Adventure of the week - Burgundy vineyard trails
Looking for stunning landscapes, vineyards, exquisite food and the best wines? Look no further, we've got the right walking trip for you. [caption id="attachment_23812" align="alignnone" width="960"] En route to Beaune[/caption]
In a nutshellDiscover the best of Burgundy walking from Dijon to Meursault, stopping along the way for tastings in local caves and relax at the end of the day in charming hotels and guesthouses.
- Distance: the average daily distance is 14km, including a day of rest!
- Grade: this trip is graded ‘easy-moderate’, the walking is mostly flat. There are a few hills, these are short and nothing too strenuous, it's pretty easy going!
Where?This east-central region of France (also known in French as Bourgogne), offers some of France’s most stunning scenery: medieval villages, rolling green hills and mustard fields. Burgundy is famous for its Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Burgundy wines and Chablis and Beaujolais as well as for its exquisite gastronomy. [caption id="attachment_23807" align="alignnone" width="900"] Château de Gevrey-Chambertin[/caption]
Why walk here?Is it even possible to mention Burgundy without thinking of the wonderful wines? This is a walking holiday of dreams for wine connoisseurs and foodies! The walking is easy-going with plenty of opportunities to stop for wine tastings along the way. You will 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. Feast on the local delicacies like classic beef bourguignon and taste world-famous wines such as Pinot Noir reds and Aligoté whites. [caption id="attachment_23808" align="alignnone" width="900"] One of the most famous dishes in the region is the beef bourguignon, delicious![/caption]
Planning and preparationThis 7 Day & 6 Nights French adventure begins in the medieval city of Dijon, famous for its mustard; and it finishes up in Meursault. It includes 3 nights in 3* hotels and 3 nights in comfortable guesthouses. To get to Dijon, you can fly into Paris Charles de Gaulle, Orly or Beauvais airports and take a train or a bus journey right to Gare de Lyon (city centre) and from there, take a direct TGV train to Dijon. You can also fly into Lyon or Geneva and take the train from there. Alternatively, you can also get to Dijon by train taking the Eurostar from London to Paris, then from Paris travel to Paris Gare de Lyon, and from there, take a direct TGV train to Dijon Ville. If you prefer taking your car, you can take the Eurotunnel shuttle to Calais and continue driving to Dijon, or (as you can see, there’s plenty of options!) you can drive to Dover and take the ferry to Calais, and then drive onto Dijon. Do have a browse of this or our other walking adventures in France, or contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need any information.
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