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Burgundy Itinerary

Day 7

Probably the Best White Wines in the World

On the way to Chateauneuf, Burgundy, ©2008 Ben KingWe're staying at Ste Marie-la-Blanche again tonight. There are a whole series of classic wine villages running south of Beaune toward Macon and the Beaujolais region.

Once again we're on tiny roads winding through the vineyards as we visit Pommard, Volnay and Meursault, home to white wines hailed as the finest in the world. The name derives from the local name for the valley that divides them from Beaune, the Rat's Leap.

From Meursault we cycle to the village of Puligny-Montrachet where we'll do some wine tasting with Olivier-Lefalive Freres.

After wine tasting, we go onto Chassagne-Montrachet and then to Cagny, where we join the Canal du Centre on a tailor-made cycle path.

We'll then begin our return to Ste Marie-la-Blanche via tiny roads with the hills of the Côtes D'Or behind us.

Click this link for Day 7 route map on mapometer.

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