Burgundy

Overview

Welcome to Burgundy – Bienvenue en Bourgogne

Take the leap into one of the most treasured regions of France and immerse yourself in the essence of Burgundy.

As you pedal across the exquisite countryside that surrounds the charming towns and villages of Burgundy you will discover that the prestigious vineyards have infused their rich flavour into the very culture of this region. En route we will explore a selection of Burgundy’s most renowned destinations including Dijon, Beaune, Nuits St George, St Roman, Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and Aloxe-Corton , just to name a few.

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Henri Vincenot – “Everything Burgundian is naturally universal”, so no matter what you are seeking to experience there is something here for everyone. As the nucleus of Western European power and culture during the Middle Ages and Renaissance period of France, there is a heavy historical presence about this region. Both on and off the bike you will have the opportunity to admire the rich historical and architectural wonders of Burgundy, including the exceptional Flemish-Gothic architecture of Beaune, the impressive Morvan National Park and the Abbey de Citeaux. In terms of gastronomy, the region is an experience unto itself; from Michelin Star restaurants to quaint cafes, there is nothing like indulging in the richness of Burgundian cuisine. Go on…

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Quick Facts

Dates: Between June – September
Price: From €2800 (pricing dependent on chosen accommodation and activities)
Duration: 7 nights, 8 days (may be customized)
Group Size: up to 10 guests
Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House, or Gites

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Routes

Your comfort and enjoyment are our priority so we make the effort to be flexible with our routes. Every evening your FLS host and/or hostess will put your mind at ease by discussing and planning your cycling options for the following day. Any chosen route is thoroughly explained with a detailed map or Garmin GPS, with a pre-programmed/highlighted route (indicative distances and elevations are indicated below). The FLS designed cycle routes allow you to experience a wide variety of locations, such as:

  • Le Route des Grands Crus– The road to great wines
    • Vougeot
    • Chambertin
    • Aloxe-Corton
    • Montrachet
    • Meursault
  • Canal de Bourgogne – The Burgundy canal
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Ouche
  • Beaune
  • Nuits St Georges
  • St Roman
  • Dijon
  • Changey
  • Velars-sur-Ouche

To make the most of your time in this region we will provide you with information about any exciting activities or experiences available.  Possible off the bike activities include:

  • Visiting historical monuments such as Alesia and the Abbey de Citeaux
  • Discover the tranquility of the Morvan Regional Natural Park
  • Professional wine tasting tours
  • Exploration of quaint villages or vibrant cities
  • Viewing the exceptional Flemish-Gothic architecture of Hospice de Beaune
  • Experiencing the various markets and certainly participating in the ‘mandatory’ gastronomic events

All of which, the FLS team endorses with a passionate yes, mais oui!

Day 1 Collection by the FLS team at either TGV Dijon or Beaune before settling into hand-selected accommodation. Unpacking and preparation of bicycles with assistance from the FLS team. If time allows, a short exploration ride around the nearby area followed by a superb welcome dinner to commence the tour.
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Day 2: A circuit around the patchwork fields and vineyards of Beaune Distance: between 50 to 70 km
Elevation: between 200 and 900 m
Distance: between 25 and 35 km
Elevation: between 200 and 300 m
Day 3: A picturesque route through and around the village of Nuits St George Distance: between 50 to 70 km
Elevation: between 200 and 900 m
Distance: between 25 and 35 km
Elevation: between 200 and 300 m
Day 4: The ride begins at La Bussière-sur-Ouche and travels along the beautiful Canal de Bourgogne to Chateauneuf Distance: between 50 to 70 km
Elevation: between 200 and 900 m
Distance: between 25 and 35 km
Elevation: between 200 and 300 m
Day 5: This ride will start in the village of St Romaine and loop past some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards, including Puligny-Montrachet, Pommard and Volnay Distance: between 50 to 70 km
Elevation: between 200 and 900 m
Distance: between 25 and 35 km
Elevation: between 200 and 300 m
Day 6: With an early ride through the countryside you will be able to enjoy the rest of your day with a professional wine tasting tour Distance: between 50 to 70 km
Elevation: between 200 and 900 m
Distance: between 25 and 35 km
Elevation: between 200 and 300 m
Day 7: We will start our morning in Autun and experience the beautiful scenery that leads towards Morvan Regional Natural Park Distance: between 50 to 70 km
Elevation: between 200 and 900 m
Distance: between 25 and 35 km
Elevation: between 200 and 300 m
Day 8: After a European breakfast, it will be time to pack and say Bon Voyage. The FLS team will drop you off at your departure point, either the TGV Dijon or Beaune.

