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Burgundy Wine Trails: Beaune to Macon on the “Voie Verte”

  • 4.4

    (7)

  • 6 nights | 19 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 1
  • Self-guided from: €675
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  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

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  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
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Tour description

Burgundy is a fabulous region for a cycling tour: quiet roads, nice accommodation, many vineyards and domains to sample wine and great cuisine.

On this cycle tour, you will ride through some lovely traditional French towns such as Pouilly Fuisse, Saint-Veran, Givry, Santenay, Puligny-Montrachet, Pommard and many more. You will also benefit from the peace of the cycle path, the "Green Way," and you will appreciate the natural beauty of this area.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival in Beaune
Arrival in Beaune a lovely town in the middle of the vineyards.
Overnight in Beaune.

Day 2: Beaune loop ride (18 miles/28 km or 25 miles/40 km)
There are so many things to do in Beaune, that it won't be too much to stay here another day. Hospices de Beaune visit is a must to get introduced to the Burgundy atmosphere. For children (or adult as well) possibility of a fun visit to the Mustard factory. Or for those who came for cycling, there will be some loop rides suggested.
Overnight in Beaune.

Day 3: Beaune – Chassey le Camp (16 miles/25 km)
After breakfast, you will start your bike ride through the vineyards on a bike path passing through wine-making villages Pommard, Volnay, and the Grands crus vineyards (Montrachet, Batard Montrachet, etc.). Many wine tasting options all along the way until Santenay.

Then a short portion of the cycling path alongside the canal, before you reach your destination situated at the beginning of the Cote Chalonnaise.
Overnight in Chassey le Camp.

Day 4: Chassey le Camp – Dracy Le Fort (16 miles/25 km)
After breakfast, you will cycle through small countryside routes to join another cycling track alongside the "Canal du Centre" to reach Chagny, pass near Rully (wine maker village) and Chalon Sur Saone area. Dracy Le Fort is a small village on the border of the Côte Chalonnaise vineyards.
Overnight in Dracy Le Fort.

Day 5: Dracy Le Fort – Cluny (27 miles/44 km)
After breakfast, you will join the "Green Way" in Givry (wine making village producing the favorite red wine of the French King Henri IV). This bike path is built on an ancient rail line which was the first bike path of France. You will appreciate the peaceful and lovely roman architecture in Buxy, St Gengoux Le National, Malay. Arrive in Cormatin, the perfect place to have lunch and have a visit of the castle before you head up to Cluny. The Abbey of Cluny and the stud farm will be another must-see.
Overnight in Cluny.

Day 6: Cluny – Macon (17 miles/28 km)
After breakfast, you will get back on the cycling path to ride until Macon. The landscape starts to be hillier even if your ride on the easy cycling path. On the road the Castle of Berze Le Chatel is such a romantic place to visit, the lovely view from the road will invite you to do a detour for a short visit. You will also cross the longest European tunnel open for cyclist and continue the ride through the val Lamartinien with gorgeous view of the Solutre Rock.
Overnight in Macon.

Day 7: Departure
Departure after breakfast.

Dates

Daily: Apr 1-Oct 31, 2018

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€675
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€425
Optional evening dinner package
€288
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 24-speed
€120
Electrically assisted bike
€200
Extra Nights, Beaune
Per person, double occupancy
€82
Extra Nights, Macon
Per person, double occupancy
€75
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Active Tours Terms and Conditions

Cancellation policy:

  • If cancellation arrives 42 days before the beginning of the tour:   cancellation fee €40
  • Between 42 and 30 days:   €200
  • Between 30 and 21 days:   25% of the cost of the trip
  • Between 21 and 14 days:   50% of the cost of the trip
  • Between 14 and 0 days:   100% of the cost of the trip

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Ratings

Ratings Snapshot

  • 5 Star 3
  • 4 Star 4
  • 3 Star 0
  • 2 Star 0
  • 1 Star 0

Average Ratings

  • Overall

    4.4

  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 2.7
  • Value 4.1
  • Included meals 3.6
  • Bikes & equipment 5
  • Hotels or boat 3.9
  • Scenery 5
  • Ease of navigation 4.6
  • Tour documents 4.6
  • Local tour company services 5
  • Route selection 4.9
  • Guides (if applicable) 4

Reviews

Coco October 5, 2017

Biking in Burgundy--fabulous!

This was a perfect way to spend a birthday with 5 close friends! The bike routes wound through vineyards in the midst of the crush, or on paved paths through forests and alongside canals.

Coco October 2, 2017

Fantastic way to experience Burgundy

We were 6 friends on a self guided tour of the Burgundy Wine Trails. Having done many cycle tours in different European countries, I can say this one falls in the top of our list. The trails wind through vineyards and charming villages and navigation was very easy using the app. We LOVED Beaune and Dijon had a charm of it's own. The wines were fantastic and overall epicurean experience unparalleled. The only downside to this trip (and reason I am not giving it 5 stars) was two of the five hotels we stayed in were substandard. The Athanor in Beaune has a great location and warm welcoming lobby, but the rooms were dirty, there were no mattress pads on the beds, peeling paint in the bathroom etc. The Heloise in Cluny had a beautiful restaurant, but the rooms, while spacious, were extremely old and tired with ragged bedding and dark dingy halls.

Responses from Biketours.com

Brittany February 18, 2018
We're glad to hear this Burgundy trail ranks high on your list of tours! We'll work with the tour operator regarding the substandard hotels to ensure quality for future clients. Thank you very much for your feedback and we hope to help you and your group in the future plan another dreamy vacation.
Chri October 19, 2016

Excellent

Really enjoyed our trip from Macon to Beaune through the vineyards.

Batz45 October 18, 2016

FORMIDABLE!!!

Perfect way to enjoy the Burgundy Region. Experienced a variety of scenery, along a canal, through Vineyards and quaint, charming little villages. Being on self-guided gave us more flexibility to explore and take advantage of the wonderful food and wines which were always so well presented, matched and served by friendly staff. Being on La Voie Verte was also a plus, well marked and away from traffic. A Memorable experience - definitely recommend this tour. Thank you Biketours!!

Responses from Biketours.com

Lindsay Nash February 18, 2018
Wonderful to hear! And, thank you!!
Gilleanmac September 6, 2016

Surpassed our expectations

If you enjoy gourmet meals,wine, fresh air and exercise, you will love this tour. Perfect combination of smaller bed and breakfast and larger hotels. We opted for the supper meals included and we were so pleased with the restaurants chosen. Every meal will stay in my memory forever. We enjoyed less Kms per day ,which allowed us enough time for exploring, afternoon stops in cafe's for wine and salad with chèvre chaud! The scenery was beautiful and the biking was mostly easy on flat paved services. The tour operator was also very helpful when we had a issue with a squeaking bike wheel and replaced the bike for us promptly . We loved this tour and would highly recommend.

B and L June 16, 2016

Easy trail through historic Burgundy

Wonderful historic sites in Cluny and Cormatin. Picturesque ride through the vineyards between Santenay and Beaune. We enjoyed detours into small towns along the way. The trail was well marked and an easy ride

Jgr1 May 27, 2016

Really fun

Perfect amount of time. Good accommodations. Easy route. Very nice people. Beautiful countryside