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A Short Escape In Beaujolais

This cycling tour takes you through vineyards and countryside 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 The itinerary will take you to some beautiful countryside villages Admire the local charm of each village on your cycle route
This cycling tour takes you through vineyards and countryside

A Short Escape In Beaujolais

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  • PriceFrom 630 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 Macon. Transfer to Creches sur Saone 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 in to 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.

D2Creches-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

D3Belleville 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. 

D4Short loop and departure Three options: 29 km/18 miles, 800 meters/2,615 ft - 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.

Booking & Pricing

  • Price details
  • 2 nights in 3-star hotels and 1 night in a 4-star hotel

    A minimum of 2 riders required

  • 630 euros. Single supplement is 160 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 Macon to Creches-sur-Saone (on Day 1)
  • 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 80 euros per bike. Full-carbon racing bikes are available at the rate of 150 euros per bike. These prices include the delivery and pick-up fees.

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