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Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

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  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights
  • Accommodationhotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2185per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Every two days from 3 May '19 to 12 Oct '19
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 4 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All continental breakfasts and gastronomic 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, flora & fauna, art & history, couples, lake & river routes
      from 2 reviews

Mrs Hartley says...
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.
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Gastronomic Burgundy Cycling - Short Break

  • Lovingly restored C18 hotels, one with a pool and fine gastronomic cuisine
  • Varied cycling: vineyard tracks, country lanes, waterside paths and greenways
  • Authentic Mediaeval 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 mediaeval 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 C15 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 C18 chateau with a pool and eight hectares of carefully tended grounds.

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Day-by-day itinerary

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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1 Arrive in Montagny-les-Beaune

Arrive at your hotel: a beautifully restored C18 farmhouse just outside the city. Relax and freshen up before your first gastronomic dinner. (Staying at Hotel Le Clos, Breakfast at hotel and evening meal in local restaurant)

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

This morning, perhaps pay a visit to the lovely C18 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 C16 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. (Staying at Les Deux Chevres, Breakfast at hotel and evening meal in 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 C18 Chateau Hotel Sainte-Sabine, where you can stroll in the gardens then sit on the terrace savouring an aperitif before dinner. (Staying at Chateau Sante Sabine, Half board)

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

Pass countryside and quiet farming villages to the ancient town of Bligny-sur-Ouche with its C12 church, C15 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 along vineyard tracks for your final gastronomic meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant. (Staying at Hotel Le Clos, Breakfast at hotel and evening meal in restaurant)

Day 5 Leave Montagny-les-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. 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.

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 Clos, Montagny-les-Beaune

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This charming 4 star hotel is a beautifully restored former C18 farmhouse, set within its own gardens just 10 minutes from the centre of historic Beaune. The natural surroundings match perfectly with the cosy interior, which is finished with wood, terracotta, refined fabrics and a variety of original antique furniture. The friendly owner, Alain Oudot, is happy to offer a selection of drinks from the hotel's small but well stocked bar while Mme. Oudot can often be found tending to the hotel's well looked after garden. In the morning, breakfast can be taken on the terrace among the flowers and scents of the herb garden, and in the evening an aperitif in the courtyard provides a perfect accompaniment to the last rays of the day's sun.

Room upgrades: Suite.
The duplex suite offers a more spacious room spread over two floors.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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Les Deux Chevres, Gevrey-Chambertin

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Les Deux Chevres is an elegant former C18 winery providing luxury boutique accommodation in the famous ancient wine village of Gevrey Chambertin. Lovingly restored in 2013 by Paul and his wife Jolanta, the property occupies a beautiful location in two historic buildings in the 'Old Quarter' of the village.

Rooms here display many of their original architectural features such as wooden beams and stonework and they are tastefully decorated with antique furniture and original artwork. The majority of rooms also enjoy views over the courtyard, the garden or the vineyards.

Room upgrades: Comfort Room or Superior Room .
The comfort room provides more space and a bath and the superior is larger again and offers vineyard views.

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Chateau de Sainte Sabine, Sainte-Sabine

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The simply stunning C17 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 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 C16 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!

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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.


Transfers included from Beaune train station at 16:58 Mon-Sat, 16:23 Sun and back to Beaune train station at 09:15 all days except Mon, Thurs & Sat when 08:30.

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


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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)

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

Every two days from 3rd May 2019 to 12th Oct 2019, for 4 nights.

All continental breakfasts and 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. Please call us for further details.

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Beaune train station at 16:58 Mon-Sat, 16:23 Sun and back to Beaune train station at 09:15 all days except Mon, Thurs & Sat when 08:30.

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