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Cycle route along the Canal entre Champagne & Bourgogne

Canals & intimate rivers
41 Km
Vitry-le-François (51)
Dijon (21)
A cycle trip leading you from the Champagne Region’s lakes to the heart of Burgundy, following the Canal entre Champagne & Bourgogne. Formerly known as the Canal de la Marne à la Saône, this stretches 224km across several départements (French counties), namely the Marne, Meuse (just for a few km), Haute-Marne and Côte-d’Or. The canal itself is very popular with tourists on boats and barges. The greenway running beside it is perfect for a family cycling adventure. Hugging both the canal and the Vingeanne River, this cycle route has many charming sides – green landscapes, traditional villages with a rich and varied heritage and châteaux hidden in leafy surrounds… plus, don’t miss the unique canal drawbridge at Cheuge, the Pont-Levis de Bourgogne!

The Route

We present here the last stage of the Cycle Route which arrives in Burgundy and marks the confluence of the canal and the Saône.

Signposting and the state of the route 

The Véloroute du Canal entre Champagne & Bourgogne has been 92% laid out at time of writing. The signposting has been put up along all this way, in both directions, with its own dedicated signage. The surface is rough on certain stretches between Percey-le-Grand and Pouilly-sur-Vingeanne.
This cycle route is mainly along towpaths, although there are short stretches where you have to cycle along roads shared with motorized traffic.

Accueil Vélo services and accommodation on the Cycle route along the Canal entre Champagne & Bourgogne

Accueil Vélo accommodation (camp sites, hotels, gîtes, or holiday rentals, and chambres d'hôtes, or B&Bs) is located within 5km of the route and guarantees quality, specially-geared services, such as a lock-up garage to keep your bike safe. 

Trains and transporting your bike along the Canal entre Bourgogne & Champagne

Burgundy TER regional services reach the SNCF station at Is-sur-Tille, 25km west of Beaumont-sur-Vingeanne. If arriving from the south, the stations in the towns of Dijon and Auxonne prove useful. Coming from Paris, take the train to Langres Station, from where you can head straight south towards Burgundy.

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