The Vineyard Trail Beaune Santenay
35 km by bike into the heart of the vineyards and heritage that will delight lovers of Burgundy wines and history lovers alike. As a couple, with family or friends, ride at your own pace and discover a different side of Burgundy!
The Véloroute (cycle route) is an ideal way to immerse yourself in the vineyard. It follows 22 km of minor roads and vineyard paths used by winemakers and grape pickers. You’ll enjoy a tasty trip, punctuated as you pass through picturesque villages, continuously accompanied by the work of the vineyard. The cycleway is easy and means everyone can enjoy the impeccable alignment of vines, so why not stop on a dry stone wall for a picnic from your rucksack.
Along the way, the wine villages of Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet and Santenay offer the opportunity to stop at a restaurant or café terrace. Or maybe you prefer to visit a Romanesque chapel, a château from the times of the Dukes of Burgundy, or simply enjoy visiting these character villages. Arriving in Santenay, you can extend your ride by joining the Canal du Centre and the green way along the towpath.
From Santenay to Nolay, the Voie des Vignes follows a former railway line which is now a green way for cyclists, rollerbladers and pedestrians. For 13 km, enjoy the rolling hills of Maranges, vistas of the cliffs of Cormot and the medieval town of Nolay. At the end of the trip, 2 viaducts offer superb views of the Burgundy countryside.