What to expect
Cycle through some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards and wine villages, pedalling past colourful landscapes and historic landmarks starting in the town of Beaune – the wine capital of Burgundy. With short daily distances and mostly 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 en route, and relaxing with a bowl of beef bourguignon and a glass of Burgundy Pinot Noir or a chilled Chablis in the evenings is the ultimate way to unwind.
At a glance
- 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 mostly flat terrain.
Arrive in Beaune
Make your way to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy.
Beaune - optional ride
25 miles (40km) or 18 miles (28km)
Take the day to enjoy the sights of Beaune, visit the famous Hotel-Dieu or have a peek inside the mustard factory. Alternatively, choose from two optional circular cycle rides.
Beaune - Chassey le Camp
16 miles (25km)
Cycle through the wine making villages of Volnay, Pommard and some of the Grand Cru vineyards. You will have many opportunities for tasting wine on your way to Chassey le Camp – a hub for world-class whites.
Chassey le Camp - Dracy Le Fort
16 miles (25 km)
Cycle along quiet country roads and cycle paths to reach the small village of Dracy Le Fort, next to the Côte Chalonnaise vineyards.
Dracy Le Fort - Cluny
27 miles (44km)
Cycle along the Green Way cycle path that follows an old railway line, which was France's first cycle path! Arrive early in Cluny to give yourself time to visit the Abbey and the stud farm.
Cluny - Macon
17 miles (28km)
Leaving Cluny, the terrain becomes a little more hilly. If you have time, stop off at the Berze Le Chatel Castle and then pass through the longest European cycle tunnel and the val Martinien wine region on your way to Macon.
Depart from Macon
Check out after breakfast and make your way home or continue your holiday in France.
3* Hotels and one 2* Hotel
We use a pool of 3 star hotels and one 2 star hotel 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.
- Five nights in 3* hotels and one night in a 2* hotel - some with outdoor swimming pools
- 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 - 2018 dates on sale
- 5 nights in 3 star hotels and 1 night in a 2 star hotel
- Board basis: Bed and breakfast
- Luggage transportation
- Maps and route information
- Local contact number for assistance
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Entrance fees and visits
Child up to 11 years sharing with 2 adults: 25%
Solo Travellers - please enquire
Bike Hire & Extras
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 21/24 gear with pannier
You can add these when you price your trip
Board upgrade (B&B included)
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What other customers have said
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Very enjoyable holiday. Freedom Treks did everything they said in the brochure. We were met on first day and given bikes and route maps etc. Beautiful route mainly on Voie Verte through vineyards, fields of sunflowers, lovely villages. The distance travelled each day was fine, some hills were a bit challenging, but overall it was doable. Our bags were already in the hotels when we arrived apart from the last day. We had beautiful weather which was a bonus. I would definitely recommend this holiday.Marianne Cadier, UK, August 2017
The route, mostly along old railway lines and canal towpaths, was amazing. It was almost all flat, which suited our family very well, and the surrounding countryside was beautiful. The distances each day were just right for children.Paul Butler, August 2016