Cycling Tour through Burgundy

Cycling Tour through Burgundy

French culture around Dijon

  • Round trip from Dijon
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

8
days

45
km / day avg.

Burgundy, in the heart of France, is best known for its wonderful wine. But you'll discover a lot more here: little villages, whose century-old houses tell takes of long forgotten times. Churches and monasteries which have become treasure troves of Central France's cultural boom. Burgundy will also spoil you in terms of its culinary delicacies: under the heavy branches of the sweet-green vines, enjoy the delicious French cuisine. That is Burgundy – a paradise for cyclists. Cluny, once a powerful monastery; Dijon, the home town of dukes; Beaune, with its famous Hotel-Dieu – these are the highlights of your cycling tour through Burgundy.

Cycling Tour through Burgundy

Brief Information

  • Booking code
    FR-DD7
  • Start / Destination
    Dijon
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 270 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 30 and 65 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garage next to the hotel, approx. 30 € per week, no reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Route condition
    You will partly cycle along old train tracks and towpaths, as well as on cycle paths and quiet side roads, which are mostly well paved. This tour is also suitable for less experienced cyclists.
  • Note
    In France bicycle helmets are mandatory for children under 12 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Day 1: Individual Arrival in Dijon

Famous for its Dijon mustard and delicious Burgundy wine, Dijon is where you start your cycling holiday. The former home town of the Dukes of Burgundy, it has a lot to offer. Explore the beautiful historic town with its Gothic Notre Dame church and ducal palace on the crescent-shaped Place de la Libération.

Day 2: Dijon – Beaune, approx. 45 km

Your tour starts in the morning, to Beaune. Through Marsannay-la-Côte, you cycle to Vougeot to the famous Clos de Vougeot with its beautiful castle. Pedalling along small pretty lanes through vineyards you head off to Nuits-Saint-Georges, where a wine-tasting awaits you. Next, it's on to Beaune known especially for the historic Hôtel Dieu, which used to be a hospital.

Day 3: Beaune – Chassey-le-Camp, approx. 30 km

Today you're off to Pommard and Meursault which are big names for wine. In Pommard you initially leave the wine-growing region to cycle through the Haute Côte de Beaune and the picturesque villages of Saint Romain and La Rochepot. Enjoy wonderful views before you cycle through the large wine-growing regions again and on to today's destination.

Day 4: Chassey-le-Camp – Cluny, approx. 65 km

From Côte de Beaune you cycle to Côte Châlonnais today. In this gentle countryside you will be able to visit some of Burgundy's famous wash houses from the 19th century. In the afternoon, cycle along the former railway, the so-called Voie verte. Passing Château Cormatin you cycle on to Cluny with its beautiful medieval abbey.

Day 5: Cluny – Tournus, approx. 40 km

Next, you will be cycling a quite hilly but very beautiful section to Tournus, a pretty little town with a wonderful Roman church in its centre.

Day 6: Tournus – Chalons-sur-Saône, approx. 40 km

Today's section takes you through hilly countryside and close to Brionnais with its Roman churches and wonderful valley scenery. Your destination today in Saône is best known for its theatre festival – Chalons dans la Rue. The historic quarter around St. Vincent cathedral, which dates back to the 15th century, is also worth a visit.

Day 7: Chalons-sur-Saône – Beaune – Dijon, approx. 50 km + train ride

Along the Canal du Centre, Burgundy's only canal approved for shipping, you cycle via Chagny back to Beaune, which has a lot of sights in addition to Hôtel Dieu such as the Basilica or the historic quarter, surrounded by the city wall. Next you have a comfortable trip by train back to Dijon.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycling tour through Burgundy ends with individual departure back home. If you wish we can extend your stay in Dijon.