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Southern Burgundy

Cycling in Burgundy, the gem of Central France

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Route

Tour profile / level 2

Slightly hilly, not really difficult. Only on the day 5 there is a slight increase on the way to Cluny. The route leads above asphalted side streets, as well as economic way and cycle track.

Day 1: Dijon

Discover the treasures of Dijon like the Church Notre Dame, the Tomb of the Dukes; the Dukes were in the medieval Burgundy more important than the king of France. The influence of the Dukes of Burgundy was reknowned and they were particularly close to the English throne.

Day 2: Dijon – Beaune, approx. 43 km

The rolling vineyard country is waiting for you. This is the heart of Burgundy and you will savour it. Have a look at the wine château of Aloxe Corton, with its delightfully ornate roof, or the 12th Century Clos de Vougeot Château, which was the property of the Citeaux abbey for several centuries. You pass through the town Nuits-Saint-Georges, which has produced world famous wine for thousand years. Here you have a tasting.

Day 3: Beaune – Chassey-le-Camp, approx. 37 km

In the morning, visit of the rich wine capital, with the famous Hôtel Dieu, an ancient hospital which is a 15th century masterpiece of Gothic art, built after the Hundred Year War. You are leaving for one of the most famous wine villages in the world, such as Pommard and Mercurey. This area is typical for its historical monuments, such as the old village wash houses.

Day 4: Chassey-le-Camp – Cluny, approx. 66 km

Today you will explore the Côte Chalonnaise which lies between the foothills of the Morvan Mountains and the plain of the River Saône. The Côte Chalonnaise is a perfect geographical bridge between the famous wine-growing areas of the Côte de Beaune to the north and the Mâconnais to the south, this area is no less distinguished with its own array of famous appellations. At Cormatin you can see the magnificent château before you follow the circular route until Cluny.

Day 5: Cluny – Tournus, approx. 37 km

Cluny, very important place with the Abbey which was one of the biggest in Europe until the 16th century. Cluny and Saint Philibert are two of the 250 Romanesque churches. From here you are crossing the splendid landmark of the Chalonnais until Tournus. Tournus set along the banks of the Saône. Here the ancient Abbey of Philibert is waiting to be explored.

Day 6: Tournus – Chalon-sur-Saône, approx. 34 km

The Saône River is never far away. Chalon is a busy river port town and the birthplace of Nicéphore Niepce, the inventor of photography. The most interesting museum is the “Musée Nicéphore Niepce”. The gothic cathedral in the heart of the city, and the chapel and the pharmacy of the former hospital are also worth a visit. Overnight in Chalon.

Day 7: Chalon-sur-Saone – Beaune – Dijon, approx. 52 km

Today you will cycle along the Canal du Centre with very nice impressions, vineyards until Beaune. On the way you will cross the Cote Chalonnaise, with its vineyards and small hills. Very lovely landscape. Way back with the train (30 minutes) to Dijon.

Day 8: Dijon

Extension or individual departure.

Services

  • 7 nights in room, private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel 

  • 1x wine tasting

  • 1x train ride: Beaune – Dijon incl. bike

  • Maps and information material per room

  • GPS Data on request

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
      15.03. - 27.10.24

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    children 0-1,99 years -100%
    children 2-11,99 years -50%
    children 12-18,99 years -10%
       
    Bicycle & equipment
    21-speed-bike 100
    E-bike* 200
    Rental helmet 9
    Phone attachement 9
       
    Additional night
    Dijon 3* (dbl/sgl) 95/152
       
    Transfer
    Transfer Dijon - Paris both directions, 2-8 Pax on request

    * For E-Bike rental a credit card deposit of € 250,- is required on arrival


    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

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Well-chosen, comfortable hotels of 3 star categories which distinguish themselves by their quite special personal mark. They are comfortable, often in a design typical for the region and provide a very authentic holiday experience. Your host wants that you feel like home!


    Dijon: Hotel Darcy

    Beaune: Hotel Athanor

    Chassey le Camp: Hotel Auberge du Camp Romain

    Cluny: Hostellerie d’Héloïse

    Tournus: Hôtel Le Rempart

    Chalon-sur-Saône: Quality Hotel Saint Georges


    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    You can choose between the following bikes with 28" tires in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.

    • 21-speed bikes
    • E-bikes

    All bikes are equipped with a rear rack pannier (saddle bag) and a handlebar bag/room.


    E-bikes | Pedelecs

    With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! 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 ... Acclivity can be handled easily.
    Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.


    Bicycle breakdowns

    Breakdowns can happen even with new wheels and by best servicing. Should a repair not be possible, please contact our service number! In a few hotels/guest houses we have some bikes on stock if you need to change them during the trip.


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, spare tube and lock. Please check all functions of your bicycle carefully upon arrival.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Paris Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG), Paris Orly (ORY), Lyon Saint-Exupéry (LYS)

    • from airport Paris CDG: 1 direct train each day at 7:58. (durati on approx. 1, 45 h, price € 72-170,- per person) There are train connections each 2-3 hours with changes – trains will take approx. 5 hours.
    • from airport Paris Orly: There are train connections each 2-3 hours with changes – trains will take approx. 5 hours.
    • from airport Lyon: Rhône Express each ½ hour to the train stati on Lyon Part-Dieu (duration approx. 30 minutes) and than take a direct train to Dijon each hour

    Arrival by car

    Parking: The parking garage is approx. 30 meters next to the hotel. The parking spot is called Parking Darcy. Important: You have to pay the approx. € 32,- for 7 days upon arrival at the desk on spot.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Dijon
    The train station is only 300 meters away from your hotel and you can walk or take a taxi for approx. € 10,-.

    Dijon is directly connected to Paris, Lyon, Lausanne or Frankfurt by TGV.Current train connections and prices you will find >>here

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