Category: Cycling in Burgundy

Cycling in Burgundy: Wine Tasting in the Cote de Beaune

Bicycling along the Route des Grand Crus, past some of the most famous vineyards in the world can be quite challenging for wine-loving cyclists! Tasting opportunities are many, and the temptation to taste is overpowering.  But in the heat of the summer, there is only so much tasting one can do, and still manage to

Cycling France’s First Greenway in Burgundy

It’s hard to believe that my trip is almost over.  I have one more route to explore, the greenway from the lovely town of Chalon-sur-Saone to the gates of Macon. This greenway is quite special. It’s the first car-free cycle path in France.  Introduced in 1997, this greenway became the standard for other car-free cycle

Cycling in Burgundy: The Picnic Lunch

Somewhere between 12:00 and 12:30, the world in France stops as everyone enjoys lunch.  Whether in a big city, in the countryside, driving in a car, walking or bicycling, the work-day world temporarily stops as people rush home, to a local restaurant or to the closest picnic table to enjoy lunch with their friends or family. For

Cycling Burgundy’s Vineyard Trail

Bicycling the Vineyard Trail from Beaune to Santenay is an adventure to savor slowly, very much like the area’s premier wines.  The trail is only 22km long.  In a car, you could travel it in under 20 minutes, on a train, it is merely a blur.  I had visited the area before in a car,

Cycling in Burgundy: A Dream Ride Along the Canal du Centre

Less than a 20 minute train ride from the beautiful village of Beaune is a cyclist’s dream, a car-free path along one of Burgundy’s beautiful canals.  I accessed the pathway from the train station at Chagny and in less than 10 minutes, I was in heaven. Life doesn’t get much better than bicycling along a