Le département de la Côte d'or est un endroit magique, que ce soit pour les vététistes, les gravelleux ou les cyclistes routiers ! Côtes et Arrière-côtes abritent des villages assoupis aux batisses et clochers bourguignons de toute beauté, des vignes et surtout de magnifiques bois et forêts à travers lesquels des petites routes dépourvues de circulation automobile s'étirent à loisir. Chaque sortie semble vous plonger dans le siècle précédent, voire plus loin encore dans le temps. C'est un vrai luxe que de pouvoir vivre cela !
Tranquility guaranteed for this short tour, and some beautiful shaded climbs, a plus in periods of hot summer. I love the villages of Reuille-Vergy, Messanges, Chevannes, Détain, Sémesanges so much - they have the discreet and peaceful charm of the hinterland where forests and open spaces rub shoulders, and where the small roads are filled with delights for the cyclist ... with sometimes a few ramps that wake up!
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Departure by the wine route, and at Gevrey-Chambertin we take the direction of Chamboeuf, for the pleasure of making the beautiful little climb of the combe Lavaud. Further on, the magic of Montculot, and the house of Lamartine, followed by the beautiful descent which brings us to the edge of the Burgundy Canal.
Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
This climb to the small Col de la Gourdasse, starting from the village of Chambolle-Musigny, is one of the most beautiful in the Côtes region. Shaded, between rocky spurs and forests, it is absolutely peaceful. Its surface is slower than that of its twin climb (that of the combe Lavaux by Gevrey Chambertin) but it is more bucolic and represents a good effort.
Almost 4 km long, its average slope is 5% and the pass is located at an altitude of 463 m.
Road Cycling Highlight
The ascent on the Lavaux valley is very frequented by cyclists. The asphalt is top, the landscape is magnificent, the climb steady. The little extra is the passage under the tunnel, under the rocky outcrop. The comb Lavaux is a protected site, from where this abundant and luxuriant vegetation, and these many birds. The climb is more pleasant to do outside of rush hour - that is to say late morning and late afternoon.
Nice road bike tour. I still love the climb above Arcenant and the descent to Pont d'Ouche. In Fleurey sur Ouche, possibility of refueling before tackling the climb to Montculot then Urcy. Return via Chambolle-Musigny for the pleasure of the vire-volteuse descent.