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Burgundy is beautiful and is a leisure cyclists dream, not to mention the food and the wine is a dream for anyone! Our route takes us from the beautiful city of Dijon, with her many church spires and Burgundian polychrome roofs (glazed terracotta tiles) through the vineyards of Marsannay, Gevrey Chambertin and Aloxe Corton. We spend a night in Beaune, generally considered the capital of Burgundian wines and has been producing grape nectar since the second century AD! The two-day ride can be described as flat to rolling with the odd little hill for your enjoyment. The trip then heads back to Dijon for your final day’s ride and your connection to your ongoing travels. We can easily turn this trip into a three or four day Burgundian experience. Give us a call and we will start planning your next bike adventure.
Ride Difficulty: The ride is easy to moderate. Moderate because we can head up into the little hills (the Côte d’Or) and have some fun. There is of course the option to stay down low and keep the climbing to a minimum. Your choice.
Day 1. Arrive in Dijon station late afternoon or evening. TTT will meet you there and drive you to your hotel.
Day 2. Off we go! Today’s ride is a beautiful 30 - 50 km pedal through the vineyards starting in the outskirts of Dijon. Once we clear the light city traffic, there’s nothing but grapes ahead. You can stop anywhere en-route and have a tasting. Gevrey Chambertin sounds good to us! Night in Beaune and we may have a glass (or 6) of the local Pinot Noir to go with our favourite dish from the the region; "Oeufs en Meurette.” 50kms
Day 3. We depart Beaune and ride back to Dijon by way of the gentle hills in the Côte d’Or (or we can stay low and limit the climbing). Some might call today’s ride ambitious but it has a gentle 30k! downhill portion. Sound better?
TTT says goodbye to you and your group upon arrival at the Dijon train station.
Day 4 and 5. We can add extra days to this fantastic ride giving you even more chances to test all the versions of Oeufs en Meurette in Burgundy. Not to mention ride plenty, sample more Pinot and eat as many escargots that you can. The only reason people eat snails is really for the garlic and parsley butter. Fact.