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France - Alsace, Burgundy and Beaujolais - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

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03 to 10 Aug - 2 SPACES REMAINING -This road cycling trip will start in Alsace and will finish in Burgundy. The terrain is gently rolling hills, although you will test your skills on Ballon d'Alsace and the Grand Ballon climbs. And of course wine is at the heart of this holiday.

Highlights

  • Exploring the foothills of the Vosages and its Alsatian vineyards
  • Option to ride the Tour de France finish La Planche de Belle Filles
  • Challenging yourself on the iconic Ballon d‘Alsace, Tour de France climb
  • Cycling through the beautiful vineyards of Burgundy
  • Discovering the hills of Beaujolais
  • Peaceful lanes connecting two of France’s most famous wine regions, Burgundy and Beaujolais

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival Basel Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Mittelbergheim to Guebwiller 75 Miles / 121 Km Approx. 1,870 Metres Approx. B L  
3 Guebwiller to Giromagny 60 Miles / 97 Kms Approx. 2,470 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Giromagny to Geneuille 64 Miles / 103 Kms Approx. 1,165 Metres Approx. B L  
5 Geneuille - Gevery Chambertin 56 Miles / 90 Kms Approx. 645 Metres Approx. B L  
6 Gevery Chambertin - St Genoux le National 60 Miles / 95 Kms Approx. 1,000 Metres Approx. B L  
7 St Genoux le National - Fleurie 50 Miles / 80 Kms Approx. 1,300 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Lyon Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Meals: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner Please keep in mind the distances and ascent information provided are intended to be indicative and may vary from the actuals due to accommodation changes or when compared on different GPS devices and software

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Trip Information

A journey of three regions, connected by wine growing, but uniquely different in terms of their history, architecture, food and indeed their wine.
Alsace has had a varied, often troubled, history. Its German heritage is clear in the village names, regional dishes and architecture. We begin in the vineyards before heading into the foothills of the Vosges, where lush green hillsides and pockets of woodland have an almost alpine appearance, but in miniature. We take in the two most challenging and iconic climbs of this gently hilly area; the Grand Ballon and Ballon d’Alsace with the option of visiting the Tour de France finish of Les Planche des Belles Filles. It is a formidable and feared finish line with sections as steep as 22% - for us it is completely optional unlike for the pro riders!
Leaving Alsace the scenery and the food becomes more typically French. The quiet rural roads between the vineyards of Burgundy speak of centuries of wine production and the yellow fields of mustard remind us how close we are to Dijon! To the wine connoisseur this is a dream journey as each small village we pass through bears the names of a hallowed vintage. The traditional ‘climats’, the way of sectioning of different wine growing plots has earned this region the title of being a UNESCO world heritage site.
Towards the end of our journey we see the terrain change again as the hills grow in stature and we enter the Beaujolais wine region. Hillier and cooler, this makes for both very different riding, as well as very different wine. Our riding finishes in in the Grand Cru village of Fleurie. 

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Trip Summary

Duration:
8 days
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$2,295

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Bike Rental:
$275
Single Room:
$460
Single Room:
$460

Trip Details

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7 nights hotel

6 days riding

Breakfast and lunch

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