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South Burgundy

The diversity of South Burgundy

Romance & Wine

Famous wines of Côte d’Or and one of the most varied and finest cuisines of France are the first things you think of when hearing “Burgundy”. Additionally a tour of Burgundy lives from the ideal combination of stunning countryside and splendid treasures of art. Everywhere on this tour you recognize the wealthy past of Burgundy, e.g. the Abbey of Cluny, founded 1000 years ago, or historic Beaune or many little villages scattered in the region. Burgundy is variety … and does not live from wine alone!

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Welcome by the tour guide in the late afternoon. Beaune is wine-capital of Burgundy and has a picturesque old town. Visit Hotel Dieu, the old hospital of poor.

You cycle via Chagny to castle Rully, a medieval fortress in midst of vineyards. Join the Voie Verte, an old railway track converted into a cycle path and cycle to Buxy. The picturesque little town surrounded by vineyards lives from winegrowing.

Enjoy your easy and relaxed route on Voie Verte, just now and then with a very small climb. Your next stop is Cormatin with the biggest castle of Burgundy followed by Cluny, the famous monastery. The church of Cluny was at times the biggest church of Christendom.

Along the Voie Verte you cross the railway tunnel of Bois Clair (longest bike tunnel in Europe, length 1,6 km). Afterwards you cross the boarder to Maconnais. The last 20 km you cycle relaxed into the valley of Macon. We recommend visiting the old city and historic bridge. Especially in the evening you have awesome views from the new promenade next to river Saone.

Via Pont-de-Vaux (well known weekly market) you cycle through „Bresse“to Ferme-de-la-Foret, a typical farm of the region. Louhans is capital of Bresse and is justly named “the most beautiful de-tour of France”. Visit remarkable sites as the old hospital with apothecary, the streets framed by 157 arcades and the parish church with a roof of coloured tiles.

Today you should stop in St. Loup-de-Varennes. Here photography was invented and the local museum of photography shows many exhibits from this time. In the afternoon you meet again with river Saône and reach Chalon-sur-Saône, second largest city of Burgundy with important airport for the exportgoods wine and corn.

On your last cycle day you enjoy the idyllic river valley of Saône, a 480 km long river, springing in the Vosges and mouthing into river Rhone near Lyon. When you reach Beaune take your time for a stroll through the picturesque little town and celebrate the beautiful tour with a glass of good burgundy wine.

After breakfast the tour is completed.

The route

Easy cycle tour, partly using the „Voie Verte“(old railway tracks or bridle paths along canals), thus avoiding climbs. Otherwise you are using cycle paths off the traffic and minor roads.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Beaune
  Season 1
27.03.2021 - 03.07.2021
12.09.2021 - 16.10.2021

Saturdays
Season 2
04.07.2021 - 11.09.2021

Saturdays
Burgundy 8 days cat.: X, FR-BURBB-08X
Base price
825.00
859.00
Surcharge sgl room 200.00 200.00
Surcharge half board 190.00 190.00
Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
Saturdays
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Saturdays
Burgundy 8 days cat.: X, FR-BURBB-08X
Base price
Surcharge sgl room
Surcharge half board
825.00
200.00
190.00
859.00
200.00
190.00
Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021
Beaune
Extra night dr/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
62.00
99.00
62.00
99.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Beaune
  Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Jul 3, 2021
Sep 12, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021

Saturdays
Season 2
Jul 4, 2021 - Sep 11, 2021

Saturdays
Beaune
Extra night dr/bb 62.00 62.00
Extra night sgl/bb 99.00 99.00
Filter
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
30-gear bike+
Electric bike
79.00
79.00
79.00
79.00
129.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services

Included:

  • 7 Overnights in rooms with shower / toilet or bath / toilet, incl. breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
  • Half-board if booked: at least three-course-dinner or buffet (sometimes outside with voucher and not in the hotel)
  • Personal welcome tour briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel documents, route cards, route description, sight-seeing, telephone numbers (German, English, French)
  • At best elaborated route
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • GPS-Tracks on request available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • 7-day-service-hotline

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Costs for parking
  • City tax
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeing
  • City maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • Costs of the private requirements
Extras

Arrival / parking / departure

  • good rail connection with TGV to Dijon, then continue to Beaune
  • Also very good flight connections to Lyon and the by train to Beaune (approx. 2 hours).
  • Free Car park at the starting hotel, no reservation possible
 
Hotels

Hotels of 3*** level and charming „chambres d’hôtes“ (French classification). All rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet.

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
4 stars
Karl Larondelle DE | 18.09.2019
Süd Burgund
5 stars
Regina C. DE | 13.07.2018
Empfehlenswerte Rundtour
Bis auf Macôn waren alle angefahrenen Orte sehenswert. Besonders gefallen hat uns die Unterkunft in Buxy. - In den Reiseunterlagen stimmen die angegebenen Höhenmeter für die einzelnen Touren nicht. Außerdem fehlt ein Hinweis, dass die Extra-Runde auf der Strecke Cluny - Macôn über Solutré sehr schwierig ist.

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