|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||35 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily: Mar 1-Oct 31, 2015|
|Start city:||Beaune, France|
|End city:||Beaune, France|
Burgundy's beautiful châteaux, its wines, and its series of landscapes make this route worth taking the time to appreciate. It's an authentic rural environment, with a whole network of country roads and lanes to explore!
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Day 1: Arrival in Beaune
Uncontested wine capital of Burgundy, Beaune is also one of the most little exquisite French town, the source of art and history.
Overnight in Beaune.
Day 2: Beaune – Chateauneuf en Auxois (38 km/24 miles)
Passing through the famous vineyards of Burgundy, you cross the Burgundy canal to finally reach Châteauneuf, and old picturesque village protected by a 12th 15th century château.
Overnight in Châteauneuf.
Day 3: Châteauneuf en Auxois – Semur en Auxois (56 km/35 miles)
This route leads you through Pouilly en Auxois and follows the canal of Burgundy to reach Semur en Auxois.
Overnight in Semur en Auxois.
Day 4: Semur en Auxois - Vézelay (62 km/38 miles)
This route leads Epoisses, famous thanks to its cheese and then Vézelay the wonderful roman city.
Overnight in Vézelay.
Day 5: Vézelay - Saulieu (50 km/31 miles)
After the peaceful countryside of the Burgundy area you will reach the regional park of Morvan. Go through the regional park towards Saulieu.
Overnight in Saulieu.
Day 6: Saulieu - Autun (50 km/31 miles)
Continue following the river, you will pass the villages Chissay en Morvan and Lucenay l’Evêque proceeding to Autun.
Overnight in Autun.
Day 7: Autun - Beaune (63 km/39 miles)
Today's journey takes you back to the vineyards via the Renaissance Château de Sully and the pretty town Nolay: a charming village which has preserved its 14th-century covered market, and bordered by the “Hautes Côtes de Beaune” vineyards. Continue via the Château de La Rochepot (a magnificent fortress with glazed tile roofs), and the “Côte de Beaune”, famous for its prestigious white wines such as Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet, a last taste of sheer Burgundy delight!
Day 8: Departure
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Hostellerie de la Bretonnière, Beaune
Hostellerie du Château, Chateauneuf
Hostellerie d'Aussois, Route de Saulieu
Hôtel le Compostelle, Place du Champ de Foire
Hôtel de Bourgogne, Saulieu
Hôtel la Tête Noire, Autun la Romaine
Hostellerie de la Bretonnière, Beaune
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
The bikes available for rent on this tour (must be reserved at time of booking):
Equipment included with bike rental:
A cycling specialist will help you adjust your bike upon arrival.
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.
Helmet rental is not available on this tour. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.
This tour follows paths along the river and through vineyards.
Tour start and end
Nearest airports: Paris airports or Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Nearest train station: Beaune
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From 3 days to two weeks, our fully inclusive tours and trips allow you to take advantage of our France’s most beautiful regions on cycling tours . You are free to program the visits of sites as you please. Programs adapted to your own rhythm !
With experience and detailed local knowledge, our team ensures your comfort by selecting the best private hotels, where you will be constantly reminded that you are in a region where well-being and living well are key concepts!
When you book one of our tours, you can be sure of the tranquillity of an organised holiday planned down to the last detail before you leave (hotel reservations, luggage transfers, detailed itinerary and maps). Once you arrive, you have all the time you want to complete each day’s itinerary in total freedom and at your own pace, stopping where you like - you can choose from among the various sites suggested along your route depending on your interests (culture, cuisine, vineyards etc.).
Any change to a confirmed booking will give rise to extra cost of: 40 euros per person.
For cancellation of a booking more than 30 days before the departure date, expenses will be payable on the following basis:
And for cancellations of a booking
The insurance costs are not refunded in case of cancellation of the trip.