There's a special flavor here. A blend of excellence and tradition. Yes, it's in the wine, but it transcends everything. It's in the gracious demeanor of the people. It's in villages that sit quietly among the vineyards. You feel Burgundy's rich flavors as you ride toward the colorful tile roofs in Beaune. And you quickly understand that the wine is only where Burgundy's story begins.
1-3 Bike through the château-dotted countryside surrounding the hilltop town of Vézelay and explore its 12th-century Romanesque Basilica, a World Heritage site | Visit Noyers and Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, two of France's designated Most Beautiful Villages | Discover the breathtaking Chablis district, with lush forests and farmland, lovely lakes and quaint villages | Looking for a great photo? One stunning vista follows another as you pedal across rolling pastures past ancient manors and abbeys.
4 Delve into the centuries-old winemaking tradition at world-famous Clos de Vougeot, a restored medieval château and vineyard | Radiant pinot noir and chardonnay vines escort you and your bike from the Côte de Nuits into the Côte de Beaune | Explore Beaune, the lively capital of the Côte d'Or | Wine tasting, coffee-sipping and people-watching are all wonderful ways to soak up the culture in this bustling town | Enjoy a private cellar tour and tasting at an acclaimed local winery.
5-6 Take a private tour of the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, a tile-studded showcase of Flemish-Burgundian architecture and impressive history | Pedal the Route des Grands Crus to the famed town of Chassagne-Montrachet | Learn about and sample the region's wines | Spot farmers busy in the vineyards, where wine is as plentiful as the vintages are delightful | Say au revoir to Burgundy with a final spin through the vineyards around Beaune.