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Burgundy Dijon-Meursault 8-day Self-guided Walking Tour (Level 3)

  • 8days
  • France

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Self-guided Walking Tour from Dijon to Beaune

Two of the most famous vineyards worldwide are located to the south of Dijon - the Côte de Nuits, from Chenove to Corgoloin, producing powerful red wines; and the Côte de Beaune, from Aloxe Corton to Santenay, renowned for its delicate red wines and its full-bodied white wines. Since the 3rd century B.C., the vineyards here have provided the noblest vintages. Long-time properties of the dukes of Bourgogne, the area stands today as witness to the past, a trail of chapels, châteaux and old, glazed-roof villages, and vineyards, one after another. Included in the itinerary are two remarkable towns: Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, and Beaune, the vineyards' capital.

Highlights:

  • Burgundy vineyards, (Côte de Nuits & Côte de Beaune)
  • Amazing landscapes and sightseeing spots
  • Quiet and peaceful routes 

Tour Character: Level 3

  • Some long stage and hills to climb. No technical part!
  • Hiking experience: You regularly hike, and you are fit. You are used to daily walks on uneven ground
  • Distance: Longest ride up to 25km. You will mostly walk on hiking trails, asphalt vineyards roads, countryside roads – no traffic roads. 

Included in the Walking Tour:

  • 7 overnights in 3* and 4* B&B's
  • 7x breakfasts (Full-Board available 220 EUR)
  • 2x dinners (on day 2 and 3) 3 courses, drinks excluded
  • Personalised welcome on the first day
  • Walking notes, general information of the area, GPS tracks plus route maps
  • Hotel to hotel luggage transfer along the trail (20kg max)
  • 3x transfers (day 2, 4 and last day from Meursault to Beaune train station) 
  • 7/7 assistance
  • Tourist taxes

Not included:

  • Transport to/from beginning/end of trail
  • Lunches, drinks, dinners (on days not specified)
  • Extras
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits or activities suggested on the tour
  • Insurances
  • Train tickets

Extra's:

  • Extra B&B night in Dijon - 70 EUR (sharing double room)
  • Extra B&B night in Beaune - 71 EUR (sharing double room)
  • Extra B&B night in Meursault - 83 EUR (sharing double room)

Arrival/ Departure/ Parking:

  • Dijon train station at 15mn’s walk from the hotels. There is a taxi station at the train station
  • High speed trains from Paris to Dijon or regional train from Paris to Dijon
  • High speed trains from Lyon or Macon to Dijon
  • Regional train from Lyon or Macon
  • None of the hotels have a car park
  • Guarded car parks – with charge – available in town

Notes:

  • Departure any day from March to October

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  • Day 1

    Arrival at DIJON

    This town, steeped in history, is its own outdoor museum. Explore the old city, the neighbourhood of the Palais de Justice, and the beautiful Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne (Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy) home to the Musée des Beaux Arts. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel.

  • Day 2

    MARSANNAY – GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN ~ 11 kms [+256 m / -276 m]

    Continue exploring DIJON in the morning (plenty to choose among - the Archeological Museum, the Sacred Art Museum in Sainte Anne‘s Chapel, ...). In the morning, a taxi will escort you to Marsannay-la-Côte. From Marsannay, a city reputed for its rosé wines (unique in the Burgundian region), you will walk towards Fixey, where a 10th century church stands, the oldest in the region. You reach Gevrey-Chambertin, a wine town still guarded by an ancient, fortified castle. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 4-star hotel.

  • Day 3

    GEVREY CHAMBERTIN – NUIT SAINT GEORGES. ~14 kms [+249 m / -268 m]

    Pass by the village of Chambolle Musigny, at the beginning of a narrow valley, and head to one of the more famous sites of Burgundy, the majestic Château de Clos Vougeot. A visit to the château reveals a 12th century wine cellar and gigantic wine press. Your path continues across the Echezeaux and Grand Echezeaux vineyards and then brings you to hallowed ground and the heart of some of the world’s greatest vineyards: La Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, la Tâche. Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel.

  • Day 4

    NUITS SAINT GEORGES /CHAUX – BEAUNE. ~19 kms [+245 m / -406 m]

    Today’s walk takes you uphill (after a morning transfer), past vineyard-covered slopes, to the Hautes- Cotes de Nuits. The landscape is delightful, with beautiful views across the valley. Pass through the village of Villers-la-Faye, with its 11th century church sitting upon Mont Saint Victor, and then to Magny-les-Villers. Descending into the Côtes de Beaune, you reach Pernant-Vergelesses and one of the most picturesque little villages in the area, Aloxe-Corton, famous for white wines like Corton-Charlemagne, one of the best in Burgundy. Your day ends in Beaune, a magical Burgundian city of medieval charm, famous for its hospices and ramparts. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights.

  • Day 5

    BEAUNE - Free day.

    Explore the narrow streets lined with beautiful houses, some of which date back to the Renaissance period. Lodging and breakfast in the same 3-star hotel.

  • Day 6

    BEAUNE – MEURSAULT. ~10 kms [+210 m / -178 m]

    Leave Beaune and walk through the first Premiers Crus vineyards, heading to Pommard. This well-known village is huddled tightly around a church that is most remarkable for its square bell-tower. The wines of the village, celebrated around the globe, are of outstanding quality, deeply-coloured, firm and honest. After passing over the last vineyard-covered hill, you will descent upon Meursault, a beautiful village reputed for its white wines. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel for 2 nights.

  • Day 7

    MEURSAULT Loop via La Rochepot. ~21km [+634 m / -635 m]

    Make your way across the vineyards, to reach the hamlets of Blagny and Gamay, and then pass through the forest that stretches across the heights of the Côte de Beaune to La Rochepot - a village that boasts one of the most beautiful châteaux in Burgundy, dating from the 15th century. Descend to the village of Saint Aubin and its 10th century church, then wind through the Grands Crus of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet, to the village of Puligny-Montrachet itself. Your final stage is through Les Grands Crus at Les Perriéres to Meursault. Lodging and breakfast in the same 3-star hotel.

  • Day 8

    Departure

    Transfer to Beaune train station by taxi in the morning.

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