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A Short Escape in Burgundy: Beaune to Dijon

Beaune and its Hospices and colorful rooftops are part of most cycling tours 5
Admire the classical Burgundian style rooftops like the Beaune hospice Beaune and its Hospices and colorful rooftops are part of most cycling tours The itinerary will let you discover the hidden countryside Biking in Burgundy will take you to some of the world's most famous wineries Take advantage of biking in Burgundy for tasting some french wines, like the Charolais wine
Beaune and its Hospices and colorful rooftops are part of most cycling tours

A Short Escape in Burgundy: Beaune to Dijon

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  • PriceFrom 510 euros
  • DAY3 nights / 4 days

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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.

PommardMeursaultVolnayNuits 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.

 

For travel and cycling tips to Burgundy, visit our "Travel and cycling tips" section.

Itinerary

D1Arrival 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!

D2Beaune — 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 VolnayMeursault and Montrachet. In Santenay, savor a wine tasting among the vines — in moderation — before continuing on serene roads back to Beaune.

D3Beaune — Dijon 44 km/28 miles, 265 meters/870 ft of climbing

 

A multitude of flavors awaits 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.

D4Departure

 

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

  • Option A
  • 3 nights in 3-star hotels

  • 510 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 200 euros
  • 530 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 205 euros
  • 560 euros per person in July and August. Single supplement is 210 euros
  • Option A+
  • 3 nights in 4-star hotels of charm

  • 795 euros per person in April and October. Single supplement is 360 euros
  • 815 euros per person in May, June and September. Single supplement is 370 euros
  • 875 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
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit (subject to availability)
  • 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
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 80 euros per bike. E-bikes are available at the rate of 165 euros per bike (these prices include the drop-off fee for the bike’s return to Beaune).

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