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Sporting Activities

Enjoy green tourism in Burgundy and Franche-Comté on the waterways on a hotel barge or canal cruiser along the Canal de Bourgogne or Canal du Nivernais. Walk in the Morvan Forest, a marvellous place for bird watching, or watersports; hike in the Jura and Vosges d'Alsace natural parks; play golf in the grounds of a château; cycle through the vineyards or take a bird's eye view from a balloon. After the exercise, the region's celebrated food and wine will taste even better.

Ballooning   Barge Vacations

Ballooning in Burgundy, FranceA balloon flight over the châteaux and villages of Burgundy is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


‘We ate like the Dukes of Burgundy’ says Marilyn Floyde who spent a week enjoying Burgundy from a new watery perspective cruising on the Nivernais Canal on board the hotel barge ‘Luciole’

Canal Cruising   Cycle Secret Burgundy

Holidays on Water Burgundy, FranceFor a relaxing break, hire a canal cruiser and navigate along the canals and rivers of Burgundy.


If you love cycling, you will fully appreciate the work that has gone into Walter Judson Moore’s guide book ‘Bicycle Your France – Burgundy Explorations’.

Cycling   Kids' Stuff

Cycling in Burgundy, photo BIVB H. MonnierRoutes along canals and rivers, through vineyards, past châteaux and Romanesque churches… after exhilarating exercise and fresh air, a memorable meal awaits you in Burgundy and Franche-Comté…

  Teensbox BurgundyFrom watersports to horse riding, tree climbing to go karting, there are fun activities to burn up energy
Golf   Microlighting (ULMs)

With the backdrop of a château and beautiful countryside, there are 18 golf courses to choose from across Burgundy.


As these flying machines get more sophisticated and safer to fly, join in at one of the 40 microlight clubs in Burgundy.

River Trips   Rock Climbing

A bâteau-mouche is an ideal way to enjoy the rivers of Burgundy at a leisurely pace. Take a short excursion or a luxury lunch or dinner cruise.


Limestone crags with plenty of rock climbing routes for all levels of skill - 19 sites in Burgundy.

Walking   Water Sports

Walking in Burgundy, FranceWalk on the Grande Randonnées or GRs, well-marked trails, or take a fixed itinerary tour.


Canoe or raft down the rapids of the Rivers Cure and Chalaux in the Morvan. There are also water sports on the lakes.