Itinerary at a glance
You start in Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy! You'll pass through Château de Rully, the Cluny Abbey, and a Ferme-de-la-Forêt as you make your way to the Saône Valley. Did you know that photography was invented in St. Loup-de-Varennes?
Welcome by the tour guide in the late afternoon. Beaune is wine-capital of Burgundy and has a picturesque old town. Visit „Hôtel-Dieu“, the old hospital of poor.
You cycle via Chagny to castle Rully, a medieval fortress in midst of vineyards. Join the Voie Verte, an old railway track converted into a cycle path and cycle to Buxy. The picturesque little town surrounded by vineyards.
Enjoy your easy and relaxed route on Voie Verte, just now and then with a very small climb. Your next stop is Cormatin with the biggest castle of Burgundy followed by Cluny, the famous monastery. The church of Cluny was at times the biggest church of Christendom.
Threw the railway tunnel of Bois Clair (longest bike tunnel in Europe, length 1, 6 km). Afterwards you cross the boarder to Macônnais. The last 20 km you cycle relaxed into the valley of Macôn. We recommend visiting the old city and historic bridge. Especially in the evening, you have awesome views from the new promenade next to river Saône.
You cycle through „Bresse“to Ferme-de-la-Foret, a typical farm of the region. Louhans is capital of Bresse and is justly named “the most beautiful detour of France”.
Today you should stop in St. Loup-de-Varennes. Here photography was invented and the local museum of photography shows many exhibits from this time. In the afternoon, you meet again with river Saône and reach Chalon-sur-Saône, second largest city of Burgundy with important river port for the export-goods wine and corn.
On your last cycle day, you enjoy the idyllic river valley of Saône, a 480 km long river, springing in the Vosges and mouthing into river Rhone near Lyon. When you reach Beaune, take your time for a stroll through the picturesque little town.
Easy cycle tour, partly using the „Voie Verte“(old railway tracks or bridle paths along canals), thus avoiding climbs. Otherwise you are using cycle paths off the traffic and minor roads.
Prices and dates
Category: 3***-hotels and Cahmbre d'hôtes (French classification)
Services & Information
Further details about this tour
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Welcome briefing (German, English, French)
- Luggage transfer
- Best developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- App for navigation and GPS-data
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Beaune train station
- Airport Lyon
- Free parking at the hotel, no reservation possible
Things to note
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
- This tour is a partner tour.
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