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France – Burgundy Short Bike Tour

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This Burgundy “Short” tour is a great way to experience the unique wine country of Burgundy in a quick visit that combines perfectly with a stop over in Paris!  This 3 night offer still is an express “best of Burgundy” as we include Beaune and Dijon with famous wine country between!  Begin in Beaune, famous for its “Cotes de Beaune” wine. Riding through the countryside and local vineyards on your choice of loop rides then a ride to Dijon to finish! All along the way, you’ll have the chance to experience how winemakers make their world-famous wine and sample the culinary masterpieces of the region (like Dijon’s famous mustard).  Of course we will make recommendations for wine and cuisine along the way!  

Departure & Return Location

Tour starts in Beaune and finishes in Dijon. To reach Beaune: direct train from Paris or via Dijon from Paris Gare de Lyon station (2 hrs 10 min to Paris Gare de Lyon.)  Direct trains from Dijon to Paris and CDG airport available.

Price Includes

  • 3 nights of accommodation: choice of 3 star or 4 star superior hotels
  • Daily buffet breakfast 
  • Welcome Orientation on Day 1
  • Hotel to Hotel luggage transfers
  • Detailed Road Book including maps, itinerary, and cue sheets
  • Comprehensive trip literature with touristic information
  • GPX tracks available if requested in advance  
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times during tour
  • Pre-travel planning services and documentation

Not Included:

Lodging

Standard Hotels:

  • Beaune: Option 1 – Hotel des Remparts (recommend Jr Suite upgrade)
  • Beaune: Option 2 – Hotel Athanor
  • Dijon: Hotel Le Wilson Dijon

Upgraded Hotels:

  • Beaune: Hotel Le Cep or La Poste
  • Dijon: Hotel Le Chapeau Rouge

Optional Add-Ons

  • Additional Hotel Nights in Paris
  • Paris City Tours
  • Paris airport transfers, tours
  • GPS Rental with Programmed Routes
  • Travel Insurance

Guides & Local Support

Local Expert: Patrick has a real feel for our travelers’ expectations when it comes to exploring uncharted territory and he possesses a definite flair for finding a region’s hidden treasures. You will meet our local expert at orientation on Day 1 at your hotel to get a personal welcome! He will answer your questions, go over the tour and navigation materials and adjust your bike for you. Our local guides and experts are available by phone to assist during your trip with any kind of emergency, breakdown (except flats), and if for some reason you need to arrange a transfer. 

Tour Highlights
  • Dijon, capital of the Duchy of Burgundy
  • Beaune old town and history
  • Speciality foods: Kir, Eggs poached in red wine sauce, Beef casserole, Pancake with
    orange and liqueur, Dijon mustard, Snails cooked in garlic and parsley butter…
  • Bike quiet roads and visit picturesque villages of Burgundy Grands Crus

Need to Know: September – October are very busy because of harvest; we recommend booking early.

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day to Beaune

Arriving in Beaune, you will go to your charming hotel to check in and then explore the town with your free time. Beaune is very well-known for its wine as well as its history, in fact the Dukes of Burgundy used to reside there until the 14th Century. Be sure to leave some time to visit the 15th century ramparts and the famous hospices Hotel-Dieu. Beaune is also the capital of the wine of the region so you will want to visit some of the local cellars for a little ‘degustation’ or tasting! Your orientation with bike set up is at 5-5:30 pm at your hotel.

Meals: on own
Overnight: Beaune

Day 2Beaune - Choice of Loop Ride: 36, 46, or 64 km / +490m, +460m, +500m

Leaving town from the north you soon cycle through the famous Corton -Charlemagne Grand-Crus. From Savigny, you will go half-way up the hills before riding down to the also well-known Pommard, to finally return to Beaune. If you want a longer ride you can do so from Pommard (Km 31.9) offered (Beaune south at Km 4.3). This will make a total of 78 km. Or, do a longer loop over the flatter plain of the Saone back through Nuits St Georges. Lunches: choose from restaurants in Meursault, Puligny and Santenay from Chassagne, and others. Enjoy an amazing dining break from the bike!

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 36 or 78 km / 22 or 48 mi
Overnight: Beaune

Day 3Beaune to Dijon: 43 km / +270m

Today takes you on the Classic route through the most valuable pinot noir vineyards that you could possibly dream of. It is an undulating route but not hilly; very pleasant riding. Along the way, there are many nice villages and places to stop for a break or sample some wine, such as Nuits St-Georges and Chevrey- Chambertin.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 43 km / 27 mi
Overnight: Dijon

Day 4Departure

Depart this morning after breakfast or add on extra nights in beautiful Dijon. We can arrange wine and cooking programs if you have extra time – we highly recommend doing so! To depart back to Paris you can take a train to Gare de Lyon or Bercy stations. We are happy to arrange Paris stop overs and activities – please inquire with our travel experts in advance.

Meals: breakfast

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Burgundy Short Bike Tour
Rates

3 Nights Version: (based on double occupancy)

Superior Three Star Hotels: 

  • 2 persons:  615 euros/person
  • 4 persons:  595 euros/person
  • 6 persons:  585 euros/person
  • High Season Supplement:  25 euros/person (August-October)
  • Single Supplement:  234 euros/person (applies when 2 or more traveling but in separate single use rooms)
  • Solo Supplement:  ask us for rates

Upgraded Four Star+ Hotels:  

  • 2 persons:  960 euros/person
  • single supplement, parties of 4 or more:  ask us for rates

ADD On to this Burgundy Short Trip:  

  • Transfers in Paris with day tours
  • Overnights in Paris with airport transfers
  • Paris day trips or other wine and food theme experiences in Burgundy

Hybrid Bike Rental:  98 euros
Road Bike Rental:  122 euros
E-bike Rental:  122 euros
Garmin GPS Rental:  38 euros
Bike Rental Details Page

About:

  • Start Days are any day of the week. 
  • We can accommodate families in larger rooms, please inquire.

Make it Custom: Do you like this tour but want to make it different? Tell us your wishes & we will quote it!

How do our tours compare to similar trips? You Get MoreIf you compare price, we are much less than guided trips with similar experiences. In our private, independent format, you get much more than what most traditional self guided tours offer, plus it’s a better experience! Our team has gone to great lengths to build and create exceptional tours all over the world, vacations that will give you lifelong memories. From the accommodations to the bikes, to the routes themselves, we hold each component of our tours to a very high standard. We are dedicated to empowering people through travel!
 
Ready to book? Our well-traveled, knowledgeable and dedicated team is standing by and eager to make your travel dreams come true. Call now at 800-960-2221 (USA/Canada 8 am-5 pm MST) +1.480.905.1235; or email us.   
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Anonymous Reviewer

Couple Traveller

Saint Sabine absolutely stunning, 5 star overall

October 2, 2018

Anonymous Reviewer

Group Traveller

I felt well informed about what we were to experience. Hotel Chateau de Ste Sabine was the standout. The bikes were a very good match for the route. They preformed fine no problems. I used the GPX files you sent me on my smartphone. Nancy backed me up with the cue sheets. Route finding was not a problem.

September 12, 2017

Anonymous Reviewer

Couple Traveller

La Cloche and Le Richebourg were outstanding, Le Cep was charming, venerable, very welcoming! The bikes worked well and were in good repair.

September 21, 2015