The Burgundy Canal France Hiking and Biking

The old tow paths beside the canal have become veloroutes for biking and walking.

Burgundy Canal, France,  Hiking and Biking The Canal de Bourgogne

Cycle Trails and Walking Paths

Voites Verte and Veloroutes are marked trails set aside for biking and hiking. 
The Burgundy Canal France cycle trails and walking paths reveal that much of the Burgundy Canal is original construction, including the locks that are still hand operated.

Burgundy Canal France Hiking
The Burgundy Canal goes through the City of Dijon
Ancient villages with Medieval castles line the Burgundy Canal through the Burgundy Valley.   The village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, above, offers a small B&B, restaurant, and village market.
Small hotels and village markets in the old farming towns line the route in the Burgundy Valley Canal
In the hilltop village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois small B&Bs and village markets offer the hiker or cycler a rest and refreshment. Many small  farming towns line the route along the Burgundy Canal
Burgundy Canal Hiking Trails beside the canal
The hiker and bike rider on the Burgundy Canal can find small hotels and village markets in the farming towns of the Burgundy Valley
Hiking and biking is done on the haul roads beside the Burgundy Canal, France.
About 140 miles of trails run beside the canal for cycling and walking.
Burgundy Canal barges tie up for the night at the trails that were once used by mules to pull the barges.
The Burgundy Canal, France offers trails beside the waterway that were once tow paths but are now hiking and cycling trails.
Cycle  and Hike Burgundy Canal
Biking the farm roads near Chateauneuf-en-Auxois above the Burgundy Canal
Burgundy Canal Hiking and biking near Dijon

Best Time To Go To the Burgundy Valley  

  • Cruise Season, Hiking and Biking
April to October  is canal cruise season and good times to go to Burgundy for Barge Tours, Dijon visits, biking and hiking along the canal and veloroutes, and the culinary cruise vacation.  
  • Weather
The weather in Burgundy is temperate March and April (50-75 F) Showers could come in any month but will be of short duration.  Weather is good in September October, great months to visit.
  • Low Season
From  April to mid May the barge tours and hotels will not be booked solid so prices are lowered.  Mid July and all of August can also offer lower prices because much of France goes on a six-week vacation.  The last two weeks of October can be low season and the end of the cruise season for some providers.
  • High season
Hotels in the area and barge trips have their high season, mid May to Mid July and early September to mid October.   
Do You need an International Driving Permit to Drive in Europe.
In France and Italy you can rent a car and do not need to show an International Permit, only your drivers license    Italian law, however,  requires that.....  

Voies Vertes and Veloroutes

Hundreds of miles of trails have been designated for recreation in the Burgundy Valley


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These Burgundy Vally trails are great for walking and biking through the Burgundy Valley of Eastern France.