On this guided full-day tour from Lyon, explore the 'Land of Golden Stones' on foot with a donkey to carry your luggage. Lying just outside the city walls of Lyon, the beautiful villages of Beaujolais are set among vineyards and dramatic scenery.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at 08:30 when your driver and guide collects you from your hotel. You will then be driven out of town to the nearby 'land of golden stones' in the south of the Beaujolais region. Upon arrival, you will meet your donkey and be given a small introductory session on guiding and caring for the animal. At around 10:30, begin your guided walk through the villages and trails of the region.
You will explore forests, vineyards and dramatic landscapes on a walk of around 10 km in total. Go at your own pace on the simple paths through the beautiful countryside. A delicious picnic is provided to stop for lunch (additional expense), and the circuit can be adapted depending upon your desires and capabilities. The donkey will carry the food, water, extra clothing and so on, so you can relax and enjoy the scenery.
You’ll also visit a family-run winery, explore the cellar, and enjoy a tasting from the vineyard. Throughout the day, your guide will explain the distinctive history and customs of each village and provide anecdotes about the area. Your hike will end around 16:30, and you will arrive back at your hotel at around 18:00.
- Donkey to carry luggage
- Visit to wine cellar and tasting of a selection of wines
- Comfortable private vehicle
- Multilingual driver/guide
- Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
What's Not Included
- Lunch (around €15 per person, paid to the guide)