A little haiku:
The vineyards fly by
Pedaling through Burgundy
An uphill climb burns.
Starting in Chaux, we spent the day cycling around Burgundy’s Côte d’Or; through villages that looked like quiet movie sets, and past barking dogs and tractors. We flew past lilac trees in full bloom, their perfume following us along the road. By chance, we happened upon the unique Maison aux Mille Truffes et Champignons and learned more about foraging truffles than we could have imagined when we left in the morning. (Truffle liqueur was surprisingly tasty!) But it was the vignobles that stole the show. At every turn and at the top of each thigh-burning climb, the green vineyard views were a beautiful reward.
After a little dégustation de vins in Nuit-Saint-Georges, we settled in the last of the sun with our chosen wines at “home”. Legs a bit stiff maybe, but très heureux.
If you go:
We rented our bikes from VTT aventure in Nuits-Saint-Georges. Sylvie and her husband were super friendly, and set us out on our lovely loop around the vineyards.
La Maison aux milles trouffes et champignons is one of those off-the-beaten-path things that we probably would not have come across had we not biked right by it. With a little quiz at the end of your visit, it might involve some more participation than your regular museum visit, but the enthusiasm and obvious passion shared by the owner ropes you in. Educational, a pretty setting & a tasty dégustation makes this a worthwhile spot to check out.