A 2009 (June/July) circlar tour of the Burgundy canals. We would give it a five star rating.
The tour takes in the Canal de Bourgonne, The wine coutry to link Dijon and Satenay, the Canal du Centre and finally the Canal du Nivernais.
We made several detours to places and routes which appealed to us in the planning stage.
The route is quiet and for most part traffic free. There are no substantial climbs.
We did the 445 miles (713km) in 15days to give time to enjoy the sights and the cafes.
This excludes the day rides we did to see some of the sights.
If you want easy riding, good food, interesting routes and the sun this could be the tour for you.
It follows the route set out on the excellent site:
There is a book describing the route, although lacking detail route descriptions:
La Bourgone a Velo. Michel Bonduelle
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 4: Dijon to Beaune
There does not appear to be a way marked cycle path out of Dijon- and we did enquire at the tourist office.
We decided to…
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 5: Beaune to Nolay
A short day today to give ample sight seeing time in Beaune- well wort it.
Considered two possible routes for this stage and in the…
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 3: Equilly to Dijon
Rejoined the Canal and followed the well sign posted route through Pouilley to Pont d'Ouche where we stopped for lunch.
Eventually picked up the roller…
Burgundy Canal Tour: day ride: St Leger Dheune Chagny Circular
A day ride from St Leger.
A good ride up the hill to Chamily and Aluze before dropping down to Rully (great vineyard) and then…
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 10: Decize to Chatillon en Bazois
Burgundy Canal Tour Stage 10 Decize to Chatillon en Bazois
A beautiful run along the Canal du Nevernais to Chatillion.
The towpath can be cycled…
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 7 St Leger sur Dheune to Paray le Monial
Followed the route of the Canal du Centre from St Leger to Paray Mondial.
Initially follwed the velo route but then took the D974.
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 1: Saint Florentine to Chassignelles
An easy days ride along the Canal du Bourgogne
Made a number of detours to see the Chateaux at Tannalay and Ancy le Franc- worth…
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 6 Nolay to St Leger
Visits to the Bout de Monde and the Chateau in Couches.
The ride from Nolay down the ridge to Couches was great.
Stayed in Chambre…
Burgundy Canal Tour: Stage 13: Auxerre to St Florentin
The route from Auxere to Migennes is not way marked.
Ride on the LHS of the Canal to Moneteau where you should cross the bridge…