Canals & intimate rivers
20,36 Km
2 h 11 min
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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.

Elevation of the stage

26 m 14 m

Waytypes of the stage

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

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 20,36 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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