This is only a sample itinerary. Your cycling tour will be customised to suit your needs.

Included in the Tour
  • The duration of each tour is 7 nights; however, should you wish to spend more time with us, this can be arranged.
  • We provide personal collection upon arrival and return from an airport or train station.
  • Intimate group sizes of up to 10 guests will ensure that each of you receive personal assistance
  • We ensure that your memories will last a lifetime by capturing your experience in photographs and videos. We will ensure a complimentary copy is given to you.
  • Carefully selected accommodation for the duration of the tour, will ensure that your time off the bike is just as memorable, as your time spent on the bike (please take careful note, that the accommodation you select in the Request and the Booking form may influence the pricing).
  • Breakfasts and most lunches for the duration of the tour will be provided. Catered picnics in beautiful settings will also be offered. Three evening meals will be provided as part of the pricing. All other evening meals and outings will NOT be included in the price.
  • The distance and difficulty of each day’s riding are flexible to ensure that you can make the most of your experience.
  • Bicycle hire is available at an additional cost, and the choice is Road, hybrid and electronic bicycles.
  • Drinks and food supplements will be provided each day, for the duration of the tour.
  • The support vehicle may accompany the ‘peloton’, depending on the difficulty of the route.
  • An extensive range of off the bike activities and opportunities to truly explore and discover your surroundings
  • To commemorate your holiday with us you will receive a custom designed FLS cycling kit (which includes jersey, bib shorts and water bottle)
Accommodation

We believe that exceptional accommodation is essential in creating a memorable experience. Thus, the type of accommodation is essentially driven by area, duration and quality and therefore we have an eclectic mix of preferred chateaux/bed-and-breakfasts /hotels/gites, that we have developed relationships with. The photographs are indicative of these preferred venues chosen for their attractive location and superior facilities, while dovetailing with our Art of Life requirements.

Chateaux

Auberge

Auberge

Gites

Gites

Hotels

Hotels

Testimonials

The quality of the accommodation in the picturesque village of Levernois was simply stunning. Add to that breathtaking riding and routes, which took us through the most glorious vineyards, verdant maize fields, shaded historic barge tow paths and bustling villages and you have one incredible experience! Dinning itself was another wonderful part of our tour as the carefully selected, authentic restaurants were truly delightful. Bravo and I will be back.

Angela, Queensland, Australia

Accompanied by eight of my closest friends in one of the most stunning regions of France, there could not have been a better setting for my 40th birthday. With luxurious accommodation, even more luxurious food and wine and of course the amazing cycling routes, our holiday with FLS was absolutely unforgettable! The seven days left me totally energized and on top of the world. Well done to the FLS team

Angus Peech, Swellendam, South Africa

Wow, what a 50th to remember! Clinking delicious bubbles and opening gift bags in the mini van en route to our beautiful Chateaux Miranda was just the start to a full week of pure fun, belly ache laughter, spoiling and celebration. Each day unwrapped itself with perfectly planned cycle routes, through the most beautiful Burgandian countryside stopping off to capture the scenery or architecture and always to have that essential cuppa coffee and pastry!
At times we upset the schedule by getting involved in the local culture, highlights being, playing boulle with the locals in the car park and settling in to drink beer with Wolfgang and the best of the lot cheerleading a cycle race to our theme song Loslappie! Of course we absolutely delighted with and savoured the local cuisine sometimes in restaurants and others a surprise venue like the long lazy lunch on the river cruise boat or in the beautiful courtyard or the meadow like garden of our Chateaux Miranda and always that very, very special bottle of wine or champagne iced to perfection!
Huge thanks and appreciation to FLS for your friendliness, hospitality, impeccable planning, your flexibility and for going the extra mile to make our trip and my Birthday a memorable one.

Giselle, Kloof, South Africa

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