Burgundy, Beaujolais and Jura

BURGUNDY, BEAUJOLAIS AND JURA


Departure from Lyon


Self-drive motorcycle tour


Length: 5 days


Day 1: LYON / BEAUNE (200 kms)

Motorcycle delivery then road north to the Beaujolais vineyards.

You will pass through the villages of Beaujolais to join Romaneche-Thorins where the first park of Vine and Wine created by the famous Georges Duboeuf. Visit suggested.

In the afternoon, we will suggest a great discovery of fantastic wine appellation such as Vosne Romane, Romane Conti, Clos Vougeot, etc.- Wine tasting should be possible with some fees at the property entrance.

Proceed to city of Beaune in late afternoon


Day 2: BEAUNE / VEZELAY
(120 kms)
 
Recommended visit of the Hospices de Beaune.

The Hotel-Dieu, with its Gothic facades, glazed roofs, covered with geometrical figures with flamboyant colors, is part of the heritage of the Hospices de Beaune, a charitable institution founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin, chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy and his wife Guigone de Salins.

Departure to the Natural Regional Park of Morvan, its forests and lakes.


Day 3: VEZELAY / CLUNY
(190 kms)

Morning visit of the Vezelay Basilica.

The Basilica of Vezelay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sainte-Madeleine basilica, monastic church of the twelfth century, is a masterpiece of Romanesque Burgundian both its architecture and its capitals and carved portal.

Then you keep on the discovery of the Natural Regional Park of Morvan.


Day 4: CLUNY / SAINT-CLAUDE
(180 kms)

Visit of the Cluny Abbey.

The history of Cluny and its three abbeys merges with that of the whole Cluniac order, even if the Cluniac architecture does not require dependencies of the abbey, thus respecting regional diversity.

Departure toward Taizé, Branges.

The road will be followed by Moirans-en-Montagne before arriving in St. Claude.

Located in the Regional Park of Haut Jura, the town of Saint Claude is known for its handicrafts and manufacture of pipes. Visiting a Master pipe maker.


Day 5: SAINT CLAUDE / LYON
(180kms)

You will take a beautiful road in the Parc Naturel Régional du Haut Jura to join Condes, then Corveissiat.

Follow your discovery of the region by pretty small roads to Villars les Dombes where you will make a stop at the bird park.

Nestled in the heart of the country of a thousand ponds The Bird Park invites you to a world tour to the discovery of more than 3,000 birds representing nearly 300 species from all continents.

Continuation and return to Lyon in the afternoon.

Arrival in Lyon in late afternoon and motorcycle drop off.


Starting from: 1.100 € p/p (2 persons, 1 motorbike & 1 double room)

For detailed itinerary, contact us.

Bikes available for this tour:
HARLEY-DAVIDSON
: Electra Glide, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road King, Softail.

BMW: R1200 GS Adventure, K1600 GTL, R1200 RT, R1200 GS.

 

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