Burgundy – Beaune to Cluny


Holiday overview




Self Guided, Tailor Made, Wine Tours




Mar - Oct


£ 650 pp


5 nights

This route, as well as covering parts of both northern and southern Burgundy, coincides with what was known as ‘German Way of St. James’ or the ‘Hungarian Way of St. James’ to Santiago de Compostela.

This route, as well as covering parts of both northern and southern Burgundy, coincides with what was known as ‘German Way of St. James’ or the ‘Hungarian Way of St. James’ to Santiago de Compostela. Apart from the many historical associations, this is of course a wonderful wine route – walking from village to village, following hillside paths that cross the famous wine ‘crus’ of the “Côte de Beaune” and the “Côte Chalonnaise”, including Pommard and Chassagne-Montrachet, and enjoying beautiful scenery traced with stone walls. A highlight is completing the journey at one of the great places of pilgrimage – Cluny.



£650 per person based on two people sharing

Single room supplement: £240

Dinner included: £220



  • 5 Overnight stays (3 star hotels) and one night in a guesthouse
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Daily luggage transfer to your next hotel
  • Route notes, maps and tourist information
  • GPS
  • Welcome meeting
  • Assistance in case of any problems.


Not Included:

Outward or return transport, dinner unless booked as an extra, lunches, drinks with meals


Departure Dates:

March to mid November on day of choice provided accommodation has availability.

Day 1: Welcome

Arrive at your hotel in Beaune, known as the capital of wine. You will be met here and everything you need for your holiday will be handed over. Places to visit: the “Chapelle Saint Jacques”, the “Commanderie du Temple” and the “Hospices”.


Day 2: Beaune – Chagny 21km [+189 m / -188 m]

Your first walking day will take you across the vine-clad hills of the Hautes Côtes de Beaune and through villages from Volnay to Meursault where you will find the remains of an ancient castle. Finish at Chagny, with its Xvth. Century observation tower and fine architecture.


Day 3: Chagny – Dracy le Fort ~21 km [+431 m / -445 m]
Continue through vineyards visiting Rully, a Gallo-Roman camp, known as the “Camp de César” and the charming village of Mercurey and its ramparts. You will pass ancient crosses, old communal wash houses and vintner houses, en route to Givry and Dracy le Fort.


Day 4: Dracy Le Fort – Saint Boil ~29km [+599 m / -567 m]
This route along the “Voie Verte” will bring forest scenery and country villages with “cabottes” (small stone huts built by vine growers) … A immersion in the Burgundy countryside, with vineyards, forest, fields with ‘Charolaise’ cows and nice villages.


Day 5: Saint Boil – Cluny ~29km [+401 m / -392 m]
Today the countryside becomes. It is worth, stomping in St Gengoux-le-National to visit its Romanesque Church, its ramparts, its gargoyles, and its belfry., visiting the chateau and garden at Cormatin and the great place of pilgrimage, Taizé. Your walk will end in Cluny, which in the Middle Ages was the spiritual centre of Europe, with a huge influence on religion, intellect, art and politics. Places to see include the Abbey, the fortification remains, the “Haras National” (Stud farm).


Day 6: Depart after breakfast.



BEAUNE. Hostellerie de la Bretonnière***
Nice hotel, hosted in an ancient relay station from 18th century, at about 5 minutes’ walk from the center town. It is a family hotel, in a very peaceful place despite its location in town. The hotel has a nice garden, a conservatory, a terrace, a bar and a parking.
CHASSEY-LE-CAMP. Auberge du Camp Romain***
The hotel, on the hillside, welcomes customers in an idyllic setting on the road of the great wines of Burgundy. This hotel is located in a small and peaceful village. It offers nicely decorated rooms, an elegant dining room opening on a flowered terrace with a magnificent panorama of the hills, a cozy bar with lounge area. Customers will enjoy a Spa, indoor pool, outdoor pool, mini golf, tennis court, ping-pong table… The restaurant of the hotel offers a refined cooking.
DRACY. Hôtel Le Dracy***
Hotel Le Dracy invites you to discover a little corner of paradise. Nestling in a leafy, 2-hectare park, the hotel offers an exceptional environment in which every detail is designed for your wellbeing. The hotel offers spacious, comfortable rooms, as well as an outdoor heated pool, and a spa. They also have a nice terrace furnished with deckchairs,
The hotel offers a refined gourmet cuisine at their restaurant ‘La Garenne’ and a warm welcome in our lounge and bar.
SAINT BOIL. Auberge du Cheval Blanc***
At the heart of Burgundy, this charming hotel is a 19th century mansion with a peaceful atmosphere. Customers will enjoy the quietness and relax in the park or near the pool. Your hosts will treat customers with a quality cuisine prepared with local fresh produce. Customers can choose between the comfort and classy elegance of the restaurant or the charm and relaxed atmosphere of the sun terrace.
CLUNY. Hôtel de Bourgogne***
Hotel le Bourgogne in Cluny is a family-run hotel, situated in the heart of the old town of Cluny, right at the foot of the famous Abbey of Cluny. It is an ancient house of Cluny (200 years ago, where the Abbey’s nave took place) converted in a small and cozy hotel. It has only few rooms, which make every customer a special guest.
Hostellerie d’Héloïse **
The Hostellerie d’Héloïse welcomes you in a peaceful spirit and a family-friendly mood. It is situated a bit away from the city center (1km), but just down the cycle path. The hotel has a gastronomic restaurant offering an amazing sight of what if French gastronomy.
➔ In case of unavailability of the first hotel, we suggest an alternative hotel of the same standard. If the same hotel category is not available, then, we try in the upper category hotel. In that last case, there will be an extra cost.



Extra B&B night in Beaune £65 per person
Extra B&B night in Cluny £70 per person
Wine tasting (on DAY 2 or 3) £25 per person
Wine tasting lunch with 6 wines (on DAY 2) approx. £100 per person



Fly into Paris or Lyon airports which are served by several different airlines.

From the Paris or Lyon train stations, the TGV can be taken to Beaune:

– 2.15 hr* from Paris (via a connection in Dijon)
– 1.40 hr* from Lyon
* Time by the fastest route based on train journeys provided by SNCF, arriving in Beaune. Timetables and tickets can be found here : www.voyages-sncf.com/


What to take:

Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sunblock/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit.



We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for any reason.
Contact us now to book this walk or make an enquiry.