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Cycling the Vineyards of Burgundy: Self-Guided
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At a glance
Cycle through beautiful villages and vineyards of the Burgundy countryside
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
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What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All luggage transfers
  • Route notes and maps
  • Local bike hire

All breakfasts included. Breakfast: Continental style buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner (not included): France is a country renowned for its food and wine and this trip should give you the full flavour of Burgundy. Suggestions of what to do for lunch are in the cycling notes. Self-guided cycling lends itself perfectly to picnics, it is always a good option to pick up some local produce and then pick a spot along your route to stop and eat it. Dinners will be rich and hearty and full of flavour accompanied by exceptional wine. This is an area for some of the most famous vineyards in the world with the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes and the forefront. If you are partial to a quality glass of wine, there is almost no limit here.

Day 1
Start Beaune.
Start Beaune
Day 2
Today is free to enjoy Beaune or take an optional cycle ride.
A day to relax and enjoy Beaune's many attractions or take an optional cycle ride. It is worth visiting the Hospice de Beaune museum, one of the finest examples of 15th century French architecture.
Day 3
Cycle through some of Burgundy's most famous vineyards to Nolay.
Today's ride is through the heart of wine country including some of the most prestigious French vineyards. There are opportunities for tasting in the Chateaux of Pommard and Meursault. You will then ride on past the 13th century chateau at La Rocheport and on to the lovely old town of Nolay.
Day 4
Leave the vineyards behind and cycle through the forested uplands to the hilltop village of Chateauneuf en Auxois.
Leave the vineyards behind and cycle through the forested uplands to the hilltop village of Chateauneuf en Auxois, with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.
Day 5
Follow the canal to Dijon; afternoon free to explore the city.
The majority of the day follows the Burgundy canal past Velars-sur-Ouche and then on to Dijon. Try and get an early start so you can spend some time exploring Dijon in the afternoon.
Day 6
A day to relax and explore the vibrant city of Dijon.
Enjoy a day off the bike exploring the wonderful city of Dijon. Walk around the atmospheric streets, bustling markets and savour the tastes of the cafes and restaurants which entice you in abundance.
Day 7
Leave mediaeval Dijon and pedal to Beaune via Nuits St. Georges, the capital of the Cotes de Nuits vineyards.
Once you are ready, depart mediaeval Dijon and pedal via Nuits St Georges, the capital of the Cotes de Nuits vineyards, to Beaune. This fascinating old town is a great place to explore and eat with plenty of shops and restaurants.
Day 8
End Beaune.
End Beaune.
Fantastic experience - even with a few unexepcted hills! 5/5

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? Several: Cycling through the vineyard paths - with the grapes ready for harvest literally a few paces away; The caves in the villages eager to offer wine tastings - with the wine in ea…

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