On the greenways of southern Burgundy
This cycling trip in Burgundy invites you to cross prestigious vineyards and admire castles on greenways suitable for everyone. Burgundy is one of the Top 10 regions to visit in 2022 according to Lonely Planet! Burgundy was selected for its world-renowned gastronomy and wines.
Southern Burgundy is ideal for cycling since it is the site of the first greenway in France between Givry and Cluny. On this route, you leave Dijon to cross picturesque villages and enjoy all the riches of southern Burgundy by bike.
Highlights of the stay:
- Gastronomy and wines
- Cultural sites
- Beaune, capital of Burgundy wines
Day 1: Arrival in Dijon
Your arrival in Dijon is scheduled for the afternoon. Take the time to visit the city, its historic heart, the palace of the Dukes of Burgundy and the international city of gastronomy and wine. If you don't have time to see everything, plan an extra night.
Night at the hotel***
Day 2: Dijon - Vougeot / 22 km
Your cycling route in southern Burgundy begins on the Route des Grands Crus to Nuits-Saint-Georges. You cross the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny before reaching Vougeot.
Overnight in Nuits-Saint-George.
Day 3: Vougeot-Beaune / 31 km
You leave Nuits-Saint-Georges to take the direction of Beaune, capital of Burgundy wines.
Overnight in Beaune.
Day 4: Beaune - surroundings of Chagny / 28 km
This stage crosses the Côte de Beaune and famous villages like Pommard, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Here, you can admire the mythical plot of Montrachet, considered one of the greatest white wines in the world.
Overnight near Chagny.
Day 5: Chagny - Dracy-le-Fort / 32 km
Join the greenway along the Canal du Center towards Châlon-sur-Saône. You can see the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise and you can take a leap back to the Middle Ages by visiting the Château de Germolles.
Night in Dracy.
Day 6: Dracy-le-Fort - Cluny / 47 km
Here is a very easy cycling stage along the famous greenway between Givry and Cluny through a very diversified landscape between forests and traditional habitats. Along the way, you can visit the medieval town of St Gengoux le National. Continue to Cormatin and its castle before reaching Cluny in a more hilly landscape.
Overnight in Cluny.
Day 7: Cluny - Mâcon / 28 km
You follow the greenway for 23 km through the Val Lamartinien and its landscapes dominated by the rocks of Solutré, Vergisson and Mont-Pouilly, classified as a major site in France.
You cross the vineyards and the villages of the Mâconnais where the poet Lamartine lived. On this stage: crossing the Bois Clair tunnel.
Overnight in Macon.
Day 8: end of the cycling trip in southern Burgundy
Your stay ends after breakfast.