Walking in Burgundy

7 Days & 6 Nights
  • Relaxed walking along ‘Chemin des Grand Crus’ through Burgundy’s vineyards
  • Sample world-famous wines such as Pinot Noir reds and Aligoté whites
  • Explore the medieval cities of Dijon and Beaune
  • Enjoy local delicacies like classic beef bourguignon
  • Visit historic Châteaux and atmospheric wine caves en route
Discover the Burgundy wine route on this inn to inn walking holiday, from Dijon to Meursault. Walk through UNESCO world heritage designated vineyards and peaceful woodland on the ‘Chemin des Grands Crus’; a trail through Côte d’Or wine country passing the famous Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune regions. Stop along the way for tastings in local caves and relax at the end of the day in charming hotels and guesthouses. A gastronomic hot spot, enjoy some of the most decadent and imaginative dishes France has to offer, as well as hearty classics like beef bourguinon.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent tour.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

Ideal if you have an interest in:

Foodie Adventures, Wine, Whiskey & More...

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 12 Years

Activity Level & Terrain

This trip is graded ‘easy-moderate’ with average daily distance being 14km. The walking is mostly flat, and two rest days are included. While there are a few hills, these are short and nothing too strenuous. The trails are a combination of tarmac country roads, dirt trails and woodland trails. This tour is suitable for walkers with good physical fitness. 

Navigation

All trails are way-marked, and together with access to our GPS-following app, maps and route notes you will have no problem finding your way.

Accommodations

Stay 5 nights in 3* standard hotels and guesthouses and 1 night in a 4* hotel. Below is an example of the accommodation we use on this trip. All accommodation is subject to availability and therefore alternatives of an equal standard may be offered.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms we would be happy to book this for you (supplements apply). We also welcome solo walkers on this tour, however please note that the wine tasting is not always available for solos (as it requires other participants) in which case we would not include it. There are wine tasting options that you can arranged directly while in Burgundy (usually joining group visits)

Meals

Breakfasts are included each day.

Dinner can be purchased in each town with several options being available in each town- you will be spoilt for choice! Beaune is home to award winning restaurants and Dijon has several Michelin star or Michelin recommended establishments - so why not treat yourself to the ultimate gastronomic experience?

Packed lunch items can be bought locally from supermarkets or the local boulangerie.

Included
  • Wine Tour at Bernhard Rion vineyard
  • 3 Nights accommodation in 3* hotels, 3 nights in comfortable guesthouses
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfers as per the itinerary
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps
  • GPX tracks and access to our GPS navigation app
  • 24/7 telephone support from our UK office
Excluded
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Travel to Dijon
  • Travel from Beaune
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment
Extras
  • Additional nights before, during and after the walk

When To Go

This tour is available from mid-May to mid-October. Any time within this period is ideal for walking. The grape harvest tends to take place the last week of September (variable) so please note that the vineyards will be busy during this time, with a lot of activity going on. This is an interesting time to be in the area, but be aware that there will be more vehicles on the small country roads than normal. 

Getting to the Start

Fly: into Paris Charles de Gaulle, Orly or Beauvais airports. Take a train or bus from the airport to the city centre and from the centre (Gare de Lyon) take a direct TGV train to Dijon (approx. 1 hour 40 mins). Train times and details can be found at www.sncf.com.

You could also fly into Lyon or Geneva and take the train from there (3 hours/3 hours 30 mins)

Train: Eurostar from London St-Pancras International to Paris (Gard du Nord). Change here and travel to Paris Gare de Lyon (by RER) From Gare de Lyon, take a direct TGV train to Dijon Ville (approx. 1 hour 40 mins). The total journey time is approx. 5 hours and the whole trip can be booked at www.eurostar.com.

Drive: From Folkestone, take the Eurotunnel shuttle to Calais, and continue driving from here. From Calais, it is about a 5 hour drive to Dijon. Booking and more info can be found at www.eurotunnel.com

Drive and Ferry: Drive to Dover and take the ferry to Calais (approx. 1 hour 15 mins crossing). Then drive onto Dijon (approx. 5 hours drive). Ferry info and booking can be found at www.poferries.com

Getting from the End

On day 7, you will be transferred from your hotel in Meursault to Beaune train station. From here you can take a train back to Dijon (approx. 30 mins). Train details can be found at www.voyages-sncf.com. From Dijon you can take a TGV train to many locations in France and Europe, or continue home via one of the methods mentioned in the ‘Getting to’ section. 

Luggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

General Information

Wine Tour 

We will arrange a guided wine tour of the Bernard Rion vineyard followed by a visit to the winery and its cellar. You will sample a selection of 5 wines grown in the area,  including the famous Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru. 

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Dijon Day 2 Transfer to Marsannay-la–Côte and walk to Gevrey-Chambertain 5 miles / 8.5 km Day 3 Walk to Nuits-Saint-Georges & Wine Tour 8.5 miles / 13.5 km Day 4 Walk to Beaune 7.5 miles / 12 km Day 5 Free Day Beaune Day 6 Walk to Meursault 9 miles / 15 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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