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Walking Beaune’s Grand Cru Vineyards

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This six night walking holiday invites you to discover the essence of Burgundy; a place where centuries-old culture and practices meet the modern world in a region world famous for its traditions of wine and gastronomy.

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All about the Walking Beaune’s Grand Cru Vineyards.

This six-night self-guided walking holiday invites you to discover the essence of Burgundy; a place where centuries-old culture and practices meet the modern world in a region world famous for its traditions of wine and gastronomy. Here you’ll find medieval Beaune, whose walled old town houses the immaculately preserved 15th century Hospices de Beaune, picture-perfect Meursault and a host of authentic Burgundy chateaux; this region has more chateaux than any other in France. To the north, past the Combe Lavaux – Jean Roland Nature Reserve, where wildflowers grow and peregrine falcons and eagles nest, lies the regional capital of Dijon. The city boasts a rich blend of architecture alongside the magnificent palace of the Valois Dukes, now home to the Museum of Fine Art.
The walks provide a wonderful balance of quiet country lanes, vineyard tracks and woodland trails taking in sleepy, unspoilt villages, majestic vine-clad hills and ancient oak forest. Sample fine wines in 13th century cellars and enjoy lunch in a selection of medieval towns including world-renowned Nuits-St-Georges. Walk the historic streets of Dijon and hunt for truffles with Yann and his dog Elfe in the grounds of a secluded chateau.
This area is popular with gastronomes and for good reason! You’ll stay in wonderful hotels including an elegantly renovated farmhouse with picturesque gardens, a lovingly restored former winery and a modern 4 star hotel complete with spa facilities.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of  hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Route directions and maps 
  • Luggage transfers between hotel
What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Arrival & departure transfers (available on request, inquire for supplement)
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels (inquire for prices and details)
  • Single Supplement (available on request – inquire for supplement)
  • E-Bike (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  •  Lovingly restored historic hotels and a perfectly located Beaune hotel, two minutes from the stunning Hospices de Beaune
  • Discover Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy
  • Varied cycling: vineyard tracks, country lanes, waterside paths and greenways
  1. Day 1 Day 1: Arrive in Beaune

    Take time to discover this lovely city and marvel at the multi-coloured roofs of the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune just two minutes from your hotel.

  2. Day 2 Day 2: Beaune to Gevrey-Chambertin 14km/9mi

    Cross the limestone escarpment of the Cte dOr with wonderful views across the plain. Descend to the village of Chenve and wind your way along the Chemin des Grand Crus to Gevrey-Chambertin. Stay the night at the Rotisserie de Chambertin.

  3. Day 3 Day 3: At Gevrey-Chambertin

    Options today include taking the train to Dijon or Beaune. In Dijon stroll the history-filled streets and alleyways with 12th-15th century timbered houses to see the Church of Notre Dame, cathedral and the grand Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. In Beaune marvel at the multi-coloured roofs of the 15th century Hospices de Beaune.

  4. Day 4 Day 4 Gevrey-Chambertin to Vosne-Romane 12km/7.5mi

    Leave the vines behind today and head up into the woods where you’ll follow an old disused railway track. Wind through shady, protected woodland before emerging back into the sun-soaked vines behind tranquil Morey-St-Denis, a good place to enjoy a coffee break. Continue on through the sleepy village of Chambolle-Musigny to Vougeot and visit the historic Chateau du Clos de Vougeot which produces one of the world’s most celebrated Grand Cru wines.

  5. Day 5 Day 5: At Vosne-Romane

    Stroll through the vines to the medieval town of Nuits-St-Georges, world-famous for its wines. There are many opportunities for wine tasting in the wine ’caves’ in the town, however, why not take a visit to Le Cassissium, an experience dedicated to Creme de Cassis, a blackcurrant liquer added to wine to make a Kir. Alternatively the L’Imaginarium provides a wonderful insight into the wonderful world of vines, vineyards and wine in the area. Or perhaps take a walk through the woods to the Chateau-entre-Deux-Monts. in the hills behind the vineyards of Vosne Romanee.

  6. Day 6 Day 6: Vosne-Romanee to Beaune

    A 25-minute transfer takes you to Pernand-Vergelesses to follow vineyard tracks past the Hill of Corton, once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne. Then it’s on to medieval Savigny-les-Beaune for a morning coffee next to the impressive chateau, which houses a collection of vintage cars, motorbikes and planes. Walking up through woodland, you emerge above Beaune with spectacular views over the town and its surrounds. Descending into the vineyards you can visit the Parc de la Bouzaise or Beaune before continuing on to the hotel.

  7. Day 7 Day 7: Leave Beaune
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Where you stay
Hotel Le Central
Renovated in 2018, this 16th century hotel is located in Beaune city centre, in front of the Hospices de Beaune. Htel 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. Parking in Beaune Hotel has 6 spaces in a locked and private garage 25 per car per day and should be pre-booked. Free parking is available in the town with no restrictions in terms of length of stay hotel can advise suitable car parks on arrival.
La Rtisserie du Chambertin
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’Hte restaurant, which is open from Tuesday to Saturday. You can savour refreshing drinks inside or on the terrace during sunny weather.
Le Richebourg
Lying right alongside the vineyards of Vosne Romanee (home to the world’s top two most expensive wines!) and just off the Route des Grands Crus wine route (which runs from Dijon to Santenay), this relaxed, modern 4 star hotel offers refined rooms furnished with colorful fabrics, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars. The hotel serves continental breakfast and dinner is taken in the fine-dining restaurant. There is also a piano bar, a garden terrace, and a spa with a whirlpool, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Our standard room here comes with a private terrace at the back of the hotel.
Eating & Drinking

France is a country renowned for its food and wine and this trip should give you the full flavour of Burgundy. Suggestions of what to do for lunch are in the cycling notes. Self-guided cycling lends itself perfectly to picnics, it is always a good option to pick up some local produce and then pick a spot along your route to stop and eat it.
For dinner you will be spoilt for choice; Burgundians are passionate about both their food and wine. Boeuf Bourguignon (a stew with beef in red wine), Escargots à la Bourgogne (snails) and Coq au Vin (chicken braised with wine) are arguably the most famous exports but the prime local ingredients are expertly showcased in countless mouthwatering dishes. Common main ingredients are pigeon, quail, boar, venison and freshwater fish. You will find many small, independent suppliers offering local pates, cheese, sausages and mustard, synonymous with Dijon. Food markets are a delight to visit – support for individual artisan food producers is something the region excels in.

Self-guided

Leisurely/Moderate

Suitable if you are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips

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