Arrive in Beaune and make your way to the hotel. There are many fantastic restaurants to choose from and your hotel will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Today you are free to take an optional ride around the local villages and vineyards or to relax and enjoy the sites of Beaune. The ride is not very long, so if you wanted to stretch your legs you could complete the loop by lunch time and then spend the afternoon enjoying the highlights of Beaune. It is possible to purchase a pass for approx 20EUR in Beaune (available at the Tourist Office) which will include entrance to the Hospice de Beaune (one of the finest examples of French 15th Century architecture) and an Art Museum, wine tasting and the process of making it.
Heading north out of Beaune we will cycle through the villages that stand guard over their precious vineyards that form the patchwork background of our ride. You will pass through Aloxe-Corton and Savigny les Beaune, giving you plenty of opportunities to try the famous wines produced from the land you are cycling through. You will end the day in Nuits-St-Georges , the capital of the Cotes de Nuits vineyards, a vibrant little town with a lovely, atmospheric town centre and bell tower.
Our final day of cycling will follow the Grand Crus route through all the most famous wine producing villages. All of them are slightly different in character and hugely proud of the wines that lend their name to the village. The route will take you all the way to the city of Dijon, which is a fantastic place to spend your final night. The riding is not challenging today so you should be able to arrive in good time, as long as you have not spent too long trying wine! It is worth leaving some time to explore Dijon. The architecture is fabulous, with the gothic style creating a fairytale atmosphere. You can enjoy a coffee in one of the chic cafes and choose from one of the many restaurants to enjoy your last meal.