Peaceful Burgundy Canal 21000 Dijon, France
Price : £688
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
France
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 132m/213km
Tour Code : AT001
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Burgundy is one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France making it a fabulous destination for a cycling holiday. This cycling holiday combines the picturesque cycle paths along the Burgundy Canal, majestic vineyards and great gastronomy. Burgundy is one of FranceÍs main wine producing areas with most of it being produced from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. To accompany these fabulous wines there are many famous Burgundian dishes such as Coq au Vin, Boef Bourguignon and Epoisses de Bourgogne cheese.

Read More

Burgundy is one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France making it a fabulous destination for a cycling holiday. This cycling holiday combines the picturesque cycle paths along the Burgundy Canal, majestic vineyards and great gastronomy. Burgundy is one of FranceÍs main wine producing areas with most of it being produced from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. To accompany these fabulous wines there are many famous Burgundian dishes such as Coq au Vin, Boef Bourguignon and Epoisses de Bourgogne cheese.

During the tour you will cycle along peaceful traffic free cycle ways known locally as the ñvoies vertesî or ñgreen waysî and through acclaimed French towns including Givry, Santenay, Pulingny-Montrachet, Pommard and many moreƒ
Read a customers review of their family cycling holiday in Burgundy with Pedal Ventures.

  • This is one of our best sellers

  • Explore fascinating cultural sites, taste fantastic wine and enjoy marvellous local French cuisine

  • Stay in 2* or 3* Hotels and charming B&B’s

  • 25% reduction available for children under 12 years

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrive in Dijon

Day 2: Dijon – Crugey / Vandenesse: 43km / 49km

Day 3: Crugey / Vandenesse – Clamerey: 33 km / 27km

Day 4: Clamerey – Montbard: 36km

Day 5: Montbard – Ancy-le-Franc: 26km

Day 6: Ancy-le-Franc – Tonnerre : 20km

Day 7: Tonnerre – Auxerre: 55km or 65km (or 45km + train)

Day 8: Depart Auxerre

Day 1: Arrive in Dijon

Once you have checked into your hotel you are free to relax or explore the architecturally rich city of Dijon. You can visit one of France’s oldest museums, the Musee des Beaux-Arts, as well as the elegant Palace of the Dukes and the opulent 1614 mansion Hotel de Vogue. Alternatively take a quiet walk through the lime and chestnut lined paths of Cours du Parc, a green space dating back to 1671.

Day 2: Dijon – Crugey / Vandenesse: 43km / 49km

Leaving the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy by Lake Kir along the Burgundy Canal you will begin your journey along the wildest part of the canal called Ouche Valley. During your cycle you will pass the beautiful Chateau de Barbirey, Abbaye de la Bussiere before reaching the small village of Crugey which is situated in a narrow valley between the Auxois and the Ouche valley. Here you will stay in a charming bed and breakfast for the night.

Day 3: Crugey / Vandenesse – Clamerey: 33 km / 27km

Your cycling tour will lead you through the beautiful burgundian countryside with two imposing castles to visit; Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and Commarin. Then you enter the area of Semur-en-Auxois. For this is a very picturesque town with attractive houses, antique ironmongery on the walls and doors and narrow streets. You will discover all its treasures: the Vaults of Pouilly (here Burgundy Canal is underground), the Castle of Eguilly and the Collegiate Church of St Thibault. Overnight stay along the canal.

Day 4: Clamerey – Montbard: 36km

Today there are so many places you can explore alongside the canal or nearby: Bussy-Rabutin, Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny sur Ozerain, Ale?sia. You will continue your route following the waterside. At the end of the day if you don’t arrive too late, visit the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay; a calm place to end the day nicely. Overnight stay in Montbard.

Day 5: Montbard – Ancy-le-Franc: 26km

On your way to Ancy-le-Franc you can visit La Grande Forge de Buffon, and other hidden treasures: windmills, washhouses, churches, cha?teaux’s. You can come across barges on the water in Rougemont and visit Ancy- le-Franc and its Cha?teau when you arrive in the village. Overnight stay in Ancy-le-Franc.

