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

“Perfect way to enjoy the Burgundy Region” — C.B.

“Perfect way to enjoy the Burgundy Region” — C.B.

“Perfect way to enjoy the Burgundy Region” — C.B.

“Perfect way to enjoy the Burgundy Region” — C.B.

“Perfect way to enjoy the Burgundy Region” — C.B.

Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  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
  1. Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  2. Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  3. Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge.
  4. Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year.
  5. Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

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.

Route map

Maps reflect your approximate overnight locations and do not reflect your actual cycling route.

Dates

Daily: Apr 1-Oct 31, 2019

Prices

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Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€ 688
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€ 425
Optional evening dinner package
€ 300
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 24-speed
€ 120
Electrically assisted bike
€ 210
Extra Nights, Beaune
Per person, double occupancy
€ 82
Extra Nights, Macon
Per person, double occupancy
€ 75
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  • 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.
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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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