Chablis Vineyards Self-Guided Cycling - Short Break

Chablis Vineyards Self-Guided Cycling - Short Break

5 Days

Chablis Vineyards Self-Guided Cycling - Short Break

5 Days Starting in France and ending in Burgundy

Visiting:

Burgundy

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

C04BU

Age range:

8 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

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Tour Overview

Starting with historic Auxerre, a lovely medieval city, the cycling is easy and tranquil through a fascinating landscape of hidden villages, water meadows, woodlands and vineyards. Your route then takes you along the course of the river Yonne with several swimming possibilities along the way to Ligny, a short 10km from Chablis. You'll then cycle on to Vermenton passing through many small wine villages and along the river once again. Highlights of the tour include the celebrated stained glass at St Etienne, the ancient crypt at the abbey of St Germain, the early Gothic abbey of Pontigny and Chablis, where wine has been made for over a millennium!

Highlights

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    World-famous vineyards and local wines

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    Based on our popular 6 night, Chablis">https://www.headwater.com/holidays/cycling/france/C06BU.htm">Chablis Vineyards Cycling

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    Roman and Romanesque abbeys; Gothic and Renaissance chateaux

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    Flower adorned villages, hidden meadows, picturesque rivers and canals

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    Historic Auxerre, home to the Gothic Cathedral of St Etienne

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    Riverside cafes and beaches

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    Gentle, relaxing cycling on totally unspoilt quiet routes; very easy to get to from the UK

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive at Auxerre


This is one of France's prettiest medieval cities, on the banks of the Yonne,
and your base for tonight. Here you'll find two Gothic churches: the
Cathedral of St-Etienne (13th & 16th century with magnificent stained glass
windows) and the Abbey of St-Germain (14th & 15th century with 19th century
crypt). *(Hotel Normandie, Breakfast only)*

icon Day 2 : Auxerre to Ligny-le-Chatel

Meals Included:

  breakfast, dinner



Leaving Auxerre, it's flat gentle cycling along the River Yonne and through
the forest of St-Germain to Seignelay (scene of the 8th century defeat of the
Saracens); here you'll find castle remains, a fine market hall and pretty
views over the Serein. Head via the magnificent abbey at Pontigny (which gave
sanctuary to Thomas a Beckett) to Ligny-le-Chatel. *(Relais St Vincent, Half
Board)*

icon Day 3 : Ligny-Le-Chatel to Nitry

Meals Included:

  breakfast, dinner



Cycle along country lanes to Chablis, surrounded by its famous vineyards and
with plenty of opportunities for wine testing. Continue on through the Serein
Valley before heading west to Nitry. You stay at the Auberge de la
Beursaudiere with breakfast and evening meal included.

icon Day 4 : Nitry to Auxerre

Meals Included:

  breakfast



Pedal to Cravant, then follow the towpath towards Auxerre and picnic on the
banks of the Yonne. Head to the amazing Bailly wine cellars where Cremant
sparkling wines are made, before returning to historic Auxerre, with its
abbey, cathedral, shops and superb indoor and outdoor swimming complexes. You
stay at the Hotel Normandie with breakfast included.

icon Day 5 : Leave Auxerre

Meals Included:

  breakfast



Leave Auxerre

What's Included

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    /RideWithGPS/ navigation app

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    High quality hybrid bikes

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    Services of your local Headwater Representative

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    Luggage transfers between hotels

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    Meals

    4 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners.

What's Not Included

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    Supplement for single traveller (includes single accommodation supplement)

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    Arrival and departure transfers (for land only bookings)

Food

“La Bourgogne est bien dans son assiette”. This is very much cuisine du terroir, a traditional gastronomy with its roots deep in the soil. The fantastic wines of the region play an important part in many dishes: boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin, saupiquet de jambon, oeufs sauce meurette, smelly wine washed cheeses like the popular Epoisses - the list could go on indefinitely! St Florentin, Soumaintrain, Chaource and Crottin de Chavignol are the other main Burgundian cheeses. Before dinner, you may also try the typical Kir drink, made with white Bourgogne Aligoté and the regional Crême de Cassis. The Auxerre vineyards have been renowned since the Middle Ages, when the wine was transported to Paris and beyond along the River Yonne. At the end of C19 the Yonne had more vineyards than all of Burgundy and Beaujolais together but sadly, like all of Europe’s vineyards, these were ravaged by phylloxera.

Check out our Q&As

What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

How long has the tour company been trading?

Exodus has been trading since 1974

What documents will I receive before I travel?

Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

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.

Can I join the tour once it has departed?

You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

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    Up to 42 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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Chablis Vineyards Self-Guided Cycling - Short Break

5 Days Starting in France and ending in Burgundy

Visiting:

Burgundy

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

C04BU

Age range:

8 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

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