Burgundy is a famous and historical region in east-central France. Other than its long and fascinating history, the region is also known ...Read more
Explore Burgundy by bike with us this summer in this idyllic area of France. Renowned for its fine wine, Burgundy’s countryside is dotted with vineyards, mustard fields and medieval villages. The towns in Burgundy have an eclectic mix of Renaissance, Middle Ages, Gallo-Roman and Celtic antiquity architectural styles. It's the perfect destination to explore by bike on one of our cycling holidays. Cycle along country roads between fantastic restaurants, stunning architecture and world-class wineries.
Wake up to views over the Côte de Nuits vines at Castel de Très Girard, where the wine is thought to have been produced for over a thousand years. If that doesn’t cut the mustard, then try to keep a straight face at a tasting at the Edmond Fallot Moutarderie.
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The reception from the local agent, Florent, was excellent. Friendly, helpful, efficient, informative. The routes we followed were outstanding. The towns of Beaune, Buxy, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Morey St Denis were lovely.
It was interesting to explore the historic town of Beaune. The roads were delightfully quiet. The countryside was beautiful and it was great to cycle past all the vineyards. We also enjoyed the small villages.
Loved the combination between activity and wining/dining. Really interesting to get to know the villages we usually only know from the wine labels. Charming shappy chic villages and beautiful landscapes.
This walled wine-making town is thriving thanks to its wine tourism, which you can learn about at the Maison des Climats. Then, taste two of the best Grand Crus in Burgundy at Aloxe Corton Corton red and Corton-Charlemagne white. Once a medieval charity hospital, the magnificent Hôtel-Dieu is a fine example of 15th-century Burgundian architecture. Built in 1340 for the Duke of Eudes, Château de Savigny-les-Beaune has a wide collection of vintage airplanes, cars and motorbikes.
South of Beaune, Puligny Montrachet is a well-known Burgundy appellation wine. Cycle along the Voie Verte route, known as the Burgundy Vineyard Way, pausing along the way at local winemaker’s cellars and for local gastronomy. Pedal to the nearby town of Meursault where the old Roman Fort remains are still visible above the village. A former 14th-century feudal château, the town hall’s roof has the typically colourful Bordeaux roof with a water fountain spouting in the foreground.
Our cycling tours run between April and October, which tend to be warmer and drier. Burgundy has a mild climate and temperatures vary between 8-22°, at its highest in July and August.
Burgundy’s signature dish is beef bourguignon braised in local red wine. Another wine-soaked dish, coq au vin is chicken also braised in red Burgundy. A local delicacy, escargots à la Bourgogne are oven-cooked snails left in their shell and filled with butter, garlic and parsley. For dessert, blackcurrants tend to be a main feature throughout the region. Variations include blackcurrant sorbet, crème de cassis and the popular Kir cocktail. A celebrated local cheese, epoisses goes well with a white Chablis.
This tour through Burgundy is an Oenophiles dream, based in one of the most famous of France’s wine regions.
The cycling in Burgundy is wonderful, with beautiful scenery that ranges from quaint countryside views to elegant cities with palaces. The cycling is leisurely, with well maintained cycle lanes that make pedalling a breeze.
Our Burgundy cycling holidays run from May to September. These summer months have fantastic weather for cycling, and the restaurants and attractions are open to accommodate the tourist season.
Our expert team will make your Burgundy cycling trip as smooth as possible from start to finish. When you book a flight-inclusive package we will provide you with all the latest travel information you need. We are also ABTA & ATOL bonded so you can book with confidence.
You’ll experience some of our favourite château hotels as well as rustic country estates when cycling in Burgundy. Warm welcomes and excellent dining are what you can expect from your Burgundy cycling trip.
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