FITNESS RETREATS FRANCE,
THE HUNGRY CYCLIST, BURGUNDY

This mini retreat brings you cycling adventures, fitness, education, exploration, delicious food and of course wine tasting! The Burgundy area is world renowned for exceptional local produce and the wines are some of the most celebrated in the world. The best way to explore the Route des Grands Cru, these incredible vineyards, and picturesque villages is without a doubt by bike. We combine a mixture of scenic bike rides, hikes and trail runs through the local rolling hills, HIIT circuits and recovery sessions, as well as a visit to the medieval town of Beaune and it’s historic market.

The training is aimed at all levels; a pre-arrival consultation will ensure your individual goals are met.
Choose from a selection of road, electric or hybrid bikes.

DATES & PRICES 2020

June: Sunday 28th - Wednesday 1st July

July: Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th

Shared twin/dbl room en suite - €845

Single occupancy en suite - €965

(Price incl. breakfast, x2 dinners & complete fitness programme,
NOT incl. x1 dinner out, bike hire & lunches)

  • GUIDED CYCLING THROUGH VINEYARDS

  • PRIVATE WINE TASTING

  • HIKES & TRAIL RUNS

  • CARDIO HIIT CIRCUITS

  • GUIDED STRETCHING

  • POOLSIDE ACTIVE RECOVERY

  • VISIT TO THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF BEAUNE

THE HUNGRY CYCLIST ACCOMMODATION

Hidden amongst the vineyards of the quiet winemaking village of Auxey-Duresses, The Hungry Cyclist Lodge makes it the perfect place to retreat. The 17th century watermill has been restored with care; it is comprised of 5 en suite double or twin bedrooms and has a beautifully situated terrace facing the gardens where you can enjoy your morning coffee. The lodge coupled with the incredible gardens create the perfect ambiance to relax in after a day out on the bike. Take a plunge in the pool or soak your legs in the oak hot tub to aid recovery or enjoy an apres velo aperitif poolside as the sun sets.

the wine & terroir

From Chablis in the north to Macon in the south, the Burgundy wine region is one of the most celebrated in the world. Vines have been grown in Burgundy for over a thousand years.

The Romans realised the potential of the unique region, followed by the Cistercian monks some 700 years later who painstakingly developed the concept of terroir that we understand today.Terroir, or the environmental conditions, especially the soil and climate in which grapes are grown, giving different wines their unique flavour and aroma, is the magic word in Burgundy.

The 'terroir' of the Cote D'Or consist of a dense limestone shelf with a thin clay topsoil situated in a continental climate that provides hot summers and cold winters. The perfect conditions for the cultivation of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. Meticulously nurtured throughout the year, it’s the fruit from these treasured plants that winemakers transform into their compelling vintages. For newcomers Burgundy can often seem daunting as a wine region.Thousands of small producers farming tiny plots of land, producing wines that people sniff, slurp and admire. Even for the experienced wine 'connoisseur' Burgundy can seem like a dense puzzle of vintages, producers, and parcels of land. But Burgundy wines are made to be enjoyed, explored and decoded. Like solving a mystery, every taste of wine from this region has a back story that once the plot is unravelled gives each sip even more satisfaction.

“At the Hungry Cyclist Lodge we’re always learning, and it’s our intention to share and encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of the wines of this unique terroir through enjoyment of the region as a whole.” - Tom Kevill-Davies, The Hungry Cyclist