Gevrey-Chambertin. You will meet our area manager on arrival at your hotel and he will set you up on your bikes. There are options for an easy ride on flat terrain through vineyards to the north or for those that want to challenge themselves with some hills, there are moderate climbs nearby. You’ll want to finish the day with a visit the Chateau of Gevrey-Chambertin, with the opportunity to taste their Grand Crus wine.
Distance: 12 km, elevation gain 72 m or 38 km, gain 484 m.*
Gevrey-Chambertin. On your second day here, you’ll ride through the flat farmlands to the Abbaye de Citeaux, where monks still make their famous cheese. You can finish the day with a visit to the Clos de Vougeot, and ride past vineyards including Romanee Conti and other prestigious estates. Distance: 42 km, elevation gain 204 m or 42 km, gain 115 m.*
Beaune. You’ll make your way south, where you can enjoy lunch at one of our favorite auberges in the region, before entering Beaune, your home for the next two days. You stay at a charming 3-star hotel within the ramparts of the old city, and can dine out at acclaimed restaurants, where the wine lists are as extensive as the menus.
Distance: 32 km, elevation gain 112 m or 37 km, gain 670 m.*
Beaune. On your second day here, we recommend a historical tour of Beaune including a visit to the extraordinary Hospice de Beaune. For cycling you can choose between several rides (flat or hilly, short or long- your choice).
Distance: 43 km, elevation gain 604 m or 32 km, gain 122 m.*
Puligny-Montrachet. Continuing south, you’ll ride a route which will have you stopping in the famous wine village of Pommard, and then to St. Romain where you can visit tonneliers (barrel makers) to learn this ancient craft. You’ll stay at a luxurious hotel in the center of Puligny-Montrachet, one of our favourite villages in Burgundy.
Distance: 35 km, elevation gain 411 m or 46 km, gain 709 m.*
Puligny-Montrachet. On your final day of riding you’ll climb to Château la Rochepot, perched in a verdant valley and surrounded by vineyards. Back in Puligny, the restaurant at Le Montrachet will tempt you with fine wines and delicious Burgundian fare.
Distance: 27 km, elevation gain 409 m or 32 km, gain 328 m.*
Linger before departure.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.