Burgundy - Leisurely Wine Trails

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Visiting: France

Hotel & Bike

6 nights from £512 to £860pp
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Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Comfort i
Code FR027
Good For Families, Foodies
Distance 76m/123km
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Any day
Fly to Paris !
Return from Paris !

Overview

What to expect

Cycle through some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards and wine villages, pedalling past colourful landscapes and historic landmarks to the town of Beaune – the wine capital of Burgundy. With short daily distances and flat terrain, mostly on the Voie Verte (Green Way) cycle path, this is one of our easiest cycle routes and is ideal for all levels. The leisurely pace gives you plenty of time to stop off for a long lunch, or work your way through the red vintages and crisp white wines during a cellar tour.

As you pass rocky outcrops and flowing rivers, stop off at chateaux to stroll around their magnificent gardens or take a peek inside at their grand interiors. You’ll stay in historic towns and stone-built villages on route, and relaxing with a bowl of beef bourguignon and a glass of smooth Burgundy Pinot Noir or a chilled Chablis in the evenings is the ultimate way to unwind.

  • World-class vineyards, A-list estates and famous wine villages
  • Vine-groomed landscapes, cool river valleys and rocky outcrops
  • Magnificent chateaux and regal gardens
  • Easy cycling and short distances along flat terrain.

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Mâcon

    Make your way to Mâcon, a lovely town alongside the Saone River.

  • Day 2: Mâcon - Cluny 18 miles (28 km)

    Set off along the Voie Verte (Green Way) dedicated cycle track and see the Solutré and Vergisson Rocks, which define the geography of this area, and the vineyard areas of Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé. Continue past the medley of towers at the Berzé le Chatel, arriving at the Benedectine Abbey in Cluny.

  • Day 3: Cluny - Cormatin 9 miles (15 Km)

    Take the Voie Verte to Cormatin and admire the moats, gardens and unique architecture of its marvellous castle, built during the reign of Louis XIII.

  • Day 4: Cormatin - near Chalon sur Saone 19 miles (30 km)

    Today, the Voie Verte takes you past rolling green landscapes and Roman architecture in rural parishes and winemaking villages, such as Malay, Buxy and Givry.

  • Day 5: near Chalon sur Saone - Chassey le Camp 16 miles (25 km)

    Cycle along quiet countryside routes past winemaking villages and the Canal du Centre to the town of Chagny and wine-producing village of Santenay. Arrive in Chassey le Camp – a hub for world-class whites.

  • Day 6: Chassey le Camp - Beaune 16 miles (25 km)

    Continue through the vineyards of Grands Crus, Volnay and Pommard, cycling towards the town of Beaune – wine capital of Burgundy. Visit the famous Hotel-Dieu or have a peek inside the mustard factory.

  • Day 7: Depart from Beaune

    Check out after breakfast and make your way home or continue your holiday in France.

Accommodation

2 & 3* Hotels and a B&B

We use a pool of 2 and 3 star hotels adn a B&B to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • Four nights in 3* hotels, one night in a 2* hotel and one night in a charming B&B - some with outdoor swimming pool
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance

Price includes

  • 4 nights in 3 star hotels, 1 night in a 2 star hotel and 1 night in a charming B&B
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information
  • Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Entrance fees and visits

Child reductions

  • Child up to 11 years sharing with 2 adults: 25%

Solo Travellers - please enquire

Which hotel?

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, spare inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike.

Helmets can also be provided at no extra charge if required - please advise at time of booking.

Hybrid bike
Bike hire
£85.00

Hybrid 21/24 gear with pannier

E-bike
E-bike hire - on request
£160.00

With pannier

Child bike
Child bike hire
£76.00
Child tag-along
Child trailer or tag-along
£76.00

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board
£204.00

Extra nights

Macon 3* (bed & breakfast)
£49.00
Beaune 3* (bed & breakfast)
£54.00
Cluny 2* (bed & breakfast)
£45.00

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Paris or Lyon

Take the train (SNCF) to Macon.

Alternatively, take the Eurostar to Paris.

Getting back

Take the train (SNCF) from Macon.

Fly from Paris or Lyon

Alternatively, take the Eurostar from Paris.

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