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France - Burgundy - Cycling through the Vineyards

 

Famous wines of Côte d’Or and one of the most varied and finest cuisines of France are the first things you think of when hearing “Burgundy”.This tour is the ideal combination of stunning countryside and splendid treasures of art. Everywhere you ride the wealthy past of Burgundy pops up : the Abbey of Cluny, founded 1000 years ago, the historic Beaune or many little villages scattered in the region. Burgundy is variety … and doesn´t live from wine alone!

Easy cycle tour, partly using the Voie Verte“(old railway tracks or bridle paths along canals), thus avoiding climbs. Cycle paths off the traffic and minor roads.

Day 1

Beaune - Beaune is wine-capital of Burgundy and has a picturesque old town. Visit Hotel Dieu, the medieval Hospital built for the Poor.

Day 2

Beaune – Buxy/Surroundings ≈ 50 km You cycle via Chagny to castle Rully, a medieval fortress in midst of vineyards. Join the Voie Verte, an old railway track converted into a cycle path and cycle to Buxy. The picturesque little town is surrounded by vineyards lives from winegrowing.

Day 3

Buxy/Surrounding - Cluny ≈ 40 km Enjoy your easy and relaxed route on Voie Verte, just now and then with a very small climb. Your next stop is Cormatin with the biggest castle of Burgundy followed by Cluny, the famous monastery. The church of Cluny was at times the biggest church of Christendom.

Day 4

Cluny - Mâcon ≈ 35 km Along the Voie Verte you cross the railway tunnel of Bois Clair (longest bike tunnel in Europe, length 1, 6 km). Afterwards you cross the boarder to Maconnais. The last 20 km you cycle relaxed into the valley of Macon. We recommend visiting the old city and historic bridge. Especially in the evening, enjoy the awesome views from the new promenade next to the river Saone.

Day 5

Mâcon - Louhans ≈ 65 km Via Pont-de-Vaux (well known weekly market) you cycle through „Bresse“to Ferme-de-la-Foret, a typical farm of the region. Louhans is the capital of Bresse and is rightly called “the most beautiful detour of France”. Visit remarkable sites as the old hospital with apothecary, the streets framed by 157 arcades and the parish church with a roof of coloured tiles.

Day 6

Louhans – Chalon-sur-Saône ≈ 55 km Today you should stop in St. Loup-de-Varennes. Photography was invented there. Take the time to visit the local Museum of Photography . In the afternoon you reach again the river Saône and Chalons-sur-Saône, the second largest city of Burgundy.

Day 7

Chalon-sur-Saône – Beaune ≈ 55 km On your last cycle day you enjoy the idyllic river valley of Saône, a 480 km long river, springing in the Vosges and mouthing into river Rhone near Lyon. When you reach Beaune take the time for a stroll through the picturesque little town and celebrate the beautiful tour with a glass of good burgundy wine.

Day 8

Departure after breakfast or additional nights in the city.

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Self guided BIKING-CYCLING
Level
FRENCH VINEYARDS
Duration :
8 Days
From :
750 €

Included : (see details in Dates and Prices section)

2 and 3 star hotels-

Luggage transfer

An English road book and a map.

English speaking assistance for your reservation

 

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Starts in : Beaune.

Ends in :Beaune.

Access : Beaune train station. TGV

 

 

 

Information : click on "ask for more information"

cecile@icietlanature.com

Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65

 

Customize your tour : add or remove one night or more, combine with another tour.

 

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Highlights

the architecture of the main cities of Burgundy

Moderate riding across the hilly vineyards 

The food and the wine tasting !