Country:
France
Travelcode:
3FRBUR120_EN17

Taste of Burgundy by Bike + Boat

Delicious wines, impressive castles & rolling landscapes

  • Starting in the capital of Burgundy, Dijon, this Cycling & Sailing holiday follows the Canal of Burgundy and the river Saône until you reach the charming provincial town of Tournus.

    Who wouldn’t like to taste the Burgundy way of life in France?

    The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Burgundy are: delicious wines, impressive castles, rolling landscapes, old monasteries and a lot more.

    The highlights of times trip are: wine tasting of Burgundy wines - cruise by barge on the Saône river - visit the pearls of Burgundy: Dijon and Beaune and do not forget the trip by bike on wine trail in the Côte d’Or.


    Tour profile:

    Moderate guided tour with average of 25 miles per day. Routes follow the Loire, field paths and asphalted side roads, some hilly stretches.

    Itinerary Dijon - Tournus

    Day 1: Dijon
    Individual arrival and embarkation in the afternoon at Dijon, the beautiful capital of Burgundy.

    Day 2: round trip Dijon, approx 20 km
    In the morning you make a short cycling ride in the northwest Dijon region, along the Burgundy Canal and passing Lake Kir. Halfway, in the afternoon you’ll get the chance to discover the centre of Dijon by way of a special city walk.

    Day 3: Dijon - Longecourt en Plaine, approx 45 km
    The day starts with a short sailing trip to and through the first two locks in the Burgundy Canal. You walk back to your bike and pedal through the region along a beautiful wine trail. Today’s trip ends in the village of Longecourt en Plaine.

    Day 4: Longecourt en Plaine - St. Jean de Losne, approx 45 km
    Across small roads and forestries you cycle across some pretty villages to the town of Auxonne at the river Saône. Later you follow the river to St. Jean de Losne where the Burgundy Canal joins the river Saône.

    Day 5: St. Jean de Losne - Seurre, approx 45 km
    Today you start with a visit to the charming Musée de la Batellerie in St. Jean de Losne. Today’s cycling trip passes the Abbaye de Citeaux. Here’s a nice spot to have a picknick, at the small shop you can buy the famous abbey cheese. For a short while you will follow a trail along the river Saône. At the end of the day you arrive at the small town of Seurre.

    Day 6: Seurre - Chalon sur Saône, approx 25 km
    You start cycling to the beautiful fortified town of Beaune, also known for its many tastefull wines (Côte d’Or). Your tour leader will take you on a stroll through town and you will have time to visit for example the church ‘Collegiale Notre-Dame’, the Hôtel Dieu or the Museum of Burgundy Wines. After the visit to Beaune you go by train to Chalon sur Saône, a port town located at the Saône river and the Canal du Centre.

    Day 7: Chalon sur Saône - Tournus, approx 60 km
    You leave Chalon sur Saône and hit an old railway track, now a cycle path. In Buxy you visit the local winery. The trip continues by descending to the river Saône and ends in the town of Tournus. Here you will find the beautiful St. Philibert Church, which is certainly worth a visit. The abbey, dating from the 10th century, has a beautiful architecture and is one of the oldest in France.

    Day 8: Tournus - Dijon
    Disembarkation at 10:00 a.m., transfer by train to Dijon. Individual trip home or extended stay in France.

    Itinerary Tournus - Dijon

    Day 1: Tournus
    Individual arrival and train ride at 2.30 p.m. from Dijon - Tournus. Embarkation at 4 p.m. in Tournus.

    Day 2: Tournus - Chalon sur Saône, approx 60 km
    From Tournus (Here you will find the beautiful St. Philibert Church, which is certainly worth a visit you cycle along an old railway track, now a cycle path to Buxy. There you visit the local winery.
    Afterwords you reach your todays overnight stay city Chalon sur Saôn.

    Day 3: Chalon sur Saône - Seurre, approx 25 km
    You start cycling to the beautiful fortified town of Beaune, also known for its many tastefull wines (Côte d’Or). Your tour leader will take you on a stroll through town and you will have time to visit for example the church ‘Collegiale Notre-Dame’, the Hôtel Dieu or the Museum of Burgundy Wines.

    Day 4: Seurre - St. Jean de Losne, approx 45 km
    For a short while you will follow a trail along the river Saône. Today you visit the charming Musée de la Batellerie in St. Jean de Losne. Today’s cycling trip passes the Abbaye de Citeaux. Here’s a nice spot to have a picknick, at the small shop you can buy the famous abbey cheese.

    Day 5: St. Jean de Losne - Longecourt en Plaine, approx 45 km
    At St. Jean de Losne where the Burgundy Canal joins the river Saôn you cross small roads and forestries. You cycle across some pretty villages to the town of Auxonne at the river Saône.

    Day 6: Longecourt en Plaine - Dijon, approx 45 km
    You walk back to your bike and pedal through the region along a beautiful wine trail. Today’s trip ends with a short sailing trip to and through the first two locks in the Burgundy Canal.

