Discoverdes Climats de Bourgogne

The Voie des Vignes

From Beaune to Santenay, and from Santenay to Nolay, the Voie des Vignes winds its way along vineyard paths, passing through the Climats de Bourgogne, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and numerous estates with names that make you dream, in the heart of a remarkable wine-growing landscape.

On foot, bike, rollerblade, scooter...

This route, reserved for hikers and cyclists, winds its way through the vineyards, linking Beaune to Santenay, Santenay to Nolay and Beaune to Dijon. More than 80 km of cycling trails combine wine tourism, heritage, landscapes, wine villages and sporting activities. You can cycle on your own, with your family or with friends, at your own pace. Bicycle facilities on the vineyard path and in the villages you pass through, picnic tables and illustrated information panels give you the opportunity to stop whenever you like.

Chateaux, dry-stone walls, cabottes or landscapes plunge you into the heart of winegrowing Burgundy.

To be experienced on the different sections

1. From Beaune to Dijon

45 KM

La Voie des Vignes takes in paths, communal lanes and departmental roads and passes through famous wine villages:

  • Chambolle-Musigny, Morey-Saint-Denis, Gevrey-Chambertin, Brochon, Fixin, Couchey and Marsannay… in Côte de Nuits
  • Premeaux-Prissey, Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-lès-Beaune and Beaune in Côte de Beaune

These great names of Burgundy are invitations to take a break.

The château du Clos de Vougeot, the cradle of winegrowing in Burgundy, built from the 12th century onwards by the monks of the Abbey of Cîteaux is a historic monument that can be visited all year round. Other châteaux, such as Corton André in Aloxe-Corton, with its traditional Burgundy glazed tile roof, deserve more than just a glance.

The viewpoint from the Oratoire de Frétille in Pernand-Vergelesses, the pretty fountain and the château de Savigny, Beaune, its cobbled shopping streets, its remarkable architecture and of course the Hôtel-Dieu des Hospices de Beaune are all experiences to be had on this route.

2. From Beaune to Santenay

22 km

La Voie des Vignes crosses the renowned wine villages of Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay via local roads. This cycle route follows the slopes of the vineyards, and is therefore slightly uneven. Nothing insurmountable.

The châteaux of Pommard, of Meursault, of Santenay are world-renowned wine estates. A little tour of these villages, a glass of wine or a fishing diabolo on the terrace offer you the chance to continue soaking up the atmosphere.

The top wine châteauxOur cellars and estates

Week-end de fête à Nolay : de Cep en Verre
Week-end de fête à Nolay : de Cep en Verre
Week-end de fête à Nolay : de Cep en Verre

3. From Santenay to Nolay

14 km

Santenay is a charming, flower-filled village divided between water and wine, thanks to its spa and vineyards. The Voie des Vignes follows an old railroad line. It passes through or overlooks the villages of Cheilly-lès Maranges, Paris-L’Hôpital, Change and the rolling hills of Les Maranges, leading to Nolay, a pretty medieval village.

As well as varied landscapes, you’ll discover railway engineering structures: viaducts, bridges, tunnels and small stations. The Montagne des Trois Croix or Mont de Sène allows you to see far, far away, all the way to Mont Blanc on a clear day. A panorama from the 158-meter-long, 18-meter-high Cormot viaduct offers a 360° view of Nolay, the vineyards and the cliffs of the Bout du Monde. Nolay’s 14th-century halles, with their imposing framework, timber-framed houses and Jacquemarts, are well worth a visit.

And if you’re in Nolay at the beginning of August, don’t miss the Cep en Verre wine village festival.

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Planning my trip

A must-see5 reasons
  • small gradient
  • immersion in the vineyards
  • serenity of a route reserved for pedestrians, bicycles…
  • crossing typical villages
  • smooth asphalt and track laid out for breaks


Pedestrian or bicycle?Practicalities
  • Stations of Beaune, Meursault, Santenay on the southern part of the voie des vignes.
  • Stations of Gevrey-Chambertin, Vougeot-Gilly-les-Cîteaux, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Corgoloin on the middle part.
  • TER Paris > Dijon > Beaune > Chalon > Mâcon > Lyon (many trains and free bicycle transport).

How to get to Beaune?

RentMy bike

Bicycle rentals are available in Nolay, Santenay, Chagny at the tourist offices. Classic and electric-assist bikes.

Getting around by bike will enable you to discover all our cellars and estates. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice when renting a bike.