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Burgundy Custom

Chambolle-Musigny to Beaune

Burgundy is world-famous for its rich wine tradition and history, but this is only one aspect of this uniquely French and serene locality.

You will enjoy every pedal stroke as you cycle past multicolored roof tiles, ancient abbeys, and vast and picturesque vineyards that house the soul of the region. Traditional cuisine and diverse geography add a richness that enhances your experience as you cycle through vineyards, pastoral rolling hills, and stunning vistas. At the end of the day, relax with a glass of wine as the warm and hospitable locals inspire you with passionate stories and historic connections.

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Day
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Today's Ride:

Chambolle-Musigny Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Private Winery Tour and Tasting
Chambolle-Musigny

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Dijon Train Station (31 cours de la gare, 21000 Dijon, France) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Your private coach will shuttle you to Chambolle-Musigny where you’ll be welcomed with a cellar tour and wine tasting at our own hotel, Chateau André Ziltener, followed by a gourmet Trek Travel picnic. After some initial introductions, your guides will fit you to your high-end Trek bike for the week. This afternoon, ride at your own pace and take in the many vineyards that make up the picturesque landscape. This evening, you’ll become better acquainted with your cycling companions over cocktails and enjoy your first of many delectable and scrumptious dinners.

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Hotel:

Chateau Andre Ziltener
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Day
2
Day
2

Today's Ride:

Chambolle-Musigny to Clos de Vougeot Loop
Approximately 35 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Chambolle-Musigny to Nuits-St Georges
Approximately 30 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Wine Tasting
Private Chateau Tour & Tasting

Description:

Today’s ride has some famous names that, if you are a wine enthusiast, you will certainly recognize. Napoleon’s favorite red came from the vines around Gevrey-Chambertin, situated at the opening of a gorgeous gorge and framed by hillside vineyards. It is conveniently found on the Route des Grands Crus, which is a 30km-long wine tasting trail through the heart of Burgundy. You’ll explore this gorge as you further contemplate the golden slopes of the Cote de Nuits and the Hautes Cotes. You can then sit leisurely in one of the many inviting cafes in the celebrated wine town of Nuits-St. Georges and reflect on how the combination of passion and alchemy of know-how results in the delicious bloom in your glass. Black currant is the town’s other treasure and you can find jams and other delicacies in neighboring shops. We’ll continue past the famed Romanée-Conti, where some of the world’s most expensive red wines are produced. These vineyards are framed by woods known to supply excellent Burgundy truffles. The Renaissance chateau sitting atop the medieval foundations exhibits beautiful square towers and a gabled roof. As the scenic road brings you close to Clos de Vougeot, try to comprehend the winemaker’s work at the largest single vineyard in the area. Marvel at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot in the distance, surrounded by vineyards. We will enjoy a guided tour of this Chateau, followed by a wine tasting in the celebrated town of Vougeot. Tonight, we’ll enjoy another luxurious meal and relive the day!

Hotel:

Chateau Andre Ziltener
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Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Chambolle-Musigny to Beaune
Approximately 45 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Wine Tasting
Morey-St-Denis

Description:

Today’s ride will take you through numerous medieval villages, as we pass from the Cote de Nuits to the Cote de Beaune region and allow you to appreciate the stunning scenery and landscape of all of the Cote d’Or. Before we leave the Cote de Nuits, you’ll enjoy one more wine tasting at a family domaine, where you will visit the wine-making facilities and taste the wine straight from the barrel! As we approach the villages surrounding Beaune, be sure to try a regional crémant, Burgundy’s sparkling wine, as you pass through Savigny-les-Beaune. Tucked away in its valley, Savigny boasts the largest wine-growing area of the Cote d’Or. Or choose to contemplate the complexities of an Aloxe-Corton wine, who boast the largest area of Grand Cru wines in Burgundy, in both red and white. This afternoon, you’ll arrive in Beaune, the capital of the Burgundy region. Beaune is an incomparable artistic city. Beaune’s museums, churches, and bastions - housing the most important cellars - combine to make it the jewel of Burgundy. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this charming town and discover its historical mansions, medieval half-timbered houses, and flowered squares and gardens.

