dijon
    • Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy

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  • Twin/double: £ 1793 $ 3,974 2110 $ 3179 NOK 19869 kr 18341 $ 2,384 Single supplement: £ 265 $ 588 312 $ 470 NOK 2938 kr 2712 $ 353

    extra options

    Electric bike: £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90 Extra night in Beaune or Dijon: £ 59 $ 132 70 $ 105 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79 Extra wine tasting in Cote de Beaune or Cote de Nuits area: £ 17 $ 38 20 $ 30 NOK 188 kr 174 $ 23

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris, France. Another option is to fly to Lyon.

    Local Travel

    Depending on your time of arrival and available time of departure from CDG, you could take a direct TGV train from the airport to Dijon. However, departures are limited. There are other departures from the airport that include regional trains and transfers. Travel by TGV from Paris is about 1 1/2 journey time. If you are using regional trains, travel time is approximately 5 hours. The first hotel is located at about 10 minutes walking distance from the station or you can take a taxi (+33 (0)3 80 41 41 12) or a city bus, called Divia, line n° 5, get off at the stop ‘Wilson’ or Tramway line T1, get off at the stop ‘République’.

    The easiest way to get from tour end in Chalon sur Saone back to Paris or Lyon is by train.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. The region’s weather is fairly consistent, especially since any area that produces grapes needs a relatively moderate, cooler climate. In the warmest month, July, the average daily low is 56° F and the average high 76° F. Expect temperatures in the 40s and 50s during spring and autumn. The average rainfall for the region is between 1.5 and 2.6 inches per month. Burgundy can be breezy, but these winds come from the south, off the warm Mediterranean waters, so they can feel quite pleasant. Bourgogne’s climate is classified as continental, and it’s more inclined to be dry than humid.

    DOCUMENTS:

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. Be sure your passport has sufficient blank pages and is not due for renewal. For US citizens, the U.S. Passports & International Travel website is a good source of information. The Country Information Tab provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. It is your responsibility to insure that you have obtained all necessary documentation.

     


Where You’ll Stay

You will be accommodated in 3 star hotels

What’s Included

  • 5 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing on the day of arrival,
  • 4 lunches (drinks excluded),
  • 3 dinners (drinks excluded)
  • 3 visits and wine tastings at local wine estates
  • Escorted guided cycling on 4 days
  • Bike assistance and mechanic
  • Support van
  • Hybrid bike rental, helmet included (4 days)
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed maps and route suggestions
  • Hotel taxes

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Always recommended! Since this is only a 6 day tour, perhaps you will want to plan extra time before or after your cycling. We can book extra nights in Beaune or Dijon.

TourBike
TypeGuided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length6 days
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Tour Dates

2019

Guaranteed departures every Sunday from April to October  for minimum of 2 people

Skill Level

This is an easy to moderate guided cycling experience along the Unesco World Heritage Route des Grands Crus. The landscape is gently undulating and there is a support van at your disposal.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival in Dijon
Day 2:  Loop ride around Dijon, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 3:  Dijon – Cote de Nuits vineyards – Beaune, 25 - 31 mi. (40 - 50 km) 
Day 4:  Loop ride south from Beaune - Cote de Beaune vineyards, 25 - 31 mi. (40 - 50 km) 
Day 5:  Beaune to Chalon sur Saône – Cote Chalonnaise vineyards, 25 - 31 mi. (40 - 50 km) 
Day 6: Departure or extend your stay

All distances are approximate.

Day 1:  Arrival in Dijon
Your hotel is situated in the heart of Dijon. Check in, presentation of the tour, and delivery of the bicycles. Dijon is a vibrant, walkable city with a wealth of great shops, restaurants and bars and a really welcoming vibe to it. There are many museums, churches, and traditional buildings to discover including the Palais des Ducs and the Church of Notre Dame. We suggest you follow the ‘Owl’s Trail’ which highlights 22 key points of interest in the city. Legend has it that if you want some good luck you need to find the tiny stone sculpture of the owl at the Notre Dame church – touch it with your left hand and make a wish! Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2:  Loop ride around Dijon, 25 mi. (40 km)
After breakfast, you will meet up with your guide for you first cycling day. The route will take you out into the countryside around Dijon. It is a peaceful environment and sites include the Burgundy canal. Return to Dijon. Dinner at the restaurant in the town and overnight at the same hotel.

Day 3:  Dijon – Cote de Nuits vineyards – Beaune, 25 - 31 mi. (40 - 50 km) 
Leaving Dijon behind, you navigate out of the city and cycle into the countryside where the Route de Grands Crus begins. Arrive into the region of Gevrey Chambertin, the largest appellation in Côte de Nuits, Pinot Noir country, and where you find some of France’s most famous wines including Vosne-Romanée, Fixin, Chambertinclos-de-Bèze, Flagey-Echézeaux, Vougeot, Richebourg. Cycle on through the wine regions of Morey Saint Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vougeot with vineyards all along the way on either side of you offering breathtaking scenery and crisp, fresh air! You continue through the highlands further on to Beaune. Overnight stay at 3* hotel centrally situated.

Day 4:  Loop ride south from Beaune - Cote de Beaune vineyards, 25 - 31 mi. (40 - 50 km) 
Today’s ride will take you through the famous vineyards of Pommard, Volnay… the kingdom of Burgundy Red wines. The ride is nice and flat all day long, and then curves back in towards the famous vineyards of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, charming villages which make the best white Chardonnay wines in the world. Back to Beaune in the afternoon. Overnight stay in the same hotel. A gourmet dinner included tonight.

Day 5:  Beaune to Chalon sur Saône – Cote Chalonnaise vineyards, 25 - 31 mi. (40 - 50 km) 
You enter another vineyard region today by visiting the spectacular vineyards of Cote Chalonnaise …. and leisurely stroll on the towpath of the Canal du Centre from Santenay to Chalon sur Saone. Dinner included tonight. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel.

Day 6: Departure or extend your stay

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