Bring your kids to discover the rich history of the castles and villages of Burgundy on easygoing and fun bike rides.
2017 per person price:
See adult and child pricing details in "What's Included", below
2017 per person PRICES * :
|Classic Tour||960€ adult / 760€ child|
|Classic+ Tour||1195€ adult / 950€ child|
|Deluxe Tour||1595€ adult / 1295€ child|
* Price based on double room occupancy - please contact us for details on Triple or Single room options
|Hotel Grand Saint Jean in Beaune||www.hotel-au-grand-st-jean.com|
|Hotel la Ferté in Chagny||www.hotelferte.com|
|CLASSIC + PACKAGE|
|Hotel Athanor in Beaune||www.hotel-athanor.com|
|Hotel la Chouette in Puligny Montrachet||www.la-chouette.fr|
|Hotel le Cep in Beaune||www.hotel-cep-beaune.com|
|Maison Oliver Leflaive in Puligny Montrachet|
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. For sure you will also have time to wander the medieval streets of Beaune, its ramparts, the Collegial church of Notre Dame with its 15th century tapestries, the Ducal Palace, and have a drink or an ice cream in one of the many cafes on the main square, while you decide where you would like to find dinner in the multitude of options tonight. We provide a self-guided walking tour to help in your explorations.
Your first ride takes you north of Beaune, on small, quiet roads, through five unique villages. Four of them have castles – be sure to visit the one in Savigny-les-Beaune, with its odd collection of airplanes, motorcycles, and Abarth cars! If you like, lock your bikes and walk up to the panaoramic view above Pernand for a picnic. The ride is not very long, bringing you into Beaune in time for your private kid-friendly 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.
After breakfast, we transfer you up to the 17th century Castle of La Rochepot, perched on a cliff above the village of the same name. After your tour, you’ll appreciate that most fo the ride is downhill. If you feel like it, detour up to the top of Saint Romain's cliffs for a picnic, again with a fabulous panorama... If you are lucky, you’ll spot one of the pairs of peregrine falcons who nest in the cliffs. The route then brings you down through Pommard, and back along the famous vineyards to Beaune, - if you want, stop at the Chateau in Pommard for a tour of the impressive underground cellars and their art collection.
This morning gives you some time to relax - perhaps sleep in, or do some final explorations of Beaune. At the end of the morning, meet for a “tasting workshop” with a variety of the local cheeses, the regional mustards, of course some chocolate, and for mom and dad, a Burgundy wine lesson (the kids can swirl and smell too!). Today’s ride is your shortest, through the famous vineyards of Meursault and into Puligny-Montrachet, pretty villages who happen to produce the best white wines in the world! This evening mom and dad will enjoy them during the wine tasting dinner at a winery, where with the delicious meal you'll be able to taste up to 8 different wines ... a nice way to learn a bit more about the wine!
Your ride today takes you southward, first through the small town of Chagny, and then along the tranquil and pretty Canal du Centre bike path, into the Cote Chalonnaise. The relaxing terrain and small villages make for great riding. Your route brings you to a wonderful and fun ropes course, where you spend the rest of the afternoon on a variety of high-strung obstacle courses and zip lines – for all desires and abilities. At the end of your day, we bring you back to your hotel for your final evening.
After a final breakfast, your tour is over. You can catch a train from Chagny train station for your further travels. Bon Voyage!