Do you love cycling and France? If so this is the trip for you! Explore the scenic Burgundy region with a group of cyclists on this Gallic adventure. Passing little villages, castles, churches and Roman ruins. You’ll even get the chance to indulge in a spot of wine tasting – it’s France, after all.
This tailor-made bike experience offers a cycle route along the paved roads with beautiful views; or a harder route along the unpaved hiking trail through the forest. This promises to be an incredible cultural experience you’ll never forget!
To start off your trip in Beaune, you’ll be welcomed at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. For those arriving early, they can enjoy a walk in the afternoon along the medieval walls of the town. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a dinner in a historic venue and get to know your fellow cyclists.
On the second day, your biking adventure begins. We’ll head towards Chateauneuf passing Pommard – a quaint little village known for its fine red wine – and Savigny-lès-Beaune where you’ll find a historic castle.
This tailor-made bike experience offers a cycle route along the paved roads with beautiful views or a harder route along the unpaved hiking trail through the forest. Either way, you’ll be able to take in the ruins of the medieval Abbey of St. Marguerite and enjoy a picnic.
On the third day, you’ll depart from Semur-en-Axios castle down to the Burgundy canal, traversing small and narrow roads. We’ll pass by wheat fields and small towns eventually reach Equilly.
Here you’ll enjoy a picnic and then continue to the shorelines of Lac de Pont, where you can take a dive and cool off in the sun. After this, you’ll continue towards the medieval town built on cliffs by the Armancon River, Semur-en- Auxios. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.
There’re two biking trips to choose from. One of which will take you on a 35 mile trip to a 12th-Century monastery surrounded by sprawling. The other takes you to the basilica of St. Madeleine. You’ll also be able to choose from a hiking trip around the shoreline or take the day at your own pace and relax.
In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting session of the region’s finest grapes.
This will be the shortest but also the most challenging ride as you take on the many sprawling hills of the valleys. Heading towards Flevigny, you’ll come across a medieval town and the remains of a 17th-century abbey. The surroundings may look familiar as much of the film ‘Chocolat’ was filmed here.
From there, you’ll make your way to Hauteroche, a traditional old town, and to St. Seine l’Abbaye where you’ll pass Roman ruins and the start of the River Seine.
On the sixth day you’ll pass through the historic village of Malain, which offers great views of the valleys. You’ll cycle further to the town of Gevrey-Chambertin and pass picturesque canyon lands. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the castle and have time to indulge in some the regions’ amazing red wines.
On the seventh day you’ll make your way back to Beaune. Along the way, you’ll come across a few wine-producing towns such as Hambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanee and Nuits St. George. Back in Beaune you’ll have time to do some more sightseeing or cycle further on to the chateau at La Rochepot.
You will be picked up at the hotel and driven to the airport for your return flight.