Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Start: France Finish: Burgundy

Visiting: Burgundy


Duration: 6 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Age range: 12 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2085

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Tour Overview

Cycle along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks, tranquil waterside paths and smooth greenways, enjoying views of majestic vine-clad hills, fields of shimmering wheat and waterways where grey herons stalk fish. Each day discover opportunities to sample fine wines and visit esteemed producers before stopping for lunch in unspoilt villages set against a backdrop of swaying vines and ancient oak forest.

Highlights

  • iconPicturesque Canal de Bourgogne; colourful meadows; shady woodland
  • iconVaried cycling: vineyard tracks, country lanes, waterside paths and greenways
  • iconSun-drenched wine estates; taste prestigious appellations
  • iconStriking architecture and numerous museums in history-filled Dijon
  • iconAuthentic medieval chateaux and traditional unspoilt villages
  • iconLovingly restored 18th century hotels, one with a pool, and fine gastronomic cuisine

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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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 : Beaune to Gevrey-Chambertin 42km/26.5mi or 45km/28.5mi

Meals: breakfast, dinner

This morning, perhaps pay a visit to the lovely 18th century chateau at Pommard before continuing past pretty Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny. You might like to take a short detour to visit Savigny-les- Beaune too, with its collection of vintage cars, motorbikes and planes, or to spend some time in the Parc de la Bouzaise in Beaune before lunch in the world-famous Nuits-Saint-Georges. In the afternoon your route leads you on to the 16th century Chateau du Clos de Vougeot before the final stretch through Vosne-Romanee (home of the world's most expensive wine), Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-Saint-Denis to your hotel, a lovingly restored former winery in Gevrey-Chambertin. *(*Staying at Rotisserie du Chambertin*)*

icon Day 3 : At Gevrey-Chambertin

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Today, visit the ancient city of Dijon, just 8 minutes away by rail. Here see the Church of Notre Dame, the 12th century-15th century timbered houses, the cathedral with its 1,000-year-old crypt, and the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy along with a host of museums and other sights. *(*Staying at Rotisserie du Chambertin*)*

icon Day 4 : Gevrey-Chambertin to Sainte-Sabine 50km/31.5mi or 54km/34mi

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Leave the vines behind and cycle up through the Combe Lavaux - Jean Roland nature reserve to appreciate stunning views across meadows to the Ouche River valley. Then it's freewheeling all the way along quiet country lanes, past fields of wheat and rapeseed to Fleurey- Ouche and the famous Canal de Bourgogne. Here you'll experience gentle pedalling along towpaths and greenways between the canal and the peaceful River Ouche. Lunch can be enjoyed with a picnic by the water's edge in any number of sleepy riverside villages, at a cafe-restaurant in a former lockkeeper's cottage, or even before or after a visit to the Chateau de Barbirey with its superb gardens. The ride ends at the 18th century Chateau Sainte-Sabine, where you can stroll in the gardens then sit on the terrace savouring an aperitif before dinner. *(Staying at Chateau Sainte Sabine)*

icon Day 5 : At Sainte-Sabine

Meals: breakfast, dinner

Today's route is a lovely circular ride taking in two famous Burgundy chateaux. The first is the Chateau de Chateauneuf in the incredible medieval village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois. Clearly visible from the hotel in Sainte-Sabine, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois is perched high on the hilltop with its 15th century fortress and 12th century keep. Then, cycling down country lanes, you come to the village of Commarin with its magnificent moated chateau, a site of importance since the early 13th century. *(Staying at Chateau Sainte Sabine)*

icon Day 6 : Sainte-Sabine to Beaune

Meals: breakfast

Pass countryside and quiet farming villages to the ancient town of Bligny-sur-Ouche with its 12th century church, 15th century tower and twelve water mills. After crossing the River Ouche, a short climb leads you to Montceau-et-Echarnant, next to which lies the tiny Templar church of Saint John the Baptist, where the ground is paved with the gravestones of Templar Knights. From here it's downhill through meadows and woodland to the village of Nantoux, and then back out into the vines. The adventurous can take one last climb to enjoy spectacular views from the Hautes-Cotes de Beaune but both roads lead back to delightful Pommard where final wine tastings can be had at the chateau before heading back to the hotel in Beaune. *(Staying in Hotel Le Central)*

icon Day 7 : Leave Beaune

Meals: breakfast

Leave Beaune

What's Included

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    Meals

    6 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners.

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    Luggage transfers between hotels

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    All accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Supplement for single traveller (includes single accommodation supplement)

Food

France is a country renowned for its food and wine and this trip should give you the full flavour of Burgundy. Suggestions of what to do for lunch are in the cycling notes. Self-guided cycling lends itself perfectly to picnics, it is always a good option to pick up some local produce and then pick a spot along your route to stop and eat it. For dinner you will be spoilt for choice; Burgundians are passionate about both their food and wine. Boeuf Bourguignon (a stew with beef in red wine), Escargots à la Bourgogne (snails) and Coq au Vin (chicken braised with wine) are arguably the most famous exports but the prime local ingredients are expertly showcased in countless mouthwatering dishes. Common main ingredients are pigeon, quail, boar, venison and freshwater fish. You will find many small, independent suppliers offering local pates, cheese, sausages and mustard, synonymous with Dijon. Food markets are a delight to visit - support for individual artisan food producers is something the region excels in.

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