A Week In The Rhone

Part Two

Posted by Mark Armstrong 21st May 2012

Apart from having some training on the website, we also looked at making some changes to High Point Holiday's Newsletter as well as introducing Competitions over the coming months. If you've not signed up for it, please go to the contact page for further information. The new-look newsletter will keep you informed of forthcoming competitions, new articles on the web as well as keeping you up to date with new and confirmed Guided and Independent Walking Holidays.

Things did not always go to plan; a trip out to cover some new walks was put on hold as William's car got a puncture. But once this was resolved, we headed out to Beaujeu to pick up some cyclists. We met the 3 New Zealanders, well actually 2 of the Kiwis were living in the UK, outside a bar in the village centre. Beaujeu gives its name to the famous wine region of Beaujolais, a former province of France. It has narrow streets and not surprisingly is surrounded by vine-covered slopes. The cyclists had thoroughly enjoyed their holiday but were tired from their endeavours. Having dropped their bikes off at the hire shop we drove them to their accommodation for their last night of their holiday, which was a rustic bed and breakfast (chambre d'hote) situated on vineyard slopes with fantastic views of the Beaujolais countryside and beyond. At High Point Holidays we organise independent mountain biking as well as road and track cycling holidays.

The weather became more changeable at the end of my week, but we managed to get out for one more glimpse of the Beaujolais countryside with a circular walk which took us up to the Chapelle de St Bonnet, which is a disused 12th Century church and back via views of the Chateau de Montmelas. This area is covered by our Beaujolais Vintage Wine Trail and our Beautiful Beaujolais Trail


Church at Beaujeu


Views from Chapelle St Bonnet

Chateau de Montmelas