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Cycle with your guide in the wine region dedicated to your sense of well-being and peace of mind. Let yourself be guided by a passionate specialist who will take you to the prestigious places of the Burgundian vineyards. You are sure to be in the perfect place to stay and be charmed by the authenticity of the Burgundy vineyards. ACTIVE TOURS / Bourgogne Evasion will show you some of the wine secrets and the delightful moments it creates. Savor the pleasure and the comfort to be escorted, to taste your ride better, and discover the secrets of Burgundy wines.
During the tour, you will stay overnight at three-star hotels.
From Dijon, you will head off to explore the two renowned wine production areas: Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Following the vineyard Route des Grands Crus, you will discover charming wine-making villages such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot, Pommard, and Meursault.
Arrive in Dijon. Your hotel is situated in the heart of the city. Check in and have a presentation of the tour as well as delivery of the bicycles. ACTIVE TOURS / Bourgogne Evasion suggests you follow the Owl’s Trail which highlights 22 key points of interest in the city. Legend has it that if you want some good luck, you need to find the tiny stone sculpture of the owl at the Notre Dame church - touch it with your left hand and make a wish! Stay overnight at a hotel.
Have breakfast and meeting with your guide. The riding today will take you out into the countryside around Dijon. Peaceful environment and sites including the Burgundy Canal. Return to Dijon. Have dinner at a restaurant in the town and overnight at the same hotel.
Have a meeting with your guide after breakfast. Leaving Dijon behind, you will navigate out of the city and cycle into the countryside where the Route des Grands Crus begins. Arrive into the region of Gevrey-Chambertin, the largest appellation in Côte de Nuits, pinot noir country, and where you find some of France’s most famous wines including Vosne-Romanée, Fixin, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Flagey-Echézeaux, Vougeot, and Richebourg.
Cycle on through the wine regions of Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, and Vougeot with vineyards all along the way on either side of you offering breathtaking scenery and crisp, fresh air! You will continue through the highlands further on to Beaune. Stay overnight at a centrally situated three-star hotel.
Today’s ride will take you through the famous vineyards of Pommard and Volnay, the kingdom of Burgundy red wines. The ride is nice and flat all day long and then curves back in towards the famous vineyards of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, charming villages which make the best white Chardonnay wines in the world. Go back to Beaune in the afternoon. Stay overnight at the same hotel. A gourmet dinner is included tonight.
Have a meeting with your guide after breakfast and depart for another bike ride. You will definitely enter another vineyard region today by visiting the spectacular vineyards of Côte Chalonnaise and leisurely stroll on the towpath of the Canal du Centre from Santenay to Chalon-sur-Saône. Dinner is included tonight. Stay overnight at a three-star hotel.
Brand new high-quality hybrid bikes (24 gears) are available. The bicycle you are going to use is a hybrid bicycle, which is a cross type of bicycle that combines certain features of mountain bikes and those of road / racing bikes. Your bike is equipped with multi-speed gearing, in a ratio that is conducive for the type of riding you will be doing.
The hybrid bikes come with upright steering and no drop handlebars. These bicycles are very good for their purpose and are maintained by professional mechanics. If you treat your bicycle well, it will operate perfectly for you. If you treat your bicycle poorly, you may not have an equally enjoyable experience.
This trip is not a marathon event and is not a traditional group tour, but a small group or individual tour with people who share your interest in doing something special with their holiday! The tour is not for advanced bikers or walkers and you don’t need to be mega fit. However, it is imperative on a cycling tour that one can manage a bicycle on main roads with little traffic and has the ability to ride a bicycle confidently and responsibly.
You will have three visits at local wine estates.
A bike lover, Eric rides his bike on the roads, paths, and trails of the region from an early age. He obtained a professional certificate in gardening and landscaping in 2014. He also created his business of consulting business. In parallel, he is passionate about photography, botany, and insects and becomes a nature guide in 2015. In spring 2017, he becomes a guide for ACTIVE TOURS / Bourgogne Evasion and it is with happiness, and by bike, that he escort groups of people in his native region, its landscapes, as well as its treasures of wines and gastronomy.
This tour will take place in Burgundy, France. The route covers places including Dijon, Gevrey-Chambertin in Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, and Puligny-Montrachet, Côte Chalonnaise, Santenay, and Chalon-sur-Saône.
Dijon is a vibrant, walkable city with a wealth of great shops, restaurants and bars, and a really welcoming vibe to it. There are many museums, churches, and traditional buildings to discover including the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Church of Notre-Dame of Dijon.
Daily breakfast, four lunches, and three dinners will be provided for you. Wine tastings at local wine estates are also included. ACTIVE TOURS / Bourgogne Evasion can accommodate vegetarians or vegans. Please note if special care is needed regarding food (diabetics / allergies), please let them know in advance and they will endeavor to accommodate you.
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