Walking in Chablis Vineyards

4 days
from
£699
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Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely
Activity Level: Leisurely
Trip code: 
W03CB
Ways to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays, Short Breaks
Activity:
Self-Guided Walking
Min group size:
1
Min age:
12

As admired for its hilly landscapes as for its Burgundy wines, Chablis now has an international reputation for its excellent quality white wines: outstanding finesse, minerality and purity. The vineyards around Chablis, are delight for lovers of both culture and wine; they are home to some of France's finest appellations, and feature some of its most beautiful castles.

Surrounded by the famous vineyards that produce dry white wine, Chablis is a fine example of a medieval Burgundian village. Grown across a relatively small area of about 20 kilometers from north to south and around 15 from east to west, Chablis wines offer a wide range of expression through the Petit Chablis and Chablis appellations and the different Climats of the Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru AOCs.

You stay in a 3* boutique hotel, nestled in the heart of Chablis. In a region known for its epicurean finesse, you will enjoy fine dining. At the gastronomic restaurant and at the hotel's Bistrot, you will be able to taste Burgundy's excellent local dishes such as Oeufs en Meurette, Poulet de Bresse a la Creme, Perche aux Noix and of course exquisite cheeses like the pungent Epoisses de Bourgogne, to pair with the region's incredible Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

Highlights

  • Gentle, relaxing walking on unspoilt, quiet routes
  • World-famous vineyards and local wines
  • Boutique hotel accommodation with spa in the heart of the vineyards

Key information

  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3 star hotel - single centre
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Countries visited: France

What's included

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in a 3 star hotel
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
  • Visas & vaccinations
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3943
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Days of Walking & Trekking
Day by day breakdown
Day 2 8.0km/5.0miles
Day 3 19.0km/11.0miles

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Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Chablis

    Surrounded by the famous vineyards that produce dry white wine, Chablis is a fine example of a medieval Burgundian village. Visiting the Obediencerie, a former monastery built in the 9th century, will whet your appetite before sitting down at the hotel's restaurant to savour local gastronomy.
    You stay at Hostellerie des Clos (Breakfast and evening at the hotel Bistrot restaurant meal included)

    Meals included: Dinner
  • Day 2

    At Chablis - The Grand Cru Trail

    With nearly 100 appellations, Burgundy wine is distinguished by its great diversity (of both red and white) and 'climates,' shaped by soils and very specific geographical properties. The Grand Cru trail, is an easy walk that overlooks many of the Grand Crus plots, and gives a quick glimpse of the Chablis landscape with its vineyards and forest paths.
    You stay at Hostellerie des Clos (Breakfast and evening meal at the hotel's gastronomic restaurant included)

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    Chablis Panoramas

    Rising up to the highest parts of the Chablis winegrowing area, today’s trail offers you an extensive panorama over the vines, and goes through many old villages such as Courgis dated from Roman times.
    You stay at Hostellerie des Clos (Breakfast included)

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Leave Chablis

    Depart Chablis after breakfast.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

France

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 2 evening meals are included.

Burgundy is in short a gold mine for those who have a passion for both fine food and fine wine.

Burgundy is first and foremost a land of excellent wines and so naturally they are omnipresent in the local cuisine. From the traditional beef bourguignon, a wine-based dish bien sûr, to dishes that are "en meurette," meaning cooked with lardons and red wine. Such dishes include œufs au vin (eggs), coq au vin, as well as charcuterie and jambon persillé (parsleyed ham). All regional dishes are either prepared and/or enjoyed with wine made by one of the marvelous winemakers of Burgundy.

Weather

In Burgundy, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy which makes it ideal for cycling. The winters are very cold, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -0°C to 25°C and is rarely below -7°C or above 31°C.

The hottest month is July with daily average temperatures being around 24°C

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely)
Average daily distance: 13.5km (8 miles)
No. of days walking: 2
Terrain and route: Gentle walking along quiet paths through charming villages.

This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to walk independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodations, provide you with a map and route notes so that you can walk at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next. A local agent will be on call throughout the trip should you need.

It is important that you are happy reading maps and following route directions, we make these as accurate as possible and they are regularly checked. Where possible we stick to paths and quiet tracks to make the journey as pleasant as possible, however, on occasion we have to use busier routes.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The routes directions contain an emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local agent is normally able to dispatch a taxi. They may wish to charge for this service.

Families
Self-guided walking holidays are a perfect option for families as they offer the freedom for you to take your holiday at your own pace. You can stop as and when you want and need, at the cafes and restaurants that suit your family and the sites that interest you. We have suggested the minimum age for this trip is 8yrs as we feel they will be able to walk and complete the route. This is a guide only and as it is self-guided and you will be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you. The daily distances are all published in the trip notes along with a description of each day's walking so you have a good idea of what to expect. However, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our experts. The principle idea is that these holidays can be as flexible as you like, with logistical support but no group or leader to dictate the daily activities. Please bear in mind the weather when choosing to book, temperatures can be very high in the middle of summer . We therefore recommend going either earlier or later on in the season if you have young children.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3943
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotel

HOSTELLERIE DES CLOS, CHABLIS
The Hostellerie des Clos is a family run hotel in the heart of Chablis. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens, with terrace for breakfast or pre-dinner drinks. There is a cosy lounge and all the rooms are individually decorated across two buildings.

Room upgrades: Grand Confort Room, Superior Room or Duplex Room.
Grand Confort rooms offer the same facilities as the standard Confort rooms but are approximately 5m2 larger (24m2). Superior rooms offer the same facilities as the standard Confort rooms but are much larger (average size 53m2). Duplex rooms are over 2 floors with an approximate surface area of 90m2. They also have a separate lounge area and have direct access to the sauna.

If you'd like to extend your time, just let us know at the time of booking.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3943
Call for private group trips:
020 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros  Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros  Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros  Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

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