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Beaujolais French Tuscany 5-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 3
Beaujolais is one of the most well-known wines in the world but there are a lot of surprises hidden away in the picturesque vineyards, including a new wave of young winemakers, plus local cuisine served in old-fashioned bistros and beautiful scenery. This tour will take you through all the Beaujolais vineyards that stretch from Lyon to Macon. You will cycle through the countryside known as La Terre des Pierres Dorées, the land of the golden stones – which is absolutely breathtaking. It features intact medieval villages nestled amid rolling hills and imposing chateaus that hulk in the distance. The area has the reputation as France’s Tuscany.
4 B&B Nights: room and breakfast in a 3* hotels: room with shower or bath and toilets
Taxi transfer from Lyon Airport or Lyon centre to the fist accommodation
Daily luggage transfer to the next hotel
road book, tourist information and a map
24h/24, 7/7 hotline
Half board available 175 eur
Bike rental per bike 165 eur (120eur ea if 4 people; 115eur ea if 6 people)
E-bike rental 175 eur
Extra B&B night in Lyon 80 eur
Wine tasting 10 eur
Departure Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1 April to 31 October 2019
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in Lyon
Afternoon arrival in Lyon. A taxi transfer to your hotel near Asne. The hotel reception will give you a tour package with instructions and the essentials to have a successful tour (road-book, maps, tourist information, bicycles...). Dinner at the hotel’s restaurant and overnight stay.
Asne / Vaux en Beaujolais: 44 km
You will start your cycling by the area of the Golden Stones region, so-called because the houses here are built with a rare kind of limestone that lends them a gingerbread hue. Quaint villages that have stood for centuries, seemingly outside of time, preside over sweeping valleys on your scenic ride through the country. Your bike will take you to Oingt, widely considered one of France’s most beautiful villages. Perched atop a lush promontory, this fortified city boasts a medieval tour that grants magnificent views of the surrounding country. Overnight in Vaux en Beaujolais.
Vaux en Beaujolais / Romaneche Thorins : 32 km
The village of Vaux-en-Beaujolais emerges like a hamlet in a fairy tale – this picturesque stone town is perched on a rocky spur ensnared by a sea of vineyards. Today’s route will take you across the vineyards classified «appellations» of the Beaujolais Villages. Once you reached Romaneche Thorins you will be invited on a very informative tour at Hameau Duboeuf through a magic world dedicated to wine and the vine. Overnight at the hotel.
Romaneche Thorins / Macon: 32 km
Day through the Beaujolais valleys: Saint Amour Bellevue – Solutre Puilly – Macon. You way will continue through the vineyards of the most well-known wine appellations, such as: Moulin a Vent, Chenas, Fleurie, Julienas, Saint Amour. Before the arrival in Macon, you will pass near the Solutre rock, with a unique landscape and panoramic views.
End of the tour or extend your stay an extra night
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