Cycling Champagne and Burgundy

Cycling Champagne and Burgundy!
  • Length 8 days
  • From USD$4995
  • Style/Level Classic 2.5
  • Countries France
  • Begin/End Reims / Dijon
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Experience France’s legendary landscapes as you cycle a route steeped in history, and wine! Bicycle along quiet roads and bike paths through Champagne and Burgundy wine regions and the Morvan Natural Park. This bicycling tour will delight your senses and your taste buds! while taking you to some of the most iconic cities of France.

***Extend this trip 3 days with our Cycling Champagne, Burgundy Plus! the Côte d’Or***

Highlights

  • Reims – capital of champagne wine, Dijon – Capital of Burgundy wine, champagne tasting and tour, Parc Naturel Regional du Morvan, guided visit of Semur-en-Auxois, Châteauneuf and its castle

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Date Price Private room fee Note
Jun 10-17, 2024 USD$4995 USD$550  Departure confirmed to go!
Sep 16-23, 2024 USD$4995 USD$550 Departure confirmed to go!  
DateJun 10-17, 2024
PriceUSD$4995
Private room feeUSD$550
Note Departure confirmed to go!
DateSep 16-23, 2024
PriceUSD$4995
Private room feeUSD$550
NoteDeparture confirmed to go!  

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  • Total distance 340 km (213 miles)
  • Average daily distance 57 km (35 miles)
  • Tour style Classic
  • Tour level 2.5

Highlights: Champagne, Notre Dame de Reims

Reims is not only the capital of the Champagne region, but also home to the cathedral where the Kings of France were crowned since 987 A.D. Come early to explore the incredible cathedral and taste champagne from the many Maisons de Champagne. We’ll meet this afternoon for a bike fitting and a quick spin along Reims’ scenic canal. This evening join us to toast the start of our trip together with champagne of course!

Meals : Dinner
Lodging : Hotel Continental a la Reims

Highlights: Bike paths; champagne tasting

We leave Reims on a bike path this morning pedaling over rolling hills and through vineyards overlooking forests. The Montagne de Reims, where many of the Pinot Noir grapes are grown, is also home to an extensive national park. This evening we’ll be back in Reims where we’ll visit a famous champagne producer and enjoy a tasting.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Hotel Continental a la Reims

Highlights: Dom Perignon’s stomping grounds, Châlons-en-Champagne

This morning we’ll bicycle to the legendary birthplace of champagne. Dom Perignon was a Benedictine monk here in the 17th Century and made important advancements in wine making. Did he invent sparkling wine? Well that depends on who you ask. Our scenic route crosses through Hautvillers where he lived and worked, then joins up with the Canal latéral à la Marne into lovely Châlons en Champagne. This charming town will surprise you with its medieval and Gothic churches and half-timber houses from centuries past.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hôtel Pasteur

Highlights: Burgundy

Today we enter Burgundy. But before we get to the famous wine regions, we’ll pedal through the western countryside, known for its down-to-earth people and natural beauty. After breakfast, we’ll shuttle to Semur-en-Auxois. Semur is a charming town overlooking the Armonçon river. Explore the town and lunch before starting our ride through forests and tiny villages to Saulieu.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Hostellerie de la Tour d’Auxois

Highlights: Parc Naturel Regionál du Morvan

We’ll be in Saulieu again tonight, so treat yourself to a rest day at the spa across the street and/or ride into the lake region of the Morvan Natural Park. Today’s loop follows tiny roads through pastures, Christmas tree farms, and authentic villages to the center of the Morvan Natural Park. The visitors center offers a scenic walk around the lake, gardens, and insight into the French Resistance, which was strong in this area.

Meals : Breakfast
Lodging : Hostellerie de la Tour d’Auxois

Highlights: Chateâuneuf and its castle

We leave the Morvan Park today for a day filled with castles. Commarin Castle’s roots go back to the 13th Century and the castle’s architecture reflects the stylistic changes over the centuries. The town of Chateâuneuf is one of the loveliest you’ll ever visit, and its imposing medieval castle is worth a visit. This evening we’ll spend the night in the third castle of the day in the tiny village of Sainte Sabine. Take a splash in the pool and enjoy the surrounding park before a special dinner prepared by an award-winning chef.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Château Sainte Sabine

Highlights: Burgundy Canal, Dijon

We pedal along the famous Canal de Bourgogne (Burgundy Canal) this morning to Dijon, another capital of an equally famous and delicious wine; Burgundy. Made with similar grapes as champagne, for many, Burgundy is the epitome of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay country. Dijon was also home to the Dukes of Burgundy. Burgundy was a powerful country in its own right until it was annexed by France in 1477. Take your time getting here, or plan to arrive in time for lunch at one of Dijon’s wide array of cafés and restaurants. Start exploring Dijon this afternoon and we’ll enjoy dinner together this evening.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Lodging : Philippe Le Bon

Highlights: Dijon

There is more of Dijon to explore or Paris is under two hours away. Whatever you decide, enjoy and thanks for joining us.

Meals : Breakfast

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