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A Short Escape In Beaujolais

Ce séjour à vélo suit un parcours à travers la campagne et les vignobles du Beaujolais 6
Beaujolais is known for its wine This cycling tour takes you through vineyards and countryside The itinerary takes you through countryside with beatiful windmills Admire the landscapes in Beaujolais while riding your cycling tour This cycling escape in Beaujolais will take you through vineyards and beautiful villages Admire the local charm of each village on your cycle route
Ce séjour à vélo suit un parcours à travers la campagne et les vignobles du Beaujolais

A Short Escape In Beaujolais

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  • PriceFrom 575 euros
  • DAY3 nights / 4 days

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Description

Because of Burgundy's close proximity to Paris, this makes for a perfect choice for business people and tourists on a tight schedule. It begins 90 minutes southeast of Paris in the town of Macon.

The scenery is gorgeous. The terrain is challenging at times! Rewards include magnificent views over the Alps, great food, and exquisite wines!

If you opt for a longer stay in this cycling-perfect part of France, we'll provide you with additional loops. 

 

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

Itinerary

D1Arrive in Mâcon. Loop from Mâcon 66 km/41 miles, 1,315 meters/4,320 ft of climbing)

 

After checking into your hotel in Macon, we will outfit you with your bikes and go over the daily itinerary before pointing you on your merry way. You'll follow a route that winds through a scenic landscape checkered with vineyards such as Saint-Verand and Pouilly-Fuisse, along with the hard-to-miss Solutré rock formation, famous as a prehistoric site of the eponymous Solutrean Paleolithic culture.

D2Mâcon to Villié-Morgon 65 km/40 miles, 1,470 meters/4,825 ft of climbing

 

Leaving Mâcon, your route will take you through the world-famous vineyards of Julienas, Saint-Amour,
Fleurie, and Moulin-à-Vent. Feel free to take a short break and sample some of their viticultural varieties,
or make a pit stop in Romaneche, home to Georges Duboeuf’s Museum of Wine! Don’t indulge too much
though, for the pace picks up from here with some rewarding climbs in the “Terrasse d’Avenas”, a
beautiful area that offers superb panoramic views of the entire Beaujolais region. A nice descent finds you
in Beaujeu, the town that gives the region its name! Visit its 12th-century church, then continue the last 10
kilometers (6 miles) to Villié-Morgon.

D3Villié-Morgon to Vaux-en-Beaujolais 63 km/39 miles, 1,425 meters/4,670 ft of climbing

 

Can’t get enough of the beautiful Beaujolais scenery? No problem. Today’s ride includes a climb up Mont-
Brouilly (484 m / 1,450 ft.), offering one of the best viewpoints of the entire region. The mountain itself is
quite picturesque, its slopes covered with Côte-de-Brouilly vines and its summit crowned by a 19thcentury
chapel that remains a site of pilgrimage. From here, the route begins to climb in earnest, leading
you along hillside routes through lush woods before a final descent into the charming village of Vaux-en-
Beaujolais. Fun fact: besides its wine, the village is also known for inspiring the fictional town of
Clochemerle in Gabriel Chevallier’s satirical novel of the same name.

D4Loop around Vaux-en-Beaujolais (3 options)and departure Three options: 29 km/18 miles, 800 meters/2,615 ft - 36 km/23 miles, 1,015 meters/3,330 ft - 67 km/43 miles, 1,735 meters/5,685 ft of climbing

 

Your last day's ride will take you through "Les Pierres Dorées" and its magnificent villages made of these
"golden stones" before riding back through some vineyards of the southernmost part of Burgundy. Buy a
bottle of wine (or two) to bring home and share with your friends and family. Or take a last couple of
pictures to share with your neighbors, the choice is yours. With three different length rides to choose
from, you can go as long as you want, as hard as you want. It’s the perfect end to your cycling in
Beaujolais adventure!
Your transfer to Lyon is included after your last ride!

Booking & Prices

  • For 2 or 3 riders
  • 2 nights in 3-star hotels and 1 night in a 4-star hotel

    A minimum of 2 riders required

  • 715 euros. Single supplement is 195 euros
  • For 4 riders
  • 2 nights in 3-star hotels and 1 night in a 4-star hotel

  • 575 euros. Single supplement is 195 euros

These prices include:

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

These prices do not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Bicycle rentals. Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 85 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 150 euros per bike.  E-bikes are available at the rate of 155 euros. These prices include the delivery and pick-up fees.

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