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3-day bike tour in the wine region of Burgundy

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

Reviews (2) :
5.00 / 5
Reference BG0301
  • Itinerant trip
  • 3 days
  • Easy
  • From March to November
  • Minimum age 1 year
289€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • This bike tour akes you through the most famous vineyards of the Burgundy wine region known as Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. Your delightful route begins from Chalon-sur-Saone along the Central Canal. From there, you’ll experience biking on marvelous "La Voie des Vignes" bike trail through well-maintained vineyards as famous as Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault or Pommard. This self-guided tour lets you stop in as many wine properties you want. You’ll stay in the town of Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wine. It’s there you’ll visit the "Hospices de Beaune" a medieval hospital turned into one of France’s most prestigious historic landmarks. The second day of the tour leads you through Nuits-Saint-Georges until reaching the charming town of Dijon.

    Day 1

     
     

    Chalon - Meursault

    Bike
    39km
    Today’s ride has you leaving Chalon-sur-Saone on the peaceful towpath next to the Canal de Bourgogne. This easy path leads you past Chagny, where you reach the Santenay, gateway to the vineyards of Cote de Beaune. After riding on the "Voie des Vignes" bike path, you’ll transfer over the quiet, back roads, past one historic village to another. The day ends in Meursault, known for its castle and for being one of the shooting locations for the movie, "La Grande Vadrouille".

    Day 2

     
     

    Meursault - Nuits Saint Georges

    Bike
    29km
    You can look forward to another day of biking through vast, lush vineyards, passing Pommard before reaching the town of Beaune. Take time to stroll the streets through the town sqaure where a labyrinth of wine cellars are hidden under the city streets. You’ll especially want to visit the Hospices de Beaune, a medieval hospital, with distinctive Gothic architecture and colorful tiled roofs. The museum gives well-laid out historical information on the Hospice’s history from the 15th century until today. End your day by riding through vineyards and reaching Nuits-Saint-Georges.

    Day 3

     
     

    Nuits Saint Georges - Dijon

    Bike
    26km
    This morning discover the vineyards of the Cotes de Nuits area, a 20km strip of land running south from Dijon to Nuits-Saint-Georges. Stop at the doorstep of the Chateau de Clos Vougeot, a highly symbolic building founded by the monks of the Abbaye de Citeaux. You’ll learn about the distinct castle architecture, as well as the rites of the brotherhood of the Chevalier du Tastevin. This organization, sometimes known as the Brotherhood of the Knight’s Tasting Cup is a bacchanalian society committed to enjoying and promoting the wines and food of the Burgundy region of France. Continue the ride to Dijon, former capital to the powerful Dukes of Burgundy. This lively city has open and welcoming atmosphere. End your day with a delightful stroll through the remarkable well-preserved city center.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You’ll enjoy staying in these clean and cozy 2-3 Star hotels that give you a pleasant rest after your day of biking. Breakfast is included when you spend the night in these friendly and family-run hotels.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    Category B

    You’ll get a good night’s sleep when you stay in these 3-4 Star hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. All properties have been selected for their cleanliness, style and friendliness of the staff. A hearty 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 (+1m55).



    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
  • 2 bike travelers reviews 5.00 / 5

    “ Une réussite ”

    On the 2018-05-21 by Mercedes
    Pour une première expérience, séjour très agréable et correspondant à notre niveau de pratique. La région visitée (la route des vins) très agréable, le temps au rdv, et les hôtes et leurs gérants très accueillants. Je recommande cette équipe très sympa.

    “ 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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