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Burgundy Biking by Boat

Jun 03-11, 2024

9 days | France | Active & Walking

Burgundy is the land of wine and water! Join Sarah and Murray Bancroft, owners and winemakers at Birch Block Vineyard, for a week of gentle vineyard biking as we travel by barge along the Yonne River in the heart of Burgundy. We’ll visit picturesque villages and ancient medieval towns, and indulge in Burgundy’s fine wines. Sarah and Murray will select some favourites for us to enjoy during the cruise and host an Apéro (Happy Hour) on board to compare wines from Birch Block with the same varieties and vintages grown in France.

In between cycling excursions, relax on board the Fleur, exclusively chartered for this group. We’ll enjoy breakfast and dinner on board (except for one night to enjoy an independent dinner in Sens) and have a packed lunch to take with us on daily cycling excursions. There’s a choice of longer or shorter bike rides or you can spend the day on board enjoying the splendid views and exploring the pretty medieval towns and villages.
Active & Walking Expedition Cruise alumni UBC Travel Club
Tour Cost (per person):
C$6295 Inclusive of taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
18 participants

What’s included: Accommodation for 1 night in Paris based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; transfer by coach from Paris to Auxerre; accommodation on board the exclusively chartered Fleur, June 4 – 11, 2024, based on double occupancy; all meals on board the barge (except for one dinner independent in Sens); wine with dinner on board the barge; rental of bicycle for the duration of the cruise; use of helmet and waterproof pannier bag; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees to all sites visited with the group; services of English-speaking specialized cycling guides; gratuities for guides, driver, and included meals; all taxes; transfer to Moret Train Station at the end of the barge cruise; ervices of your Tour Leaders

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Paris
2Visit Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, Embark at Auxerre
3Auxerre
4Auxerre to Joigny
5Joigny to Villeneuve-sur-Yonne
6Villeneuve-sur-Yonne to Sens
7Sens to Pont-sur-Yonne
8Pont-sur-Yonne to Moret
9Disembark in Moret-sur-Loing
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Ship Information

The 20-passenger Dutch-flagged Fleur is specially built with a width of 5m (17ft) to fit the smaller locks and canals in France. On the upper deck is a lounge with large windows, a roomy sitting area, a dining area, and access to the half-covered sun deck, a comfortable spot for a morning coffee or evening aperitif to enjoy the scenery while cruising. Wi-Fi available on board.

Guests are accommodated on the lower deck in ten twin cabins (9 m² – 97 sq.ft.) with two separate single beds. Each cabin has a private shower, toilet and basin, central heating and air-conditioning. Cabins are equipped with a mini-safe and hair dryer.

Your Tour Leader

UBC graduates Sarah Bancroft and Murray Bancroft are the owners of Birch Block Vineyard in Kaleden, South Okanagan. They have an extensive network of winery contacts in France and lived in Paris for a year.

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Active & Walking Expedition Cruise alumni UBC Travel Club
Tour Cost (per person):
C$6295 Inclusive of taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
18 participants

What’s included: Accommodation for 1 night in Paris based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar; transfer by coach from Paris to Auxerre; accommodation on board the exclusively chartered Fleur, June 4 – 11, 2024, based on double occupancy; all meals on board the barge (except for one dinner independent in Sens); wine with dinner on board the barge; rental of bicycle for the duration of the cruise; use of helmet and waterproof pannier bag; all activities as described in the detailed itinerary; entrance fees to all sites visited with the group; services of English-speaking specialized cycling guides; gratuities for guides, driver, and included meals; all taxes; transfer to Moret Train Station at the end of the barge cruise; ervices of your Tour Leaders

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