Burgundy – The Beaujolais

France

Holiday overview

Destination

France


Type

Self Guided, Tailor Made, Wine Tours


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Jan - Dec


Price

£ 799 pp


Duration

6 nights


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As well as its famous wines, the Beaujolais offers some very fine countryside, perfect for walking.

As well as its famous wines, the Beaujolais offers some very fine countryside, perfect for walking. This route will take you through the “Crus du Beaujolais” region and then on the Crest route, a walk that permits the discovery both of the region’s wines, as well as its rich heritage. Valleys and rivers, hillside tracks and paths, groves and forests, stone walls, open countryside and many fine panoramas, as well as châteaux, churches and chapels, and old farms and mills. The Beaujolais not only offers good food and fine wines but also genuine conviviality in an unspoilt part of France.

 

Price:

£799 per person based on two people sharing

Single supplement: £270

 

Included:

  • 6 Overnight stays on half board (room, dinner and breakfast) in a mixture of 2* hotel (2 nts.), 3* hotel (2 nts.) and B and B/guesthouse (2 nts), all with private bathroom
  • Personal welcome on your first day
  • Daily luggage transfer to your next hotel
  • Route notes, maps and tourist information.
  • Assistance in case of any problems.

 

Not Included:

  • Outward or return transport
  • Lunches
  • Drinks with meals
  • Insurance

 

Departure Dates:

March to mid-November (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays)

Day 1: Welcome

Arrive Juliénas, a name much associated with the wines of the Beaujolais. Dinner and overnight in hotel**.

 

Day 2: Juliénas to Morgon

15km/9.4 miles – total change in altitude of approx. 400m

After breakfast leave Juliénas to follow the “Route des Crus du Beaujolais” via Chénas and Fleurie where you can also try the local salted meat. In Fleurie a wonderful panorama of the Val de Saône, the famous mill of the “Cru Moulin à Vent” and the Bresse and Dombes.Stay in a charming guest house overlooking vineyards, with evening meal in a nearby restaurant.

 

Day 3: Morgon to Beaujeu

20km/12.5 miles – change in altitude of 400m

Today you cross the vine area and the « Beaujolais Vert » (the forest region of the Beaujolais). Follow part of the “Route des Crêtes” (Rochefort) with its wonderful views. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel** in Beaujeu.

 

Day 4: Beaujeu to Perréon

25km/15.6 miles – change in altitude of 400m

Explore the Beaujolais at its most natural. Following the River l’Ardières, you will discover the “Mont-Brouilly” (Brouilly being the most southerly ‘cru’), before reaching the Perréon region. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel*** in Perréon.

 

Day 5: Perréon to Lacenas

20km/12.5 miles – change in altitude of 400m

Set off for the famous village of Clochemerle which inspired Gabriel Chevallier to write his picturesque book. Head for Montmelas and its famous medieval chateau and the region of “Pierres Dorées”, the prettiest part of the Beaujolais. Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse in Lacenas.

 

Day 6: Lucenas to Sarcey

25km/15.6 miles – change in altitude of 300m

Today visit some marvellous villages, with their châteaux: Jarnioux, Bagnols, Chessy and cross the valley of l’Azergues.

 

Day 7: Depart

Depart after breakfast.