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Itinerary

From your hotel head northwards along the Ouche River Valley, passing through lovely small villages, reflected in the tranquil waters of the Burgundy Canal. After riding through Barbirey (the chateau there has lovely gardens), climb back up into the Hautes Cotes, passing in front of the crumbling ruins of the Chateau de Montculot, and through Chamboeuf, with its forests of truffle-producing pines and oak, before the great descent back into the vineyards of the Cote d’Or. In the small town of Gevrey Chambertin, (with its nine Grand Cru vineyards – more than any other village in the whole region), you have the option of detouring northwards through Fixin and to Marsannay-la Cote, where they make a decent rosé, before meandering back southwards to your hotel along the Route des Grands Crus: Chambolle-Musigny, the Chateau de Clos de Vougeot with its monumental wine presses, and the vineyard of Romanee-Conti, one of the best (and most expensive!) wines in the world.

Your ride today heads out into the Saone River plains, through a countryside and villages to pass the site of the once mighty Abbey of Citeaux This was the most powerful Abbey in all of Europe in the later Middle Ages, which had not only literally thousands of churches and abbeys spread throughout Europe, but also owned and developed a majority of the Burgundian vineyards, and are responsible for many of the wine names you can taste today. Although the original buildings were destroyed during the French revolution, a more modern church has been rebuilt on the site today, and there is still a community of Cistercians who live and work there. Stop to buy some Citeaux cheese (this is still the only place in the world this cheese is made) and then continue all the way to the port town of St Jean de Losne on the Saone River. You can definitely find lunch there, in one of the popular local restaurants, before curving back to the vineyards and back to Beaune. If you didn’t have time on your arrival day, be sure to visit the Hospices de Beaune, a fabulous 15th century charity hospital, built by the Chancellor to the Dukes of Burgundy, Nicolas Rolin.

After a final delicious breakfast, your tour is over; you can catch the train in Beaune for easy connections for your further travels. Bon Voyage!

What's included

  • 5 nights’ accommodation of the comfort level of your choice * CLASSIC, CLASSIC+ or DELUXE
  • All hotel taxes
  • All breakfasts and 4 dinners (drinks not included with dinners)
  • Orientation and Bike Fitting with our Trip Manager
  • Fully equipped high quality Carbon Road bike
  • Detailed maps and step-by-step route instructions
  • Regional information and advice
  • Uploadable GPS file of the route to use on a free APP in your smartphone **
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Phone call support 7 days a week

​* Price based on double room occupancy – please contact us for details on single room supplements
** Can be used without international internet plan (offline)

Hotel Details

Classic Tour

1350 € / pers.

1 Night
Hotel de la Cloche – Beaune

1 Night
Hostellerie du Val d’Or – Mercurey

1 Night
Chateau Sainte Sabine – Sainte Sabine

1 Night
Hostellerie Saint Vincent – Nuits St Georges

1 Night
Hotel de la Cloche – Beaune

Classic + Tour

1490 € / pers.

1 Night
Hotel de la Paix – Beaune

1 Night
Hotel la Chouette – Puligny-Montrachet

1 Night
Chateau Sainte Sabine – Sainte Sabine

1 Night
Hotel le Clos de La Vouge

1 Night
Hotel de la Paix – Beaune

Deluxe Tour

1990 € / pers.

1 Night
Hotel le Cep – Beaune

1 Night
Maison Olivier Leflaive – Puligny-Montrachet

1 Night
Abbaye de La Bussière – Labussière sur Ouche

1 Night
Hotel Castel de Tres Girard – Morey Saint Denis

1 Night
Hotel le Cep – Beaune

Our bikes

The high quality, ultra-light Carbon frame road bike is the default bike included in our Challenge tours. They are the classic drop handlebar style, and include a small front handlebar bag for essentials, tire repair kit (with hand pump and new inner tube), lock, two water bottle holders and new water bottles,

Upon request, you can have a touring bike or a pedal-assist touring-style electric bike – ask us for details.

Ahead of the tour, we will ask you if you wish to use our helmets, and if you want toe cages on the pedals or wish to bring your clip-in shoes with your pedals.

Each of our regions has its own bike fleet, often with a couple of different bike makes depending on sizing – if you want to know the specific bike details for your tour, just contact us, and we’ll be happy to send you the specs!

RACING BIKE

Touring Bike - men's frame

Touring Bike - women's frame

E-bike men's frame

E-Bike - women's frame