With Ebike through the historical Burgundy

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Burgundy is rich in historical monuments, art treasures, picture-book landscapes and a kitchen that treats the palate. Cycle with pleasure through the lovely pasture and river landscape, visit picturesque villages in peace and let the witnesses of the past in their variety entertain you. That is Burgundy. The bike paths lead through small rural by-roads, partly on the towpaths on the Canal du Nivernais and Canal de Bourgogne – Nothing could be more idyllic than a cycle tour!

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Day by day

Day 1

Discover the treasures of Dijon such as the Church Notre Dame, the Tomb of the Dukes, who were more important than the king of France in medieval Burgundy. The influence of the Dukes of Burgundy was renowned and they were particularly close to the English throne.

Day 2  Dijon – Beaune  47 km

The rolling vineyard countryside is waiting. This is the heart of Burgundy and you will savour it. Don’t miss a visit to the wine château of Aloxe Corton, with its delightfully ornate roof, or the 12th Century Clos de Vougeot Château, which was the property of the Citeaux Abbey for several centuries.  In Nuits St Georges you will have a tasting in the world-renowned wine village that has produced wine for a thousand years.

Day 3  Beaune – Semur-en-Auxois  68 km

A must-have before you leave Beaune is the visit of the famous Hôtel-Dieu built by Nicolas Rollin, if you have not already visited it on the day of arrival. The building is a masterpiece of Gothic style. Leaving Beaune, head north over Savigny-le-Beaune and take a pretty valley out towards Châteauneuf. Châteauneuf is one of the hundred most beautiful villages in France and is picturesquely situated high above the Auxois area. You cycle to the medieval town of Semur-en-Auxois.

Day 4  Semur-en-Auxois – Vézelay  78 km

Through the pastures and the village of Epoisses, famous for its cheese, you will reach one of the most beautiful valleys of Burgundy – the “Vallée du Cousin”. The cousin meanders dreamily through the romantic river valley. Then it’s through the lovely Avallonais, past natural hedgerows, grazing Charolais cattle to Vézelay. Before crossing the dizzying viaduct, overlooking the 17th-century Pierre-Perthuis Bridge. A magnificent landscape that leads to the eternal hill of Vézelay. Vézelay was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its basilica with its Romanesque sculptural decoration is worth a long stay.

Day 5  Vézelay – Auxerre  68 km

Stroll through the picturesque streets, at half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16J. past, stopping at the picturesque clock tower and finally stopping in and around the elegant gothic Saint-Etienne cathedral or strolling a bit further to the St Germain abbey and visiting the crypt with its 9th-century stone paintings.

Day 6  Auxerre -Chablis  34 km

By bike, head towards Pontigny. You cycle through short forest tracks to the Cistercian church. She is one of the last witnesses of the great spiritual movement of the Cistercians. After the visit continue to the wine-growing area of ​​Chablis. Stop for a wine tasting.

Day 7  Chablis – Montbard  62 km

Drive through the vineyards of Chablis before reaching the Canal de Bourgogne. The Canal de Bourgogne, with its beautiful course and its romantic nature, is one highlight on this route. An absolute must-have is the stop at the Renaissance castle of Ancy-le-Franc.

Visit and then continue to Montbard.

Day 8  Montbard – Chailly sur Armançon  57 km

Today’s cycling day will take you along historic sites. First, the Château Bussy Rabutin, then Alesia, César’s winning place over Vercingetorix in 52 before Ch. On the scenic towpath then begins the lock staircase of the Canal de Bourgogne. On 12 km 37 locks (!) Were set up, understandable that you hardly see any boats on this section! Picturesque landscapes characterized by pasture and rivers determine the further course of the route.

Day 9  Chailly-sur-Armançon – Dijon  54 km

Past the former Cistercian Abbey of la Bussière in the Vallée d’Ouche, follow the course of the Canal de Bourgogne to Dijon. Past the lake, Lac de Kir, you will reach the capital of Burgundy.

Day 10

Return journey. Now it means “au revoir” and “à bientôt”!


9 nights in charming 3* star hotels in rooms with a bath/shower and a toilet.

Included services

9 nights in charming 3* star hotels in rooms with a bath/shower and a toilet.
Daily breakfast
4-course dinner (Half-pension in option)
Personal welcome meeting
Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
1 wine tasting in Chablis
Rout book, maps and information material
24h Service Hotline
GPS-Tracks on demand

Tour dates

Arrival: daily 14.03. – 24.10.2020

Additional informations

Leicht bis hügelige Strecke, aber ohne steile Anstiege, durchweg auf asphaltierten Nebenstrassen, Radweg entlang des Canal du Nivernais und Canal de Bourgogne.


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