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 2000 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: heading northward along easygoing terrain 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 very easy going ride, 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. Turning back towards the vineyards and one of the icons of the region: the Corton Hill, with its red and white Grand Cru wines, and the pretty villages nestled at its base: Ladoix-Serrigny, Aloxe-Corton, and Pernand-Vergelesses. Detour up to enjoy the panorama if you wish, or continue on to spend more time in Savigny – the privately owed castle here can be visited, along with its unique collection of antique airplanes, motorcycles, and Abarth cars!
After a final breakfast, connections are easy from Beaune train station for your further travels. Bon Voyage !
- 4 nights’ accommodation of the comfort level of your choice * CLASSIC, CLASSIC + or DELUXE
- Hotel taxes
- All breakfasts, a winetasting lunch, and 2 dinners (drinks not included with the dinners)
- Orientation with our Trip Manager on your arrival
- Fully equipped quality touring bike **
- Detailed maps and step-by-step route instructions
- Regional information and advice
- Uploadable GPS files to use on a free APP in your smartphone ***
- 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 (subject to supplement)
*** Can be used without international internet plan (offline)
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)