Settle in Beaune, the Capital of Burgundian wines, to explore the vineyards and villages on three great loop rides.
2018 per person price
|Classic Tour||740 €|
|Classic+ Tour||960 €|
|Deluxe Tour||1350 €|
* 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.
A longer, but very easy going ride, as you head eastwards into the pretty countryside and small villages of the Saone River plains. This was land that was mostly owned by the powerful Abbey of Citeaux in the middle ages, with deep forests, and rich fields of canola, wheat and sunflowers. The route takes you past a tiny church, hiding a tresure of rare primitive frescoes. You pedal all the way to the banks of the wide and lazily meandering Saone River, where you can find lunch or picnic, before turning back towards Beaune for your final night. You'll love the flat riding on tiny roads!
After a final breakfast, connections are easy from Beaune train station for your further travels. Bon Voyage!