Elusive, evocative and romantic
Perfect for... cycling whilst conquering
the marvellous cuisine.
On a bicycle you have it all to yourself, the magical ‘Voie Verte’ cycle path from Givry to Macon, the Canal du Centre at Chagny and the tiny lanes and farm tracks which criss-cross the plain of Bresse and meander among the lakes of la Dombes. Black kites circle overhead, teaming water fowl fill the meres. Wildflowers and butterflies cover the verges, while baskets of geraniums decorate even the smallest farms. Tantalising smells seep from every tiny village restaurant to whet your lunch time appetite. Where else could you find chickens ‘appelation controlee and 10 Grand Cru wines? A renowned region for traditional French cuisine.
Our holidays start at the glamorous Chateau de Fleurville with its own heated pool, garden and tennis court.
The routes are Grade 1, easy cycling, on the Voie Verte Givry to Macon, and east of the river Saone with Grade 2 or 3 through the vineyards to the west of the river.