Day 6: Ancy-le-Franc – Tonnerre : 20km

You will carry on following the towpaths alongside the canal of Burgundy to reach the beautiful Valley of the Abbey of Quincy and the Valley of Armanc?on. Alternative you can explore the magnificent Renaissance Cha?teau of Tanlay. When you get to the town of Tonnerre, you can visit its famous Fosse Dionne turned into a beautiful washhouse. Overnight stay in Tonnerre.

Day 7: Tonnerre – Auxerre: 55km or 65km (or 45km + train)

Two itineraries possible for today: first through the vineyards of Chablis, known for its white wines, and then you will cycle along the small countryside roads until you reach Auxerre (55km). The second option follows the Burgundy Canal to Migennes and then you can choose to go by bike or train to Auxerre (65km). Overnight stay in Auxerre.

Day 8: Depart Auxerre

After breakfast you are free to explore Auxerre in your own time. If you need to head back to Dijon, you can do by train, it takes around 2 hours.

Route:

Accommodation

Comfort:

Simple:
Simple hotels, pensions, Inns and B&Bs with clean, practical, en-suite guestrooms., typically a mixture of 2 and 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 4 nights in 2* or 3* hotels

  • 3 nights in B&B

  • Daily luggage transfer

  • Maps and roadbook

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Flights and transfers

  • Bike hire

  • Helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Dijon

  • Extra B&B night in Auxerre

  • Half board upgrade, includes dinner each night

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Lyon

From Lyon airport get the train to Lyon Part Dieu and then onto Dijon. Alternatively, if you are travelling from the UK, you can get a train from London St Pancras via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Auxerre get the train to Paris Orly or Charles de Gaulle aiport. Alternatively, if you are travelling back to the UK, you can get the train from Auxerre St Gervais back to London St Pancras.

Price : £688
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
France
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 132m/213km
Tour Code : AT001
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Burgundy is one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France making it a fabulous destination for a cycling holiday. This cycling holiday combines the picturesque cycle paths along the Burgundy Canal, majestic vineyards and great gastronomy. Burgundy is one of FranceÍs main wine producing areas with most of it being produced from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. To accompany these fabulous wines there are many famous Burgundian dishes such as Coq au Vin, Boef Bourguignon and Epoisses de Bourgogne cheese.

Read More

Burgundy is one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France making it a fabulous destination for a cycling holiday. This cycling holiday combines the picturesque cycle paths along the Burgundy Canal, majestic vineyards and great gastronomy. Burgundy is one of FranceÍs main wine producing areas with most of it being produced from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. To accompany these fabulous wines there are many famous Burgundian dishes such as Coq au Vin, Boef Bourguignon and Epoisses de Bourgogne cheese.

During the tour you will cycle along peaceful traffic free cycle ways known locally as the ñvoies vertesî or ñgreen waysî and through acclaimed French towns including Givry, Santenay, Pulingny-Montrachet, Pommard and many moreƒ
Read a customers review of their family cycling holiday in Burgundy with Pedal Ventures.

  • This is one of our best sellers

  • Explore fascinating cultural sites, taste fantastic wine and enjoy marvellous local French cuisine

  • Stay in 2* or 3* Hotels and charming B&B’s

  • 25% reduction available for children under 12 years

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Dijon

Day 2: Dijon – Crugey / Vandenesse: 43km / 49km

Day 3: Crugey / Vandenesse – Clamerey: 33 km / 27km

Day 4: Clamerey – Montbard: 36km

Day 5: Montbard – Ancy-le-Franc: 26km

Day 6: Ancy-le-Franc – Tonnerre : 20km

Day 7: Tonnerre – Auxerre: 55km or 65km (or 45km + train)

Day 8: Depart Auxerre

Day 1: Arrive in Dijon

Once you have checked into your hotel you are free to relax or explore the architecturally rich city of Dijon. You can visit one of France’s oldest museums, the Musee des Beaux-Arts, as well as the elegant Palace of the Dukes and the opulent 1614 mansion Hotel de Vogue. Alternatively take a quiet walk through the lime and chestnut lined paths of Cours du Parc, a green space dating back to 1671.

