There's a special flavor here. 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 Discover the beautiful Chablis district, Burgundy's northernmost wine region, with lush forests and farmland, lovely lakes and quaint villages This evening, savor phenomenal cuisine paired with wonderful wines 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 celebrated 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 vibrant 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 with artisanal whites and reds.
5-6 On a private guided tour, check out the 15th-century Hospices de Beaune, a tile-studded showcase of Flemish-Burgundian architecture and impressive history Pedal along the Route des Grands Crus to the famous town of Chassagne-Montrachet Learn about the region's wines while sampling with our friends 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.