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Cycling holidays in Burgundy

Burgundy, between vineyards and canals, is suitable for everyone. You cross beautiful cities of Art and History, beautiful typical villages of character, reach unique natural sites, and enjoy one of the most precious French vineyards. The winegrowers have shaped a landscape listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Climats.

Discover Burgundy by bike

It was in Burgundy that the first French greenway was created, between Givry and Cluny. Today, the many cycle routes make the region a land of cycle tourism. Our various circuits take you on a discovery of the different facets of Burgundy. You ride between vineyards and canals, cross cities of art and history and world-renowned vineyards.

Burgundian heritage and terroir

Impossible not to talk about wine when talking about Burgundy. The vine was brought there during the invasion of the region by the Romans. In Burgundy, wine is a real culture. It is present at the same time in the landscapes, history and traditions. The Burgundy vineyard now extends over 250km in length and has around a hundred AOCs (controlled designation of origin) including 30 grands crus.

Burgundy is also a region steeped in history: the Roche de Solutré site bears witness to the life of men in this region 55,000 years ago. Subjected to multiple invasions, first Celtic then Gallic and Roman, the region has a varied cultural and architectural heritage. Indeed, one can observe in Burgundy many sites which remain today the witnesses of a dense architectural past. Witness the region’s 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Abbey of Fontenay, the Basilica of Vézelay, the Priory of Notre-Dame de la Charité-sur-Loire and the Climats of the Burgundy vineyards.

Burgundy gastronomy is as tasty as it is varied. Sweet specialties such as gingerbread or nonnettes will delight food lovers. High-quality local products such as Epoisse cheese, Bresse chicken or Charolais meat attest to Burgundy’s know-how. Finally, do not forget to taste the famous Burgundy snails with parsley butter.