Canals & intimate rivers
28,60 Km
1 h 54 min
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28,60 km cycling route from Ancy-le-Franc to Montbard

This stage of the Burgundy Canal by Bike is on a greenway laid out along the towpath. After Ravières, the valley route is quite wild, set between wooded banks. Don’t miss the Grande Forge, one of the finest vestiges of France’s industrial past, at Buffon, where Armançon and Brenne Rivers merge. Go via the Brenne to see the interesting town of Montbard.

Elevation of the stage

0 m 41 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 27,56 km By road: 1,04 km

Surface of the stage

Rugueux: 28,60 km

Route details

Once you reach Cry-sur-Armançon south of Ancy-le-Franc, the greenway is unbroken up to Montbard.

SNCF train services

Train stations at Nuits and Montbard.
TER regional line Dijon > Nuits > Montbard > Migennes (c. 12 trains per day).
TGV high-speed line Paris > Montbard > Dijon > Chalon, with a limited number of spaces for bikes on board, if booked in advance (room for 6 bikes per train, by reservation only).

Don't miss

Ancy-le-Franc: the Renaissance château with its remarkable paintings, with visits possible April to November, tel: 03 86 75 14 63 – ceramics museum – Chassignelles: church and washhouse - Nuits-sur-Armançon: 16th-century château, with exhibitions, open to visitors April to November - Ravières: the medieval village – the church, Sainte-Anne Chapel and washhouse - Cry-sur-Armançon: a pleasant river port – church with an 11th-century crypt - washhouse – 16th-century bridge – Buffon: La Grande Forge historic industrial sight, tel 03 80 92 10 35 – Montbard: an interesting town, good for a stop-over - Musée de l'Ancienne Orangerie – the Buffon Park – the Fine Arts Museum.


Ancy-le-Franc: Thursday mornings
Montbard: Friday mornings

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