Along the “Voie Verte” cycling paths: from Dijon to Mâcon

from 730 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : BU4
6 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From April to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in Burgundy along the greenway:

From North to South, an exceptional circuit with cycling paths that facilitate your journey !
This itinerary offers a concentration of Southern Burgundy charm : Romanesque art is present in each village, chateaux are witnesses to the passing of time and prestigious vineyards are following you all along the way.

Day 1 : Arrival in Dijon


Welcome to the Capital of Burgundy! Walk around in the medieval streets, have a drink on a café terrace on Place du Bareuzei to taste a Kir with blackcurrant cream. You will be amazed by the numerous old buildings all over the city: Medieval houses, private mansions, imposing town house, places, parks and gardens.

Day 2 : Dijon – Beaune | 49 km


This first bike stage leads you to Beaune, toward the most amazing part of the Burgundy vineyards: the “Côte de Nuits”. You will cross these great names well-known all over the world: Chambolle Musigny, Vosne Romanée, and the most expensive wine of Burgundy: Romanée Conti. Don’t miss the visit of the exceptional castle of Clos Vougeot.

OptionVisit of the Hospices de Beaune (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
Hôtel Dieu - Beaune

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Follow the ‘decouvertes tour’ and the playful and interactive scenography of the mustard’ history; we propose to watch short movies, to make your own mustard, and to taste some ‘amuse-bouches’ and mustards. You will know everything about the last independent mustard factory in Burgundy.

OptionVisit of the chateau du Clos de Vougeot (Included in the "Châteaux Package")

Bénédicte Manière – Clos de Vougeot

Visit the castle of le Clos du Vougeot (cloister, the former fermenting room, cellars, inside rooms, Benaton’s carrier). You will discover the castle thanks to a new system of touch-sensitive screens set all over the area. They give all the necessary information to understand this amazing place.

Day 3 : Beaune – Chalon-sur-Saône | 47 km + option ‘Nolay’ (+12 km)


Ride in the middle of the “Côte de Beaune” vineyards, as Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Pommard, following the green way. It will lead you thought the vines in this beautiful Burgundian countryside, to Chalon-sur-Saône. We suggest a nice detour in the direction of ‘le château de la Rochepot’, wonderful Medieval fortress, with glazed roof tiles, as well as the typical and charming village of Nolay surrounded by the ‘Hautes Côtes de Beaune’ vineyards.

OptionCommented wine tasting at the Domaine de Chassagne-Montrachet (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
dégustation Chassagne Montrachet

chât. de Chassagne-Montrachet

Walk around the cellars of the domain of Chassagne-Montrachet; then, we propose a commented tasting of five great wines of the family Picard’s domain’s, to discover the Chassagne-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin’s terroir.

Day 4 : Chalon-sur-Saône – Cluny | 50 km


Admire the beautiful landscapes of Southern Burgundy. Among the treasures: the chateau de Cormatin and its gardens, unique in France for its exceptionally well-preserved interiors from the reign of Louis 13th (1628). Then you arrive in the beautiful town of Cluny, well known for the vestiges of its Romanesque Abbey founded in 910!

OptionVisit of the château de Cormatin (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
Château de Cormatin

OT Cluny

Discover the Chateau of Cormatin thanks to the guided visit of the 17th apartments, the main stairs, the 1900’s library and the kitchen. Keep going on your own with a walk in the gardens (flowerbeds, labyrinth, copse, the green theater, Lamartine’s walk, vegetable garden).

Day 5 : Cluny – Mâcon | 31 km + option ‘Vineyards & Pierreclos’ (+6 km)


This last stage will bring you to Berzé-le-Chatel and its mediaeval chateau overlooking the vineyards and the beautiful landscapes that the French poet Lamartine used to admire. Possibility to leave the “Voie Verte” to ride along the small country roads to enter in the heart of Burgundy, riding through charming villages, the ‘chateau de Pierreclos’, and the amazing point of view from ‘La Roche de Solutré’. Keep going to Mâcon following the green way.

OptionVisit of the Abbey of Cluny (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
Abbaye de Cluny

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Visit the Abbey of Cluny, former headquarters of the West biggest medieval monastic order: You will discover numerous monastic buildings and vestige of the main church partly destroyed during the French Revolution. You will be amazed by this place grandeur and will easily imagine the greatness of the abbey of the 10th century.

