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3-day bike tour in the wine region of Burgundy

A 3-day bike tour through the most famous appellations of Burgundy wine region.

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Reference BG0301
  • Itinerant trip
  • 3 days
  • Easy
  • From March to November
  • Minimum age 1 year
289€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This short bike tour takes you through the most prestigious vineyards of the Burgundy wine region known as Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. You start biking from Chalon-sur-Saône along the canal du Centre first and then on the marvelous cycle trail “la Voie des Vignes” nicely meandering through vineyards as famous as Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault or Pommard. Your bike tour is self-guided so you are free to stop in as many wine properties as you wish. You stay in Beaune which has gained its wealth from wine trading and visit the unmissable “Hospices de Beaune”. You keep on the next day through Nuits-Saint-Georges till the town of Dijon.

    Day 1

     
     

    Chalon - Meursault

    Bike
    39km
    You leave Chalon-sur-Saône then ride on the peaceful towpath of the Canal de Bourgogne. Effortlessly, you reach Chagny, then Santenay, gateway to the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. The "Voie des Vignes" cycle route then sways from village to village on small country roads in the heart of the vineyards. You stop at Meursault, known for its castle and for being one of the shooting locations of the movie "La Grand Vadrouille".
       

    Visit and wine tasting 1h

    10,00 € / adult

    Day 2

     
     

    Meursault - Nuits Saint Georges

    Bike
    29km
    You continue on the sumptuous itinerary of the vineyards: you pass by Pommard before entering Beaune, whose prosperity is largely due to the wine trade. Take the time to stop and stroll through the streets of the city center before visiting the Hospices de Beaune, not to be missed. The museum traces very well the history of this place from the 15th century to present time. Afterwards, you ride again surrounded by vineyards till Nuits Saint Georges.

    Day 3

     
     

    Nuits Saint Georges - Dijon

    Bike
    26km
    You discover today the vineyards of the Côte de Nuits and its century-old traditions. Your itinerary will take you to the doorstep of the château de Clos Vougeot, a highly symbolic place founded by the monks of the Abbaye de Cîteaux. The visit will enlighten you on the architecture of the castle but also on the rites of the brotherhood of the Chevaliers du Tastevin. You continue to Dijon, former capital of the powerful Dukes of Burgundy. This gourmet and lively city warmly welcomes you. You will enjoy strolling through its remarkably well-preserved pedestrian city center.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You stay in hotels with **/*** standards offering all the necessary comfort after a day outdoors. These family hotels welcome you warmly. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You stay in hotels with ***/**** standards selected for their style and quality. Breakfast is included.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:

    • a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
    • equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults.


    Luggage


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

    For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking:
    (see rate in "Prices")

    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental)

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.


    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    You will have in your travel documents maps of the itinerary (A4 format) that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider.

    Example of a map




    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.




  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By train: direct TGV (fast trains) stop in Dijon Ville or Le Creusot (from Paris Gare de Lyon) or Chalon-sur-Saône (from Lyon Part-Dieu). You can reach Chalon-sur-Saône with the regional train or bus connections from the TGV stations. The duration of the trip is between 2 and 3 hours from Paris and about 1 hour from Lyon. To plan your trip, www.trainline.com


    Parking

    If you drive to Chalon-sur-Saône, you can park your car in a secured car park located in the city center. The weekly rate is about 30€.

    All details park will be given in your travel documents.

    To get back to starting point:


    Regional trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot (full rate 10€/adult). There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

    If you chose the luggage transport, you will be able to pick up your luggage after 5pm at the pick up location.

    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes near the train station of Chalon-sur-Saône in the morning between 9 and 12 am on your first day. If you booked the luggage transfer, please drop off your luggage at the drop-off point or at the hotel reception at 10.00am the latest.


  • Reviews
  • 1 bike travelers reviews 5.00 / 5

    “ Didier ”

    On the 2015-08-10 by Didier
    Parfait, très beau circuit, très bonne organisation, bon matériel, document complet, aucune faille. A recommander, Merci
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