Hotel:

Hotel Le Cep
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Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Beaune to Blingy sur Ouche Loop
Approximately 40 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Beaune to Bligny sur Ouche
Approximately 20 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Cultural Tour and Wine School

Description:

You’ll experience the quieter side of the Hautes Cotes de Beaune today. As we cycle through the vineyards, we’ll pass through the town of Pommard, which take its name from an ancient temple dedicated to Pomona, the goddess of fruits and gardens. These wines were enjoyed by various royalty, including kings Henry IV and Louis XV. Afterward, cycle through quiet medieval villages, each with their own magnificent church or castle, and along the rolling hills. Wander alongside the lush forest of Chaume and marvel at the second oldest oak barrel factory in France, another chance to connect even further to the region’s rich wine traditions. There’s an endless supply of quaint roads and ample time to let your surroundings envelope you today. When you return to Beaune, enjoy a private guided tour of the historical Hotel-Dieu! The multicolored roofs of the Hotel-Dieu have become one of the symbols of Burgundy and certainly remains the soul of Beaune. After this historic education, you will attend wine school to ensure the correct education of “terroir”, “caudalie”, and how to perform a true French “degustation”.

Hotel:

Hotel Le Cep
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Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Beaune to Nolay
Approximately 30 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Beaune to Chassagne-Montrachet Loop
Approximately 45 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Cellar Tour and Wine Tasting
Chassagne-Montrachet

Description:

The sights abound today! Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll pass and visit many unique highlights Burgundy has to offer. A scenic sight of the vines and surrounding towns awaits you on the hilltop route to Blagny. You might also want to stop en route in St.Aubin, where the 10th century Romanesque church will beckon to be enshrined in your trip’s photo journal. A littler further on, opt for a tour of the photo-worthy 15th century fairy-tale castle of La Rochepot, which features multiple ornate turrets crowned with a kaleidoscope of yellow, olive, red, and black tiles at their peaks. Round out the morning with another educational and delicious wine tasting at Chateau Chassagne in the famous town of Chassagne-Montracet, the home to - what many have called - the world’s best Chardonnay white wines. Afterward, enjoy the sweeping views of the “end of the world” at Cormot-le-Grand, followed by the village of Orches, clinging impossibly to its lofty limestone cliffs. We’ll finish the day with a lively and laughter-filled evening at L’Ange Gardien (the Guardian Angel) with Pierre and Nicole, delighting in their Dom Vincent and famous Crème de Cassis. Then we’ll recount our favorite memories of the week over a delicious traditional Burgundian meal.

Hotel:

Hotel Le Cep
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Day
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Day
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Today's Ride:

Beaune to Bouze-les-Beaune Loop
Approximately 13 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Description:

On this final day, choose to go for one last short ride through the vineyards toward Bouze-les-Beaune; or wake up slowly in your luxurious room and enjoy a leisurely cafe au lait and pain au chocolat. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Hotel le Cep. You’ll then shuttle 45 minutes to the Dijon Train Station, arriving at approximately noon. Please do not book a train before 1:00 PM.

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Dates & Pricing

This trip is available as a custom trip only, please refer to our custom trip page for more details.

What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Chateau Andre Ziltener on Trek Travel's Custom Burgundy Cycling Vacation

Chateau Andre Ziltener

Chambolle-Musigny, France

This luxurious hotel is a 18th century chateau, built on the foundations of a Cistercian abbey, surrounded by the Vougeot vineyards. It is perfectly situated on the Route de Grands Crus between Dijon and Beaune.
Hotel Le Cep on Trek Travel's Custom Burgundy Cycling Vacation

Hotel Le Cep

Beaune, France

Hotel le Cep (meaning young vine sprout) is an elegant 16th century former private residence that Louis XIV frequented. Its perfectly restored buildings, courtyards, vaulted cellar, and elegant rooms create an atmosphere of luxury and comfort. It is located in the heart of the capital of Burgundy’s wine region and features a magnificent tower, private garden, and beautifully decorated traditional French rooms.

