Structured Independence in B&R Style
On this self-guided tour, we combine the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary—excellent hotels and beautiful walking routes—with the freedom of pacing each day just the way you like. We arrange some can’t-miss meals and events, transfer your bags and equip you with all the information you’ll need to craft the trip you desire. A morning at the market, or an extra trail loop; sandwiches from a boulangerie or a gourmet lunch; a walking tour of historic Beaune or relaxing on a terrasse; the choices are all yours on this Burgundy Self-Guided Walking trip.
Easygoing to Moderate
Chambolle-Musigny to Dijon
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price per person from: $2,995
Single supplement: $900
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Explore the Côte de Nuits, the northern half of the Côte d’Or, Burgundy’s finest wine tract, walking by the famous Clos de Vougeot.
Walk through villages that lend their names to renowned bottles and embark on a historical walk through the Hospices of Beaune, whose quiet cloisters and tiled roofs are Burgundian icons.
Hike above the vineyards of Pommard and Volnay and enjoy a private, expert-led wine tasting in a traditional cave (cellar) in the town centre.
Begin venturing to the south of the Côte de Beaune, giving way to the grand whites of Le Montrachet and Meursault. Walk uphill from the village of Santenay towards the incredible views of the Montagne des 3 Croix.
Meander along the flat paths of the Montrachet’s famous vineyards and head towards the village of Corpeau before indulging in a Michelin-starred dinner at your hotel—an ideal setting to toast your week in beautiful Burgundy.
A private shuttle timed for your convenience brings you to the Dijon train station for high-speed connections to Paris, Lyon or Geneva. Au revoir!
Château André Ziltener, Chambolle-Musigny
Set amid the vines in the tiny village of Chambolle-Musigny, the intimate yet luxurious 18thC Château André Ziltener opened as a hotel in 1993. Tastefully decorated and surrounded by a lush and peaceful garden, the hotel offers only ten quaint and comfortable rooms—meaning that the service is always excellent and we quite often have the place all to ourselves! View hotel website »
Hotel le Cep, Beaune
A collection of noble townhouses dating from the Middle Ages, Hôtel Le Cep is ideally located within steps of the historic centre of Beaune. The courtyard is a great spot to unwind over a glass of wine, and the tower staircase leads to an incredible view over the city’s medieval rooftops. Le Cep also has earned the distinction of being the hotel with which B&R has worked the longest. View hotel website »
La Cueillette, Meursault
Just recently renovated, this XIXth Century castle is perfectly located right in the center of the village of Meursault. The style is unique and combined perfectly local tradition and modern style. It’s also the only hotel in the area to offer a real spa. View hotel website »
Easygoing to Moderate
This trip is rated Easygoing to Moderate. For the most part, you’ll walk on gently rolling terrain, although there is the occasional steep climb or descent to take on. As the terrain can be rocky, footwear with good ankle support is essential. On average, we walk 10-13 km daily, with longer options available on some days.
Walking Sticks &
Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.
- All hotel accommodation
- All baggage transportation
- All breakfasts and one dinner, including wine
- Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
- Detailed maps and route suggestions
- A private walking tour of Beaune
- A private tasting of regional wines
- Transportation to drop-off
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
“This was the best self-guided walking trip we have ever been on. Thank you so much for making this type of trip available!”
— Nanette Kuich,
Burgundy Self-Guided Walking 2011
Notes from the Road
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