Canals & intimate rivers
19,18 Km
1 h 16 min
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Pont Royal

19,18 km cycling route from Pont Royal to 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.

Elevation of the stage

1 m 48 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 19,18 km

Surface of the stage

Rugueux: 19,18 km

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.


Pouilly-en-Auxois: Friday afternoons

Accommodation on the stage

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