Burgundy walking holidays
Come spend your holidays in Burgundy and enjoy a hike in the land of the “Grands Crus”! A rich historical heritage, its rivers and canals, its prestigious vineyards and natural landscapes preserved. With trails through vineyards, between Pommard and Volnay, breathtaking landscapes, biking in Burgundy will seduce you. Discover all our walking tour in France here
Walking tour’s perfect place in France
Think about France. Villages nestled in pretty valleys, steeples of medieval churches pointing out to the blue sky, traditional food fairs, green hilly vineyards, rich food and of course, its prestigious wines. Burgundy has it all, as you are about to discover! Ideally located at the crossroad of Western Europe, Burgundy has played a huge part in the future of France since the Gallic times. Add to this a sum up of all the French “clichés” and “raisons d’être”, no wonder it is called the cradle of France. For several centuries, the fame and power of the Duchy of Burgundy brought wealth to the region. Nowadays, its amazing architectural heritage can still be seen everywhere as the numerous typical Burgundy tiled roofs testify.
If all of that has not wet your appetite for this trip this may just be the icing on the cake, with this walking tour you can visit what is considered one of the jewels of Burgundy and birthplace of wine growing in the region, Premier CruChâteau du Clos de Vougeot.
Endless vineyards, pathways alonside winding rivers, and town streets filled with culture and tradition: a walking holiday in Burgundy provides a wealth of options for active holidaymakers. The region has enough captivating sights to ensure any walking tour offers adventure and appeal.
Châteaux and Burgundy wines
Burgundy’s prestige is never more prevalent than among its vast expanse of Grand Cru vineyards and magnificent châteaux. Follow backroads along tranquil lanes to experience tastings of traditional Burgundy, uncovering such fascinating towns as Dijon and Beaune. Every wine lovers will found what he is looking for : wine production isn’t the most important in France but there is more difference here between wines from montrachet to Chablis via Beaujolais than anywhere. White burgundy and red burgundy wines will show you the best of wine regions of France.
Of course, the region’s wineries enjoy international acclaim, and tracing the famous wine route established by Cistercian monks in the 14th century provides a valuable insight into the production of award-winning labels at some of the world’s finest appellations. This is the first area for white wines and red wines production in Burgundy wine region, you can ask for a guided tour in a chateau or domaine, you’ll do a tasting of red wines and you’ll learn all about winemaking, winemaker, Premiers Crus, french wine regions, appellations, French wines, grape varieties like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, or Chardonnay!
Charming town walks
The gentle hiking trails and vineyard routes of Burgundy are undoubtedly compelling. There are opportunity to uncover quaint countryside towns and cities is equally rewarding. Cobbled streets and enchanting architecture of Beaune, for example, offers the ideal setting in which to interact with local merchants and get a taste of the relaxed, Burgundian way of life.
The rolling countryside of Burgundy, crisscrossed with dedicated cycle and walking paths that take you through extensive vineyards and alongside canals, makes for a world-class holiday. Pretty villages break up your route and grand chateaux with colourful tiled roofs stand guard over their carefully nurtured and valuable grapes.
Burgundy is one of the premier wine-producing regions of the world, and on a cycling or walking holiday you’ll burn off just enough calories to allow you to indugle in the region’s gorgeous produce. Make time to stop in Dijon and Beaune, where timeless charm, fines wines, impressive architecture and a choice of exceptional restaurants await.
Discover our walking tour through the Burgundy vineyards. Walking holiday with daily walks, wine tasting and gourmet dinners !
You want to know more about our Walking tour ? Here is the FAQ !
Traveling by bike in freedom or hiking by bike in freedom through a specialized travel agency, it is to evolve as close as possible to the surrounding landscapes and the local culture.
The choice of small peaceful roads, country paths, bike roads or other trails, coupled with the apparent slowness of progress immerses each of us in an incomparable proximity to nature. This suddenly makes contact and meetings obvious and allows you to cross and discover authentic places, territories and settings that we would have ignored in normal times.
The silent nature of these modes of travel provides finally, the immense happiness of being able to surprise wild life… or at least animal life at any time!
Embarking on a cycling holiday or a trip on foot is also to relearn to appreciate the simple things , savor the breaks at the option of the multiple invitations of the course and the well-deserved comfortable evenings after the effort of the day, even when measured!
Do you need to remember that cycling and walking at on foot are means of transport which naturally preserve the environment in which we operate.
Tasting a holiday by bike or on foot is undoubtedly rushing back!
Because we are local and work with locals.
We do our best to share with you our meetings with our partners, true representatives of local charm. We are thus surrounded by local actors and producers, small businesses, warm family structures, all in love with their region, its heritage and its culture and all eager to share their passion.
We have thus woven for almost 18 years a reliable and stable network of partners. With accommodation providers, restaurateurs, bike rental companies, animators, guides, carriers and other loyal operators, we work together in a common concern for quality of service.
Over the years, a relationship that is more friendly than commercial has developed with most of the people involved in our travels. This translates into increased availability and responsiveness, adapted and personalized services, all in a serene and lasting working relationship.
And naturally, you are the first beneficiaries!
The following testimony from one of our clients was overwhelming.
“… It was very obvious to us that you had planned the bike trip like a real cyclist would, because the route was very scenic and peaceful. Your choice of accommodation couldn’t have been better – you obviously have a great rapport (they all talked a lot about you) with these hotels and guesthouses as we were treated very well wherever you made arrangements . We met other riders along the way who had brought in other travel agencies, and our impression was that Evazio clearly had a more personal experience of the whole tour we did… ”
Joel Smith and Kathy Keehan
Because we personally study, locate and test our cycling and hiking tours.
The criteria are the difficulty of the route, the length of the stages, the historical, cultural and natural points of interest, all by taking pleasant small roads with little traffic or cycle paths, paths or footpath.
Finally, the route by bike or on foot must of course include accommodation with all the necessary service and comfort, in addition charming and well located!
The expansion of cycling in recent years has seen the development of many “bike routes”, greenways and rolling and secure cycle lanes. Some sections are interesting, but others less! Also, we advise you on these bike tours by bringing you, if necessary, alternatives targeted more on the cultural aspect, the natural resources.
“… the five days we spent on the cycling holidays were absolutely the highlight of the trip. What made it particularly appreciable was the effort you put in to make the whole course run on such calm roads. It was a pleasure and far exceeded our expectations in this regard… ”
Alyson and Mark Hay
For further cycling and hiking trips, we collaborate with local expert operators working in the same mindset.
No one can be an expert everywhere and for everything. Also, no need to compete unnecessarily. On the other hand, a close collaboration with each one guarantees the desired quality of service.
And of course, you are the first beneficiaries!
Our cycling trips or our hiking tours are presented with, among other things: a number of nights, a daily distance, a level of accommodation comfort.
Naturally and as far as possible , these stays are customizable. On request, we can adapt the formula by adding extra nights, rest days, changing the range of accommodation etc.
On all our itinerant trips, whether by bike or on foot, we take care of transporting your luggage at each change of accommodation.
Your luggage, previously labeled, is collected at your departure accommodation in the morning and dropped off at the arrival accommodation in the late afternoon.