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Beaune Vineyards Self-Guided Walk

Resort:Beaune Vineyards Self-Guided Walk
Operator: Exodus
Destination: Europe, France
Price From: £1665.00

Overview


Enjoy gastronomic meals and historic hotels, traditional medieval towns and
some amazing wines.

The walks provide a wonderful balance of quiet country lanes, vineyard tracks
and woodland trails taking in sleepy, unspoilt villages, majestic vine-clad
hills and ancient oak forest. Sample fine wines in 13th century cellars and
enjoy lunch in a selection of medieval towns including world-renowned
Nuits-St-Georges. Walk the historic streets of Dijon and hunt for truffles
with Yann and his dog Elfe in the grounds of a secluded chateau.

Highlights

* Lovingly restored 18th century hotels, each with its own unique history
* Fine, gastronomic menus featuring regionally-sourced ingredients
* Varied walking on vineyard tracks, hilltop trails and woodland paths
* Traditional Burgundy chateaux and medieval villages
* Sun-drenched wine estates and prestigious appellations

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Beaune

Wander the streets of Beaune and marvel at the multi coloured roofs of the
15th Century Hospices de Beaune. Overnight at the perfectly located Hotel Le
Central and take your pick from the plethora of local restaurants
nearby.*(Staying at Hotel Le Central)*

Day 2
At Beaune

Continue to explore Beaune and it’s architecture, Gothic chapels and
renaissance mansions.*(Staying at Hotel Le Central)*

Day 3
Beaune to Gevrey-Chambertin

You’ll begin by crossing over the northern tip of the limestone escarpment of
the Cote-d’Or to gain wonderful views across the plain as you descend to the
village of Chenove. From here turn south and wind your way along the Chemin
des Grand Crus, passing the vineyards of Couchey and Fixin and continuing
along to the famous wine village of Gevrey-Chambertin.*(*Staying at
Rotisserie du Chambertin*)*

Day 4
At Gevrey-Chambertin

Options today include taking the train to Dijon or Beaune. In Dijon stroll
the history-filled streets and alleyways with 12th-15th century timbered
houses to see the Church of Notre Dame, cathedral and the grand Palace of the
Dukes of Burgundy. *(*Staying at *Rotisserie du Chambertin)*

Day 5
Gevrey-Chambertin to Vosne-Romanee

Leave the vines behind today and head up into the woods where you’ll follow
an old disused railway track. Wind through shady, protected woodland before
emerging back into the sun-soaked vines behind tranquil Morey-St-Denis, a
good place to enjoy a coffee break. Continue on through the sleepy village of
Chambolle-Musigny to Vougeot and visit the historic Chateau du Clos de
Vougeot which produces one of the world’s most celebrated Grand Cru wines.
From here it’s just a short distance to Vosne-Romanee where your 4 Star hotel
and restaurant await. *(Staying at Le Richebourg, Half Board)*

Day 6
At Vosne-Romanee

There are two options for your ‘rest day’. You could walk up through the
woods to a secluded chateau in the hills, behind the vineyards of
Vosne-Romanee – here you have the opportunity to learn about truffle hunting
in the chateau grounds with Thierry, his son Yann and their specially trained
dog Elfe (Thursday to Monday only). Alternatively take a stroll through the
vines to the world-famous mediaeval town of Nuits-St-Georges. Explore the
town and enjoy lunch here, then maybe a spot of wine tasting in one of the
many local caves.* (Staying at Le Richebourg, Half Board)*

Day 7
Vosne-Romanee to Beaune 16km/10mi/5.5hr or 22km/14mi/6.5hr

A 25-minute transfer takes you to Pernand-Vergelesses to follow vineyard
tracks past the Hill of Corton, once owned by Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
Then it’s on to medieval Savigny-les-Beaune for a morning coffee next to the
impressive chateau, which houses a collection of vintage cars, motorbikes and
planes. Walking up through woodland, you emerge above Beaune with spectacular
views over the town and its surrounds. Descending into the vineyards you can
visit the Parc de la Bouzaise or Beaune.* (Staying at Hotel Le Central)*

Optional shorter walk: 5.5hrs, distance 16km/10mi

Day 8
Leave Beaune

Leave Beaune