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7 Days Burgundy Wine and Food Cycling Holiday in France
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Maison Philippe le Bon, 18 Rue Sainte-Anne, 21000 Dijon, France

Delectable Cycling Holiday France

The cycling tour is the perfect combination of the most important assets of the region, wine, and food! Starting in Dijon, you make your way across the vineyards of the most famous wine villages of Burgundy. In Clos Vougeot, you visit the Castle and experience a gourmet dinner. Cycling along the Cote de Beaune vineyards, you can also taste some of its wine. The tour ends in Beaune where you have the time to visit the city and the famous Hospices de Beaune.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Hilly and mostly flat
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total distance: approximately 118 miles / 190 kilometers
  • Vacation type: Leisure
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike (included)
  • *E-bike: Available to rent / 135 EUR
  • Road bike: Available to rent / 135 EUR
  • Tandem bike: Available to rent / 40 EUR

Highlights

  • Countryside holiday
  • Cycle in the Burgundy region
  • Bike along the most famous vineyards
  • Loop ride in Vougeot and Cotes de Beaune
  • Daily breakfast and two tasty dinners
  • Scott Sub Sport 20 hybrid bike
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Luggage transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction
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Accommodation

During this cycling holiday, you will spend six nights of accommodation in various 2-star, 3-star, or 4-star hotels.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Dijon

You will arrive in Dijon and meet with your guide in your centrally-located hotel. There, you will receive your documentation and bikes during the orientation in the evening. Feel free to explore the town during your free time. All meals will be at your own expense on day one.

Day 2: Loop ride around Dijon (22 miles – 35 kilometers) (290 meters)

Riding on day two will take you out into the countryside around Dijon. You will visit some of the nearby vineyards and sites including the Burgundy Canal. You will return to Dijon and stay at the same hotel. Breakfast will be included.

Day 3: Bike to Vougeot (12 – 18 miles / 20 – 29 kilometers) (108 – 325 meters) 

You will ride into the Cotes de Nuit wine country on day two, passing some of the most famous names in Burgundy wines such as Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, and Vougeot. You will visit the Château du Clos Vougeot and stay in your charming hotel with a gourmet dinner included at night. Breakfast will also be included.

Day 4: Loop ride around the vineyards (22 – 34 miles / 35 – 55 kilometers) (530 – 840 meters) 

You will have a loop ride from Vougeot. You will discover the Burgundy countryside and the vineyards of the Hautes Cotes de Nuits at your own pace. Discover France proposes different cycling options. The area is the center for the region's Grands Crus.

Mainly reputed for its red wines, it also produces a few delicious whites. Wine tastings will be available. Later, you will return to the same hotel with gourmet dinner included. Breakfast will also be provided earlier in the day.

Day 5: Cycle to Beaune (22 – 32 miles / 36 – 51 kilometers) (360 – 420 meters) 

Leaving your hotel, you will pass through the lower vineyard area of Cotes de Nuits and then into Beaune, the wine capital of the region. You will have plenty of time to explore Beaune and its many sites, including the famous Hotel Dieu and the many wine caves in the city. Breakfast will be included.

Day 6: Loop ride around Cote De Beaune vineyards (14 – 35 miles / 22 – 57 kilometers) (278 – 642 meters) 

On day six, you will ride from Beaune towards the Cotes de Beaune vineyard area. You will be able to visit Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chagny, Pommard, Santenay, and then back to Beaune. You will find many opportunities to taste and purchase local wines. You can also taste some of the appellations you visited in one of the caves in Beaune. Breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Departure day

You will departure at your leisure after breakfast. Breakfast will be included.

Hybrid bike

The Scott Sub Sport 20 features a sporty trekking geometry that suits trips of all distances. Equipped with a Shimano 30 speed transmission, integrated front and rear lights, a custom Racktime carrier, and compatibility with Snap'it accessories, the bike is begging to go on an adventure. All sizes available are small, medium, large, and extra-large.

  • Frame: SUB Sport 20 6061
  • Tig welding fork: SF14 NEX DS HLO PM 700C
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore SLM 590
  • Chainring and crank arms: Shimano FC-T3010 Black 48x38x26
  • Cassette: Shimano CS-HG200-9 11-34 T
  • Black brakes: Tektro Disc Brake SCH-F15
  • Stem: JD-ST103A
  • Saddle: Syncros Urban Commuter 2.5
  • Seat post: HL SP-56
  • Rims or spokes: X12 Disc, 32h / Pillar Steel 14G
  • Tires: Continental City Ride II or Schwalbe Spicer or Marathon
  • Weight: 17 kilograms or 37.48 pounds

E-bike

With its integrated rack, seamless assist, and comfortable upright position, the Cannondale Mavaro Active 1 is all about freedom, the freedom to enjoy weekend treks or trips to the store, the freedom to escape the car for the daily commute, or the freedom to feel the wind in your face, effortlessly.

  • Frame: Cannondale Mavaro SI City with integrated rack
  • Fork: Headshock Fatty OPI DL50 XL
  • Headset: Cannondale Headshok
  • Crank arms: FSA METROPOLIS CK-632/IS 172.5
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50-10, 36-11
  • Brakes: Magura MT4 180/160 mm
  • H’Stem: Cannondale Adjustable Headshok
  • Saddle: SELLE ROYAL ARIEL
  • Seat post: Cannondale C3
  • Rims: Cannondale C2
  • Tires: Schwalbe Little Big Ben 40-622
  • Weight: 20.10 kilograms or 48.72 pounds

Hybrid and electric bike rental

Your bike comes with two bags, one rear pannier plus one front pannier, so you can easily carry your stuff during your ride.

  • Rear pannier containing: Helmet, lock, pump, and two spare tubes
  • Handlebar bag containing: Toolkit, tire levers, and patch kit
  • One water bottle "Souvenir"
  • Odometer
  • Flat pedals are included (toe straps on request)

Garmin GPS

Garmin GPS are included on all tours. Since 2008, Discover France has mainly chosen Garmin for their GPS, or the equivalent brand in some countries. They change the units every two years and always invest in the best models.

Simple to use, easy to read, yet sophisticated devices, they are available on all of the tours. The routes described in your roadbook are stored as tracks in the GPS unit. You simply have to follow the line shown on the GPS and enjoy. One GPS is provided for every three people.

Skill level

Beginner

  • can cycle for 2-3 hours
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Location

This cycling holiday will take place in Dijon, Canal de Bourgogne, Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin, Vougeot, Vosne Romanee, Hautes Cotes de Nuits, Beaune, Cotes de Beaune, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chagny, Pommard, and Santenay in France.

Food

During this cycling holiday, you will be provided with scrumptious breakfast daily, served at your hotel, as well as two dinners. You will have the chance to taste gourmet food as well as go wine tasting in the most popular vineyards in Eastern France. Other meals will be at your own expense which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all the information needed with the team support in your roadbook.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore Dijon
  • Go wine tasting in the Vougeot and Cote De Beaune loop ride
  • Visit Beaune and its many sites

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and 2 dinners
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with a local guide
  • Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary, and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS Garmin Oregon for three people
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination

How to get there

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Arrival by train

You can arrive in Dijon via Paris Gare de Lyon by TGV. You will travel for one hour and 35 minutes. The departure city is Beaune. It is two hours and 10 minutes from Paris Gare de Lyon. You can take a train from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Dijon.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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