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.
At a glance
- 2 FOR 1 BIKE HIRE for all October 2016 departures
- Vine-groomed landscapes, cool river valleys and rocky outcrops
- Magnificent chateaux and regal gardens
- Easy cycling and short distances along flat terrain. World-class vineyards, A-list estates and famous wine villages.
Arrive in Mâcon
Make your way to Mâcon, a lovely town alongside the Saone River.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart from Beaune
Check out after breakfast and make your way home or continue your holiday in France.
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
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2 FOR 1 BIKE HIRE for all October 2016 departures (new bookings only)
- 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
- 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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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