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Another beautiful and quite easy ride awaits you today, though it is a little longer. After riding a short stretch again along the canal, your bike path then follows an old train line – you’ll find the kilometers go by quickly even though today is your longest day! Along the way pass the beautiful Chateau of Cormatin; take some time to visit the beautiful garden and park, as well as some of the castle itself. Onwards to Cluny: once the most important religious centre in all of Europe, the French Revolution wreaked havoc and little remains of the cathedral. Built in the 11th century, it was the largest in the world until the construction of St Peter’s in Rome five centuries later! The town is a UNESCO Heritage site today, and the Museum is excellent. The town also is home to the French National stables. Dinner tonight is included in a gourmet restaurant.

Your ride today takes you up over the top of the Cote to descend into yet another vineyard region, the Maconnais. The largest of Burgundy’s wine regions, it produces some nice gamay grape reds, but some particularly fine and elegant white Chardonnay wines (the most renowned are from the villages of Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint Veran, or Vire Clesse). The route taking you there is quite spectacular – starting with a decent hill to warm you up first thing, but after that, all downhill and very easygoing. You’ll pass the Medieval castle of Berzé-le-Chatel, with its austere silhouette of thirteen bristling towers, and then descend through lovely vineyard villages, with the region’s typical golden-coloursed stone. The end of the ride follows the wonderful bike path by the Saone River. Your goal for your final evening is Tournus, with the beautiful Romanesque Abbey St Philibert – one of the prettiest examples in a region rich in churches from this time. Also visit the more “modern” Hotel Dieu, built in the 1600s. We provide a small walking tour of the town centre.

After a final breakfast, connections are easy from Tournus train station for your further travels. Bon Voyage!

What's included

  • 7 nights’ accommodation of the comfort level of your choice * CLASSIC, CLASSIC + or DELUXE
  • Hotel taxes
  • All breakfasts and 3 dinners (drinks not included with the dinners)
  • Fully equipped quality touring bike **
  • Orientation with our Trip Manager
  • Detailed maps and step-by-step route instructions
  • Regional information and advice
  • Uploadable GPS files to use on a free APP in your smartphone ***
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Transfer from Dijon or Beaune train station to the first hotel
  • Phone call support 7 days a week

* Price based on double room occupancy – please contact us for details on single room supplements
** E-bikes and Road bikes are available on request (supplement)
*** Can be used without international internet plan (offline)

Hotel Details

Classic Tour

1650 € / pers.

1 night
Hotel ORouge – Gevrey-Chambertin

2 nights
Hotel de la Cloche – Beaune

2 nights
Hostellerie du Val d’Or – Mercurey

1 night
Hotel de Bourgogne – Cluny

1 night
Hotel le Terminus – Tournus

Classic + Tour

1890 € / pers.

1 night
La Rotisserie du Chambertin – Gevrey-Chambertin

2 nights
Hotel de la Paix – Beaune

2 nights
Hotel la Chouette – Puligny-Montrachet

1 night
Hotel le Potin Gourmand – Superior room – Cluny

1 night
Hotel aux Terrasses – Tournus

Deluxe Tour

2550 € / pers.

1 night
Hotel Castel de Tres Girard – Morey Saint Denis

2 nights
Hotel le Cep – Beaune

2 nights
Maison Olivier Leflaive – Puligny-Montrachet

1 night
Hotel le Potin Gourmand – Suite – Cluny

1 night
Hotel de Greuze – Tournus

Our bikes

The high quality, light touring bike is the default bike included on the tour. It is perfectly suited to riding with lots of stops for explorations.

Upon request, and for a supplement, you can have a road bike or a pedal-assist electric bike – contact us for details.

All our touring bikes come equipped with removable handlebar bag with clear map case, flat tire kit (with extra inner tube), pump, lock, rear rack and back panniers, water bottle holder and new water bottle, bell and kickstand.

Ahead of the tour, we will ask you if you wish to use our helmets, and if you want toe cages on the pedals (both free of charge).

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!

 

TOURING BIKE - men's frame (included in trip cost)

TOURING BIKE - Woman's Frame (included in trip cost)

E-bike - men's frame (supplement charge)

E-bike - women's frame (supplement charge)

Road (racing) bike (supplement charge)