A fantastic journey for both gourmets and wine-connoisseurs, leading you through one of France’s most stunning regions. Burgundy, a very fertile region has provided its farmers, hunters and especially its wine-growers with the best quality produce for over one thousend years. Consequently Burgundy’s cuisine is one of the best known in the world and the deep red Burgundy wine a synonym for the finest of wines. The best way to explore this region is on foot, where you will discover pretty little villages, medieval castles and ancient monasteries. During a picnic along the trail including regional culinary treats and a sip of the local wine you can recuperate and live life in the lap of luxury!
Beaune is Burgundy’s ‚wine capital’ with a lovely old part of town. You have the opportunity to visit the hotel Dieu, the former ‚Hospital of the Empoverished’.
As soon as you have explored Beaune sufficiently, start your walk towards Meursault. Gently the trail leads into the well-known wine village of Pommard, where you will have the first opportunity to taste some of the delicious Burgundy wine. Walking time approx. 3,5 hours.
Today you come across the picturesque village of Saint Romain. Follow the Roman traces within the ruins of the palace. The church dating back to the 12th century is also worth a visit and the village restaurant offers a first class lunch. Walking time approx. 4 hours.
Leaving the vineyards behind, you walk in the shade of the characteristic oak forest. After that on to La Rochepot village and marvel at La Rochepot palace which is definitely worth a visit. From La Rochepot follow the trail to the ancient market town of Nolay. Waking time approx. 4,5 hours.
This day commences with a gentle ascent across lovely pastures with the well-known Charolais cows grazing. Once at the top you walk downhill to Santenay village accompanied by marvellous views onto the Saône plain and a glance of the Alps in the distance. Onwards past the ‚Canal du Centre’ and through vineyards to Rully/Chassey le Camp. Walking time approx. 5 hours.
Today’s first target is Montaigu palace in the South and follow remote trails past vineyards and forests along the ‚Côtes Chalonnaises’. Past the villages Aluze and Nantoux the path leads you into the well-known village of Mercurey. Walking time approx. 5 hours.
Walking through a landscape with lots of hills you return to Beaune. In the course of this you will cross the Canal du Centre in the village of Remigny and walk through the famous vineyards of Chassagne and Puligny Montrachet and then onwards to Pommard. Finally from there you keep going on foot to Beaune or treat yourself to a taxi ride instead. Walking time approx. 6 hours.
Comfortable walks on well maintained paths, easily manageable with a basic fitness level. Daily tours are designed to combine the sheer pleasure of walking with plenty of chances for sightseeing or having breaks at vineyards on the way.
Daily departures possible from March to October
If the arrival is Thursday – Sunday, you will stay in Chassey le Camp in a comfortable 3*** hotel with pool and sauna. If the arrival is Monday – Wednesday, your overnight stay will be in Rully in a pretty 2** hotel.
|Price per person, double occ.||CAD||$1195|
|Single room surcharge||$500|
|Surcharge for arrivals Thursday to Sunday||$200|
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Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment