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The 5 Best Cycling Routes in Burgundy

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With almost 600 miles of signposted, safe and scenic cycling routes, cycling in Burgundy is guaranteed to be a wonderful adventure you’ll never forget. Below, we’ve put together a list of the top bike routes through Burgundy.

1. The Vallée de l’Ouche

Ternant, Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche, Gissey-sur-ouche & La Bussière-sur-Ouche

Don’t worry, you won’t see any hills today. If you’re a beginner, you’re sure to love this bicycle ride. From Ternant, you cycle downhill for 9 miles on shadowy roads toward Sainte-Marie-sur-Ouche. You then follow the Canal de Bourgogne, passing the villages of Gissey-sur-Ouche, Barbirey-sur-Ouche and arriving in La Bussière-sur-Ouche.

 

2. Châteauneuf-en-Auxois

Barbirey-sur-Ouche, Commarin, Châteauneuf-en-Auxois & Saint-Sabine

On this ride, you explore two of Burgundy’s most famous chateaux. Leave La Bussière-sur-Ouche and cycle uphill toward the Chateau de Commarin, a 14th-century castle in the same family for over 900 years. Then you pedal on flat ground before a steep climb to the hilltop village of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. You must take a break and if time permits, you may go for a visit of the Chateau, a 15th-century fortress. Later, head back toward your starting location, riding through the beautiful Auxois region.

 

3. Savigny-les-Beaune

Bligny-sur-Ouche, Savigny-les-Beaune, Pommard & Beaune

On this bicycle route, you leave the Auxois behind and you pedal toward the Burgundy wine region and its famous vineyards. Ride on flat ground for 9 miles before a 5-mile climb to le Rhoin river. Then, you enjoy an 8-mile thrilling descent into Savign-les-Beaune. For the rest of the ride, you cycle through beautiful fields and famous vineyards of the Pommard area. Later, you arrive in Beaune, a cobbled town and the wine capital of Burgundy.

 

4. The Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

Meursault, La Rochepot & Puligny-Montrachet

Here, you explore the region south of Beaune. From the town, you take a designated bike path to the village of Pommard and ride uphill almost all the way to la Rochepot, a village in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. From there, you enjoy a nice downhill to Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet, villages famous for their Grand Cru wines. Make sure to take a few breaks on the way to gaze at the unique scenery. Later, keep cycling through Meursault before arriving back in Beaune.

 

5. The Route des Grands Crus

Aloxe-Corton, Pernand-Vergelesses, Nuits-Saint-Georges & Chambolle-Musigny

Get ready for my personal favorite ride in Burgundy. Follow the Route des Grands Crus and discover all of the famous wine villages of Burgundy. Ride through Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses, famous for their Grand Cru wines. Take a break in Nuits-Saint-Georges before cycling through Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny and Gevrey-Chambertin, your final destination.

 

Coming here, you’ll understand why biking in Burgundy has become so popular. Let us immerse you in this spectacular destination as you taste Pinot Noir and meet the locals. Join us today to explore Burgundy by bike!

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein
About the author

Kilian co-founded DIGnGO with his brother Flavien while finishing his BA in International Business at Northwood University in Florida. Over the years, he has played many competitive sports but focused on golf in college and traveled across the United States to compete with the best golf teams in the nation. He now oversees the planning of all our bike tours ensuring everything run smoothly on a daily basis and making sure we maintain the quality and service you expect on all our trips. He sets the company strategy and drives execution through transparency.

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