What's Included

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Custom Burgundy trip, you will stay in two stunning hotels—an 18th century chateau built on the foundations of an old Cistercian abbey and a former private residence that exudes luxury and comfort.
  • On our Custom Burgundy trip, you’re guaranteed to eat well. Begin with a local apératif of crémant and some escargot, jambon persillé, or oeufs en meurette. Your next course could be any number of typical French dishes—Boeuf Bourguignon or Coq au Vin, covered in a wine sauce and paired with a perfect wine. You might sample some regional cheeses in your third course—a Citeaux or bleu de Bresse. Finish your meal with dessert and a little night cap of the region’s Marc de Bourgogne.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 7.5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 30
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,700 feet

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Burgundy is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Tour vineyards and taste various wines
  • Visit the Hotel-Dieu in Beaune, whose multicolored roofs have become an icon of Burgundy
  • Explore various medieval villages and chateaux

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the brand new Trek Emonda SLR with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

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Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) then take a train to Dijon.Travel time is approximately 2 hours and there are several trains per day.

Dijon Train Station | Dijon, France

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Dijon Train Station (31 cours de la gare, 21000 Dijon, France) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. We’ll then shuttle to our hotel, Chateau Andre Ziltener, where you’ll be treated to a grand picnic, Trek Travel style. Please have your first day’s cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage. After lunch, we’ll fit you to your bike and begin our day’s ride through the Burgundy countryside.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Chateau Andre Ziltener (+33 (0)3 80 62 89 98), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. A taxi from the Dijon train station to our first hotel will take about 30 minutes and cost approximately 45 euros.

Dijon Train Station | Dijon, France

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Hotel le Cep.You’ll then shuttle 45 minutes to the Dijon Train Station, arriving at approximately noon. Please do not book a train before 1:00 PM.

Before & After: Dijon

Dijon has one of the best preserved medieval centers in France. It is easy to walk and see the sites with lots of pedestrian walking streets. Dijon offers many cultural activities, including a wealth of museums and annual festivals. Saint Benignus (Saint Bénigne) is Dijon’s patron saint and the cathedral of Saint-Benigne de Dijon has an interesting crypt to visit, which includes a small rectangular chapel in which the relics of Saint-Benigne were venerated. The crypt is believed to be one of the oldest Christian sanctuaries still visitable in France. Dijon’s Palais des Ducs de Bourgogne was home to the Dukes of Burgundy. The buildings you see in Dijon were built starting around 1365. You can visit parts of it, including the Museum of Art, and if you want, you can climb the “Tour de Philippe le Bon” for an impressive view of Dijon. The wonderful Place de la Liberation is across from the palace, where you can sit in a restaurant, wine bar, or cafe and view the palace or the interesting fountains with undulating shafts of water that light up at night. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre or post-trip hotel.

Sofitel La Cloche

This hotel was built in 1884 and is listed as a heritage monument. It is located in the Old Town, museums, and the Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy.

14 Place Darcy | +33 0 3 80 66 82 50 | www.Wilson-Hotel.com | ~$265

Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge

Renowned for its Michelin-starred restaurant, this elegant house is a stone’s throw from the Cathedral. A grand staircase and piano bar add to the character.

5 rue Michelet | +33 0 3 80 50 88 88 | www.Chapeau-Rouge.fr | ~$200

Hotel Wilson

Built around an interior courtyard of a 17th century timbered house that was once a post office, the rooms are bright, airy, and light, with exposed beams. The hotel is connected by walkway to the Michelin-starred restaurant.

Place Wilson | +33 0 3 80 66 82 50 | www.Wilson-Hotel.com | ~$115


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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