Your Cycling Holidays in France

Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

This tour through Burgundy is an Oenophiles dream, based in one of the most famous of France’s wine regions.

In between wine tastings and gastronomic stop offs, you will enjoy the relaxed cycling in between picturesque villages and wonderful hotels. Following the cycle Route des Grand Cru, you will enjoy gorgeous scenery, vineyard Chateaux and the delightful regional capital of Wine, Beaune.

We Love: Sampling wine in various “caveau” (wine caves) along your journey, Hotel-Dieu des Hospices in Beaune, visiting Chateau de Savingny-les-Beaune and its collection of vintage planes and cars.

What's included: 

  • 3* and 4* bed and breakfast hotel accommodation

  • 4 evening meals (except with B&B option) 

  • Transfers from local train stations

  • Bikes with panniers and handlebar bags

  • Route maps and instructions

  • Local support

  • Flights and transfers are not included but can be organised on request

  • This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your Cycling Holidays in France

Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

Day 1 Arrive at Dijon and transfer to your first hotel in Morey Saint Denis in the heart of the Cote de Nuits vineyards, which is thought to have produced wine for over a thousand years. Before dinner enjoy a dip in the pool of your fabulous hotel, a former wine press and meet your local representative for your bike fitting and orientation.

Day 2 Morey Saint Denis to Beaune: 18 miles (29 km). Today you will follow the Route des Grands Cru, which passes through some of the most prestigious parts of Burgundy’s vineyards. Along the route you will cycle through charming traditional villages such as Nuits Saint Georges, with their limestone houses and courtyards before reaching the thriving centre of wine, Beaune. Dinner will be in one of the superb local restaurants.

Day 3 Aloxe Corton: 14 miles (23km). As well as exploring Beaune’s sights such as the Hotel-Dieu des Hospices, a magnificent Gothic hospital, now a museum, and possibly a wine tasting of two, there is time for a cycle ride to Aloxe Corton.  Aloxe Corton is home to two of the best Grand Crus in Burgundy, Corton red and Corton-Charlemagne white produced in these gently sloping vineyards. On route, you can also visit the Chateau de Savingny-les-Beaune, which as well as being a stunning building, it has an impressive collection of vintage aeroplanes, cars and motorcycles!

Day 4 Beaune to Rully: 15 miles (24km). You continue south today along the Cote de Beaune and Saone river plains through Pommard, Volnay and Meursault until you reach Rully, your stop for the next two nights. Relax on the quiet hotel terrace before enjoying a gourmet meal.

Day 5 Rully to Puligny-Montrachet: 13 miles (20km). Your final day in the saddle will take you back northwards via the Voie Verte cycle path to Puligny-Montrachet in the heart of the Cote D’Or. Here you can relax in the sanctuary of your hotel once more, making sure you stock up on local delicacies before your final evening’s dinner.

Day 6 After a hearty breakfast we say “Au Revoir” before transferring you to Chagny or Beaune. 

Your Cycling Holidays in France

Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

Day 1 Arrive at Dijon and transfer to your first hotel in Morey Saint Denis in the heart of the Cote de Nuits vineyards, which is thought to have produced wine for over a thousand years. Before dinner enjoy a dip in the pool of your fabulous hotel, a former wine press and meet your local representative for your bike fitting and orientation.

Day 2 Gevrey Chambertin: 15 miles (24 km). After a refreshing night’s sleep and delicious breakfast, we suggest a round trip cycle into the plains of the Bourgogne region and to Gevrey Chambertin, home of nine Grand Cru vineyards and the largest wine producing village in the Cote D’Or, famous for its Pinot Noir. As well as enjoying the famous wines, the pretty medieval village is a nice stop for lunch and the chance to enjoy local Epoisses cheese and mustard from Dijon.

Day 3 Morey Saint Denis to Beaune: 18 miles (29 km). Today you will follow the Route des Grands Cru, which passes through some of the most prestigious parts of Burgundy’s vineyards. Along the route you will cycle through charming traditional villages such as Nuits Saint Georges, with their limestone houses and courtyards before reaching the thriving centre of wine, Beaune. Dinner will be in one of the superb local restaurants.

Day 4 Aloxe Corton: 14 miles (23km). As well as exploring Beaune’s sights such as the Hotel-Dieu des Hospices, a magnificent Gothic hospital, now a museum, and possibly a wine tasting of two, there is time for a cycle ride to Aloxe Corton.  Aloxe Corton is home to two of the best Grand Crus in Burgundy, Corton red and Corton-Charlemagne white produced in these gently sloping vineyards. On route, you can also visit the Chateau de Savingny-les-Beaune, which as well as being a stunning building, it has an impressive collection of vintage aeroplanes, cars and motorcycles!

Day 5 Beaune to Rully: 15 miles (24km). You continue south today along the Cote de Beaune and Saone river plains through Pommard, Volnay and Meursault until you reach Rully, your stop for the next two nights. Relax on the quiet hotel terrace before enjoying a gourmet meal.

Day 6 Mercurey: 19 miles (31km). Today we suggest a round trip cycle to Mercurey south of Rully and a visit to the Chateau de Germolles, one the best-preserved residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. Alternatively, you may choose to relax in the charming surroundings of your hotel.

Day 7 Rully to Puligny-Montrachet: 13 miles (20km). Your final day in the saddle will take you back northwards via the Voie Verte cycle path to Puligny-Montrachet in the heart of the Cote D’Or. Here you can relax in the sanctuary of your hotel once more, making sure you stock up on local delicacies before your final evening’s dinner.

Day 8 After a hearty breakfast we say “Au Revoir” before transferring you to Chagny or Beaune. 

Your Cycling Holidays in France

Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

Hotels

A fine selection of hotels to choose from

  • Hotel Castel de Tres Girard, Morey Saint Denis

    Hotel Castel de Tres Girard, Morey Saint Denis

    4 star

    The hotel is a former 17th Century wine press with an outdoor swimming pool. Enjoy dinner in the hotels fabulous restaurant with superb views of the vineyards. 

  • Hotel Chateau Saint Michel, Rully

    Hotel Chateau Saint Michel, Rully

    4 star

    This is the perfect hotel for relaxing in the peaceful area of Rully. It dated back to the 19th Century and has retained its authentic character.

  • Hotel de la Paix, Beaune

    Hotel de la Paix, Beaune

    3 star

    Situated in a quiet but good location for exploring Beaune. This stone building offers simple but comfortable rooms in a contemporary style. 

  • Hotel le Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet

    Hotel le Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet

    4 star

    Another beautiful burgundy hotel set in a 19th Century building serving delicious wines from its very own arched cellar.

Your Cycling Holidays in France

Burgundy’s Route des Grand Crus

May to September

Tour Only Prices

2018 Departure Dates

Nights

Board Basis

Adult Prices

May to September 

 7

Bed & Breakfast and 4 Evening Meals

 £1895

May to September 

 5

Bed & Breakfast and 3 Evening Meals

 £1475

May to September 

 7

Bed & Breakfast

 £1565

May to September 

 5

Bed & Breakfast

 £1245

Ebike Supplement: Price coming soon!

Single Supplement: £65 per night

From our blog

View all posts
X

Be the first to know

Sign up to receive exclusive offers, expert advice and insider access to all the latest cycle news.