One of the first destinations that we proposed on the emerging market of bicycle travel in 1993. As soon as we depart from the canals or cycle path programs we take shared routes, well chosen. The bicycle trip remains a pleasure and the networking of small roads in this region is important. Woody and wild, colorful and changing with the seasons. Some false dishes anyway ...
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Burgundy is a region very well provided with cycling infrastructure. The towpaths of the different canals have become greenways and pedestrians and cyclists have quickly appropriated them. Then, the creation of the Tour of Burgundy by bike made it possible to create new cycle paths and greenways complementary to the towpaths with complete markup. We took advantage of these infrastructures to offer you cycling holidays in the heart of Burgundy. Discover our 3 bike tours in Burgundy.
This is the most Burgundian route we offer. Discover some of the most beautiful French sites and a prestigious heritage: castles, charming villages, magnificent landscapes and intimate places.
The Burgundy Canal extends from Auxerre to Saint-Jean de Losne (Saône) via Dijon. We have selected what is for us the best part to do by bike, between Tonnerre and Dijon.
The heritage, its richness and diversity is incredible: Quincy abbey, Ancy-le-Franc castles (Renaissance), great Buffon forge, Cistercian abbey of Fontenay, Alésia archaeological site, Marigny le Cahouët castle (13th century), medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois, Pouilly vaults, Barbirey castle, Bussière abbey, mills, wash houses ...
The cycling route also offers you some great excursions to places more wild and more removed from civilization. Finally we tried to find you hotels and guesthouses with local charm to really live in Burgundy. Gastronomy is also one of the highlights of this cycling holiday in Burgundy.
This bike route takes place between the capital of the Yvonne (Auxerre) and Decize, a city located south of the Nivernais canal. Much of the route therefore takes place in the western foothills of the Morvan.
Originally, the canal was built to connect the Loire and Seine basins in order to supply Paris with firewood and meet the needs of industry. Today it has only a tourist and pleasure use. Like many canals in France, towpaths are now used by walkers and cycle tourists.
During this bike trip you can also discover an important heritage: the old town of Auxerre with its Saint-Germain abbey and its Saint-Etienne cathedral, the medieval city of Clamecy or even the Benedictine Saint-Leonard abbey. The route is wilder and less urbanized than that along the Burgundy Canal. Here too, the greenery flourishes beautifully and the atmosphere becomes bucolic.
This circuit is new for 2019 and an invitation to discover or rediscover by bike a rich religious heritage, wine-growing regions, cities of history and great natural sites.
From Chalon-sur-Saône, take the direction of Bresse and Louhans before recovering the Saône valley to reach Mâcon, capital of Saône-et-Loire. For the record, the department is also the French inventor of the concept of "Green Lane", since 1997. Once you have benefited from the Maconnais vineyard, you pedal towards Cluny and its abbey, a high spiritual place in the Middle -Age. Always keeping your course to the north, the bike trip takes you through medieval villages, castles and vineyards, in Givry.
Then pedal along the Canal du center to visit the vineyards of the Côte de Beaune. The last day you return to Chalon-sur-Saône. Take the time to visit the city, its tour of the ramparts, the famous hospices, the Maison des Climats and even the mustard factory.