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Burgundy Biking

Burgundy Biking:  From the Morvan to the Côte d’Or Europe France Burgundy, France, Europe

from $4,498* per person 6 Days May-September
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Avallon airport, france
  • Active & Adventure trips
There is a special flavor to Burgundy. Yes, it’s in the wine, but it transcends everything. It’s in the gracious demeanor of the people. It’s in the friendly rolling hills and small villages that sit quietly among the vineyards. You feel the rich flavors of Burgundy as you pedal toward the multicolored Flemish-tiled roofs in Beaune. When you combine all these unique flavors, you quickly understand that the wine is only where Burgundy’s story begins.

    The Morvan, a beautiful, wild, lesser-known part of Burgundy
    Bike along the Route des Grands Crus to the famous towns of Aloxe-Corton and Chassagne-Montrachet
    Savor phenomenal cuisine paired with wonderful wines
    Private cellar tour and tasting at acclaimed Maison Alex Gambal
    Beaune, the vibrant capital of the Côte d’Or

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Burgundy Biking: From the Morvan to the Côte d’Or Europe France Burgundy, France, Europe

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Special information

  • You need to form your own private group for this trip. It will be scheduled for a date you arrange with the provider. The itinerary here is just a sample.
  • Offers some solo-only/singles departures.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 The Morvan, a beautiful, wild, lesser-known part of Burgundy with lush forests and farmland, lovely lakes and quaint villages Spin through château-dotted countryside to the hilltop town of Vézelay and discover its cathedral, a World Heritage site.

Day 3 Savor phenomenal cuisine paired with wonderful wines   Looking for the landscape photo? One stunning vista follows another as you ride across rolling pastures past ancient manors and abbeys.

Day 4 Private cellar tour and tasting at acclaimed Maison Alex Gambal where artisanal wines are made by hand Plunge into the centuries-old winemaking tradition at celebrated Clos de Vougeot, a restored medieval château and vineyard Radiant chardonnay and pinot noir vines escort you and your bike from the Côte de Nuits into the Côte de Beaune.

Days 5-6 Bike along the Route des Grands Crus to the famous wine town of Chassagne-Montrachet  Caves perfect for sampling - and buying! - wine are as plentiful as the vintages are delightful Expore Beaune, the vibrant capital of the Côte d’Or Check out the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, a tile-studded showcase of Flemish-Burgundian architecture and impressive history, on a private guided tour.

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