Cycling Trip Highlights
  • Cycling through one of the most famous wine regions in Europe
  • Visit small villages and hamlets, surrounded by wonderful oak forests
  • Taste, compare and purchase incredible selections of wine throughout your trip
  • Discover the medieval town of Beaune, the historic and vibrant capital of wine
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Wines of Burgundy Cycling Holiday

A fully-flexible cycling holiday in France

What we love About your Burgundy cycling holiday

We love...Easy-going cycling
This is one of the best holidays for people who don't want to spend their whole day on the bike but instead enjoy a few hours riding between different towns and through the countryside. Rides are flat and on traffic-free roads, making this a completely accessible trip.
We love...Exploring Burgundy
Burgundy is one of the most scenic and vibrant places to cycle in France. Your cycle paths weave in and out of the vibrant vineyards before leading you on to yet another picturesque French town. This is the ultimate relaxation and exploration holiday.
We love...Tasting the Burgundy wine
As one of the most famous wine regions in France, this is a trip for lovers of both dry reds and Chardonnays. Taste the local grapes and notice the variations depending on location and explore vineyards dating back to medieval times.

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Our suggested Burgundy cycling holiday

Day by Day

Day 1Arrive in Meursault/Saint-Romain

Lyon is the closest large airport although the Eurostar or flying into Paris is an option for arrival into the Burgundy region.

Depending on when you arrive, we recommend finding the time to walk up to the ruins of the Château of Saint-Romain. From here, the views across the valley are truly spectacular and introduce you to Burgundy in the perfect way. We also suggest visiting the ‘Tonnerie François Frères’ where wine barrels are made and distributed all over the world.

Day 2Loop ride from Saint Romain
Total distance36km

Today’s ride is a circular one through the Côte de Beaune. Visit old mansions, ride through vast vineyards and across undulating fields. You will visit a number of villages and towns from the more commonly known Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet to the hidden gems of Chaudenay and Corcelles-Les-Arts. A beautiful ride for the first day on the bike and the perfect introduction to the wine region.

Day 3Saint-Romain to Aloxe-Corton
Total distance22km

Today you will only ride 22km giving plenty of time to explore the different destinations on the way. Begin the day with a ride to Beaune, the wine capital of the Côte d’Or, rumoured to have been founded by Julius Ceasar in 52 B.C. Following a delicious lunch, enjoy a walk round Beaune and discover the hidden Gothic secrets that sit within the intricate architecture. Before you conclude your day in Aloxe-Corton, you will jump back on the bike and ride through fields of sunflowers, wheat and corn. Aloxe-Corton, like a number of its neighbouring villages, is celebrated for its unique wine and holds a Grand Cru status.

Day 4Loop ride from Aloxe-Corton
Total distance32km

Today will be a slightly longer day on the bike and is made up of relaxing riding and peaceful countryside landscapes. Ride past historic castles and stop by the traditional farming villages of ‘La Bourgogne’. From Chorey-lès-Beaune, ride through to the Côte-de-Nuits region and stop for a break and a bite to eat in one of the quiet farm villages. Today is a great day to explore on your own and spend time in the places you feel most suit you. Return to Aloxe-Corton where you’ll spend the night.

Day 5Aloxe-Corton to Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
Total distance26km

You will come across a couple of small climbs today but these are separated by smooth country lanes, sleepy villages and oak forests. The climbs will be rewarded with incredible views over the vineyards whilst the quaint villages of Comblanchien, Buits-St-Georges and others will, without doubt, form some of the highlights of your trip.

Day 6Loop ride from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux
Total distance38km

Another scenic ride lays ahead through the 17th Century mansions of Chouchey and the castle of Brochon. Here, the 19th-century poet, Stephen Liégeard lived. You will join onto a slightly busier road today for short periods of your ride but the majority of the route will return you to country lanes.

Day 7Departure from Gilly-lès-Cîteaux

hoose to take advantage of our transfer service (on request) or make your own way back to the train station in Beaune for your onward journey. If you have any adjustments to make at the end of your trip or if you wish to extend your stay, just let our cycling experience team know.

Key Stats

7day holiday
Or extend your trip
31km avg
Expect to ride an average of 31km per day

How's the Weather? in France

The SpringApril to May
The days get longer and the temperature gradually rises to around 20°C. You will experience misty mornings which will soon turn into pleasant days. There will be the odd days of rain but rarely for long periods and there are very few tourists at this time of year.
The SummerJune to August
Summers usually bring long dry spells. Average daily temperatures are around 24°C although mid-July can be hotter.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Temperatures begin to cool and days can be cool and crisp. The watery sun gets lower and you will experience beautiful autumnal days.
The WinterDecember to March
Winters are cold in central France. Rain is also significantly more likely at this time of year so it is not a popular time to travel.

What to ExpectFrom easy going cycling to vibrant countryside landscapes

Cycle in the heart of Burgundy’s wine region to enjoy beautiful weather and an array of colours and landscapes that constantly change with the seasons. The vibrant countryside and expanse of vineyards are ideal for relaxing rides whilst the pastel coloured towns and historical landmarks break up your rides perfectly. With incredible food on offer and delicious wines to taste, this the perfect mix of cycling, cultural exposure and relaxation.

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