Burgundy is a riding & Culinary Adventure!
About the Riding…
We start our trip riding through Nuits-St.Georges, Pommard, Chassgne-Montrachet, & Vosne Romanee – villages rich in wine history. We’ll taste and learn about Grand Crus, Premier Crus and the Pinot grape used to make these great wines.
We’ll ride to Chateau du Rochepot and the famous, Chateau du Clos de Vougeot built by Cistern monks. You’ll ride over rolling hills and through more vineyards in one day than most have seen in a lifetime.
The next part of your cycling adventure, takes you into a land of wooded hills, lakes, and pastoral villages. We’ll ride where few other people venture, and enjoy the incredibly quiet roads of the Morvan region of Burgundy.
Leaving the wooded hills behind, we venture back into the vineyards of the famous Cote d’Or. We’ll ride to Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy & enjoy exploring this village that is centered in World famous wine. Along with a great week of riding, we’ll descend into the labyrinth of caves underneath the city of Beaune to see thousands of aging bottles of wine.
About the Wine…
Burgundian wines have a history and pedigree that is unique. Did you know there are only 33 vineyards that produce Grand Cru wines, as opposed to 600 vineyards that produce Premier Cru?
On our trip you will have the opportunity to taste the difference between an average and exceptional wine. Learn how to read a wine label to choose between a Grand Cru, Premier Cru, Village or AOC bottle, the next time you are choosing a wine.
About the Accommodations
Richebourg: This beautiful, well staffed hotel is in the epi-center of the Grand Crus terroirs of Burgundy. This boutique hotel is complete with a lovely garden and private spa.
Saulieu: Our lovely hostellerie is in the heart of the Morvan region of Burgundy. Situated in the village of Saulieu, it has a gastronomic restaurant, wine tasting cave, bar & swimming pool.
Beaune: Our 4 – Star hotel is named after a famous wine-grower’s villa & the trees that surround it. Our hotel is just steps from Les Hospice & all that Beaune has to offer. Relax in the garden, enjoy a fabulous meal on the terrace or wine taste deep in the hotel’s cellar.
WHAT LEVEL RIDER DO I NEED TO BE?
Our tours are designed for people who love to ride their bikes. Our rides in Burgundy range from 40-60 miles per day. The terrain is lumpy with moderate climbs. Our vans are available to accommodate your goals each day.
IS THIS A GOOD TRIP FOR A NON-RIDER?
If your companion rides only a small amount we offer shorter rides or the option to stop part way.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you. We have bi-lingual staff that is well travelled and understands European culture. Our staff has managed the logistics of the USPS Professional Cycling Team. Small groups provide a comfortable and personal experience.
European Knowledge – Jemison Cycling is owned & operated by a former Professional cyclist who raced over 900 days throughout Europe
Van Support & Luggage Transfers
Ride Food – Drink Mix
One Guide per 4 Guests
Snacks on the Fly
Bicycles (Rental Bikes available)
Personal incidentals & Guide Gratuities (our guides work hard for tips)
*Travel Insurance strongly suggested (www.TravelGuard.com)
Location: Beaune france
Date: August 19-25
Dates: September 30 - Oct 6
Cost: $3,999Sign Me Up