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Details of the itinerary

Along the river Loire

••• For nature lovers { 157 km }

 As France’s last “wild river”, the Loire is home to a host of natural habitats brimming with flora and fauna, all just waiting to be discovered as you stroll along the riverbanks and towpaths of its side canal.

Although mostly outside Burgundy, this route ‘‘borders’’ closely with its boundaries with many stop-offs in charming cities rich in heritage and stunning landscapes. To the South, in Iguerande, this Green Route runs some 20 km up to Roanne, the gateway to the Loire department.

4 available routes starting on the banks of the Loire

4 available routes starting on the banks of the Loire offer the opportunity of beautiful getaways.

- Champvert > La Machine (12 km)

- Le Far West : Cronat > Bourbon-Lancy (51,3 km)

- Boucle « Le Tour de la Forêt de Germigny » starting from Saint-

Aubin-sur-Loire (24 km)

- Starting from this route, the Allier department has developed an additional circuit connecting Digoin to Gilly-sur-Loire.


This trail follows part of the EuroVelo 6 route (Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire / Paray-le-Monial) and some of the Tour de Bourgogne à Vélo® Regional Cycling route (Decize / Paray-le-Monial).

Michelin maps on a scale of 1/100 000° (for routes 1 to 6) are available in bookstores.


Must-see locations:

- The town of Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
- The Cyclorail du Sancerrois route in Port-Aubry
- The water tower lookout in Saint-Andelain
- The vineyard and town of Pouilly-sur-Loire
- The Pavillon du milieu de Loire site and the Pouilly-Fumé Tower in Pouilly-sur-Loire
- The Loire Valley nature reserve
- The town of Pougues-les-Eaux (casino, contemporary art centre)
- The Bec d’Allier panoramic viewpoint (a WWF site)


All along the itineraries, skilled professionals, by signing the "Bikes Welcome" quality standard document, agreed to provide cycling tourists with services and equipments adapted to their needs.


Office de Tourisme de France Loire et Nohain

Quai Jules Moineau - 58200 COSNE-COURS-SUR-LOIRE

Office de Tourisme Decize Confluence

Place du Champ de Foire - 58300 DECIZE

Camping de la Loire

2, Rue de la Folie - 58600 FOURCHAMBAULT

Office de Tourisme de Nevers et sa région

4, rue Sabatier, BP 818 - 58008 NEVERS

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