C'est Cheese

C’est Cheese – 2 weeks
France (Burgundy, the Jura and Savoie) & Switzerland

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There is no better view of Europe’s astonishingly compact diversity than this ride.  Burgundy, the Jura, the Savoie and French Switzerland, all of which you will visit, share borders and language, and once shared government. 

But they differ in scenery, cuisine, social order, and just about everything else.  A closely-knit trip that leaves you feeling like you crossed a continent....

The trip title’s cheese hommage is justified by Epoisse, Langres, Ami de Chambertin... Gruyère, Compté, Bleu de Gex, Fribourg, Vacherin du Mont d’Or, Morbier, Reblochon, Tomme de Savoie... and a host of others, all made along our route. 

Served on post-dinner cheese trays, in sauces over steaks, in pots with white wine and brandy (the famous fondue), scraped melted onto potatos with cured beef from the high Alps (raclette), with melted with crème fraiche and onions (tartiflette), and accompanied by some of Europe’s most charming and diverse wines.

We finish with a couple of days in German Switzerland, in the beautiful Alpine resort of Zermatt.  And our post-trip “Access Package” offers a fun night over the border in Italy.  Where you will discover that the Italian town of Domodossola, where you stay, has as much to do with where you have been as it does with the country to which it is now attached....



 

 

 















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Thumbnail view of the trip’s itinerary
For details within each region, including ride difficulty, click on the name under “Region Visited”...
Days
Days of the Week
Region Visited
Details
0 or 1
Sa or Su
Travel to Dijon (our Access Package is here)
1 - 6
Su - We
Vineyards of the Côte d’Or
We - Fr
The Côte Chalonaise, Cluny
Sa
Dijon
A day free to explore Burgundy’s capital
7
Su
Train to Switzerland
7 - 14
Su - Tu
The Jura
Tu - Fr
Lake Geneva, the Rhône Valley and the Alps
Fr - Su
Zermatt, the Vispa Valley
Trip disbands Sunday, upon arrival in Brig.
Sunday night in Italy is included in the post-trip Brig Access Package, to get you in place for ongoing travel on Monday. 
It is possible to get a Sunday late afternoon flight from Geneva, Zurich, or Milano Malpensa; or to catch the last train to London.  But don’t do this unless you have to, as it puts pressure on the day on Sunday.  Last trains to proximate capitals (Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, or any Swiss city) are easy to catch.
15
Mo
Post-trip,
Access Package
travel date


C’est Cheese — Facts & Figures
2017 Dates
Baggage Services Offered**
(optional, prices below)
May 21 - June 4
Trip Full

$3,495 US
$4,575 C
3,050€

Daily, Half, Lite
* Prices in $ and € do not include precisely the same things.  Click here for details.

Prices of Optional Extras (links lead to explanations)
Currency
$ prices include
the bike.
See here for information on bringing your own.
** At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate. The services listed are those currently offered on the departure in question. Services which appear in bold already have at least 3 subscribers (so, one more would ensure their operation).
Daily
Half
Lite
$US
$498
$230
$115
$650
$C
$650
$298
$149
$850
€uros
470€
198€
99€
610€
198€

Reaching & Leaving Your Trip:  General Information on Access Packages
Specific information on reaching your trip’s start in... Dijon
Specific information on departing from your trip’s end in... Brig