The Burgundy Tour by bike ®
Separated in 5 sections, the Burgundy Tour © offers a variety of unique landscapes through which you can discover the natural and cultural wealth of the region.
The 1st green way in Southern Burgundy
From Chalon-sur-Saône to Charnay-les-Mâcon, several stops will allow you to admire the local heritage, from the 12th century roman church in St-Gengoux-le-National to the Castle of Cormatin, the famous Cluny abbey or the authentic villages of Prissé or Berzé-le-Châtel. Liven up your tour by discovering the wines of the Chalons coast: the wine-growers will happily welcome you to taste Grand Crus such as Mercurey, Rully, Givry and Montagny!
By the water, from Chalon-sur-Saône to Cronat
Throughout this section, you will encounter the authentic wine-growing villages of Chagny. The tour will then take you then to Santenay, a village with a wealth of cultural and natural heritage and a casino in the middle of the grapevines. Follow along the route toward Paray-le-Monial and visit its basilica, a centre of pilgrimage. In Digoin, discover the canal bridge and finally, finish the route with a restorative break in Bourbon-Lancy, a historic city on the water offering hydrotherapeutic cures and balneotherapy.
Ride along the Nivernais canal, from Decize to Auxerre
Start your tour in Decize, a real crossroads of navigable routes! Take advantage of the opportunity to leave your bike for a few hours and travel down a part of the Loire by canoe. Follow the route toward Châtillon en Bazois, an old fortified site on a rocky peak and discover the 16 beautiful locks along 3 kilometres of the Nivernais canal. Complete your stay with a stop in Vézelay, an important pilgrimage stage along the Way of St. James. Finally, finish your journey in Auxerre, a Town of Art and History.
From Migennes to Dijon, a beautiful route to discover by mountain bike
Your first step will be Tonnerre, where you will be able to admire the lovely Hôtel Dieu and hospital museum. Following along the route, make a stop in Tanlay, home of the most beautiful Renaissance castle in Burgundy. Fontenay will be the next step not to be missed: discover one of the most ancient Cistercian monasteries in Europe, built in 1116. Continue further south in Châteauneuf-en-Auxois, a jewel of medieval architecture. The last step will extend along the canal of the Ouche valley, lined by picturesque villages. Dijon will be the final step of your tour: this unique city will surprise you with its mix of remarkable architecture, wines and local products.
From Beaune to Santenay, the Grapevines Way
Everything begins in Beaune, making it an ideal starting point to learn and become familiar with wine vocabulary thanks to its wine school. The bike route weaves along the grapevines, crossing villages like Pommard, Volnay, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, making it a delicious route in the heart of Burgundy.