Beaune and Walking the Grand Cru Vineyards

Beaune and Walking the Grand Cru Vineyards

Start: France Finish: Burgundy

Visiting: Burgundy

Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour code: W07BG

Trip Styles: Adventure

Activities: Trekking , Walking

Tour operator: Exodus

Age range: 12 to 99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

The walks provide a wonderful balance of quiet country lanes, vineyard tracks and woodland trails taking in sleepy, unspoilt villages, majestic vine-clad hills and ancient oak forest. Sample fine wines in 13th century cellars and enjoy lunch in a selection of medieval towns including world-renowned Nuits-St-Georges. Walk the historic streets of Dijon and hunt for truffles with Yann and his dog Elfe in the grounds of a secluded chateau.

Highlights

  • iconVaried walking: vineyard tracks, country lanes, waterside paths and greenways
  • iconLovingly restored historic hotels and a perfectly located Beaune hotel, two minutes from the stunning Hospices de Beaune
  • iconDiscover Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy
More Information on the local operators website

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrive in Beaune


Wander the streets of Beaune and marvel at the multi coloured roofs of the
15th Century Hospices de Beaune. Overnight at the perfectly located Hotel Le
Central and take your pick from the plethora of local restaurants
nearby. *(Staying at Hotel Le Central)*

icon Day 2 : At Beaune

Meals Included: breakfast


Continue to explore Beaune and it's architecture, Gothic chapels and
renaissance mansions.* (Staying at Hotel Le Central)*

icon Day 3 : Beaune to Gevrey-Chambertin

Meals Included: breakfast


You'll begin by crossing over the northern tip of the limestone escarpment of
the Cote-d'Or to gain wonderful views across the plain as you descend to the
village of Chenove. From here turn south and wind your way along the Chemin
des Grand Crus, passing the vineyards of Couchey and Fixin and continuing
along to the famous wine village of Gevrey-Chambertin.* (*Staying at
Rotisserie du Chambertin*)*

icon Day 4 : At Gevrey-Chambertin

Meals Included: breakfast


Options today include taking the train to Dijon or Beaune. In Dijon stroll
the history-filled streets and alleyways with 12th-15th century timbered
houses to see the Church of Notre Dame, cathedral and the grand Palace of the
Dukes of Burgundy. *(*Staying at *Rotisserie du Chambertin)*

icon Day 5 : Gevrey-Chambertin to Vosne-Romanee

Meals Included: breakfast


Leave the vines behind today and head up into the woods where you'll follow
an old disused railway track. Wind through shady, protected woodland before
emerging back into the sun-soaked vines behind tranquil Morey-St-Denis, a
good place to enjoy a coffee break. Continue on through the sleepy village of
Chambolle-Musigny to Vougeot and visit the historic Chateau du Clos de
Vougeot which produces one of the world's most celebrated Grand Cru wines.
*(Staying at Le Richebourg)*

icon Day 6 : At Vosne-Romanee

Meals Included: breakfast


There are two options for your 'rest day'. You could walk up through the
woods to a secluded chateau in the hills, behind the vineyards of
Vosne-Romanee - here you have the opportunity to learn about truffle hunting
in the chateau grounds with Thierry, his son Yann and their specially trained
dog Elfe (Thursday to Monday only). Alternatively take a stroll through the
vines to the world-famous medieval town of Nuits-St-Georges. Explore the town
and enjoy lunch here, then maybe a spot of wine tasting in one of the many
local caves.* (Staying at Le Richebourg)*

icon Day 7 : Vosne-Romanee to Beaune 16km/10mi/5.5hr or 22km/14mi/6.5hr

Meals Included: breakfast


A 25-minute transfer takes you to Pernand-Vergelesses to follow vineyard
tracks past the Hill of Corton, once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
Then it's on to medieval Savigny-les-Beaune for a morning coffee next to the
impressive chateau, which houses a collection of vintage cars, motorbikes and
planes. Walking up through woodland, you emerge above Beaune with spectacular
views over the town and its surrounds. Descending into the vineyards you can
visit the Parc de la Bouzaise or Beaune.* (Staying at Hotel Le Central)*

Optional shorter walk: 5.5hrs, distance 16km/10mi

icon Day 8 : Leave Beaune

Meals Included: breakfast


Leave Beaune

What's Included

  • icon

    Continental breakfasts

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    Walking transfers

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners.

What's Not Included

  • icon

    Supplement for single traveller (includes single accommodation supplement)

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How long has the tour company been trading?

Exodus has been trading since 1974

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Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

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