Northern Burgundy by Boat & Bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Moret-sur-Loing / Auxerre
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    162-267 km / 101 -166 mi
  • Distance per day:
    20-52 km / 12-32 mi
  • Altitude profile:
  • Profile:
    Quiet side roads and unpaved or partly paved country paths.
  • Return transfer:
    individually by train,
    look at "Arrival"

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board (only 1 dinner in Auxerre). In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Burgundy by Boat & Bike

Moret-sur-Loing - Auxerre from 1829 € rental bike incl.

The Tour

Burgundy by Boat & Bike - Moret-sur-Loing

This bicycle holiday takes you to the northern part of Burgundy, which was once a powerful duchy and is famous for its world-class wines. The Yonne, one of the most pristine rivers in the country, opens up this wonderful landscape for cyclists, with charming medieval villages and unique towns. This premium tour in Burgundy by boat & bike is suitable for novice and expert cyclists alike. The tour commences in Moret-sur-Loing.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Fleur.

Burgundy by Boat & Bike - Cyclist
Burgundy by Boat & Bike- MS Fleur

Day 1 Arrival in Moret-sur Loing
Embarkation at 2 p.m. The medieval fortress town was the backdrop for many of the works of the impressionist painter Alfred Sisley.

Day 2 Moret-sur-Loing - Pont-sur-Yonne, 37-41 km/23-25 mi
The boat takes you to the mouth of the Yonne in the Seine. Before the bike tour you should visit the collegiate church in Montereau.

Day 3 Pont-sur-Yonne - Sens, 20-42 km / 12-26 mi
Cycle along the river or through the countryside to learn more about local beekeeping.

Day 4 Sens - Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, 28-52 km / 17-32 mi
The boat takes you to the mouth of the Yonne in the Seine. Before the bike tour you should visit the collegiate church in Montereau.

Day 5 Villeneuve-sur-Yonne - Joigny, 23-47 km / 14-29 mi
If you like, you can cycle via Saint-Julian today, which has a very beautiful church. In the afternoon there is a bike tour with wine tasting.

Day 6 Joigny - Auxerre, 28-44 km / 17-27 mi
Visit Joigny, characterised by unique Renaissance houses. The bike tour takes you along the Canal de Bourgogne.

Day 7 Round trip around Auxerre, 30-42 km / 19-26 mi
Today, you can make some bike tours in the surrounding vineyards, or take your time to explore the town that is worth seeing.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast, your tour in Burgundy by boat and bike comes to an end.

Burgundy by Boat & Bike
Burgundy by Boat & Bike
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Fleur.

Included in "Burgundy by Boat & Bike":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner; only 1 dinner in Auxerre)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and information chat
  • wine tasting in Bailly
  • several guided walks
  • visit of a honey farm museum
  • visit of the cathedral Sens
  • fees for ferries
  • daily tour discussion
  • guided cycling tours
    from 18 guests, 2 guides/2 groups
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • rental bike
  • optional e-bike


  • outside cabins, approx. 10 sqm (107 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • level-access beds
  • individually regulated air-conditioning

Rental bicyles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 11-speed gearboxes, equipped with a waterproof bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired. Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your own bike on this trip.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Bookable dates 2024:

  • Arrival on tuesdays
    28.05. + 11.06. + 25.06. + 09.07. + 23.07.*


All prices are per person.

  • 1829 € 2-bed cabin
  • 2694 € 2-bed cabin, single occupancy
    *price reduction: -200 € per person
  •   150 € e-bike

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Burgundy by Boat & Bike":

  • Arrival by car:
    Please inform yourself in good time about the French Crit'Air vignette

    Parking Moret Veneux les Sablons, about 12 € / day; reservation not possible
  • Arrival by train:
    Train station Moret-sur-Loing
  • Arrival by plane:
    Airport Charles de Gaulle, Paris. By bus (Le Bus Direct nr. 4) to the train station Paris Gare de Lyon (50 min), from there by train, approx. 45 min
  • Embarkation from 2 pm, you can drop your luggage from 11 am.
  • Return transfer Moret-sur-Loing - Auxerre
    under your own steam by train, duration approx. 2 hours, 1 x change, normal fee 21 €
    book your tickets here: (in english)

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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