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Burgundy River Cruise Adventure

Burgundy, France

Burgundy River Cruise Adventure

Biking
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Start: Dijon
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End: Dijon

You won’t get a better glimpse of Burgundy’s pastoral pleasures than this.

Activity
Biking
LocationBurgundy, France
Duration8 days
Start / EndDijon / Dijon
Tour operatorG Adventures

Burgundy, France

Burgundy River Cruise Adventure

Biking·
8 days·G Adventures
Start: Dijon
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End: Dijon

Description

Blessed with some of the most gorgeous countryside in Europe, if not the world (not to mention perhaps the best wine around), Burgundy is a place everyone should explore at least once. And the best way to do it is from the deck of an ambling river barge. Visit small villages and first-rate wineries, bike through forests and vineyards on a provided bicycle, and soak up the glorious sunshine, all...

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Itinerary

Day 1Dijon
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Dijon/Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune
Enjoy a free morning to explore Dijon. Opt to visit the Ducal Palace, the local market or go for a mustard tasting. In the afternoon, travel to St Leger and embark the Daniele. Raise a glass to the beginning of your river adventure.
Day 3Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune/Chagny
Enjoy a quiet morning on board or opt to walk in the vineyards of Santenay and indulge in a wine tasting. Enjoy lunch on board while watching the quaint countryside go by. Continue cruising to Chagny. Explore the village and woodlands in the area. Upon arriving in Chagny opt to enjoy the surrounding lush greenery on a nature walk, sit down for a coffee at one of the many quaint cafês in town, or take a taxi to a local winery. Tonight, consider dining tonight at the famous Michelin-starred restaurant in town, Pierre & Jean.
Day 4Chagny/Chalon-sur-Saône
Cycle along the Côte de Beaune, stopping at villages and vineyards along the way. Explore the vineyards of Chateau de Chassigny-Montrachet while stopping to sample some wines. This mostly flat ride is an ideal way to experience quintessential Burgundy. Known for the fine quality of white wine, the Côte de Beaune region is especially famous for their wines produced using Chardonnay grapes. Learn about the complexity of grape growth in this region, and how these conditions influence flavour.
Day 5Chalon-sur-Saône/Saint-Jean-de-Losne
Enjoy an afternoon cruise along the picturesque Saône River toward Saint-Jean-de-Losne. Opt for a walking through the old part of town, or take free time to explore this town's quaint shops and cathedral square. Opt to enjoy dinner ashore.
Day 6Saint-Jean-de-Losne to Petit Ouges
Cruise along the canal during the morning before taking a walk along the Burgundy Canal. After lunch, relax as the barge makes its way to Petit-Ouges. Opt to cycle or walk along the canal as the barge makes its way to port, or relax on the terrace while watching the riverside life unfold. If you chose to walk or cycle along the barge, this is an 8km route that takes you around the beautiful lush gardens of Château de Longecourt, a typical Burgundy castle, and finishes in Petit-Ouges where the boat stops for the night.
Day 7Petit-Ouges to Dijon
Depart Petit Ouges for a full day cycling tour through the Côte de Nuits region along the Route des Grands Crus, lined with lovely vineyards and some of the most picturesque villages in the region. Enjoy wine tasting in the quaint village of Vougeot before meeting barge in Dijon.
Day 8Dijon
After breakfast, catch the group transfer to the train station in Dijon. Tour ends on arrival. Trains departing from Dijon can be booked after 10am and flights from Paris can be booked from 7pm.

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Accommodation

Aboard the Danièle canal barge (6 nts), hotel (1 nt).

What's Included

Your Foodie Moment: Chateau de Chassagne-Montrachet Wine Tour, Chassagne-Montrachet Your Foodie Moment: Vougeot Wine Tasting and Cellar Tour, Vougeot. 6 nts aboard the Danièle canal barge. Cycling in the vineyards of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits. Wine tours/tastings and cellar visits in Chassagne-Montrachet and Vougeot. Visits to Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Petit-Ouges. Free time to explore Dijon.... Read more

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, as well as on and off transportati... Read more
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