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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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Easy
  • 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 Saône.

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 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Beaune
  Season 1
13.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
30.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Saturday
Season 2
11.05.2024 - 29.09.2024

Saturday
South Burgundy 8 days, FR-BURBB-08X
Base price
1,029.00
1,099.00
Surcharge single room 279.00 279.00

Sustainability with Rückenwind!

Help us to achieve greater sustainability. If you choose to use the digital route book and forgo the printed version you will help us to reduce our environmental impact and we’ll give you a discount of 20 Euro per room as a thank you.

Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 30, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Saturday
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
Saturday
South Burgundy 8 days, FR-BURBB-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,029.00
279.00
1,099.00
279.00

Sustainability with Rückenwind!

Help us to achieve greater sustainability. If you choose to use the digital route book and forgo the printed version you will help us to reduce our environmental impact and we’ll give you a discount of 20 Euro per room as a thank you.

Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 30, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
Beaune
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
75.00
60.00
75.00
60.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Beaune
  Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 30, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Saturday
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

Saturday
Beaune
Double room p.P. 75.00 75.00
Surcharge single room 60.00 60.00
Filter
7-gear unisex
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
electric bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
259.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services

Included:

  • 7 Overnights as described incl. breakfast 
  • Personal welcome briefing (GE,EN,FR)
  • Luggage transfer
  • At best elaborated route with maps (GE,EN,FR)
  • Detailed travel documents with maps 1x per room (GE,EN,FR)
  • GPS-Tracks an Navigation-App
  • For rental bikes, rental bike insurance
  • 7-days-service-hotline

 

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Costs for parking
  • City tax
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeings
  • City maps
  • Repairs of own bike
  • Travel Insurances
  • Costs of the private requirements
Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Good rail connection with TGV to Dijon, then continue to Beaune
  • 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

French hotel classification

 

Category X: Overnight stays in good quality hotels of the 3* category and charming Chambres d'Hôtes. All rooms with shower/bath and WC.

Important notes

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

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
4 stars
Martin Emmler DE | 23.09.2023
Heißes Süd-Burgund läßt die mein Herz höher schlagen
Taize und Beaune waren meine perönliches Highlights. Den 5. Stern werde ich vergeben, wenn die Hotels den Charme und die Ruhe der Nord-Burgund Reise haben. In Beaune und Cluny waren die Hotels sehr laut. In Chalon war das Hotel erstmals richtig ruhig und vollständig angenehm. "Heißes" - es war sehr warm auf der Tour.
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Wir bedanken uns für Ihre gute Bewertung. Danke auch für Ihre konstruktive Kritik, welche wir an die Frankreich-Abteilung weiterleiten, damit wir in den beiden Orten bei der Hotellerie nachbessern können. Schön, dass Sie darüber hinwegsehen konnten und die Tour trotzdem genossen haben.
5 stars
Christine De Rijcke BE | 18.06.2023
Burgund Süd
Sehr gute Fahrradwege. Schöne Aussichten, Natur.
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre nette Bewertung! Schön zu hören, dass Ihnen die Tour gefallen hat.
4 stars
Gabriela Schoch CH | 26.07.2022
Schöne Radreise
Die Streckenführung ist sehr schön und abwechslungsreich. Die „Voie verte“ ist sehr schön und teilweise im Schatten, was bei den sommerlichen Temperaturen super war. Das erste Hotel liegt ziemlich weit ausserhalb von Beaune, was eher unpraktisch ist. Es war auch ziemlich schwierig am Bahnhof ein Taxi zu bekommen. Die Reise klappte im grossen und ganzen gut.
4 stars
katharina W. CH | 19.05.2022
SEHR SCHÖNE RADTOOUR
Die Radwege waren sehr schön. Die Bezeichnungen manchmal etwas spärlich. Das Hotel In Beaune, als Einziges etwas mangelhaft. Zu weit vom Zentrum entfernt. die Zimmer etwas muffig . Auch der Service liess zu wünschen übrig. Jedoch eine wunderschöne Radreise, durch eine schöne Gegend.
5 stars
Barbara S. DE | 12.04.2022
Radreise Südburgund
Streckenführung und Streckenbeschreibung sind hervorragend und die Markierung vor Ort ist eine aufmerksame Rückversicherung. Die Region eignet sich sehr gut zum Rad fahren und die Voies Vertes machen das Fahren sehr bequem. Die Unterkünfte sind gut und abwechslungsreich ausgewählt, das Chambre d'Hôte in Buxy ist ganz besonders schön und freundlich, die Hostellerie in Cluny liegt allerdings an einer sehr befahrenen Straße und fast alle Zimmer haben Fenster zu dieser Straße. Der Gepäcktransport war absolut zuverlässig, ich war in allen Unterkünften angemeldet und fühlte mich bestens betreut, obwohl ich ganz allein unterwegs war.
5 stars
Regina C. DE | 12.07.2018
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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