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Pont Royal / Pouilly-en-Auxois Le Tour de Bourgogne by bike

Canals & intimate rivers
19,18 Km
1 h 16 min
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Pont Royal
Pouilly-en-Auxois
After a hemmed-in part at Pont-Royal, this stage of the Burgundy Canal by Bike leads you up onto the so-called ‘roof of Burgundy’. At 378m above sea-level you come to the highest point of the highest canal in France! Located at the foot of the Monts de Bourgogne (Burgundian Hills) Pouilly-en-Auxois is a green little town, a welcoming stop-over by the canal.
68.21 m 115.5 m

Route details

Unbroken greenway. Note that there aren’t any shops between St-Thibault and Pouilly.

Alternative routes
There are signposted cycle trails offering links to the canal’s reservoirs, Commarin and Châteauneuf.

SNCF train services

There are no train services along this stretch. The closest train stations are at: Venarey-les-Laumes or Dijon.


Don’t miss

Saint-Thibault: its small village church with a choir-end fit for a cathedral - Éguilly: contemporary art exhibitions and tours, tel 03 80 90 72 90 - Pouilly-en-Auxois: a lovely little town, with a lively river port – a practical stop-over – the famed Voûte de Pouilly, an impressive, long canal tunnel  – the Cap Canal visitor centre about the canal – the boat La Billebaude, on which you can take a cruise.


Markets

Pouilly-en-Auxois: Friday afternoons

The best cycling holiday breaks

to make the most of this

They did it!

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Mountain bike itinerary
Provisional itinerary