Settle in Beaune, the Capital of Burgundian wines, to explore the vineyards of the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits by bike.
2017 per person price
|Classic Tour||720 €|
|Classic+ Tour||950 €|
|Deluxe Tour||1290 €|
* Price based on double room occupancy - please contact us for details on single room supplements
Upon your arrival in Beaune, we will meet at your hotel where we'll provide you with your trip package and fit you on your bikes. Depending on your arrival time, you’ll likely have time to explore your home for the next few days. Beaune is a lovely town with a rich history of over 200 years. Wander the medieval streets of this lively town, its ramparts, the collegial church of Notre Dame with its 15th century tapestries – with the help of our self-guided walking tour - and have a drink in one of the many cafes on the main square! Dinner tonight is included in a gourmet restaurant.
Today your ride starts by heading southwards from Beaune, through the famous wine villages of Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, and on into Puligny-Montrachet, where some of the best white wines in the world are made! There is an optional detour on to Santenay if you feel like a little more, but then be sure not to miss your winery tour, followed by a great wine tasting lunch, where you can compare several different wines, along with a delicious home made meal. The ride continues after your lunch, curving away from the vineyards on quiet roads through pretty fields of canola and sunflowers, spotted with small farming villages and large stone farmhouses, on the Saone River plains. This easygoing ride brings you back into Beaune in time to relax or for more explorations before finding dinner from the many options in town.
Today you ride through a long list of Who's Who in the wine world: through Aloxe-Corton with the Corton and Corton-Charlemagne Grand Crus, and continuing northward into the “Champs-Elysées” of great Burgundian wines, each represented by its charming village: Nuits-St Georges, Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny… Ride by the vineyard of Romanee Conti, the most expensive wine in Burgundy; pass the 15th century Chateau de Clos Vougeot, where you can stop to visit to see the four monumental antique wine presses; stop for tastings along the way as you like all day today, with our recommendations. At the end of the ride, hop on the local train in Gevrey Chambertin to return to Beaune for another evening.
Choose today whether you feel like a full ride, or a shorter version, allowing you more time to enjoy Beaune on your final day. Both rides head eastwards, into the plains. The beautiful forest and fields you ride through today were once under the protection of the powerful Abbey de Citeaux, and offer tranquil, easy riding. Whichever option you choose, you will be in Beaune in time for your private tour of the incredible Hospices de Beaune, a hospital for the poor, built in 1443 by the chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy, and one of the most beautiful buildings in the region. Your final dinner this evening is included at one of our favourite restaurants.
After a final breakfast, connections are easy from Beaune train station for your further travels. Bon Voyage!