Boat & Bike in Burgundy - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Auxerre / Moret-sur-Loing
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    162-267 km/101 -166 mi
  • Distance per day:
    21-52 km / 13-32 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 (no dinner in Sens). 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.

Boat & Bike in Burgundy

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

The Tour

Boat & Bike in Burgundy

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 by boat & bike in Burgundy is suitable for novice and expert cyclists alike. The tour commences in Auxerre.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Fleur.

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

Day 1 Arrival in Auxerre
Embarkation starts at 2 pm. Explore the probably most beautiful city of this journey.

Day 2 Round tour in Auxerre, 30-44 km / 19-27 mi
Today, you’ll embark on your first bike tours in the surrounding vineyards, or take your time to explore the town that is worth seeing.

Day 3 Auxerre - Joigny, 28-43 km / 17-27 mi
You’ll cycle to Joigny along the river or through the charming countryside, characterised by unique Renaissance houses.

Day 4 Joigny - Villeneuve-sur-Yonne, 23-46 km / 14-29 mi
Today’s itinerary includes a short bike tour with wine tasting, or you can take on more kilometres by cycling via Saint-Julian.

Day 5 Villeneuve-sur-Yonne - Sens, 28-52 km / 17-32 mi
On the longer tour you’ll cycle through the cider region surrounding Vauders to Sens, one of the oldest cities in France.

Day 6 Sens - Pont-sur-Yonne, 20-42 km / 12-26 mi
Cycle along the river or through the countryside to learn more about local beekeeping.

Day 7 Pont-sur-Yonne - Moret-sur-Loing, 33-40 km / 21-25 mi 
In Montereau-Fault-Yonne you’ll reach the mouth of the Yonne into the Seine, the boat then takes you to the fortress town of Moret.

Day 8 Departure
After breakfast, your tour by boat & bike in Burgundy is sadly already coming to an end.

Boat & Bike in Burgundy
Boat & Bike in Burgundy
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Fleur.

Included in "Boat & Bike in Burgundy":

  • 7 nights aboard
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 6 x dinner; no dinner in Sens)
  • complimentary coffee/tea
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink and information chat
  • several guided walks
  • visit of a honey farm museum
  • visit of the cathedral Sens
  • wine tasting in Bailly
  • 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
    18.06. + 02.07. + 30.07.*


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 "Boat & Bike in Burgundy":

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

    Free parking near the center. From there free shuttle bus service to the city center:
    Underground and outdoor parking - Place de l'Arquebuse
    Vaulabelle parking lot - Boulevard Vaulabelle
    Parking porte de Paris - Avenue Charles de Gaulle
    Parking Roscoff - Quai de l'ancienne abbaye
    Parking Guillet - rue de Preuilly
  • Arrival by train:
    Train station Auxerre
  • 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. 2,5 h, normal fee approx. 32 €
  • 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. 2.45 hours, 1-2 x change, normal fee approx. 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
Prices & Dates
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