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Burgundy Canal 6 days

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The Burgundy Canal by bike in 6 days and 5 nights. Online circuit from Tonnerre on towpaths and cycle paths. Stages from 35 to 50km - in a half-board hotel.

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 Burgundy Canal since Tonnerre to Dijon - 
Bicycle tour, 6 days and 5 nights

 

Dates

- Departure from Tonnerre

Every Sundays

- Feasible from April 05th  to October 03rd 2020

 

Options

- Bike rental (Hybrid bike)
- Extra night at the beginning and the end of the tour

- Transfer back to the starting point in Tonnerre

BicyPack
- The box for your hike with GPS
   prepared for your tour and the essentials
   (see technical sheet and price list)

Bicy+

- Reduce 4 persons

General information
- On-line tour
- Half board tour

- individuel tour
- Transport luggages
- English Road Book provided
- Gps track
- Visits not included
- Assistance

- Kids prices : nous contacter

 

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Day 1 - Arrival in Tonnerre and ride to Ancy le Franc / Chassignelles - 35 Km
In the morning, you will be welcomed in Tonnerre, you will get the bikes and leave for the first ride. This journey will lead you to the splendid Renaissance castle of Tanlay. You may stop and visit it or go on to the magnificent valley of Quincy Abbey for a visit with Maud. The next stage will lead you to another Renaissance building in Ancy le Franc. Enjoy this place and let them tell you its history, possible guided visit. (last guided visit 4 PM or 5 PM depending on the season)

Dinner and night in Ancy le Franc, in an hotel **.

Day 2 - From Ancy le Franc to Montbard - 25 Km
After breakfast, you will ride to the East toward Montbard. On the way, you will discover the "Big Forge" of Buffon and other quite unknown wonders like mills, wash-houses, churches, castles... in Aisy, Rougemont. You arrive soon, you advice you to visit the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay which is a very nice and quiet place to end the the day.

Dinner and night in Montbard


Day 3 - Loop route around Montbard
Free day or loop route around Montbard. There is much to be discovered by bike in this area : Flavigny-sur-ozerain, Alésia, Bussy-Rabutin, Semur-en-auxois ... Some hills in this journey but a stage rich in heritage. For those who don't like hills, you may enjoy the aquatic center of Montabard !

Dinner and night in the same hotel in Montbard


Day 4  - From Montbard to Semur en Auxois - 35 Km
There, the Burgundy canal quits the Brenne Valley to go up slowly to its sharing section. It is the Pouillenay scale, 37 locks over 12 kms : a real ordeal for bargees ! For cyclists, an increased chance to see the fascinating lock show. On a cultural level, a second chance to visit the site avoided the day before for those who chose the swimming pool !

On the way, you will discover the fortified castle of Arigny le Cahouët (XII th).

At night, you will enjoy the peace and quiet of your guest bedroom along Burgundy Canal. A beautiful house which has been built at the same time as the Canal. An enchanting place ! Dinner on-site.

Day 5 - From Semur en Auxois to Crugey/Vandenesse or Chateauneuf - 33 Km
You will get into Auxois area and its hedge farmland. You will discover its treasures : St Thibault Collegiate, Eguilly Castle, the roof in Pouilly (there the Burgundy Canal is underground), the village of Châteauneuf and its castle, Commarin castle. You won't be able to visit every place !

Dinner and in night in a guest bedroom in Crugey/Vandenesse or Chateauneuf.

Day 6 - From Crugey/Vandenesse or Chateauneuf to Dijon -  43 Km
You will ride to the widest part of Burgundy canal : the Ouche Valley. A narrow and winding jag in the Burgundian limestone. In those perpendicular valleys, some treasures are hidden : Barbirey castle, Bussière Abbey...

Then, you will get back to civilisation, reaching Dijon by the Kir Lake. Welcome in the capital of Burgundy Dukes and gastronomy.

End of the tour and return by train to Tonnerre (6 trains between 3 PM and 9 PM - 1h10 journey)
 

Option:

Extra night :  Dijon loop route
Discover Dijon and its charms, "the hundred steeples" town. The States Palace, the Charterhouse of Champmol, Philippe Le Bon Tower....

 

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Levels  :
1 2 3 4 5 6

Terrain :

Flat and low resistance path. Program with 80% of cycle paths and towpaths. When the track is bad, little secondary roads with few traffic.


Climate
Nice, few precipitation, local rains.

Spring time: 15/20°C - Summer : hot and dry 25/30°C

Technicality:
25 to 43 km riding per day ie 2 to 3 hours riding.

Itinerary easy to follow (along the canals)

 

BicyPack
Created to help you, assist you, guide you. It is a box that you receive before your departure or that is delivered on the spot. It includes a GPS support, the Gps loaded with the routes of your circuit, an auxiliary battery with its connecting cord, a repair kit, emergency lighting, a knife and the corkscrew...

 

Bibliography :

- Maps and guidebooks about Burgundy on cartovelo.fr
- Cycling guide : le tour de Bourgogne à vélo (Chamina)


Accommodation Standard :
Hotels ** and guest bedrooms, with toilet and bathroom in the room.


Extra nights :
One additional night is available at the beginning and at the end of the tour.


Food :
- Rich breakfast (coffee, tea, chocolate, milk, bread, butter, jam, orange juice)
- Lunch : not included
- Dinner : at the hotel or at the host house

 

The bike :

- Bike rental : you can rent a hybrid bike with 21 gears that you will get when arriving. It is also possible to rent an electrical bike on request. We will ask you to leave a deposit. 

At the end of the tour, you will have to leave the bike at the last hotel and inform the reception. We will take care of it. 

 

- Own bike : If you travel with your own bike,  we advice against bikes with small tires. Hybrids and Mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before the tour.

At the end of the tour, you will be in charge of your bike.

 

Assistance :

For the bike in case of breakdown (except for punctures)


Return transfer by train :

We can book your ticket on TER trains. In that case,  the tickets will be in your road book. 

 

Luggage :
We assume its transportation. Limited to one luggage per person (20 kg max).

 

Road book :

You will get detailed maps and description of the routes when arriving at the first hotel. You will also get vouchers for the hotels and restaurants as well as tags for your luggage.

 

Transport :  Location
- By train : regional train station (TER) in Tonnerre.
- By car :  Motorway A6 : Paris - Lyon
- By plane : Airport of Auxerre or Paris

 

Your vehicle :

A parking space is available at the first hotel, to be paid on site, some free car park next to the hotel.

 

 

Cancelation insurance :

In order to guarantee reimbursement of your fees, you may subscribe to a cancelation insurance. To know more about this insurance, click here

           

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