Wine is about sharing and exchanging! And the bike makes you happy!
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in existence. In my capacity as a wine grower, the path of gentleness and respect enables me to make my way towards the highest degree of expression of my soils. This gentleness, chosen with due consideration, often follows the paths of tradition.” F. Trapet
Spend a long weekend in the wine region dedicated to your sense of well-being and peace of mind. You are sure to be in the perfect place to be charmed by the authenticity of the Burgundy vineyards.
Arrival in Beaune. Check in at the hotel 3* in the very center of Beaune. Delivery of the road book, maps and tourist brochures and bicycles. Overnight stay at hotel. (Dinner not included tonight, but we will provide suggestions).
Day2 – Loop ride north from Beaune – Côte de Nuits vineyards ~35km
After a restorative sleep, the buffet breakfast will help you get the day started off on the right foot!
Then, you will have some time to visit the Saturday market in Beaune.
Today’s ride will take you North from Beaune heading to the Grand Cru vineyards of Corton and Corton Charlemagne, before entering into Cote de Nuits vineyards. You will cross the famous and charming wine making villages of Vosne Romanée, Vougeot (with its Château Clos de Vougeot), Chambolle Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin. Back by train to Beaune at the end of afternoon. Overnight stay.
DAY 3 – Loop ride south from Beaune – Côte de Beaune vineyards ~30km
After the breakfast, at your own pace along the back roads surrounded by vineyards.
In July 2015 “the Climats”, vineyards of Burgundy, have been included on the World Heritage list by UNESCO as a unique cultural site. There are many ways to discover it – one of the most pleasant ways is to do it by cycling.
And this route is perfect for cycling! You wind through endless vineyards and find yourself in the most charming villages: Pommard, Volnay, …
The ride is nice and flat all day long, and then curves back in towards the famous vineyards of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, charming villages which make the best white Chardonnay wines in the world. Back to Beaune in the afternoon. Overnight stay in the same hotel.
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel before noon. The end of your Burgundy escape.
Arrival city is Beaune; via Paris Gare de Lyon by train; 1 hour, 30 min. Trains from CDG airport to Dijon possible with connecting train to Beaune.
Most of the route is on quiet roads (about 95% of the time) and there are some rolling hills.
Extra visit at the vineyards are possible to arrange, on request, and in advance.
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