Biking Burgundy vineyards and its fascinating heritage

Burgundy is a concentrate of history that you must take the time to explore, according to its castles, churches, abbeys, villages with glazed tiles and its famous vineyard: Chablis, Côtes de Beaune, Côtes de Nuits…During this Burgundy Bike Tour you will be crossing Burgundy vineyards and villages. Auxerre, Beaune, Dijon, have kept their splendour and elegance, while Avallon, Semur-en-auxois and Châteauneuf are the very image we have of Burgundy, a postcard.

On the borders of the Morvan, Vézelay and its basilica is a World Heritage Site and marks the start of one of the roads to Santiago de Compostela. But what is most fascinating about Burgundy is of course its incredible vineyard! The Climates (terroirs) of the Burgundy vineyard were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2015. The registration is a recognition of the unique character of the Côte Viticole between Dijon and Beaune.

A land that includes some of the greatest wines in the world: Vougeot, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin, Pommard, Meursault and many others.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biking Unesco World Heritage Burgundy 
  • Burgundy Wine
  • Auxerre, Vezelay, Beaune, Dijon…

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 2490€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

Our driver-guide will pick you up the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the support vehicle is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather.

From 3550€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering, bike rental…

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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BIKe itinerary

Welcome to Burgundy

We will meet you at Auxerre train station at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in Chablis. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes, discuss the stay and explore Chablis, a village known throughout the world for its dry white wines. The Chardonnay grape variety is expressed in Chablis like nowhere else.

Loop around Chablis (via Auxerre)

We leave Chablis and its picturesque alleys in the direction of Auxerre. The ride will take us through the hills, vineyards and first Burgundy village of your week: Chitry, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux. Discreet, Auxerre is a beautiful surprise, set on the banks of the Yonne river, you will appreciate its narrow streets lined with half-timbered houses, its abbey, its cathedral…
We continue through the Burgundy countryside before reaching Chablis again for a tasting of local wine.

Chablis to Vezelay (VIA the nivernais canal)

From Auxerre, the Nivernais canal with its hills showing some of the most beautiful villages in Burgundy: Irancy, Cravan, Mailly le Château, Châtel Censoir will take us to Vézelay.
Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perched on a rocky spur crowned by a medieval basilica, this village is a major pilgrimage site and a starting point for Santiago de Compostela (Saint James way).
In the 12th century, Bernard de Clairvaux (a Burgundian monk) called for the second crusade in Vézelay. Harboring the relics of Saint Madeleine, the village became a major spiritual landmark.

Avallon to Semur-en-auxois

We leave Avallon perched on a granite spur and surrounded by towers and ramparts following the cousin’s valley and its green hue. After a stopover in the picturesque village of Montreal, we will continue our journey in the town of Epoisses, known for its cheese. Finally, Semur-en-Auxois, a medieval city set on a pink granite cliff, will mark the end of this day in the heart of the Burgundy countryside. Sheltered by its ramparts, there is an intertwining of paved alleys and a few half-timbered houses, dominated by the large towers of the keep and the tapered spire of the collegiate church of Notre-Dame.

Chateauneuf to Beaune (via THE Burgundy canal) 

It is along the Burgundy Canal that we will make our first pedal strokes towards Châteauneuf and its imposing 12th century fortified castle. Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, its medieval streets reveal the houses of the rich Burgundian merchants of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries and offer a splendid panorama. We will then continue to Beaune and its famous vineyard.

Loop around beaune

The jewel of Beaune‘s old city is the magnificent Hôtel-Dieu, France’s most splendiferous medieval charity hospital. Hidden beneath the city’s streets is a labyrinth of wine cellars dating back several centuries, where some of the world’s most prestigious wines repose. This thriving town’s raison d’être and the source of its joie de vivre is wine: making it, tasting it, selling it, but most of all, drinking it. Consequently Beaune is one of the best places in all of France for wine tasting, and one of Burgundy‘s top destinations. On the day’s programme: visit the hospices of Beaune, ride in the vineyards and wine tasting.

Beaune TO DIJON (via Nuits-Saint-Georges) 

We ride Dijon, crossing villages known worldwide for their vineyards: Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Gevrey-Chambertin… If Château du Clos de Vougeot no longer produces wine today, its visit is essential, it remains the symbol of nearly a millennium of Burgundy history.

With its compact and pedestrian-friendly centre, lively street scene and aesthetically pleasing ensemble of half-timbered houses and polychrome tile roofs, Dijon is one of France‘s most appealing cities. Filled with elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings that hark back to the city’s 14th- and 15th-century heyday as the capital of the Duchy of Burgundy.

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

It is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. We will take you to Dijon TGV after breakfast to end this Burgundy bike tour, unless you want to continue your biking holidays with Veymont Travel.

ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

Chablis – 2 nights

Hostellerie des Clos 4*

This charming hotel, wih a fascinating history, stands right in the heart of the Burgundy vineyards, in the centre of the village of Chablis.

Vezelay – 1 night

Les Glycines 4*

The Hotel is near the Sainte Marie Madeleine Basilica at the top of the eternal hill. Its exceptional decorative elements, makes it a real machine to travel through time!

Chailly-sur-Armançon – 1 night

Chateau de Chailly 4*

Château de Chailly is a classified monument dating from the 16th century and was converted into a four-star golf resort about thirty years ago.

Beaune – 2 nights

Hotel de la Poste 4*

Located in the heart of Beaune, Najeti Hotel de la Poste perpetuates the Burgundian tradition of hospitality, good food and fine wines,

Dijon – 1 night

Maison Philippe Le Bon 4*

The Maison Philippe Le Bon is located in the heart of the historical city center of Dijon, listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.

equipment / bikes

Included

Hybrid Bike

Trek Zektor 3 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

Supplement + 45€

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 75€

Hybrid E-bike

Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

Supplement + 100€

Road E-bike

Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

Supplement + 215 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

Pinarello Prince or equivalent

Women’s model also available

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 775 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

Equipment / dEtails

You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
Equipment provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 handlebar bag
  • 2 rear panniers

WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

Included
Supported tour
Not Included
Supported Tour

Accomodation

  • 7 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide

Activities

  • 6 bike rides

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants
Included
Guided tour
Not Included
Guided Tour

Accomodation

  • 7 nights in 4* hotels (or equivalent) in double occupancy

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • Snacks and refreshments

Guiding

  • 1 driver-guide
  • 1 certified bike guide

Activities

  • 6 bike rides
  • Chablis Wine Tasting
  • Hautes Côtes de Beaune Wine Tasting
  • Visit of Clos Vougeot
  • Visit of Hospices de Beaune

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
  • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
  • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Not Included
Guided Tour
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants