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. Slightly hilly, you can reward your efforts with the tasting of world-renowned Grands Crus and enjoy a rich, equally renowned gastronomy.
Southern Burgundy is ideal for cycling since it is the location of the first greenway in France between Givry and Cluny. On this route, you leave from 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 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 a 3* hotel
Day 2: Dijon - Nuits St Georges/ 22 km
Your cycling route in southern Burgundy begins on the Route des Grands Crus to Nuits-Saint-Georges. You will cross the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny before reaching Vougeot.
Overnight in Nuits-Saint-George.
Day 3: Nuits St Georges - Beaune / 23 km
You will leave Nuits-Saint-Georges to take the direction of Beaune, capital of Burgundy wines.
Overnight in Beaune.
Day 4: Beaune - Chassey le Camp / 25 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 as one of the greatest white wines in the world.
Overnight near Chassey le Camp.
Day 5: Chassey le Camp - Dracy-le-Fort / 32 km
Join the greenway along the Canal du Centre towards Châlon-sur-Saône. You can see the vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise and take a leap back to the Middle Ages by visiting the Château de Germolles.
Night in Dracy.
Day 6: Dracy-le-Fort - Cluny / 44 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 will 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.
Cross the vineyards and the villages of the Mâconnais where the poet Lamartine lived. On this stage, you will cross the Bois Clair tunnel.
Overnight in Macon.
Day 8: end of your cycling trip in southern Burgundy
Your stay ends after breakfast.