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Chablis Vineyards Cycling - Short Break

Chablis Vineyards Cycling - Short Break

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  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights
  • Accommodationhotel-to-hotel
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  • Activity level
  • From $1655per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Every two days from 25 May '19 to 24 Sep '19
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 4 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • Headwater Wine Collection Service
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • City break add-ons in Paris
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, art & history, couples, lake & river routes
      from 5 reviews

Mrs Horsey says...
Thoroughly enjoyable, a lovely way to get close to the surprisingly beautiful Burgundy countryside and sample the delicious local cuisine and wines.
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France: Burgundy

Chablis Vineyards Cycling - Short Break

  • Gentle, relaxing cycling on totally unspoilt quiet routes; very easy to get to from the UK
  • World-famous vineyards and local wines
  • Flower adorned villages, hidden meadows, picturesque rivers and canals
  • Roman and Romanesque abbeys; Gothic and Renaissance chateaux
  • Riverside cafes and beaches
  • Historic Auxerre, home to the Gothic Cathedral of St Etienne
  • Based on our popular 6 night, Chablis Vineyards Cycling

The world-famous wine region of Burgundy has over nine centuries of bon viveur tradition and is often described as 'the land of great art and good living'. A historic region, reflected in the traditional architecture in the many villages and towns that you pass through, Burgundy also offers a very relaxed pace of life and the rolling hills of the Yonne area provide gentle charming cycling routes.

Starting with historic Auxerre, a lovely mediaeval city, the cycling is easy and tranquil through a fascinating landscape of hidden villages, water meadows, woodlands and vineyards. Your route then takes you along the course of the river Yonne with several swimming possibilities along the way to Ligny, a short 10km from Chablis. You'll then cycle on to Nitry passing through the Serein Valley.. Highlights of the tour include the celebrated stained glass at St Etienne, the ancient crypt at the abbey of St Germain, the early Gothic abbey of Pontigny and Chablis, where wine has been made for over a millennium!

You'll have plenty of opportunities to savour the delicious gastronomy of this region and you'll be able to taste several renowned local wines. Your accommodation is specially selected for its charm and character. The family run Hotel Normandie in Auxerre was converted from a maison bourgeoisie into a hotel by an ex patissier. Here you can choose your own restaurant in the mediaeval town only 5 minutes' walk away, while the C17 coaching house at Ligny-le-Chatel has an excellent beamed restaurant with a familial atmosphere. A warm welcome also awaits from your hosts at Auberge de la Beursaudiere.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive at Auxerre

This is one of France's prettiest mediaeval cities, on the banks of the Yonne, and your base for tonight. Here you'll find two Gothic churches: the Cathedral of St-Etienne (C13 and C16 with magnificent stained glass windows) and the Abbey of St-Germain (C13 and C14 with C19 crypt).
You stay at the Hotel Normandie (breakfast included)

Day 2: Auxerre to Ligny-le-Chatel 32km/20mi

Leaving Auxerre, it's flat gentle cycling along the River Yonne and through the forest of St-Germain to Seignelay (scene of the C8 defeat of the Saracens); here you'll find castle remains, a fine market hall and pretty views over the Serein. Head via the magnificent abbey at Pontigny (which gave sanctuary to Thomas a Beckett) to Ligny-le-Chatel.
You stay at the Relais St Vincent (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 3: Ligny-le-Chatel to Nitry 49km/31mi

Cycle along country lanes to Chablis, surrounded by its famous vineyards and with plenty of opportunities for wine testing. Continue on through the Serein Valley before heading west to Nitry. (Breakfast at Auberge de la Beursaudiere, Evening meal at local restaurant)

Day 4: Nitry to Auxerre 44km/28mi

Pedal to Cravant, then follow the towpath towards Auxerre and picnic on the banks of the Yonne. Head to the amazing Bailly wine cellars where Cremant sparkling wines are made, before returning to historic Auxerre, with its abbey, cathedral, shops and superb indoor and outdoor swimming complexes.
You stay at the Hotel Normandie (breakfast included)

Day 5: Leave Auxerre

Please note that cycling helmets are compulsory in France for children under 12. As we are unable to provide these, we strongly recommend that you bring your own.

Please see our Planning you holiday page for full details.


