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Colors of Burgundy Gay Biking Tour in France
September 10, 2022 - September 17, 2022
Colors of Burgundy Gay Biking Tour in France through oak forests, fragrant vineyards, and historic sights of Burgundy.
Few regions in the world offer such a diversity of natural scenery, fine cuisine, and history as does the ancient kingdom of Burgundy. Join a small, friendly gay bike tour group and pedal through a historic area.
We begin in Beaune, a town dating back to the Caesars. Here, under the arched stone ceiling of a long cellar, sample some of Burgundy’s world-famous wines.
The next day, we bike through vineyards to the wine village of Pommard and an unexpected stop: a stone dolmen(dwelling) dating from the dawn of history, on an out-of-the-way road. Burgundy is filled with such reminders of its long past, many of which don’t appear in guidebooks. Finding such spots is part of what makes this trip an adventure.
In the afternoon, we bike out of a forest to see another historic sight ahead: the feudal castle at Chateauneuf, rising among the cow-filled pastures.
Another day’s biking brings us to the fortified town of Semur-en-Auxois. Perched high on a bend in the Armancon river, this medieval site seems frozen in time. Inside the town walls, cobblestone streets are still lined with tiny bakeries and butcher shops. Burgundy is synonymous with fine red wine, but this evening, as the orange sun sets over the valley, we’ll sit outdoors to sample the white wines of the region as well.
And so the week continues, an invigorating mix of quiet biking roads, villages lost in history, time-outs for hiking and skinny-dipping, encounters with the people of Burgundy, and of course, the food and wine for which Burgundy is known.
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