11 days/10 nights, with 9 days cycling


Start any date between May 1 and October 31

We recommend you to start your trip on a Friday to see the market held in Beaune every saturday


48 km (30 miles) daily average

Some hills every day of moderate difficulty with one very challenging climb on Day 2
Extra km possible


Classic Accommodation:   US$2975             
B&B Accommodation:   US$2325         
Luxe Accommodation:   US$4020
                                 Single suppl. classic: US$745
Single suppl. B&B: US$530
Single suppl. Luxe: US$865      


  • 10 nights hotels
  • All breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Use of a top quality 20-speed performance hybrid bike complete with handlebar bag, pump, and all the necessary accessories for changing flats. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons
  • Detailed route instructions and map
  • Luggage transfers
  • Area Manager available throughout the tour

You start in Beaune, about 320 km southeast of Paris.

Beaune is a famous and pleasant town in the heart of the Côte d’Or vineyards. It boasts a charming medieval quarter of narrow streets, welcoming squares and buildings topped with gleaming roof tiles. Beaune can be easily reached from Paris via Dijon. It is also close to the international airports in Lyon and Geneva.

Your confirmation package will provide information on getting to Beaune.


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Burgundy Cycling 11 Days
Like a fine aged wine, savour Burgundy slowly, with time for its subtleties to penetrate. Great art, gastronomic food, and a history fermented with religion and royalty are your first tastes. Sip again and find white cows dotting green pastures embraced by hedgerows, and villages where you are greeted with a wave and friendly calls of “Bonne Route!” Self-guided cycling is the ultimate way to discover Burgundy.




Burgundy Cycling 11 DaysDay 1
Arrival in Beaune and stay at the hotel des remparts in the old town at the classic level or in Montagny-lès-Beaune at the Bed & Breakfast level. The luxe option, Hotel le cep a beautiful 4 stars, is located in the old part of Beaune.


Day 2
Explore Beaune, with its chic cafés and wine boutiques. Admire the Hôtel Dieu, with its colourfully patterned roof. On a day ride, discover the wine villages of the Côte d’Or, home to the most famous wines of Burgundy: Clos de Vougeot, Nuits-St-Georges, and Meursault, which produces one of the best white wines in the world.

Day 3
Today there’s a challenging climb as you cross over the Côte d’Or hills into a delightful countryside of pastures dotted with white Charolais cows and fields of sunflowers. Arrive at the poplar-lined Canal de Bourgogne, in the shadow of Châteauneuf, at Ste-Sabine, where you’ll stay for two nights.

Day 4
Visit les châteaux today! Commarin merits a stop, with its 16th- century tapestries. You can choose to cycle up to perched Châteauneuf, a fairy-tale castle with a moat and a drawbridge, or admire its setting from the river valley!

Day 5 Burgundy Cycling 11 Days

Wind your way through dreamy villages, past roadside crosses, and along the Burgundy Canal to Semur-en-Auxois, with its massive brown brick bastions towering over the Armançon River.


Day 6

Spend a second night in Semur to explore this region. Especially recommended is a pilgrimage to the Abbey of Fontenay. This oldest surviving Cistercian abbey has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 7

Head for Époisses, famous for both its cheese and its château. From there you climb up to a plateau, following it to descend into the charming Serein River valley. Your accommodation is just outside of Noyers, a delightful medieval village.

Day 8

Take time to visit Noyers today. Cycle to the famous vineyards of Chablis or into the Amarcon River Valley, which is famous for its castles. Visit le château at Tanlay and the great Renaissance château at Ancy-le-Franc. Return to Noyers.

Day 9
Leave the Serein River Valley for the Cousin and Cure River valleys, passing lovely Romanesque churches and the occasional château. Explore the village of Montreal and Avallon, perched on cliffs over the Cousin. Today’s destination is Vézelay, once an important pilgrimage destination and one of the most famous places in France.

Day 10

Explore Vézelay. Don’t miss the magnificent cathedral with its astonishing carvings. Stand where St. Bernard and Eleanor of Aquitaine exhorted a field of knights on to the first crusade. Cycle south and dip into the Regional Park of the Morvan, then return to Vézelay.

Day 11

Leave from Vézelay.

 

"Burgundy exceeded by far over expectations. Food and wine out of this world and wonderfully welcoming people. Our best cycling tour in France from all over 6 times."

- R. Pasturel


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