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A Short Escape in Burgundy

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Self-guided trip: Starts any day from April through October 2017
3 nights/4 days
Daily mileage: From 29 km (18 miles) to 65 km (40 miles, long option)
Trip starts from Beaune and ends in Dijon
Beaune and Dijon are well-serviced by train from Paris
Accommodation in 3-star hotels (Option A) and 4-star hotels (Option A+)
From 460 euros per person sharing a double room
Level: 1/2 (Very Easy/Easy)

A Short Escape in Burgundy: Beaune to Dijon — 3 nights/4 days

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Our bicycle tour starts from Beaune
 
Nuits Saint George is included in your biking tour.
 

Located just two hours away from Paris by train, Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, is ideal for a short escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities, crowded touristy places, and stuffy business atmospheres.

Pommard, Meursault, Volnay, Nuits St. George, and Gevrey — they’re celebrated names among oenophiles, and they’ll become celebrated memories in the form of welcome stops on your itinerary! Although vineyard stops are many and there are plenty of bottles to be enjoyed, we still advise you to always carry (and indulge in) a bottle of Mother Nature’s finest — water, that is. Although this is a 4-day “getaway,” it’s still a cycling vacation, and we want you to revel in the freedom of the open, quiet roads as much as you relish the regional beverages and cuisine.

For more a more challenging short escape in Burgundy, you may want to check our Short Escape in Beaujolais.

 
Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Beaune and optional ride (Short Option: 29 km/18 miles, 270 meters/880 ft of climbing; Medium Option: 57km/36 miles, 995 meters/3,270 ft of climbing; Long Option: 65 km/40 miles, 500 meters/1,640 ft of climbing)

After checking in at your hotel in Beaune, you may take a stroll through the magnificent town for some sightseeing — the multi-colored tiles on the Hospices de Beaune are nothing short of spectacular. If you have the time and inclination, you may ride one of our suggested loops. Quaint roads, superb scenery, and breathtaking views will be absorbed, photographed and admired!
Day 2: Beaune — Beaune (42 km/26 miles, 600 meters/1,975 ft of climbing)

Our long loop will take you to the Côte de Beaune area, where villages with wine-label names are yours to discover, including Volnay, Meursault and Montrachet. In Santenay, savor a wine tasting among the vines — in moderation — before continuing on serene roads back to Beaune.
Day 3: Beaune — Dijon (44 km/28 miles, 265 meters/870 ft of climbing)

A multitude of flavors await you today! From Beaune, ride through the Alex Corton vineyards to the Côte de Nuits, home of renowned red wines, where you are invited to a wine tasting. The "Grands Crus" wine road will take you to Gevrey Chambertin for another tasting and a visit of the domain. Another great visit is Clos Vougeot, a renaissance castle and home to the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Burgundy Wine Brotherhood) and the Romanée-Conti vineyard. Also on today's itinerary is the Cassissium in Nuits St. Georges, a unique museum devoted to delectable cassis (black currant). Save some time to visit your destination, Dijon, the capital of Burgundy.
Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, depart Dijon at the time of your choice. A late departure will allow for extra time to explore Dijon — it’ll seem like the world’s largest open-air museum devoted to medieval art and architecture. Don’t forget to grab a jar of mustard or even visit a local mustard factory!
Booking & Pricing
From 460 euros per person sharing a double room 

Two options are available for this trip:

Option A: 3 nights in 3-star hotels

  • 460 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 175 euros
  • 480 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 180 euros
  • 530 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 185 euros

Option A+: 3 nights in 4-star properties of charm

  • 770 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 360 euros
  • 790 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 370 euros
  • 830 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 390 euros

These prices include:


  • 3 nights' accommodation as described above
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • All taxes and service charges

These prices do not include:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 80 euros per bike. This price includes the 20-euro
    drop-off fee for the bike’s return to Beaune.
For further information or reservations:
Please book online or contact us at your earliest convenience as this trip is subject to hotel availability.
Our e-mail address: info@cyclomundo.com
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