Burgundy - Leisurely Wine Trails

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Visiting: France

Hotel & Bike

6 nights from £641 to £1064pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Comfort i
Code FR027
Good For Families, Foodies
Distance 76mi/122km !
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 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.

  • 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.

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Beaune

    Make your way to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy.

  • Day 2: 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. 

  • Day 3: 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.

  • Day 4: 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. 

  • Day 5: 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. 

  • Day 6: 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.

  • Day 7: Depart from Macon

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

Accommodation

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

Price includes

  • 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

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

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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
£115

Hybrid 21/24 gear with pannier

E-bike
E-bike hire - on request
£210

With pannier

Child bike
Child bike hire
£89
Child tag-along
Child trailer or tag-along
£89

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board
£241pp

Extra nights

Macon 3* - 2 share (bed & breakfast)
£63pp
Beaune 3*- 2 share (bed & breakfast)
£68pp
Cluny 2* - 2 share (bed & breakfast)
£58pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Paris or Lyon

Take the train (SNCF) to Beaune. 

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.

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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out of 5

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
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out of 5

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

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