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Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    4 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2079per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Every two days from 3 May '20 to 27 Sep '20
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 4 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All continental breakfasts and 2 gastronomic evening meals
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality bikes
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • Tandems available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • City break add-ons in Paris
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, couples, lake & river routes
      from 3 reviews

Mrs Leslie says...
Great fun holiday but service by local guide was not good. We were not given any instructions on the ebikes. One of the bikes had a puncture and as we ...
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France: Burgundy

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

  • Lovingly restored 18th century hotels, one with a pool and fine gastronomic cuisine
  • Varied cycling: vineyard tracks, country lanes, waterside paths and greenways
  • Authentic medieval chateaux and traditional unspoilt villages
  • Sun-drenched wine estates; taste prestigious appellations
  • Striking architecture and numerous museums in history-filled Dijon
  • Picturesque Canal de Bourgogne; colourful meadows; shady woodland
  • Based on our popular 6 night, Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling

Uncover the wonderful flavours of Burgundy on this four night gastronomic cycling short break. Long established as one of France's finest wine regions, the Cote d'Or is home to historic Beaune and famed Nuits-Saint-Georges. Here, culture and tradition thrive amid some of the world's most prestigious vineyards, which are now collectively recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. To the north, past numerous medieval chateaux, lies Dijon with its rich blend of architecture and the magnificent palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. A short distance away you'll find the tranquil Canal de Bourgogne, meandering along the Ouche River valley up to the fortified 15th century Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, which sits fairytale-like on a hilltop and is listed as one of France's most beautiful villages.

Cycle along quiet lanes, vineyard tracks, tranquil waterside paths and smooth greenways, enjoying views of majestic vine-clad hills, fields of shimmering wheat and waterways where grey herons stalk fish. Each day discover opportunities to sample fine wines and visit esteemed producers before stopping for lunch in unspoilt villages set against a backdrop of swaying vines and ancient oak forest.

In a region known for its epicurean finesse, you really will enjoy fine dining on this holiday. You'll savour dishes such as Oeufs en Meurette, Poulet de Bresse a la Creme, Perche aux Noix and of course exquisite cheeses like the pungent Epoisses de Bourgogne, all washed down with the region's incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines. You'll stay in historic hotels including an elegantly renovated farm with beautiful gardens, a lovingly restored winery and a marvellous 18th century chateau with a pool and eight hectares of carefully tended grounds.



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Day-by-day itinerary

cycling elevations

On this trip there are some tow paths and compacted gravel tracks.There is a short steep climb on day 4.




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Day 1: Arrive in Beaune

Arrive at your hotel: a beautifully restored 18th century farmhouse just outside the city. Relax and freshen up before your first gastronomic dinner.
You stay at the Hotel Le Central (breakfast at the hotel)

Day 2: Beaune to Gevrey-Chambertin 42km/26.5mi or 45km/28.5mi

This morning, perhaps pay a visit to the lovely 18th century chateau at Pommard before continuing past pretty Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny. You might like to take a short detour to visit Savigny-les- Beaune too, with its collection of vintage cars, motorbikes and planes, or to spend some time in the Parc de la Bouzaise in Beaune before lunch in the world-famous Nuits-Saint-Georges. In the afternoon your route leads you on to the 16th century Chateau du Clos de Vougeot before the final stretch through Vosne-Romanee (home of the world's most expensive wine), Chambolle-Musigny and Morey-Saint-Denis to your hotel, a lovingly restored former winery in Gevrey-Chambertin.
You stay at Rotisserie du Chambertin (breakfast at the hotel and evening meal either in the hotel or a local restaurant)

Day 3: Gevrey-Chambertin to Sainte-Sabine 50km/31.5mi or 54km/34mi

Leave the vines behind and cycle up through the Combe Lavaux - Jean Roland nature reserve to appreciate stunning views across meadows to the Ouche River valley. Then it's freewheeling all the way along quiet country lanes, past fields of wheat and rapeseed to Fleurey- Ouche and the famous Canal de Bourgogne. Here you'll experience gentle pedalling along towpaths and greenways between the canal and the peaceful River Ouche. Lunch can be enjoyed with a picnic by the water's edge in any number of sleepy riverside villages, at a cafe-restaurant in a former lockkeeper's cottage, or even before or after a visit to the Chateau de Barbirey with its superb gardens. The ride ends at the 18th century Chateau Hotel Sainte-Sabine, where you can stroll in the gardens then sit on the terrace savouring an aperitif before dinner.
You stay at the Chateau Sante Sabine (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 4: Sainte-Sabine to Beaune 41km/26mi

Pass countryside and quiet farming villages to the ancient town of Bligny-sur-Ouche with its 12th century church, 15th century tower and twelve water mills. After crossing the River Ouche, a short climb leads you to Montceau-et-Echarnant, next to which lies the tiny Templar church of Saint John the Baptist, where the ground is paved with the gravestones of Templar Knights. From here it's downhill through meadows and woodland to the village of Nantoux, and then back out into the vines. The adventurous can take one last climb to enjoy spectacular views from the Hautes-Cotes de Beaune but both roads lead back to delightful Pommard where final wine tastings can be had at the chateau before heading back to the hotel in Beaune.
You stay at the Hotel Le Central (breakfast at the hotel)

Day 5: Leave Beaune

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 Gastronomic Burgundy 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.

