Happiness is cycling in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

When you’re cycling, you breathe fresh air, you exercise, you feel the wind in your sails with an ecological means of transport and above all, you freely visit all the gems of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté with the wind in your hair. Green routes, cycling paths, tow paths, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté has the best on offer for cycling tourists.

Beyond the borders with EuroVelo6 and the francovelosuisse

From the Black Sea to the Atlantic , EuroVelo 6 ignores regional and national borders and proposes a route whose blue thread will be the iconic waterways of Europe: the Loire, the Rhine and the Danube. In Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, EuroVelo 6 will take you along a set route, canals (Rhone canal to the Rhine, lateral canal to the Loire, Centre canal) and rivers (Saône, Loire and Doubs) for a bucolic escape of more than 600 km dotted with thousand surprises: a historic city centre or a castle here, a cellar there, a lock a bit further…

The Francovélosuisse, helps you to cross the border between France and Switzerland over a 40 km signposted and secure route. The perfect occasion to freely discover the landscapes and heritage on both sides of the border.

At the centre of the vineyards

The well named Voie des Vignes unrolls 22 km of small roads throughout the vineyards and along villages whose names like Pommard, Meursault or Montrachet are synonyms of prestigious appellations with the perspective of delicious tastings.

Along the water and the canals

Besides EuroVelo 6, ithere are four green circuits to discover  Bourgogne-Franche-Comté along the water and without CO2 emissions: the banks of the canal du Nivernais, the tow paths of the canal de Bourgogne, the cycling route Charles le Téméraire that follows the valley of the Saône and finally the canal between Champagne and Bourgogne. Three circuits and the promise of detox holidays with bird song and the water noise as background music.

Through the Jura and Morvan mountains

Pedalling at the top with the  Great Crossing of the Morvan (GTM) and the Great Crossings of the Jura (GTJ) ! The first is exclusively done mountain biking and will delight adrenalin fans with a 330 km drop. The second can be done cycling or mountain biking, the two circuits co-exist for twice as many adventures and motion at the heart of the Jura mountains.

From one end of the Saône-et-Loire to the other on the 1st Green Road of France

The Saône-et-Loire, a pioneer in the installation of the Green Road provides 74 km of routes from Châlon-sur-Saône to Mâcon that are adapted to cycling but also all the other soft means of transport : walking, rollers or even scooters

It’s worth the detour!