Canals & intimate rivers
20,36 Km
2 h 11 min
I cycle often
This EuroVelo 6 stage goes along the regional border between Burgundy and Auvergne. In fact, there’s a detour you can enjoy on a new greenway beside the Canal Latéral à la Loire in the Auvergne county of Allier. The official route sticks to quiet roads through Burgundy’s Charolais hills. The suggested detour is easy and accessible to all.
26 m 14 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 1,74 km Cycle path: 18,63 km


Greenway by the Canal Latéral à la Loire from Digoin’s canal-bridge to Diou and Gilly-sur-Loire. Take care crossing the bridge between these last two. The official route is along quiet, signposted roads, through hilly terrain with slopes.

Railway stations - SNCF

Digoin and Gilly stations
TER ( local services) Dijon > Chagny > Montchanin > Paray-le-Monial > Digoin > Moulin-sur-Allier

Don’t miss

Digoin: an historic mariners’ town at the junction of several waterways (the Loire River, the Canal du Centre, the Canal de Roanne and the Canal Latéral à la Loire), with a lively port, a canal-bridge over the Loire, a dedicated museum space called ObservaLoire and a ceramics museum
Diou: with a port on the canal and shops and services
Gilly-sur-Loire: a quiet little town beside the Loire.


Digoin : Friday and Sunday morning

Tourist Information Centre

Digoin : +33(0) 3 85 53 00 81

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