walking tour in burgundy

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in burgundy

Independent, self-guided walking tour along Burgundy wine trails from Dijon to Meursault
via Gevrey Chambertin, Nuits Saint Georges, Pernand Vergelesses, Aloxe Corton, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay.

Two of the most famous vineyards worldwide are located south of Dijon: The Côte de Nuits, from Chenove to Corgoloin are famous for their powerful red wines & The Côte de Beaune, from Aloxe Corton to Santenay, are renowned for their delicate red wines and full-bodied flavoured white wines. The vineyards growing along the slopes Since the 3rd century B.C and high up on the hills are produced the Hautes Côtes. Owned by the Dukes of Burgundy for a long time, La Côte stands out today as witness of the past. Chapels, châteaux and old, glazed-roof villages mark each vineyard, one following the other. Dijon, the capital of Burgundy, and Beaune, the vineyard’s capital are worth a long visit each. This tour is an invitation to discover the different local climates generating specific wines (small parcels producing the best vintage wines) and develop your oenological knowledge of Burgundy.

Independent walking holidays.

DATES: April to October.
DEPARTURE: any day of the week.
DIFFICULTY: Grade 1 – This tour is easy. No walk is more than 15 km (about 10miles). You will walk 4 or 5 hours in a day at a relaxed pace and spend time at places of interest along the route. Walking experience is not necessary as distances are short and the terrain is gentle. Everybody can walk this tour.

Wine trails in Burgundy

Day 1 - Arrival at DIJON, capital of Burgundy

Dijon is more tha an historical city, its is an outdoor museum. We invite you to explore the old city, the neighborhood of the Palais de Justice, and the beautiful Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne ( Palace of the Dukes and States of Burgundy , now Musée des Beaux Arts)
Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel or in a 2-star hotel (budget traveller)


We allow you a bit more time this morning to complete your visit of Dijon. There are several interesting museums to see, including the Archeological Museum, the Sacred Art Museum in Sainte Anne‘s Chapel, and an excellent museum that chronicles the life, costumes and cottage industries of Burgundy during the past centuries. Early afternoon, a taxi will pick you up an take you to Marsannay-la-Côte. From Marsannay, a city famous for it rosé wines (unique in the Burgundian region), you will move towards Fixey hosting a 10th century church, the oldest of the region. You will pass Fixin and Noisot Park (which gives testimony to the loyalty of one of Napoleon’s captains to his emperor ), and continue through Brochon to reach Gevrey-Chambertin. This large, wine town protected in the old days by fortified castle. A alternative route will take you through Combe Lavaux natural reserve, a hilly woodland area, sanctuary for scarce plants and small animals as wild cats!
Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel or in a 2-star hotel (budget traveller)


Leaving the village of Gevrey, you will walk through the Grand Cru vineyards towards Morey Saint Denis. You will pass the village of Chambolle Musigny, nestled at the entrance of a narrow valley, and head to one of the most famous sites in Burgundy, the majestic Château de Clos Vougeot. A visit of the château reveals a 12th century wine cellar and gigantic winepress. Your path continues to the Echezeaux and Grand Echezeaux vineyards and then arrives in the holly land of some of the world’s greatest vineyards: La Romanée, Romanée-Conti, Richebourg, la Tâche. You will leave Vosne-Romanée and reach Nuits-Saint-Georges, a town you will tour to discover its rich heritage.
Dinner, lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel or in a 2-star hotel (budget traveller)

Day 4 – NUITS ST GEORGES – BEAUNE (16, 18 or 21 km)

Today you will discover the last part of Côtes de Nuits and the Hautes Côtes de Nuits area in the different routes we propose. The scenery is superb and you will enjoy beautiful views across the valleys. You will pass through Villers-la-Faye, -11th century church sitting upon Mont Saint Victor - , and then Magny-les-Villers. Descending into the Côtes de Beaune, you will come upon Pernand Vergelesses and a very picturesque little villages, Aloxe-Corton, famous for its white wines: Corton. The name is associated with the Napoleon because he owned a large part of this vineyard. You will end this stage in Savigny les Beaune, situated along the pleasant small river Rhoin. You will be surprised to find there within a wine estate an extraodinary private collection of Abarth cars, aeroplanes and equipment for wine production. In the garden there are around 80 fighter aircrafts. At the end of the day, transfer by taxi from Savigny to Beaune.
Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel or in a 2-star hotel (budget traveller)

Day 5 - Visit of BEAUNE

A full day visit is necessary. Explore the manifold old buildings, stroll through the narrow streets lined with beautiful homes, some of them dating back to the Renaissance period. Visit Notre Dame, the Musée des Vins de Bourgogne, spot the old Hôtel des Ducs de Bourgogne. Of course, you could also choose to spend your entire day in the different wine cellars of the city, enjoying the variety of the regional wines.
Lodging and breakfast at same hotel or in a 2-star hotel (budget traveller)

Day 6 - BEAUNE – MEURSAULT (15 or 20 km)

You will leave Beaune either through La Bouzaise park or by La Montagne de Beaune . Then, on your way to Pommard, you will walk through the first Premier Crus vineyards . The well known village of Pommard is huddled tightly around a church remarkable for its square bell-tower. The wines from Pommard famous around the globe, are of outstanding quality, deeply-colored, firm and honest. You will pass Volnay and Monthélie, - 12 th Century Roman church - and Auxey-Duresses, a small village in a picturesque valley. Each of these villages produces its own distinct red and white wines, all unique, elegant and refined. After the last vineyard-covered hill, you will arrive at Meursault, another beautiful village widley known for its white wines.
Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel or in a 2-star hotel (budget traveller)


Making your way across more vineyards, you will arrive in the hamlets of Blagny and Gamay, and then walk through the forest which stretches across the heights of the Côte de Beaune. You will arrive in La Rochepot, a village cmaiming to possess the most beautiful châteaux in Burgundy (15th Century). You will descend into the village of Saint Aubin and admire its 10th Century church. Crossing through the Grands Crus of Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet, you will arrive in the village of Puligny where you will spend the night. Lodging and breakfast in a 3-star hotel or in the same hotel in Meursault (budget traveller)

Day 8 - PULIGNY MONTRACHET (in Meursault budget traveller)
Tour ends after breakfast. Transfer by taxi to Beaune's rail station.

  • 2020 walking tour
    in burgundy

    price per person / twin-share

    single supplement

    solo traveller

  • walks &
    luxury accommodation

    1680 Euros / person

    585 Euros

    2495  Euros

  • walks for
    discerning travellers

    1095 Euros / person

    305 Euros

    1695  Euros

  • walks for

    885 Euros / person

    220 Euros

    1410 Euros

Price includes:

7 nights accommodation in selected 2, 3 & 4-star hotels.
7 breakfasts - 3 gourmet dinners.
Taxi transfers :Dijon-Marsannay la Cote, Nuits St Georges-Chaux, Meursault-the Beaune rail station.

These rates do not include:

Lunches, drinks, and sundries , Insurance for cancellation.

To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.

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