The great wines of Burgundy by bike, from Dijon to Chalon sur Saône - 7 Days

Discover the vineyards of the Côtes de Nuits and Côtes de Beaune


The city of Beaune and its famous Hospices
The Climats de Bourgogne, listed as a UNESCO heritage site
The tastings of the Grands Crus of Burgundy
The Voie des Vignes, a charming and peaceful cycling route
The Château Clos de Vougeot, a true symbol of the region's history

From Dijon to Chalon sur Saône between vineyards and valleys

From Dijon, start a 7-day cycling trip in the heart of the great vineyards of Burgundy. This region will soon have no more secrets for you.

This cycling trip starts in the beautiful city of Dijon with its varied and rare architecture. Take advantage of your arrival in the historical capital of the duchy of Burgundy to stroll through its streets and taste some local specialties.

The urban landscape quickly gives way to the fresh air of the countryside. Throughout your stay, you have the opportunity to stop in the different vineyards on your way and taste the Grands Crus of Burgundy. Land of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties, this oenological journey is a joy for wine lovers but also initiates the curious who wish to learn more. The Côtes de Nuits and Côtes de Beaune appellations are in the spotlight during these 7 days of cycling. You will ride safely on itineraries with grandiose panoramas. The Voie des vignes, as its name indicates, guides you through the heart of the prestigious Burgundy vineyards. The villages crossed promise beautiful discoveries and tastings in Pommard, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet or Vosne-Romanée. With the help of this greenway, you pedal along the vineyard paths and the Climats of Burgundy listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (In Burgundy, a Climat is a delimited parcel of land with its own geological characteristics and vines of a single variety).

This bicycle trip also offers other surprises. At the bend of the vineyards, you will discover enchanting castles, peaceful villages full of flowers, and impressive properties and estates that make the richness of the region. You will stop in Beaune, a famous city with cobblestone streets, internationally known for its hospices and its annual wine auction. You can visit some of the many historical monuments along your cycling route. We particularly recommend the Château de Corabœuf, a precious testimony of the region’s past; and the La Ferté Abbey which plunges you into the heart of the 18th century.

This journey reveals many secrets that each actor, medieval village, wine estate shares with you out of love for its history, its land and its region, out of pride in its culture and traditions. By its generosity and its welcome, Burgundy quickly makes you one of its new ambassadors and already invites you to a new cycling adventure.

Niveau LeisureLeisure
Day 1


Arrive to Dijon on your own.

Welcome with our guide for a briefing before the beginning of your bike trip. Enjoy your evening in the capital of Burgundy.

Meeting with our local guide

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

DIJON 52km 304m Niveau Loisir

Start your day and ride along the canal, where the calm, peaceful water gently accompanies your journey. The moored barges create a picturesque atmosphere along the way. Arrive at Pont de Pany, a charming little village where the stone houses are reflected in the waters of the canal, take time to explore its narrow streets and pretty shady squares, imbued with an authentic atmosphere.

Continue your journey through lush green valleys, pedaling to the rhythm of gentle hills and bucolic landscapes. Then make a detour to Ancey, a picturesque village nestled in the heart of nature. Houses with colorful shutters and flower-filled gardens add a touch of charm to this peaceful spot. Continue your route through golden fields and verdant groves to Lantenay, another little gem of the Burgundy countryside.

For a shorter alternative, turn around at Pont de Pany and return via the canal on the same road.

Day 3

From DIJON to BEAUNE 52km 338m Niveau Loisir

This stage of the “Voie des Vignes” by bike in Burgundy ensures the transition between the elegant regional capital and the wine villages of the Côte de Beaune. You leave Dijon to reach the vineyards of the Côtes de Nuits. On today’s itinerary, take the time to visit the Clos de Vougeot, the Saint seat of the Climats, as well as the domains of the most famous vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey Chambertin or Nuits-Saint-Georges. A very intense oenological journey along small roads that wind between villages with prestigious appellations.

Before arriving in Beaune, you will cross the village of Aloxe Corto and its great wines. Don’t miss the Beaune wine museum.

Day 4

BEAUNE 65km 987m Niveau Forme

This magnificent loop to the southwest of Beaune takes you to the heights of the region’s vineyards.
You will quickly reach the wine village of Pommard and take the direction of the cliffs of Saint-Romain offering a breathtaking view on the vineyards of the Côtes de Beaune. With a little luck you will see peregrine falcons nesting on these cliffs.
You then ride towards the Cirque du bout du monde with its spectacular rocky slopes carved by the Cozanne river into the limestone. Before returning to Beaune, don’t hesitate to add a stop to visit the Château de Corabœuf, a classified historical monument.

Day 5

From BEAUNE to CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE 45km 270m Niveau Loisir

You leave Beaune and its hospices in the direction of Chalon-sur-Saône, the world cradle of photography.
The itinerary leads you to the discovery of the vineyards of the Côtes de Beaune which includes Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chagny, Pommard or Santenay. On the program of this day: visits of cellars and authentic villages, gourmet breaks in the vineyards and panoramas on the mountains of Burgundy.

Enjoy this bucolic day!

Day 6

CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE 50km 188m Niveau Loisir

Today, you ride south of Chalon sur Saône on this loop which leads you to the imposing La Ferté Abbey. You can visit the abbey palace with its interior dating from the 18th century as well as its English-style park in the middle of hundred-year-old trees.

Day 7


End of stay after your breakfast. Have a safe journey home!

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.

Accommodation example
Chambre d'hôtes Couette et Tartine

Starting from 645€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
Hôtel le Saint-Georges

Starting from 830€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
Hôtel Restaurant Le Saint-Régis

Starting from 1130€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in a Double room
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Access to our exclusive travel application to follow your route, inform you about places of interest, restaurants, facilitate your assistance in case of emergency, find all your travel documents and our practical advice.
  • Application fee
  • Taxes
  • The trip itineraries available on the following supports:
    • Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
    • Cycling practical guide including topo maps, restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses

    Homemade and fully tested itineraries
    • Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
    • Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
    • A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.

    Close assistance
    • One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
    • Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
    • A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)

    Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditional

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    • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
    • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)


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    On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
    • One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
    • Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
    • A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce

    We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.

    Touring bike

    Aluminum frame
    Shimano 24 speed
    Disc brakes

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 rear bag
    • 1 front bag
    • 1 repair kit
    • 1 pump
    • 1 anti-theft device (for 2 bikes)
    • 1 helmet
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    Aluminum frame
    Shimano 9 speed
    Bosch Active Plus 250W motor, 400W battery
    Disc brakes

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 rear bag
    • 1 front bag
    • 1 repair kit
    • 1 pump
    • 1 anti-theft device per couple
    • 1 helmet
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    Children's Bike

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 child helmet
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    Child trailer

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    Tag along bike

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 child helmet

    Getting here

    Departure city : DIJON

    Coming by car

    • at 2h from LYON
    • at 3h15 from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX

    Coming by train

    • Dijon train station - 2h45 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Lyon Saint Exupéry airport
    • Bâle airport
    • Geneva Airport
    • Paris Charles de Gaulle airport

    Arrival city : CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

    Coming by car

    • at 3h30 from PARIS
    • at 6h from BORDEAUX
    • at 1h30 from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Chalon-sur-Saône train station - 3h from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Lyon Saint Exupéry airport
    • Geneva Airport
    • Bâle airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    How to get back to the starting point

    • By train from City of Dijon to Town of Chalon-sur-Saône in 0h40
    • Return by car in 1h00 to your starting point
    • Private shuttle: see detailed fares or contact us

    Recommended equipment


    • Hybrid Bike or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads


    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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