Self Guided 6 days bike & wine tour Beaune to Macon
Everyday all along the year on booking.
DISTANCE : 25 to 40 kms per day
LEVEL : EASY and mostly on bike path
Burgundy is a fabulous region for a cycling tour, quiet roads, nice accommodation, many vineyards and domaines to sample wine and great gastronomy. Enjoy your holidays cycling through some lovely typical French towns such as Pommard, Puligny-Montrachet, Santenay and many more. You will also benefit from the peace of the cycle track, the “Green Way” and you will appreciate the natural beauty of this area and the rich heritage.
Day 1 Beaune
Arrival in Beaune, a lovely town in the middle of the vineyards. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel in the historic centre with many suggestion for diner nearby by walk. Visit « Hospices de Beaune » is a must to get introduce in Burgundy atmosphere. For children and adults, you have also a funny visit of a mustard factory.
Day 2 Beaune / Côte Chalonnaise 25km
After breakfast, you will start your bike ride on the « Voie des Vignes », one of the best cycle lane passing through famous villages, Pommard, Volnay, and the « Grands Crus » vineyards ( Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet ). Many wine tasting options all along the way until Santenay. After a short part along the « Canal du Centre » until your destination in the beginning of the « Côte Chalonnaise », you will appreciate your accommodation which offer an outside pool and inside pool !
Day 3 Chassey-le-Camp / Dracy-le-Fort 25km
After breakfast, you will cycle through small countryside roads to join another cycling track alongside the “Canal du Centre” to reach Chagny, pass in Rully ( wine maker village ) and Chalon-sur-Saône surrounds. Dracy-le-Fort is a small village on the border of the « Côte Chalonnaise » vineyards. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel with swimming pool.
Day 4 Darcy-le-Fort / Cluny ~40km (flat ride)
After breakfast, you will join the “Green Way » in Givry ( favorite red wine of the king Henri IV) . This bike path is an old train way wich is the first bike road France. You will appreciate the peaceful and lovely roman architecture in Buxy, Saint-Gengoux-Le-National, Malay. Arrive in Cormatin, perfect place to have lunch you must do a visit of the famous castle before to head up to Cluny. The « Abbaye de Cluny » and the Haras will be a must. A very fantastic day to enjoy heritage. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel.
Day 5 Cluny / Macon 28km
After breakfast you will get back on the cycling path to ride until Macon. The landscape is a bit more hilly but keep it easy your ride stay relax. On your way, the Castle of Berze-le-Chatel, a so romantic place to visit. The view from the road will invite you to go there. For fun, you will cross the longest european tunnel open for cyclist and ride the « Val Lamartinien » surounded by the Solutre Rock. Overnight stay in Mâcon.
Day 6 Mâcon
After a final breakfast you will be free to visit Mâcon, your tour with us is over.
• 5 B&B overnights : room and breakfast in 3* hotels
• Welcome briefing meeting on the day of arrival
• Detailed road book & maps & GPS apps with your smartphone
• Bike assistance & mechanic
• Luggage transfers
• Hotel taxes
• Permanent assistance in case of problems
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Your meals (lunches and dinners) and drinks
- Transportation from start and departure of the tour
- Bike Rental with delivery and pick up at your hotel ( 150€ / bikes )
6 Days / 5 Nights
In 3* hotels
The cycling, the food and the wine
This tour could be customized.
You have self guided option or fully guided option.
A van support could be added every miles of your trip.