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Beaujolais Cycling
Cyclomundo offers guided and self-guided cycling trips in Burgundy Self-guided trip: Starts any day from April through October 2017
5 nights/6 days
Daily mileage: From 29 km (18 miles) to 71 km (44 miles)
Trip starts from Macon
Macon is serviced from Paris by high-speed TGV trains (1.5 hr journey)
Accommodation in an authentic guesthouse and 3- and 4-star properties.
From 865 euros per person sharing a double room
Level: 3/4 (Moderate/Difficult)

Beaujolais Cycling - 5 nights/6 days

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Cycling in Beaujolais is done on quiet roads through Beaujolais' famous vineyards
 
Cycling Beaujolais can be done April through October.
  Come and experience all that the Beaujolais region has to offer! (And no, itís not just wine!) This beautiful region offers a wide variety of terrains for cycling and many historical sites, as well as vineyards for as far as the eye can see. Stop and picnic in the shade of a castle, or take a break and do a wine tasting. Itís the beauty of self-guided tours; the choice is up to you!

This region is ideal for riders who are hoping to do some serious, yet relaxed cycling. You will experience many different towns in the Beaujolais region, each with its own beauty and charm. This tour starts from Macon, a city conveniently serviced by high-speed TGV trains. With an average daily mileage of 70 km (approx. 45 miles), it is a rather athletic tour designed for riders in shape, an ideal training program before proceeding to the nearby Alps!
 
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Macon. Transfer to Creches sur Saone. Loop from Creches (67 km/42 miles, 1,315 meters/4,320 ft of climbing)

In Macon, we'll greet you and escort you to your lodgings at your ivy-draped 3-star property. After checking into your hotel, we will then outfit you with bikes and meticulously go over every itinerary detail before pointing you on your way. You'll follow a route that winds through a scenic landscape checkered with vineyards such as Saint-Verand and Pouilly-Fuisse.
Day 2: Creches sur Saone to Belleville (71 km/44 miles, 1,485 meters/4,875 ft of climbing)

Your route will pass the Solutre rock formation, famous for its Paleolithic remains before riding through the landscapes and places that inspired Lamartine, the 19th century romantic poet. You'll eventually pedal into Cluny, home of the Abbey of Cluny. Built in 910, it towers as a monument to Romanesque architecture and church history. Your ride to Villie-Morgon will take you through the world-famous vineyards of Julienas, Saint-Amour, and Fleurie.
Day 3: Loop around Belleville (71 km/44 miles, 1,350 meters/4,430 ft of climbing)

Are you ready for a day of rewarding climbs through "Green Beaujolais" (Beaujolais Vert) and its picturesque villages? If so, you won't be disappointed as our detailed directions will take you to the "Terrasse d'Avenas" that offers a superb panorama over the whole Beaujolais region, the Lyonnais (the Lyon region), and further away, the impressive Alps with the Mont-Blanc. Once you're back at the hotel, Beaujolais Rouge ("Red Beaujolais") will follow "Green Beaujolais".
Day 4: Belleville to Vaux-en-Beaujolais (53 km/33 miles, 1,265 meters/4,150 ft of climbing)

Today's itinerary will take you through the "Moulin a Vent" vineyards and Romaneche where Georges Duboeuf's Wine Museum is located. Visit it or not. The decision is yours. Keep in mind that as a self-guided rider, you enjoy complete autonomy in deciding which sites to pass and which sites to marvel. 
Day 5: Loop around Vaux-en-Beaujolais (two options: 37 km/23 miles, 1,015 meters/3,330 ft - 69 km/43 miles, 1,735 meters/5,685 ft of climbing)

Your last day's ride will take you through "Les Pierres Dorees" and its magnificent villages made of these "golden stones" before riding back through some vineyards of the southernmost part of Burgundy
Day 6: Short loop and departure (29 km/18 miles, 800 meters/2,615 ft of climbing)

Although short, this loop is not devoid of interest and... climbing! It will take you to Mont-Brouilly (484 m or 1,450 ft), the best viewpoint over the whole Beaujolais region.
Booking & Pricing
From 865 euros per person sharing a double room. Single supplement is 220 euros

This price includes:

  • 5 nights' accommodation (2 nights in an authentic guesthouse, 2 nights in a 3-star hotel and 1 night in a 4-star hotel)
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 dinners (drinks not included)
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer from Macon to Creches-sur-Saone (on Day 1)
  • Transfer from Vaux-en-Beaujolais to Lyon (on Day 6)
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep's mobile number)
  • All tax and service charges

This price does not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 100 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 190 euros per bike. These prices include the delivery and pick-up fee.
For further information or reservations:
Please book online at your earliest convenience as this trip is subject to hotel availability.
Our e-mail address: info@cyclomundo.com
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