    Day 7: round trip Dijon, approx 20 km
    In the morning you make a short cycling ride in the northwest Dijon region, along the Burgundy Canal and passing Lake Kir. Halfway, in the afternoon you’ll get the chance to discover the centre of Dijon by way of a special city walk.

    Day 8: Dijon
    Disembarkation at 10:00 a.m.Individual trip home or extended stay in France.

    Important Information:

    Due to changing wind and weather conditions as well as organizational requirements we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program.
  • DATES

    Arrival day: Saturday

    Variation 1/Dijon - Tournus

    May 13./27., June 10./24., July 08./22., August 19., September 02./16./30., October 14.

    Variation 2/Tournus - Dijon

    May 20., June 03./17., July 01./15./29., August 12./26., September 09./23., October 07./21.


    ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

    ARRIVAL BY PLANE

    Airport: Dijon (DIJ), Lyon (LYS), Paris/Charles de Gaulle (CDG) / Orly (ORY)


    ARRIVAL BY CAR

    Parking: parking near the ship landing station, payable locally


    ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

    Train station: Dijon

    Current train  connections and prices you will find under: www.radreisen.at/france-train


    PARTICIPANTS

    Minimum: 15 person
    Maximum: 17 person


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The tour is suitable for children from 12 years on, no reductions possible.
    Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
  • Included services:  

    • 7 nights in cabin with shower/toilet
    • full board (breakfasts, self-packed lunches and dinners)
    • multilingual tour leader/guide on bike (german, english)
    • 24-speed-hybrid bicycle
    • port charges
    • transfer Tournus - Dijon/Dijon - Tournus (on arrival or departure day included)
    • 1x visit museum
    • 1x wine tasting of Burgundy wines
    • city walks (Dijon & Chalon sur Saône)
    • Road book, maps and information material per cabin


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    20.05. - 27.05.17 Tournus - Dijon
    03.06. - 10.06.17 Tournus - Dijon
    17.06. - 24.06.17 Tournus - Dijon
    01.07. - 08.07.17 Tournus - Dijon
    15.07. - 22.07.17 Tournus - Dijon
    29.07. - 05.08.17 Tournus - Dijon
    12.08. - 19.08.17 Tournus - Dijon
    26.08. - 02.09.17 Tournus - Dijon
    09.09. - 16.09.17 Tournus - Dijon
    23.09. - 30.09.17 Tournus - Dijon
    07.10. - 14.10.17 Tournus - Dijon
    21.10. - 28.10.17 Tournus - Dijon
    13.05. - 20.05.17 Dijon - Tournus
    27.05. - 03.06.17 Dijon - Tournus
    10.06. - 17.06.17 Dijon - Tournus
    24.06. - 01.07.17 Dijon - Tournus
    08.07. - 15.07.17 Dijon - Tournus
    22.07. - 29.07.17 Dijon - Tournus
    19.08. - 26.08.17 Dijon - Tournus
    02.09. - 09.09.17 Dijon - Tournus
    16.09. - 23.09.17 Dijon - Tournus
    30.09. - 07.10.17 Dijon - Tournus
    14.10. - 21.10.17 Dijon - Tournus

    Extras

    Discount is not possible  
       
    Bicycle & equipment  
    24-speed-bike incl.
     E-bike 171

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR
  • Welcome on board of the ANNA MARIA V!

    The barge is equipped to sail the French inland waterways. The large sun deck offers the passengers a nice sit during warm summer evenings. With a cool drink, served from the saloon with adjoining bar this is the place to be! Captain Arjan and his wife Daniëlla are ready to welcome you aboard!


    CATERING

    The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast, packed lunch and a warm dinner in the evening. The catering consists of full board. Catering starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. Vegetarian catering is possible, please announce this with reservation and discuss it again with the tour guide on site.


    CABINS

    8x 2 bed cabins with split level beds and private facilites;1x 1 bed cabin with lower bed and private facilites


    LANGUAGES ON BOARD

    German, English

    Aboard our boats you’ll be joined by travelling companions from all over, as well as a Tour Leader who speaks the group’s two main languages – usually English and German. Shall we bet that you’ll go back home with a smattering of French?

  • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

    The offered & included 24-speed-hybrid bicycles are citybikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.


    E-bikes

    By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

    With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

  • 5,6 15.08.2016 | Grant W. Taste of Burgundy by Bike & Boat

    Burgundy Barge and Bike

    Very good trip, excellent guide, great onboard food. Barge accomodation was too small- cramped bedroom space. But overall we had good time and other passengers made for a memorable holiday. Special mention for the guide -Wiro, very professional, knowledgable. ...
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    more
    4,3 25.09.2015 | Lynn T. Taste of Burgundy by Bike & Boat

    Our first barge and bike tour

    We had a very memorable week doing the Taste of Burgundy Tour and we had a great adventure but there is some room for improvement. Arjan and Daniella are a colourful couple who added plenty of interest to our trip. Our meals were of a very high standard ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
    • Accomodation 3
    • Board 3
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 2
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    5,3 14.07.2015 | Phillip G. Taste of Burgundy by Bike & Boat

    Our group

    Riding past a Château
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 4
    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 4
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more

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