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Burgundy easy cycling trip

Burgundy easy cycling trip

Viaje en bici por La Borgoña

  • Easy cycling tours along the 'Hautes Routes' of the 'Grand Cru'
  • Breathtaking Burgundian countryside and medieval villages
  • Historic castles, cloisters and cathedrals
  • Visit to Beaune, wine-making capital of the Côte d'Or
  • Extensive travel information on fine wines and restaurants for 'gourmands'.
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Start: Meursault/Saint Romain     Finish: Gilly-lès-Cîteaux

Day 1: Arrival in Meursault/Saint-Romain
Day 2: Circular cycle route from Saint Romain (36 km)
Day 3: From Saint-Romain to Aloxe-Corton (29 km)
Day 4: Circular cycle route from Aloxe-Corton (32 km)
Day 5: Cycling from Aloxe-Corton to Gilly-lès-Cîteaux (26 km)
Day 6: Circular cycle route from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux (38 km)
Day 7: End of the tour and departure from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux

Day 1:    Arrival in Meursault/Saint-Romain

If you arrive early, take a stroll up to the ruins of the Château of Saint-Romain. When the weather is fine, the panorama across Saint-Romain-le-Bas valley is wonderful. Also possible: a vist to the renowned 'Tonnerie François Frères' where they make wine barrels to be shipped round the world.

Day 2:    Circular cycle route from Saint Romain (36 km)

After breakfast you will start your first bike tour through the Côte de Beaune. The route is full of variation and takes you along old mansions, extensive vineyards and fields. Besides the more wellknown villages as Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet you will also pass the unknown pearls like Chaudenay and Corcelles-les-Arts. A great start to this wonderful trip.

Challenge: 36km, 180m ascent, 180m descent

Day 3:    From Saint-Romain to Aloxe-Corton (29 km)

First a short ride to beautiful Beaune, wine capital of the Côte d'Or, reportedly founded by Julius Ceasar in 52 B.C. Spoil yourself here with a delicious lunch (we'll give you some hints). Take a walk round the city and visit the 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu or 'Hospices de Beaune', a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Continue through the countryside, past rustic farms, among verdant fields of sunflowers, wheat and corn. Today's tour ends in Aloxe-Corton, celebrated wine village of the Côtes-de-Beaune, where most wines bear the classification Grand Cru.

Challenge: 29km, 200m ascent, 250m descent

Day 4:    Circular cycle route from Aloxe-Corton (32 km)

Today's ride is an easy one, following quiet lanes through the old Burgundian countryside. Cycle past the quintessential castles and farming villages of 'La Bourgogne' and taste some interesting 'vins d'appellation'. Then, from the town of Chorey-lès-Beaune, you cycle into the world famous Côte-de-Nuits region. As you pedal along through old oak forests and past historical churches, stop for a break in one of the sleepy farm villages.

Challenge: 32km, 150m ascent, 180m descent

Day 5:    Cycling from Aloxe-Corton to Gilly-lès-Cîteaux (26 km)

A short and varied ride through the Côte-de-Nuits. You'll pass small villages as Villers-la-Fay, vineyards, oak forests and marble quarries. A few challenging climbs takes you to higher grounds with beautiful views. Famous villages along the way: Comblanchien, Nuits-St-Georges, VosneRomanée and Clos-de-Vougeot.

Challenge: 26 km, 150m ascent, 180m descent

Day 6:    Circular cycle route from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux (38 km)

This bike ride leads you to 12th-century St. Philibert's church and past the 17th-century mansions of Couchey. And don't forget Brochon: to savour its 'vins estimés' and admire the castle where the late 19th-century poet Stephen Liégeard lived. Occasional short sections on roads with a bit more traffic, but for the most part you cycle along quiet country lanes today.

Challenge: 38 km, 260m ascent, 260m descent

Day 7:    End of the tour and departure from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux

After breakfast your trip ends. A transfer possible (on request) takes you back to the first hotel or to the train station in Beaune.

'standard' hotels

All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

We choose comfortable hotels, farmhouses and B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom.

You can find below the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight: You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hôtel Le Chevreuil** (Meursault)
Hôtel Le Chevreuil** (Meursault)

In the heart of the village of Meursault, the Hotel Restaurant Le Chevreuil is a historic establishment, created in 1866, in the capital of the great white wines of Burgundy.

www.lechevreuil.fr

Hôtel Villa Louise*** (Aloxe Corton)
Hôtel Villa Louise*** (Aloxe Corton)

Nestled in a bower of vines, against the Corton hillside, Hotel Villa Louise is set in a former wine grower's house. This superb site combines the charm and welcoming atmosphere of a 17th-century house of character with unparalleled views over the Côte de Beaune Grands Crus.

www.hotel-villa-louise.fr

Hotel L'Orée des Vignes*** (Gilly-lès-Cîteaux)
Hotel L'Orée des Vignes*** (Gilly-lès-Cîteaux)

In the heart of the Côte d'Or between Beaune and Dijon ... a charming house!. At the edge of the Grands Crus of Burgundy, Agnes and Caroline welcome you to their hotel, an old farmhouse from the 16th century, for your tourism or business stays. Enjoy the sweetness of life, the garden, the comfort of the place with peace of mind and a personalized service.

www.oreedesvignes.com

practical info

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between April and October.

The best airport of arrival is Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), which is also served by several low cost carriers.

From Paris, you can take the TGV (high speed train) to Dijon (approx. 1h35). From Dijon, you take the local train (TER) to Beaune (approx. 18 min) where you can get to Meursault by taxi (approx. 20 min). For time tables and further information look at the website SNCF or TER-SNCF

At the end of your trip, you can take a local train from Gilly-les-Citeaux to Dijon, from where you can connect to Paris. For time tables and further information look at the website SNCF or TER-SNCF

From Paris to Meursault (approx. 4h - 350 km/217,5 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.

Parking informations on request

HYBRID RENTAL BIKE

SCOTT Sub Cross Men/Lady Alloy Frame, 24 Speed

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL

Peugeot EC01 D10

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

GPS tracks are available on request.

included

Included

  • 6 nights in selected 2/3* hotels
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps
  • 24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline
  • Tourist city tax

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to first and from last accommodation
  • Trains, busses or any transport wherever necessary
  • Other Lunches & Dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc
  • Hybrid bike rental

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Upgrade Supplement hotels 3/4*
  • Additional nights 
  • Transfers to first and from last accommodation
  • Hybrid bike  or e-bike rental 
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