Along calm but hilly roads that don’t present any major difficulties. Then it’s a greenway along the Canal du Nivernais up to St-Léger-des-Vignes. At Decize, be careful of the busier traffic. Note that there are few services on this stage, so stock up on food and drink before setting off.
Railway station - SNCF
TER (local services) : Dijon > Montchanin > Decize > Nevers
Cronat: a village looking down on the Loire Valley. Only one or two shops and services here.
Thareau: an old port on the Loire
Decize: a pretty mariners’ town centred around a rocky island at the junction of the Loire and the Canal du Nivernais. Historic quarters, St Aré Church and covered market. River activities include trips on a traditional gabare Loire boat.
Nearby: La Machine: a mining museum you can reach via a cycle path from the village of Champvert on the Canal du Nivernais
Decize : Friday morning
Tourist Information centre
Decize : +33(0)3 86 25 27 23