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Chateau de Cormatin

Burgundy is a fabulous region for a cycling tour, quiet roads, nice accommodation, many vineyards and domaines to sample wine and great gastronomy. On this cycle holiday you will cycle through some lovely typical French towns such as Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, Santenay, Givry, and many more. You will also benefit from the peace of the cycle path, the “Green Way” and you will appreciate the natural beauty of this area.

Program

Day 1 : Arrive in Beaune

Arriving in the wine capital, the city of Beaune, you have a little time to explore this city and some of its treasures including the Hotel Dieu (hospices) before or after your arrival orientation in the evening. Dinner on your own in town, and free time to visit. Your hotel in centrally located 3 star hotel. Wine tastings and guided programs are available when booked in advance.

DAY 2: Beaune – Chassey le Camp: ~25km

After Breakfast, you will start your bike ride through the vineyards on a bike path passing through wine making villages: Pommard, Volnay, and the Grands crus vineyards (Montrachet, Batard Montrachet… ). Many wine tasting options all along the way until Santenay. Then a short portion of the cycling path alongside the canal, before you reach your destination situated at the beginning of the Cote Chalonnaise. You hotel offers outside swimming pool and inside pool!

DAY 3: Chassey le Camp – Dracy Le Fort: ~25km

After breakfast, you will cycle through small countryside routes to join another cycling track alongside the “Canal du Centre” to reach Chagny, pass near Rully (wine maker village) and Chalon Sur Saone area. Dracy Le Fort is a small village on the border of the Côte Chalonnaise vineyards.  Overnight stay in a 3* hotel with swimming pool.

DAY 4: Dracy le Fort – Cluny: ~44km

After breakfast, you will join the “Green Way » in Givry (wine making village producing favourite red wine of the French king Henri IV). This bike path is built on an ancient rail line which was the first bike path of France. You will appreciate the peaceful and lovely roman architecture in Buxy, St Gengoux Le National, Malay. Arrive in Cormatin, perfect place to have lunch and have a visit of the castle before you head up to Cluny. The Abbey of Cluny and the stud farm will be another must visit. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel.

DAY 5: Cluny – Macon: ~ 28km

After breakfast you will get back on the cycling path to ride until Macon. The landscape starts to be hillier even if your ride on the easy cycling path. On the road the Castle of Berze Le Chatel is such a romantic place to visit, the lovely view from the road will invite you to do a detour for a short visit. You will also cross the longest European tunnel open for cyclist and continue the ride through the val Lamartinien with gorgeous view of the Solutre Rock. Overnight in a 3* hotel in Macon.

DAY 6 Departure

After breakfast, possibility to return by train to Beaune. OR get a fast train (TGV) directly from Macon to Paris.

Practical information

The daily distances are not that great and the terrain is mostly level so there’s plenty of time to stop for a break or to explore further. The region’s wine culture is very much in evidence along the whole route and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and learn more and even taste the local produce.

The green-way cycle path is a delight, providing a safe environment for the whole family to enjoy the ride together.

 

How to get to Beaune?

By car: Beaune is well served by the highways A6, A31 (towards Dijon, then Lille or Nancy) and A38 (towards Besançon, Basel). By the Highways A6: Take Exit 24.0 (Savigny-Lès-Beaune / Beaune-Saint-Nicolas) or Exit 24.1 (Beaune-Center / Beaune-Hospices).

By train-TGV: Possibility of arriving at Beaune train station

  • 2h15 from Paris (connection via Dijon) *
  • 1h45 from Mulhouse
  • 1h40 from Lyon

Departure from Mâcon:

Possibility to take the train at the Mâcon Loché TGV station, or the Macon city TER station. It takes about 1h30 to get to Paris by TGV.

By car: Mâcon is located at the junction of the A6 Highways connecting Paris-Lyon and the A40 highways connecting Mâcon to Passy in Haute-Savoie via Geneva.

By plane: Mâcon is approximately 1 hour drive from Saint-Exupéry airport.

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Per person
Options

Bike rental: 180€/bike
E-bike rental: 230€/e-bike
Half board: 240€
Single supplement: 362€
Extra night in Beaune: 68€
Extra night in Mâcon: 60€

Child discount (for children younger than 12 sharing a room with 2 paying adults): 25%

HIGHLIGHTS
  • One of the most attractive cycling tours in France, the itinerary is based on french first “voie verte”, following the path of an abandoned railway line.
  • Authenticity of the little villages on the vineyard slopes: winegrowers’ houses with galleries, dovecotes, little Romanesque churches, washhouses, etc.
  • Discover the wines of the côte Chalonnaise: the best-known appellations
    (Mercurey, Rully, Givry, Montagny) are of remarkable quality and finesse.
  • Taste the wines of the Côte de Beaune: Santenay, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Pommard.
Price includes
  • 5 B&B nights: bed and breakfast,
  • Daily luggage transfer to the next hotel
  • The description of the tour, maps, and scenic information
  • Assistance in case of problems.
Price excludes
  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire (see options above)
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks,
  • The visits and activities suggested on the itinerary,
  • insurance, train tickets
  • Personal expenses

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