5 Reasons To Add The Burgundy Gastronomy & Wine Bike Tour To Your Bucket List
Burgundy is famous for its warm hospitality and inimitable knack for enjoying life. Rich in tradition, gastronomy, history and excellent wines. Even before Julius Caesar fought his decisive battles with the Gauls, people have been lured to this beautiful land of gently rolling landscapes, sleepy villages, rivers and canals. Burgundy is the old France, a land of culture, countryside, fine food and wine. Stately historic castles, miles of straight Roman roads and magnificent Romanesque churches give constant reminders of Burgundy’s heritage.
There really is a long list of reasons to experience Burgundy France, but we’ve selected a few of our faves! Here are our 5 Reasons To Add The Burgundy Gastronomy & Wine Bike Tour To Your Bucket List
The Food (specifically:Coq Au Vin)
We really loved almost every dish we’ve sampled so far in Burgundy, but this one made the top of the list. This Burgundy specialty consists of a free range chicken that is delicately braised and cooked in sauce made from full-bodied red wine. The key to this recipe is the quality of poultry used, which is notable for its tender and tasty meat.The accompanying sauce may contain a variety of different spices and ingredients, from garlic, rosemary, parsley and bay leaves to mushrooms and celery, but no matter what the combination the flavorful result is unforgettable.
Cycling The Vinyards
The vineyards of Burgundy remain among the top destinations for cycling enthusiasts – both for the peace and tranquility, and for the delicious wine.
The Wine…Oh, The Wine!
Burgundy is home to France’s main wine producing areas, and its products are known and enjoyed worldwide. Names like Beaune, Nuits-St-Georges, Chablis, Meursault and Gevrey-Chambertin all hail from this region, where Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are grown extensively.
The Rich History
Burgundy is Rich with history with it’s many museums & historic buildings. From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, explore the history of Burgundian buildings. Travel back in time at the medieval site of Guédelon, along the Châteaux tourist route in Saône-et-Loire or in the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy.
Dijon (not just a great mustard)
Dijon. The capital of Burgundy is more than just the birthplace of the greatest mustard ever, it’s home to parks, fountains, fine museums, and the shopping district along rue de la Libertée. This is a stop in your travels you just cannot miss out on!