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…
  • Hospices de Beaune and Clos Vougeot Wine tastings (included in the guided version)

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.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on 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 van 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. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2350€/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.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on 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 van 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. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 3490€/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 or 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.

    CHABLIS LOOP 

    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 > Vezelay 

    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 > 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 > Beaune

    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.

    beaune LOOP

    From Beaune, you will follow small wine roads in the heart of the Côte de Beaune vineyards. Between hillsides and valleys you will cross the villages of Pommard, Volnay, or Meursault.
    The city of Beaune owes its reputation to its wines, and under the streets of the city is a labyrinth of cellars dating back several centuries, where some of the most prestigious wines in the world are kept. The Hôtel-Dieu, also known as the Hospices de Beaune, founded in the 15th century, is one of the most famous charity hospitals in the world, as much for its sumptuous and remarkable traditional Burgundian architecture (glazed tiles) as for its prestigious wine estate, whose production has historically been auctioned off to finance its operation, under the name of the sale of the Hospices de Beaune.

    Beaune > DIJON  

    We ride towards 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.

    End of Stay

    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

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