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Burgundy must-see

6 day(s) | from 630.00 €

Easy to Moderate

Themes

Food & Wine
History
Luxury

Included

2 dinners (luxury only)

5 nights with breakfast, maps, road-book with tourist information, daily luggage transfer, 7/7 days assistance and local tax

When

April to October. High season: September.

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  • Description
  • This Burgundy must-see bike tour gives you a good overview of the area, once a powerful duchy of France: The Côte d’Or!
    The name is evocative!  On this trip you will discover the wealth of this area which is soon to be listed as world national heritage by UNESCO!
    You are to enjoy visiting the only vineyard in the area and also the meadows on the rolling hills, the tranquillity of the canals, the authentic villages and last but not least the superb towns of Beaune and Dijon.

    Burgundy “must-see” is also the chance to taste the traditional cuisine, unfussy but delicious. A few Michelin Stars suggested along the way!

Highlights

  • Cote d’Or (gold coast), a premier wine-growing region of France
  • Beaune old town and history
  • Dijon, capital of the Duchy of Burgundy
  • Speciality foods: Kir, Eggs poached in red wine sauce, Beef casserole, Pancake with orange and liqueur, Dijon mustard, Snails cooked in garlic and parsley butter…
  • Bike quiet roads of Burgundy and visit picturesque villages

Bike tour itinerary : Burgundy must-see

  • D1 
  • Arrival in Beaune
    • Beaune is a renowned city for the wines of Bourgogne and also for its historical past.. In fact the old Gaul sanctuary which then came under the Romans, was also the residence of the Dukes of Bourgogne until the X1Vth century! The heart of the town is surrounded by remparts built in the XVth century where one can visit the entire place on foot. The famous hospices, the wine museum and the old cellars are not to be missed.

      And we won't forget to advise on where to find the best restaurants and wine bars in the town.

  • D2 
  • Beaune to Nolay/Chassey le Camp
  • 31km / 45km /
    • After having gone through the villages of Pommard and Nolay, south of Beaune you will then ride through the great wine area of Chardonnay until you get to the canal du centre. You will follow the canal before entering the "hinterland" via a  beautiful fracture in the limestone  plateau. The small valley ,the Cozanne will lead you to Nolay. An old crossroads for trading,  this village is today far from the flashy lights of Beaune!

      The hotel is situated on the site of the old market place; a remarkable building in chestnut wood and wooden slatted roof!

  • D3 
  • Nolay/Chassey to Châteauneuf-en-Auxois /Vandenesse
  • 36km / 61km /
    • Today you will be leaving the vineyards for the plateau. The slopes are not steep at all, but there is a flat stretch which lasts for about ten or so kilometers. Once on the plateau, the scenery changes radically. It's now a question of great open spaces, isolated farms, leafy forests, herds of Charolais cattle. After the castle of Corabeuf and the beautiful Roman column at Cussy, the village at Bligny-sur-Ouche comes as a welcome relief for a stop. The baker is still baking his bread in a wood fired oven and the market is the week's attraction.

      From Bligny you ride down into the valley d'Ouche until you get to the Bourgogne canal where you continue until you get to Châteauneuf. The longer route takes you to Arnay le Duc before rejoining the canal.

  • D4 
  • Châteauneuf/Vandenesse to Dijon
  • 41km /
    • You go through the forest of Bouhey to get to La Buissière-sur-Ouche. From there you continue alongside the canal until you get to Dijon. You can cover this distance in the morning so as to spend the afternoon visiting Dijon. Your hotel is in the centre of town which makes exploring the place easy!

      Well known for its mustard, the capital of the Dukes of Bourgogne is also a high spot for gastronomic eating.

  • D5 
  • Dijon to Beaune
  • 48km /
    • Now that you have had a good night sleep you are ready to set off South. You will go through the the vintage wine area of Bourgogne spotting the enchanting names. This wine route is a pleasure for the eye and for the biker.

      Nuits St Georges for lunch before reaching the Cotes de Beaune and ending the trip with Aloxe Corton.

  • D6 
  • Trip ends in Beaune after breakfast

Prices 2017

  • Standard Accommodation630 €
  • Comfort Accommodation770 €
  • Luxury Accommodation from1020 €
  • Standard Single room sup.210 €
  • Comfort Single room sup.260 €
  • Luxury Single room sup.340 €
  • Solo traveller140 €
  • Hybrid Bike90 €
  • Discount : party of 4+-5 %
  • High season supplement60 €

All prices are per person. Accommodation price is on a 2-person basis.
The list of hotels included in this trip or details about your bikes are available upon request via our Contact Page.

Hotels

  • Beaune Hôtel Des Remparts ***Comfort
  • Beaune Le Cep ****Luxury
  • Dijon Le Wilson ***Comfort
  • Nolay Hôtel de La Halle **Standard

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