Friday, July 27, 2007

France – Bikes & Wine

When initially planning the PHC cruise, we decided to hang a few days at the end of the trip. After fussing around with various options, we decided to do a short trip to the Burgundy region of France and to do our local travel via bicycle. Marcia arranged our Burgundy trip through Detours in France

The schedule was:

Monday, July 23 Travel from Copenhagen through Amsterdam to Lyon and spend the night
Tuesday, July 24 Travel via train from Lyon to Beaune, pick up bicycles and pedal to Nuit St George for the night
Wednesday, July 25 Do a ride around Nuit St George, returning to spend the night in the same B&B
Thursday, July 26 Bike from Nuit St George back to Beaune
Friday, July 27 Take the train back to Lyon and fly to Amsterdam for the night
Saturday, July 28 Fly from Amsterdam back to Seattle

We had a wonderful time on our short trip and would love to go back. Below are some photos we took along the way.

2007-Europe-475The Hospices de Beaune (aka Hotel Dieu) a hospital built in the fifteenth century.


2007-Europe-489A few bottles of wine (vintage 2000) aging in the wine cellar of a winery we visited.


2007-Europe-501It was sunny and the traffic on the roads we traveled was generally light.



2007-Europe-528The roads are usually well marked





2007-Europe-496Lots of grapes are grown here




2007-Europe-504and they do very well.

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