Cycle tour - Cultural North Burgundy - Individual - 8D/7N

Cycling between vineyards and rivers

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  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Difficulty

    Easy
  • Distance

    275km
  • Landscapes

    • Nature
    • River
    • Castle
  • Theme

    • Family
    • Culture 
    • Wine
  • Type of Journey

    Self-Guided

Description

This tour enables you to discover not only the beautiful sites of the « Bourgogne Buissonnière » but also the several rivers and canals that make Burgundy so attractive. The Loire, the Yonne with the « Canal du Nivernais », Guédelon and the building of its emblematic fortified castle, in a nature full of forests and glades. Vézelay, a must-see, for all Romanesque art lovers, is also well-known for its white wine vineyard from Sancerre and Chablis.

Characteristics of this journey/holiday

Day by day

Day 1 Arrival

Your hotel is located in the heart of Charité sur Loire, so you can enjoy the city center.

Day 2  Charité-sur-Loire – Sancerre  31 km

You leave La-Charité-sur-Loire and follow the Loire along a nice bicycle path. Then you reach Sancerre, one of the most beautiful vineyard landscapes in the world.

You can visit la « Maison de Sancerre » and don’t miss the opportunity to have a drink of this precious beverage with a “Crottin de Chavignol”!

Day 3  Sancerre – Batilly-en-Puisaye  41 km

You cycle back the Loire lateral canal.

Along your way, before entering in the Puisaye region, you can have a break in Cosne sur Loire and visit the Loire museum, situated in an old Augustins monastery.

Your day ends in an Ecolodge located in the heart of the “poyaudine” countryside.

Day 4  Batilly-en-Puisaye – Linsecq – 40 km

Following small country roads, you will reach the unique Guédelon castle, because it is built in accordance with the middle Ages methods.

During your visit, don’t miss the recreational activities! Then, you leave Guedelon and you continue through the forest to Linsecq.

Day 5  Linsecq – Vézelay 45 km

A beautiful day awaits you!

Passing through small villages and side roads, you reach today’s destination, Vézelay.

One of the most beautiful panoramas of Burgundy is waiting for you, next to the Saint Madeleine basilica, centerpiece of Romanesque art and designated as UNESCO World heritage.

In the middle age, Vézelay was a pilgrimage hotspot and a major halt on the Saint Jacques de Compostelle paths.

Day 6  Vézelay – Vermenton 44  km

At the beginning, after a nice slope in the middle of the “Bois de la Madeleine”, you reach the Yonne valley.

You follow the Yonne all day as well as the “Canal du Nivernais”.

Before your arrival in Vermenton, you will see picturesque sites like Châtel-Censoir, the « Saussois » , its climbing rocks and Mailly-le-Château.

Day 7  Vermenton – Chablis 36 km

After cycling through charming villages such as Irancy, famous for its « Pinot noir », you will enter the « Chablisien » and discover the most sizeable white wine vineyard of Burgundy.

Day 8  Chablis – Auxerre  38 km

Today’s stage includes the Auxerrois winegrower’s villages: Chitry, Saint Bris-le-Vineux and Bailly. In Bailly, you enter  the « Earth’s Center », in a huge cave where the “Crémant de Bourgogne” is made. After a wine tasting, you will get to Auxerre, the end of today’s trip.

Accommodation

7 nights in charming hotels and guestrooms 2/3*

Included services

7 nights in charming hotels and guestrooms 2/3*
7 breakfasts
1 wine tasting of 3 wine in Chablis
Luggage transfer
Detailed roadbooks and Maps
GPS tracks
Assistance 24h/24 Emergency number

Options available:

Half-board : diners 3 plates
Personalised welcome meeting
Bike rental with complete equipment
Cycling helmet rental
Bike GPS rental
Transfer airport return trip

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