Day 2: Dijon – Crugey / Vandenesse: 43km / 49km

Leaving the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy by Lake Kir along the Burgundy Canal you will begin your journey along the wildest part of the canal called Ouche Valley. During your cycle you will pass the beautiful Chateau de Barbirey, Abbaye de la Bussiere before reaching the small village of Crugey which is situated in a narrow valley between the Auxois and the Ouche valley. Here you will stay in a charming bed and breakfast for the night.

Day 3: Crugey / Vandenesse – Clamerey: 33 km / 27km

Your cycling tour will lead you through the beautiful burgundian countryside with two imposing castles to visit; Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and Commarin. Then you enter the area of Semur-en-Auxois. For this is a very picturesque town with attractive houses, antique ironmongery on the walls and doors and narrow streets. You will discover all its treasures: the Vaults of Pouilly (here Burgundy Canal is underground), the Castle of Eguilly and the Collegiate Church of St Thibault. Overnight stay along the canal.

Day 4: Clamerey – Montbard: 36km

Today there are so many places you can explore alongside the canal or nearby: Bussy-Rabutin, Semur-en-Auxois, Flavigny sur Ozerain, Ale?sia. You will continue your route following the waterside. At the end of the day if you don’t arrive too late, visit the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay; a calm place to end the day nicely. Overnight stay in Montbard.

Day 5: Montbard – Ancy-le-Franc: 26km

On your way to Ancy-le-Franc you can visit La Grande Forge de Buffon, and other hidden treasures: windmills, washhouses, churches, cha?teaux’s. You can come across barges on the water in Rougemont and visit Ancy- le-Franc and its Cha?teau when you arrive in the village. Overnight stay in Ancy-le-Franc.

Day 6: Ancy-le-Franc – Tonnerre : 20km

You will carry on following the towpaths alongside the canal of Burgundy to reach the beautiful Valley of the Abbey of Quincy and the Valley of Armanc?on. Alternative you can explore the magnificent Renaissance Cha?teau of Tanlay. When you get to the town of Tonnerre, you can visit its famous Fosse Dionne turned into a beautiful washhouse. Overnight stay in Tonnerre.

Day 7: Tonnerre – Auxerre: 55km or 65km (or 45km + train)

Two itineraries possible for today: first through the vineyards of Chablis, known for its white wines, and then you will cycle along the small countryside roads until you reach Auxerre (55km). The second option follows the Burgundy Canal to Migennes and then you can choose to go by bike or train to Auxerre (65km). Overnight stay in Auxerre.

Day 8: Depart Auxerre

After breakfast you are free to explore Auxerre in your own time. If you need to head back to Dijon, you can do by train, it takes around 2 hours.

Route:

Accommodation

Comfort:

Simple:
Simple hotels, pensions, Inns and B&Bs with clean, practical, en-suite guestrooms., typically a mixture of 2 and 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 4 nights in 2* or 3* hotels

  • 3 nights in B&B

  • Daily luggage transfer

  • Maps and roadbook

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Flights and transfers

  • Bike hire

  • Helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Dijon

  • Extra B&B night in Auxerre

  • Half board upgrade, includes dinner each night

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Lyon

From Lyon airport get the train to Lyon Part Dieu and then onto Dijon. Alternatively, if you are travelling from the UK, you can get a train from London St Pancras via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon to Dijon Ville.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Paris

From Auxerre get the train to Paris Orly or Charles de Gaulle aiport. Alternatively, if you are travelling back to the UK, you can get the train from Auxerre St Gervais back to London St Pancras.

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