Biking in Burgundy

Biking in Burgundy

This region
is just perfect for itineraries by bike to discover the amazing landscape

 

Along the
Canal du Centre for water lovers { 128 km }

Starting
from the plain of the Saône, this route connects the vineyard to the outskirts
of Santenay before a complete change of scenery: further West, it crosses the
Charolais region and green countryside, joining the Loire Valley in Digoin,
ending in the charming spa town of Bourbon-Lancy

7 round-trip circuits starting from this
route offer the opportunity of beautiful getaways to the heart of Southern
Burgundy:

- Les balcons de la Dheune starting from
Saint-Julien-sur-Dheune (27 km)

- La Vallée de la Dheune et la Côte
Viticole starting from Santenay (18,5 km)

- Le Grand Tour de la Montagne de Chassey
starting from Remigny (23,8 km)

- Vignobles de la Côte Chalonnaise
starting from Fontaines (21 km)

- Les lavoirs de Fontaines starting from
Fontaines (8 km)

- Le vin, l’eau et la pierre starting from
Fontaines (14 km)

- La forêt
de Chagny starting from Fragnes (27 km)

For more
information : http://www.burgundy-by-bike.com/the-canal-du-centre--03en.html

 

Along the
canal du Nivernais for lovers of unspoiled landscapes { 175 km }

Between
Nièvre and Yonne, this route follows the canal du Nivernais through the fertile
farmlands of the Bazois region, along the Morvan massif, slips into the Vaux
d’Yonne and ends at the beautiful slopes of Auxerrois. A cycle route through
natural beauty and the world of canals. Explore depending on your affinities
and interests. The course has been divided into several sections: Escale
Confluence (29 km), Nature Escale (2 x 30 km), Escale Floating Wood (45 km),
Villages Escale (17 km) and Escale Vineyard (35 km).

 

Routes
starting from the banks of the canal du Nivernais
offer the opportunity of
beautiful getaways to the Nièvre and Yonne regions of Burgundy:

- Boucle de Champs-sur-Yonne >
Saint-Bris-le-Vineux (12,6 km)

-
Vincelottes > Cravant (11,3 km) starting from Vincelles

- Mailly-le-Château > Arcy-sur-Cure
(12,9 km)

- Boucle de Merry-sur-Yonne (11,6 km)

- Château de Faulin > Pousseaux (12,7
km) starting from Lichères-sur-Yonne

- Chevroches > Dornecy (10,2 km)

- Marigny-sur-Yonne > la Chaise (10,9
km)

- Boucle des Etangs de Baye et de Vaux (5
km) starting from Baye

- Boucle de Châtillon-en-Bazois (10 km)

- Champvert
> La Machine (12 km)

For more
information : http://www.burgundy-by-bike.com/the-nivernais-canal--04en.html

 

Along the
Canal de Bourgogne for culture and food lovers { 242 km }

Alternatively,
towpaths and quiet roads link Migennes to Dijon, a route that’s ideal for
mountain and hybrid bicycles. From the Tonnerre region to the Ouche valley,
passing through the Auxois region, this route offers a rich journey through
Burgundy’s vineyards and farmland, châteaux and industrial heritage,
picturesque villages and large towns.

For more
information : http://www.burgundy-by-bike.com/the-burgundy-canal--05en.html

 

Along the
river Loire for nature lovers { 157 km }

 As
France’s last “wild river”, the Loire is home to a host of natural habitats
brimming with flora and fauna, all just waiting to be discovered as you stroll
along the riverbanks and towpaths of its side canal.

Although
mostly outside Burgundy, this route ‘‘borders’’ closely with its boundaries
with many stop-offs in charming cities rich in heritage and stunning
landscapes. To the South, in Iguerande, this Green Route runs some 20 km up to
Roanne, the gateway to the Loire department.

4
available routes starting on the banks of the Loire
offer the opportunity
of beautiful getaways.

- Champvert > La Machine (12 km)

- Le Far West : Cronat > Bourbon-Lancy
(51,3 km)

- Boucle « Le Tour de la Forêt de Germigny
» starting from Saint-

Aubin-sur-Loire (24 km)

For more information : http://www.burgundy-by-bike.com/the-loire--10en.html

 

The ‘‘Voie Verte’’, perfect for families {
74 km }

In 1997, the
Saône-et-Loire region launched the first ‘‘Voie verte’’ in France, which
quickly became a benchmark across France and abroad. From Chalon-sur-Saône to
the gateway of Mâcon, this route crosses the landscapes dominated by the Rocks
of Solutré, Pouilly and Vergisson, labelled as ‘‘Grands Sites de France’’. It
combines visits to Côte Chalonnaise vineyards and heritage sites testifying to
the spiritual influence of Cluny and poetic reminiscences of the Val
Lamartinien.

This route
in particularly offers travelling through a tunnel: the Bois Clair tunnel.

An
alternative route of 9.5 km allows you to bypass it. You can reach the Canal du
Centre by a route from Etiveau to Saint-Laurent-d’Andenay.

Round-trip
circuits starting from the « Voie Verte »
starting from this
route offer the opportunity of beautiful getaways to the heart of Southern
Burgundy:

- Balade en
Côte Chalonnaise starting from Givry (28 km)

- La vallée
de l’Orbize starting from Givry (7 km)

- Balade en
campagne starting from Jully-lès-Buxy (27 km)

- A la rencontre des potiers starting from
Saint-Gengoux-le-National (13 km)

- Chapaize
starting from Saint-Gengoux-le-National (23 km)

- Les
lavoirs starting from Savigny-sur-Grosne (26 km)

- De la Grosne à la Guye starting from
Savigny-sur-Grosne (45 km)

- Les
églises romanes (2) starting from Cormatin (15 and 31 km)

- De Cluny à
Cormatin (2) starting from Cluny (31 and 47 km)

- Le Val Lamartinien: joyau paysager
starting from Prissé (21,5 km)

For more
information : http://www.burgundy-by-bike.com/the-green-way--11en.html

 

Here you can
find 169 different itineraries in Burgundy whether you hike, cycle, ride a
horse, take a river or canal cruise or travel the region by motorcycle, car or
camper van : http://www.burgundy-tourism.com/to-do-to-see/itineraries