OptionVisit of Pierreclos' chateau
Château de Pierreclos

Château de Pierreclos

Visit the medieval château de Pierreclos: Roman chapel, arms’ room, kitchen, bakery, donjon, cellars. Then you will taste some domain of Pierreclos’ wines at the chateau’s shop.

Day 6 : Departure during the day


The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Mâcon to Dijon – optional
  • Our “Châteaux & wine tasting package” – with entrance fees to

. château du Clos de Vougeot
. Hospices de Beaune
. château de Chassagne-Montrachet (commented wine tasting)
. château de Cormatin
. Cluny Abbey

Select your category

standard category
Reference: BU4 STD
superior category
Reference: BU4 SUP
Low season
  • from November 1st to 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
730 € / pers.
220 € / pers.*
995 € / pers.
490 € / pers.*
High season
  • from April 6th to October 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
760 € / pers.
220 € / pers.*
1 020 € / pers.
490 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (5 nights included)
• Transfer from Mâcon to Dijon and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (5 nights included)
• Transfer from Mâcon to Dijon and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 105 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 190 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: BU4 STD
superior category
Reference: BU4 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 165 € / pers.
+ 245 € / pers.
Extra night in Dijon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 20 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 80 € / pers.*
Extra night in Mâcon
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• "Châteaux & wine tasting package"

. château du Clos de Vougeot
. Hospices de Beaune
. château de Chassagne-Montrachet (commented wine tasting)
. château de Cormatin
. Cluny Abbey

(for children: a discount will be applied according to ages – after booking)

+ 50 € / pers.

• Private return transfer Mâcon > Dijon
(up to 4 persons)
+ 235 € (package)

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

SCOTT hybrid bike - 'SUB 20'

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear saddlebag
  • 1 front saddlebag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

KALKHOFF e-bike - 'Jubilee'

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear saddlebag
  • 1 front saddlebag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 counter

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Dijon
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Exclusively cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists.
(And small traffic roads for extra optional routes.)

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in Dijon

By car:
From Paris: A6 then A38 highway > D905. Follow direction « centre ville ».

 By train:
From Paris Gare de Lyon train station >> Dijon ville train station (by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de Lyon train station >> Dijon ville train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 6 + line 14 >> Paris Gare de Lyon  train station >> Dijon ville train station (by TGV train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Paris – stop ‘‘Chatelet les Halles’ >> RER D – stop ‘Paris Gare de Lyon’ >> Dijon ville train station (by TGV train).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de Lyon train station >> Dijon ville train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 >> Paris Gare de Lyon  train station >> Dijon ville train station (by TGV train).
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Mâcon Ville train station >> Dijon Ville train Station (by train).
    – Mâcon >> Dijon (by taxi).

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Mâcon-Loché train station >> Paris Gare de Lyon (by TGV train).
    – Mâcon Ville train station >> Lyon Part Dieu train station (by train) >> Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station (by TGV train).

Nearby Airport:
– Lyon – Saint Exupéry Airport : www.lyonaeroports.com


Trip overall rating : / 5 testimonials

Manfred
Allemagne
travel date: 29 June 2019.
" Fortement recommandé! "

On a beaucoup aimé la semaine en Bourgogne. C’était un mélange très réussi de paysages très variés, de monuments impressionants et d’hébergements très bien choisis qui permettaient chaque fois de découvrir les destinations respectives sans être obligés à faire de grands trajets après und journée sur le vélo. Comme ça on a pu profiter le plus possible de notre séjour.

Robert
New Zealand
travel date: 30 August 2018.
" Great experience "

The four of us had a fantastic time riding through Burgundy visiting great towns and tasting wines at some of our favourite wineries.

Ernesto
Mexique
travel date: 05 July 2018.
" Magnifique!!! "

Une expérience magnifique finement augmentée par une soirée inoubliable à ST Boil. Hébergement et dîner incomparables.”

Florence
USA
travel date: 16 July 2017.
" Very well organized "

Very well organized and tailored made trip for our extended family of 9. Gorgeous trip and beautiful hotels. Plus you can’t beat the french food and the burgundy wines. First class customer service. Loved it

Valérie
France
travel date: 08 August 2016.
" Très bien organisé "

Très bonne logistique, très bons circuits