Burgundy was once the richest of the ancient duchies in France and continues to exhibit wealth brought about by the popularity of its wine. Cycling small vineyard lanes and quiet country roads, where the only traffic you’ll encounter might be a tractor bringing in the harvest, is the best way to see the countryside here. Picturesque villages are filled with wine cellars inviting degustation and tiny restaurants with winemakers’ lunches where you’ll enjoy food that is superbly prepared. We have been cycling in Burgundy for over 15 years now, and know the region intimately. From the many Flemish-style chateaux to the extraordinary Hospice de Beaune, the treasures of Burgundy are numerous.

Location

Chambolle Musigny

Chambolle-Musigny, France

Starting Location

Beaune

Beaune, France

Day 3-4

Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet, France

End Location

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides
Support vehicle
6 nights lodging
All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all dinners but 1
Entrance fees for selected historical sites and museums
Detailed map and route instructions
All baggage transportation

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2024

Jun 1-7
Jun 17-22
Aug 13-19
Sep 1-7
Sep 11-17

2025

Dates available upon request

Self-guided and custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.

TRIP SIZE

4-16 participants

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Dijon-Chambolle / Beaune

ACTIVITY LEVEL

20-40+ miles daily
Van supported

TERRAIN

3 days gently rolling, 3 days moderately rolling

COST

Land Cost:
US $3,650 pp
Includes 6B/2L/5D

Single Supplement:
US $920

Bike Rental:
US $280

E-Bike Rental:
US $480

E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.  

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@great-explorations.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247

Dijon/Morey-Saint-Denis: From Paris, the easiest way to reach Dijon is via TGV from the train station Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey by train takes 1h47 by TGV. Morey-Saint-Denis is 22 km/ 25 minutes away from Dijon and can be reached by taxi. Although you can reach Dijon from Paris and start the trip on the same day (the 8h03 train arrives at 9h34), if you choose to overnight in Dijon the night before, we have recommendations for excellent hotels here.


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Day 1

Morey-Saint-Denis

Our trip starts in the village of Morey-Saint-Denis and our meeting time is 10:00 am.. We’ll ride to the Chateau of Gevrey-Chambertin, with a private tasting of their Grands Crus wine and enjoy lunch in a local bistro.
Ride Distance: Day 1-42.8 km; 

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Day 2

Morey-Saint-Denis

On our second day here, we’ll ride through the flat farmlands to the Abbaye de Citeaux, where monks still make their famous cheese. We’ll finish the day with a visit to the Clos de Veugot, and ride past vineyards including Romanee Conti and other prestigious estates.  Day 2-40.2 km

3

Day 3

Beaune

We’ll make our way south, enjoying lunch at one of our favorite auberges in the region, before entering Beaune, our home for the next two days. We stay at a charming 4-star hotel within the ramparts of the old city, and dine out at acclaimed restaurants, where the wine lists are as extensive as the menus.
Ride Distances: Day 3-27.2, 61.7 km; 

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Day 4

Beaune 

On our second day here, we’ll take a historical tour of Beaune including a visit to the extraordinary Hospice de Beaune. For cycling you can choose between several rides (flat or hilly, short or long- your choice). Day 4- 34.5, 48.5, 83 km

5

Day 5

Puligny-Montrachet

Continuing south, we’ll ride a route which will have us stopping in the famous wine village of Pommard, and then to St. Romain where we’ll visit tonneliers (barrel makers) to learn this ancient craft. In Puligny-Montrachet, we’ll stay at a 3-star hotel in the center close to shops and restaurants.
Ride Distances: Day 5- 42 km

6

Day 6

Pugligny-Montrachet

On our final day of riding we’ll climb to Chateau la Rochepot, perched in a verdant valley surrounded by vineyards. Afterwards we’ll be hosted by a wine-maker for a wonderful lunch in Puligny-Montrachet, and then coast back to our hotel and final evening celebrations. Day 6- 40 km

7

Day 7

Depart at your leisure from Beaune train station.

Castel de Très Girard, Morey-Saint-Denis

Formerly a 17th century winepress and cave cooperative, the property was converted into an inn in 1970’s and now boasts 4-star amenities, swimming pool and onsite fine restaurant. Located in the heart of the Côte de Nuits vineyard. Member: Chateaux & Hotel Collection


Hostellerie Cèdre & Spa, Beaune

Facing the ramparts and just a few steps from the famous Hospices, this 5-star combines art de vivre, a subtle blend of elegance and comfort. Its 40 recently renovated rooms combine tradition and modernity. The restaurant here has recently been awarded a Michelin star.


La Maison D'Olivier Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet

Housed in a 17th century stone building in the center of Puligny-Montrachet, this elegant yet charming hotel offers comfortable rooms and a gastronomic restaurant, where tastings of the famed Leflaive wines are offered.



			

Trip Reviews

June 16, 2010

“The roads we cycled were a pure delight- my husband enjoyed the option for longer rides on a couple of days and I enjoyed the chance to visit markets and relax- it was the perfect vacation for both of us. P.S. we weren’t wine aficianodos prior to this trip but we’re starting a cellar with our purchases from the trip!” New York, NY

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