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.
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.
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Biking the farm roads near Chateauneuf-en-Auxois above the Burgundy Canal
Best Time To Go To the Burgundy Valley
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.
- Cruise Season, Hiking and Biking
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.
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.
Hotels in the area and barge trips have their high season, mid May to Mid July and early September to mid October.
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.