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 Le Central , Beaune

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Renovated in 2018, this 16th century hotel is located in Beaune city centre, in front of the Hospices de Beaune. Hôtel Central offers family rooms and free WiFi.

Featuring a contemporary decor, each room offers a wardrobe, a desk and a private bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer.

A continental breakfast, including local produces, is served every morning. Guests may also taste local wines at the on site bar. Dame Tartine by Edgar, the hotel's restaurant, is located 50 yards away, in front of the Hospices de Beaune. It serves traditional, regional cuisine and toasts prepared with organic bread from the bakery. Guests may eat in the dining room, on the terrace on in the property's courtyard.


Room upgrades: Superior, Junior Suite and Suite.


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La Rôtisserie du Chambertin, Gevrey Chambertin

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Offering 2 French restaurants, hotel La Rotisserie du Chambertin is located in Gevrey-Chambertin at the heart of the Burgundy vineyards. It features a shaded terrace.

The rooms all have an LCD TV and a minibar. Free WiFi access is available. The private bathrooms include a walk-in shower or a bath, hairdryer and free toiletries.

A continental breakfast is available each morning. The Bistrot Lucien restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner and guests can also enjoy a meal at the gastronomic Table d'Hôte restaurant, which is open from Tuesday to Saturday. You can savour refreshing drinks inside or on the terrace during sunny weather.


Room upgrades: Superior


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Château Sainte Sabine, Sainte-Sabine

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The simply stunning 17th century Chateau de Sainte Sabine, built on the site of an ancient monastery, was painstakingly renovated in 2012 by owners Susanne and Jean-Louis Bottigliero. The chateau's rooms offer a distinct blend of modern and period decor, combining well with other features of the hotel such as the well appointed bar and the superb gastronomic restaurant with panoramic views. There is also a swimming pool for guests to enjoy amid a natural setting featuring a small lake and eight hectares of carefully tended grounds. From the chateau, there is an unbroken view of the village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, one of the select group of 'the most beautiful villages in France', and the surrounding countryside.


Room upgrades: Luxe Room.
The Luxe rooms are more spacious with a separate lounge area.

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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Hotel Le Senat , Paris

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The 4 star 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.


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Hotel le Cep, Beaune

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In the centre of mediaeval Beaune, Burgundy's traditional wine capital, and located just minutes from the famous Hospices de Beaune and Notre-Dame Basilica, is Hotel Le Cep. The hotel has become an institution in the town, due in no small part to its top notch service and authentic decor consisting of wooden beams, fine fabrics and antique furnishings. Additionally, a private garage and parking, French garden, two 16th century historical courtyards, bar, breakfast cellar and period sitting rooms, help to make Le Cep rather unique.

Right next door lies the gastronomic, Michelin starred restaurant Loiseau des Vignes but in Beaune there are restaurants offering fine dining around every corner!

Travel

Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Beaune train station at 16:58 Wednesdays, 16:23 Sundays and back to Beaune train station at 09:15 Sundays and 08:30 Thursdays.

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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 Leslie, 22/06/2019

Great fun holiday but service by local guide was not good. We were not given any instructions on the ebikes. One of the bikes had a puncture and as we had not been told which inner tube to use changing the tyre became a problem. Nobody contacted us as to restaurant arrangements on our return and there were no instructions as to our collection for the train back. We had a big problem in our last restaurant as they told us at the beginning of the meal we could have anything off the menu and then announced after we had chose and were half way through that we had a budget. Our starter and main course were double that budget so we did not have pudding or cheese.


Mrs Hartley, 01/08/2018

My second cycling trip with Headwater and won’t be my last. A memorable holiday of real quality. I’m already looking forward to next year.


Mrs Rosewell, 27/06/2018

The Gastronomic Burgundy 4 night cycling holiday is a lovely break but a bit rushed, there was not enough time to explore your destinations or venture to Beaune or Dijon. The cycling routes were a good mix of vineyard tracks, canal tow paths and quiet country roads through forests and pasture land. We found the distances meant there was limited time for the suggested sight seeing trips. On day two we visited Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune for it's eclectic and extensive auto collections and on day four had a brief tour and tasting at Chateau Pommard. Les Deux Chevres was a delight - (btw they offer inhouse wine tastings and trips to vineyards - cannot comment on how they are as sadly we had no time to sample them)



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 hotels

All continental breakfasts and 2 gastronomic evening meals

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality bikes

Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)

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 agent.

Departures
Every two days from 3rd May 2020 to 27th Sep 2020, for 4 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All continental breakfasts and 2 gastronomic 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.

Tandems
It is possible to hire tandem bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £85 per bike. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only

Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Beaune train station at 16:58 Wednesdays, 16:23 Sundays and back to Beaune train station at 09:15 Sundays and 08:30 Thursdays.

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).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.



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