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Fantastic hiking views of the vines in Burgundy

Burgundy

Walks & life in de lap of luxury

7 Days / 6 Nights
Moderate Walking
Fantastic hiking views of the vines in Burgundy

A fantastic journey for both gourmets- and wine-connoisseurs, leading you through one of France’s most stunning regions. Burgundy, a very fertile region has provided its farmers, hunters and especially its wine-growers with the best quality produce for over one thousand years. Consequently, Burgundy’s cuisine is one of the best-known in the world and the deep red Burgundy wine a synonym for the finest of wines. The best way to explore this region is on foot, where you will discover pretty little villages, medieval castles and ancient monasteries. During a picknick along the trail including regional culinary treats and a sip of the local wine you can recuperate and live life in the lap of luxury!

  • Read more about the wonderful hiking region Burgundy.

Be active and enjoy, what a glorious combination. This wonderful symphony of exercise, culture and enjoyment awaits you on our seven-day hiking holiday in Burgundy. The leisurely daily stages take you from Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy, to Meursault, Nolay, Rully/Chassey le Camp and the municipality of Mercurey. The route, which always leads you to beautiful wineries along the way, shows that his hiking tour is made for real wine connoisseurs. You will stay in comfortable accommodations as well as charming boutique hotels.

  • Hiking and wine bliss: This hiking holiday is all about leisurely hikes and excellent wine enjoyment. On the second day the route leads to the wine village of Pommard. Here the delicious Burgundy wine is waiting to be tasted by you. More tips for hiking holidays for wine lovers at a glance.
  • Cultural highlights in Burgundy: The picturesque region also has a lot to offer in terms of culture. On this active holiday you have the opportunity to visit Hotel Dieu in Beaune, follow in the footsteps of the Romans in the village of Saint Romain, explore the castle of La Rochepot in the village of the same name, or marvel at Montaigu castle in Mercurey.
  • Long-distance views as far as the Alps: On the stage from Nolay to Rully, particularly fabulous views over the Saône plain await. In good weather conditions you can even see the Alps in the distance.

This hiking holiday is assigned our level of hiking ‘Moderate Walking’. The daily stages are planned to take around three to six hours and can be mastered wonderfully with a basic fitness level. Plenty of time is always planned to explore the historical sights and taste the noble grape varieties.

  • Hiking tip: Due to the good condition of the trail, this hiking holiday in Burgundy can also be booked for a pleasant hiking holiday with a dog.

Itinerary at a glance

In Burgundy, delight in wine and culture, such as visiting the castles of Montaigu and La Rochepot. From Nolay to Rully, you can look forward to fantastic panoramic views – on a clear day, you might even see the Alps..

Beaune is Burgundy’s ‚wine capital’ with a lovely old part of town. You have the opportunity to visit the hotel Dieu.

As soon as you have explored Beaune sufficiently, start your walk towards Meursault. Gently the trail leads into the well-known wine village of Pommard, where you will have the first opportunity to taste some of the delicious Burgundy wine.

Today you come across the picturesque village of Saint Romain. Follow the Roman traces within the ruins of the palace. The church dating back to the 12th century is also worth a visit and the village restaurant offers a first-class lunch.

Leaving the vineyards behind, you walk in the shade of the characteristic oak forest. After that on to La Rochepot village and marvel at La Rochepot palace which is definitely worth a visit. From La Rochepot follow the trail to the ancient market town of Nolay.

This day commences with a gentle ascent across lovely pastures with the well-known Charolais cows grazing. Once at the top you walk downhill to Santenay village accompanied by marvellous views onto the Saône plain and a glance of the Alps in the distance. Onwards past the ‚Canal du Centre’ and through vineyards to Rully/Chassey le Camp.

Today’s first target is Montaigu palace in the South and follow remote trails past vineyards and forests along the ‚Côtes Chalonnaises’. Past the villages Aluze and Nantoux the path leads you into the well-known village of Mercurey.

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Route information

Moderate Walking

Comfortable walks on well-maintained paths, easily manageable with basic fitness level. Daily tours are designed to combine the sheer pleasure of walking with plenty of chances for sightseeing or having breaks at vineyards on the way.

Prices & Dates

Category A: You will stay in Beaune in a beautiful 4**** hotel, in Meursault and Nolay in a very charming boutique hotel and in Chassey le Camp in a comfortable 3*** hotel with pool and beautiful garden (French classification).

Category B: Nice 3*** hotel in Beaune, in the villages of Meursault, Nolay and Rully the accommodation is in nice and cosy 2** or boutique hotels (French classification).

Additional nights can be booked in each stage location. Prices on request.

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 2 resp. 1 evening meal (Cat. A: 2x Chassey le Camp; Cat. B: 1x Meursault)
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional

  • Return transfer to Beaune, cost EUR 90 per journey, (Sunday and public holiday EUR 105), reservation required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train journey via Paris to Beaune, approx. 2.5 hours (www.sncf.com).
  • Paris airport.
  • Parking: hotel garage, approx. EUR 70 per week. No reservation possible, payable on-site. Free of charge, unsecured parking spaces near the hotel.
  • Return transfer from Rully/Chassey le Camp to Beaune by train, duration approx. 30 minutes (1x change).

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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