Day 1 Arrival
Arrival in Auxerre. This is an opportunity to visit the historic old town. The cathedral of St. Etienne and the Abbey of St. Germain with its magnificent crypt are a must and a good start to a great holiday. The old town is a great place to stroll around before sampling the fine French cuisine.
Day 2 Auxerre - Chablis 38 km
You leave Auxerre and head towards Pontigny. Small forest roads accompany you on the way to the Cistercian church. It is one of the last witnesses of the great intellectual movement of the Cistercians. After visiting the abbey, you cycle through the Chablis wine region. This is the largest white wine area in France with a single appellation. On the programme, a tasting in a typical cellar.
Day 3 Chablis - Noyers-sur-Serein 25 km
After visiting Chablis, you leave the town. The tour continues along the Serein Valley, passing through some superb villages in the south of the Chablis vineyards and the medieval village of Noyers-sur-Serein with its Museum of Naive Art. Noyers has preserved its fortifications and timber-framed houses.
Day 4 Noyers - Cravant - Auxerre 56 km
Burgundy is known as the "water table" of France. The rivers are interconnected by an extraordinary system of canals. From Vermenton onwards, you ride along the water. In Bailly you enter the "Centre of the Earth", a huge cellar where the famous Crémant de Bourgogne is made, which you have the pleasure to taste. After this moment of pleasure, you take the road to Auxerre, along the Canal du Nivernais.
Day 5 Departure
After breakfast it is time to say "Goodbye and see you soon" to this beautiful region.