Bourgogne Evasion by Active Tours
The Running Tour of the Ramparts is a great way to combine sport and local heritage. How nice to see all these wonderful towers, ramparts and other symbols of this rich historical past! Improve your cardio with all those steps … it's not just your calves that get a work-out.
Whether it’s sunny or not, put on your best hiking boots and head off for the tour of the Butte de Corton. This hill with its iconic name on the Côte de Beaune invites you to discover vineyards with appellations people dream of: Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Les Perrières, Clos du Roi.
You’ll have an incredible view over the vineyards, once you arrive at the Oratoire de Frétille in Pernand Vergelesses.
Within a 10-kilometre radius around Chagny : walking and cycling
In the pretty little village of Bouze-lès-Beaune, set off to discover an old quarry, along with its stubble fields, dotted with many rare plants. These are protected species, to admire but not touch. And as well as the stubble, there are great panoramas, too, so take the opportunity to revel in the landscapes of the Hautes Côtes on offer here. The Biques (Goat). Trail is all yours!
Discover Savigny-lès-Beaune. You can visit this Burgundy village from every angle thanks to the Chemin des Vignes (Vine Route). Cross the forest to recharge your batteries, watch the vines wake up and grow, and end with a walk through this beautiful wine village.
Discover also Pommard’s church with its very specific bell tower and that of Volnay, built on the ruins of an ancient Gallo-Roman temple.
A reward will be waiting for you at Appellation Chocolat.
If these hikes give you itchy feet and you want more, don’t hesitate to come and buy:
During lockdown, purchases can be made in the form of Contact & Collect in Beaune (Porte Marie de Bourgogne). If you can"t get about, you can contact us and we’ll mail it to you.
To make a change from hiking, climb on your trusty bike and take the Tacot Way towards Sainte Marie La Blanche to follow this old railway track.
To see along the way: the Christ of Pity of the Church of Sainte Marie la Blanche
Head down the Voie des Vignes, towards Meursault, passing through Pommard and Volnay. You’ll love the landscapes you pass through. If you’re near the Friday morning market in Meursault, treat yourself to a well-deserved reward: fine local produce or a nice sandwich at the Meursault bakery, Place de l’Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall Square).
Don’t miss the Friday morning market in Meursault.
You've done a good job and want to stretch your legs. So, after a day at the office, jump on your bike and take the Voie des Étangs towards the Étangs d’Or (Golden Ponds). Once there, take half an hour to walk around the water or meditate a while, rocked by the birdsong, before heading back to Beaune.
Don't miss: The Etangs d’Or
If you don't have a bike, we have the solution!
Feel free to call Bourgogne Vélo Evasion to rent one, and in addition, they’re located in Parc de la Bouzaize, so ideally positioned: 03 80 26 17 12.
If you set off from the centre of Beaune, you can rent one from Galmard Location.