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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
298€ / 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 which is worth a stopover.

    Day 1

     
     
    Bike
    45km
    Drive slowly on the towpath of the Canal du Centre to Santenay. Then you definitely enter the vineyard region by visiting the spectacular vineyards of the Côte de Beaune and leisurely stroll around the winehills of Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Pommard or Beaune. A real treat!
       

    Visit and wine tasting 1h

    10,00 € / adult

    Day 2

     
     
    Bike
    42km
    You will take the "Champs Elysées" of the Burgundy vineyards through the Côte de Nuits. You cross villages with world-known wine names like Ladoix-Serrigny, Nuits-St-Georges, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chenôve. Do not miss a visit to Clos-Vougeot, which each year brings together the brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin.

    Day 3

     
     
    Described as the "city with the hundred bell towers" by François 1er, Dijon was the capital of the powerful Dukes of Burgundy. The city has inherited architectural gems such as the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, Notre Dame church with its famous carved owl or the mansions of the old city center. Dijon is also well-known for its food specialties such as gingerbread, mustard, blackcurrant liquor or nonette (pastry).
  • 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 plane: flight to Lyon and then train to Dijon.
    • By train: direct TGV (fast trains) from Paris Gare de Lyon. The duration of the trip is 1h35. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    Parking

    If you drive to Dijon, 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 12.60€/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 on the morning o your first day between 9 and 12 am.


  • 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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