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The noble grape may rule in this prosperous region and the wine may be truly magnificent, but there is much more to enjoy on our cycling & walking holidays through Burgundy (Bourgogne). The local French cuisine offers memorable gastronomic experiences and the charming timeless villages are rich in tradition. From the historic winding streets of medieval settlements, set out on foot to explore at a relaxed pace across rolling hills with forests of beech and oak through some of the best of rural France.

Beaune is the capital of Burgundy’s wine industry, at the heart of a cluster of prestigious vineyards such as the Cote d’Or, Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits and is the obvious centre for many of our trips. While here, don’t miss a visit to the imposing mansion of the Dukes of Burgundy, the basilica of Notre Dame and the most famous of all the sights in Beaune: the steep pitched patterned roofs of the Hotel Dieu.

Cycle through rolling green farmlands and dense broadleaf forests, wander the cobbled streets of Beune, and explore the delightful town of Dijon with its elegant mansions, Renaissance monuments and bustling central market.

Raise a glass with your fellow hikers at the end of our rewarding Burgundy walking tours.

In a story written by one of our past hikers, Mary Richardson, for the American Press after having returned home from France, she describes her first impression of Burgundy: 

"Large muscled white cows, the famed bred-for-beef Charolais, mooed at us. Bees buzzed. There were field after field of grape vines, all planted in straight rows situated to get every possible ray of sunshine. “This couldn’t be more pastoral,” I said to my husband, Joe.| Read the full story of Mary & Joe's experiences on our Burgundy Vineyard Trails self guided walking holiday.  

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Local Connections in the Burgundy region

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your Burgundy walking tour. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.

Great Value & Quality Holidays in Burgundy

Our active holidays in France's Burgundy are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your Burgundy walking tour.

Personal Experience in Burgundy

Our team have been walking and cycling in France & Burgundy for over 4 decades. We are passionate about France, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.



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Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in France is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

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Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

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We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

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