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A Short Escape in Burgundy

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Destination(s): France  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Food & Wine  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 430 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 930 Euro (EUR)

Located just two hours away from Paris by train, Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, is ideal for a short escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities, crowded touristy places, and stuffy business atmospheres.

This 4-day vacation will take you, at your own relaxed pace, to names you've heard of ... and most probably names you have imbibed, on occasion! Pommard, Meursault, Volnay, Nuits St. George, and Gevrey will mean a lot more as they come to life in the form of welcome stops on your itinerary!

Although wine stops are many and there are plenty of bottles to be had, we still advise you to always carry (and indulge in) a bottle of Mother Nature’s finest ... water!

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Beaune and optional ride

After checking in at your hotel in Beaune, you may take a stroll through the magnificent town itself and do some worthy sightseeing. The choice is yours to make the most of your time in this lovely area. If you have the time and inclination, you may ride one of our suggested loops. Quaint roads, superb scenery, and breathtaking views will be absorbed, photographed, and admired!

Day 2: Beaune to Beaune - Ride through Côte de Beaune (40 km or 24 miles)

This ride will take you to the Côte de Beaune area, where villages with wine-label names are yours to discover, including Volnay, Meursault, and Montrachet. In Santenay, overlooking the surrounding vineyards, you can taste some red wines -- in moderation -- before continuing on quaint and peaceful roads back to Beaune.

Day 3: Beaune to Dijon - Ride through Côtes-de-Nuits (45 km or 27 miles)

From Beaune, you will ride through the Alex Corton vineyards and reach the Côte de Nuits, home of much celebrated red wines, where you are invited to a wine-tasting. The "Grands Crus" wine road will take you to Gevrey Chambertin for a visit/wine tasting of a domain. Another great visit is Clos Vougeot, renaissance castle and home to the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (Burgundy Wine Brotherhood) and the Romanee-Conti vineyard. Also on today's itinerary is the Cassissium in Nuits St. Georges, a unique museum devoted to cassis (black currant) that is of great interest to curious minds. You will then reach Dijon.

Day 4: Departure.

After breakfast, depart Dijon at the time of your choice. A late departure will allow for extra time to explore Dijon which instead of a city feels more like the world’s largest open-air museum devoted to medieval art and architecture.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Pricing: From 430 euros per person sharing a double room.

Option A: 3 nights in 3-star properties of “character.”
- 430 euros April and October. Single supplement is 150 euros
- 440 euros May, June and September. Single supplement is 155 euros
- 455 euros July and August. Single supplement is 160 euros

Option A+: 3 nights in 4-star properties with Michelin-starred restaurants
- 895 euros April and October. Single supplement is on request.
- 910 euros May, June and September.
- 930 euros July and August.

Prices Include:
-3-night accommodations
-Daily breakfast (drinks are not included)
-2 dinners (Michelin-starred restaurants for the Option A+)
-Meeting with our local representative
-Marked maps and/or cue sheets
-Tourist information
-Assistance if necessary
-All tax and service charges

Price Exclude:
-Expenses of personal nature
-Travel insurance
-Bicycle rentals.
*Hybrids are available at the rate of 80 euros per bike.

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