Cycling Burgundy’s Vineyards of France

Cycling Burgundy’s Vineyards

Few places on Earth offer the magnificent scenery, fascinating culture and rich history like the Burgundy region of France.  And with a breathtaking backdrop of lush, green forests, blissful canals and waterways, enchanting chateaux and seemingly endless natural trails, Burgundy also happens to be one of the best places in the world to cycle.  In fact, the vineyards of Burgundy remain among the top destinations for cycling enthusiasts – both for the peace and tranquility, and for the delicious wine.

We invite you to come along for one of our magnificent vineyard tours.  Take an unforgettable journey through Burgundy’s hidden treasures, and experience an atmosphere that has breathed life into this region for thousands of years.

Puligny Montrachet

Puligny Montrachet is a village in the Cote de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, which is as rich in beauty as it is in wine.  It is home to four Grand Cru vineyards and an incredible 17 Premier Cru sites. While some red wines are produced here, it’s the white varieties that have helped put this village on the map – namely Chardonnay.  With over 500 acres of enchanting vineyards to explore and discover, it’s no wonder Puligny is included in our cycling tours. Roam the quiet paths, get lost in the peacefulness, and breathe the delightfully fresh air as you sip on a glass of fine wine bearing such famous labels as Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet and Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet.

Clos Vougeot

Perhaps what sets Clos Vougeot apart from other vineyards in the Burgundy region is the fact that it is completely enclosed by walls. Created by Cistercian monks, Clos Vougeot is the largest single vineyard located in Côte de Nuits to have been given the coveted Grand Cru designation. The wines produced here are known for their bold, robust flavors and include such notable names as Méo-Camuzet, Anne Gros and René Engel. The charming chateau, which rests unassumingly in the corner of the vineyard, gives Clos Vougeot a magical, fairytale atmosphere and provides the distinct feeling of taking a step back in time. It is for these, and so many more reasons that we’re delighted to include Clos Vougeot on our vineyard tours.

Vosne Romanee

A small commune in Côte de Nuits, Vosne Romanee is often referred to as the area’sbrightest star” and is responsible for the production of some of the the finest Pinot Noir wines in the world. The wines of Vosne Romanee possess an incredible intensity of fruit and a perfect balance of depth and richness with a taste of pure elegance. The 8 Grand Cru vineyards in Vosne Romanee include some of Burgundy’s most iconic, sought-after and expensive red wines, including Romanée-Conti of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, among the best of the best. With an area of only 67 acres, what Vosne Romanee lacks in size it more than makes up for in exquisite taste and distinct personality. Indulge yourself in this robust atmosphere as you cycle through some of Burgundy’s most amazing vineyards with us.

Santenay

Located to the south of the Cote de Beaune, Santenay is home to some of Burgundy’s best vineyard sites. While the wines of this appellation are not typically held in as high a regard as those from the northerly vineyards, Santenay’s wines are refreshing, albeit rustic in nature, as opposed to other more refined wines of the area. Still, the wine here is greatly enjoyed, with an annual production of nearly 2 million bottles.  The climate of Santenay is inviting, as are the friendly locals.  Our vineyard tours would simply not be the same if we didn’t include a fabulous visit to this lovely Burgundy village.

Nuits Saint Georges

Nuits Saint Georges is a quaint little market town that embodies the simple, laid back nature of the Burgundy region. It also happens to be home to some of the finest Premier Cru vineyards in the area. The most sought-after wines of the Nuits Saint Georges wine appellation are those that are produced just to the south, including les Vaucrains, les Cailles and the town’s namesake, les St Georges. We are happy to include a visit to these charming vineyards in our tours, allowing our guests to cycle through some of the most spectacular natural settings and enjoy a taste or two of the many red and white wine varieties produced here.

So what are you waiting for?  Come with us as we explore the best that Burgundy has to offer in our unique and unforgettable vineyard cycling tours.  Get your adrenaline pumping and indulge your taste buds with some of the finest wines in the world, all set amidst the backdrop of the spectacular Burgundy landscape.  It’s a journey you won’t soon forget!

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