If you'd prefer a slightly longer holiday, take a look at our 6 night Chablis Vineyards Cycling.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £25 per adult per day and £18 per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel Normandie , Auxerre

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This hotel was originally a maison bourgeoise until it was converted into a hotel by an ex-patissier! It has now been in Mme Ramise's family for over 45 years.

The hotel only provides breakfast, although a la carte room service is possible (very reasonably priced and a good selection of hot and cold dishes). However, it's fun to explore the lovely town of Auxerre and there are plenty of good restaurants in all price ranges within 5-15 minutes walk.

There's a public swimming pool in the town and a sauna at the hotel (approx 7€). There is a secure closed garage behind the hotel (5€ per day) or free parking in front (ask at reception).


Room upgrades: Privilege Room.
The Privilage room has a very spacious bedroom with king size bed.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Relais St Vincent , Ligny-le-Chatel

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The Relais St Vincent offers 15 stylish, comfortable rooms, with en suite bathrooms, television and telephone.

A former coaching house, it offers superb food in a beautiful dining room with thick wooden beams and chandeliers.


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Auberge de la Beursaudiere, Nitry

The Auberge de la Beursaudiere, formerly a farm building and before that a priory offers individually decorated rooms that take their name from traditional professions including La Coutiere (seamstress), La Dentelliere (lacemaker) and Maquignon (horse-dealer).

The restaurant offers regional cuisine that changes according to the season.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


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Hostellerie des Clos, Chablis

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The Hostellerie des Clos is a family run hotel in the heart of Chablis. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens, with terrace for breakfast or pre-dinner drinks. There is a cosy lounge and all the rooms are individually decorated across two buildings.


Room upgrades: Grand Confort Room, Superior Room or Duplex Room.
Grand Confort rooms offer the same facilities as the standard Confort rooms but are approximately 5m2 larger (24m2). Superior rooms offer the same facilities as the standard Confort rooms but are much larger (average size 53m2). Duplex rooms are over 2 floors with an approximate surface area of 90m2. They also have a separate lounge area and have direct access to the sauna.


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Hotel Le Senat , Paris

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The 4* Le Senat is simply stunning! There are just 41 rooms, all stylishly furnished and a couple of suites with terraces, if you really fancy splashing out! All have satellite television, mini bar, air-conditioning, safe and hairdryer, plus Internet access.

The hotel has its own small bar - adorned with photographs of eminent artists, being in the heart of the artists' quarter - plus a reading room with complimentary internet access.

Breakfast is taken in the basement, where you'll find a copious buffet of viennoiseries, cereals, fruit salad, ham, cheese, bread, yoghurt, bacon, eggs, sausage, fruit juices, tea or coffee. If you prefer, you can have a continental breakfast served to your room at no extra charge.

Le Senat is perfectly located on a quiet side street just a stone's throw away from the Luxembourg Gardens and metro, and a five-minute walk from the vibrant Latin quarter, where you'll find a plethora of restaurants to suit all budgets.

Travel

Transfers included from Auxerre train station at 14:20, and back to Auxerre train station at 11:15.

Please call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com to arrange connecting flights.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs Horsey, 18/09/2018

Thoroughly enjoyable, a lovely way to get close to the surprisingly beautiful Burgundy countryside and sample the delicious local cuisine and wines.


Mrs Bowman, 15/08/2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our short (5 day) cycling holiday with Headwater. The arrangements worked like clockwork and the two local reps were outstanding. The Hostellerie des Clos was a fantastic place to stay and the food was amazing. The cycle routes were beautiful with lots to do on route.


Mrs Newton, 14/09/2015

Excellent all round except evening meal at the Relais.


Ms Budd, 11/09/2015

Most enjoyable


Mrs Kerr, 01/08/2013

We thought Headwater was a very professional outfit who had taken a great deal of trouble to ensure high standard of restaurants and cycle equipment and back up. We greatly enjoyed our time at Vermonton both accomodation and restaurant were excellent.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 4 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals

Services of your local Headwater Representative

Headwater Wine Collection Service

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality hybrid bikes

Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed rep.

Departures
Every two days from 25th May 2019 to 24th Sep 2019, for 4 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £100 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Other details
Between July 21 and Aug 6 you will stay in the 3* Hostellerie du Clos in Chablis rather than the 3* Relais de Saint Vincent in Ligny-Le-Chatel.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Auxerre train station at 14:20, and back to Auxerre train station at 11:15.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.



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