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Taste of Burgundy by Bike & Boat (Route 1)


Visit: Dijon, Longecourt en Plaine, St. Jean-de-Losne, Seurre, Chalon-sur-Saone, Tournus, Dijon

Day 1: Dijon

Individual arrival and embarkation in the afternoon in Dijon, the beautiful capital of Burgundy.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Round trip Dijon, approx 20km

In the morning you make a short cycling ride in the northwest Dijon region, along the Burgundy Canal and passing Lake Kir. Halfway, in the afternoon you'll get the chance to discover the centre of Dijon by way of a special city walk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Dijon - Longecourt en Plaine, approx 45km

The day starts with a short sailing trip to and through the first two locks in the Burgundy Canal. You walk back to your bike and pedal through the region along a beautiful wine trail. Today's trip ends in the village of Longecourt en Plaine.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Longecourt en Plaine - St. Jean de Losne, approx 45km

Across small roads and forestries you cycle across some pretty villages to the town of Auxonne at the river Saone. Later you follow the river to St. Jean de Losne where the Burgundy Canal joins the river Saone.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: St. Jean de Losne - Seurre, approx 45km

Today you start with a visit to the charming Musee de la Batellerie in St. Jean de Losne. Today's cycling trip passes the Abbaye de Citeaux. Here's a nice spot to have a picknick, at the small shop you can buy the famous abbey cheese. For a short while you will follow a trail along the river Saone. At the end of the day you arrive at the small town of Seurre.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Seurre - Chalon sur Saone, approx 25km

You start cycling to the beautiful fortified town of Beaune, also known for its many tastefull wines (Cote d'Or). Your tour leader will take you on a stroll through town and you will have time to visit for example the church 'Collegiale Notre-Dame', the Hotel Dieu or the Museum of Burgundy Wines. After the visit to Beaune you go by train to Chalon sur Saone, a port town located at the Saone river and the Canal du Centre.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Chalon sur Saone - Tournus, approx 60km

You leave Chalon sur Saone and hit an old railway track, now a cycle path. In Buxy you visit the local winery. The trip continues by descending to the river Saone and ends in the town of Tournus. Here you will find the beautiful St. Philibert Church, which is certainly worth a visit. The abbey, dating from the 10th century, has a beautiful architecture and is one of the oldest in France.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Tournus - Dijon

Disembarkation at 10:00 a.m., transfer by train to Dijon. Individual trip home or extended stay in France.

Meals: Breakfast


Package Includes:

  • 7 nights in cabin with shower/toilet
  • Full board (breakfasts, self-packed lunches and dinners)
  • Multilingual tour leader/guide on bike (german, english)
  • 24-speed-hybrid bicycle
  • Port charges
  • Transfer Tournus - Dijon/Dijon - Tournus (on arrival or departure day included)
  • 1x visit museum
  • 1x wine tasting of Burgundy wines
  • City walks (Dijon & Chalon sur Saône)
  • Road book, maps and information material per cabin


Tour Profile:

Moderate guided tour with average of 25 miles per day. Routes follow the Loire, field paths and asphalted side roads, some hilly stretches.


Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (rr)


Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Biking Tour
  • Departures: May - October 2019
  • Cities Visited: Dijon, Longecourt en Plaine, St. Jean-de-Losne, Seurre, Chalon-sur-Saone, Tournus, Dijon
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