Burgundy epitomises excellent wines, impressive castles, rolling landscapes, old monasteries and a lot more.
Day 1 Arrive Dijon:
The beautiful capital of Burgundy. In the afternoon board the ship. Free evening to explore Dijon.
Day 2 Dijon (20 km):
A short bike takes you north west in the Dijon region. Return to Dijon for an afternoon walk with your guide.
Day 3 Dijon to Longecourt en Plaine (45 km):
A morning sail along the pretty Burgundy Canal. Afternoon bike to the quaint village of Longecourt en Plaine.
Day 4 Longecourt en Plaine to St Jean de Losne (45 km):
Cross small roads past pretty villages to Auxonne on the River Saône. Follow towpaths to St Jean de Losne to join the barge.
Day 5 St Jean de Losne to Seurre (45 km):
Visit the charming Musee de la Batellerie in St Jean de Losne. Cycle pass the abbaye de Citeaux where you can taste the famous abbey cheese. Continue a trail along the river Saone to the small town of Seurre.
Day 6 Seurre to Beaune to Chalon sur Saone (25 km):
Visit the beautiful fortified town of Beaune, also known for its wines (Cote d’Or). Guided walk through the town and visit the church ‘Collegiale Notre-Dame’ or the museum of Burgundy wines. Continue by train to Chalon sur Saone, a port town to meet the barge.
Day 7 Chalon sur Saône to Tournus (60 km):
Follow an old railway track now a cycle path. Stop in Buxy to visit a winery in an old tower. Continue to Tournus, to visit the beautiful 10C abbey of St Philibert, one of the oldest in France.
Arrangements end with a train transfer to Dijon.