Canals & intimate rivers, French rivers
20,02 Km
1 h 20 min
I begin / Family
Fleury-sur-Loire / Nevers
Fleury-sur-Loire
Nevers
This EuroVelo 6 stage leads to the proud little city of Nevers via the Canal Latéral à la Loire, running not far from the mighty river. Reaching Nevers, you get great views of the historic town linked to the powerful dukes of Burgundy. The route along the canal’s towpath is rough but is being transformed. The alternative detour is much longer, along hilly roads.
72.35 m 61.22 m

Route

The Canal Latéral à la Loire towpath is being turned into a greenway between Decize and Nevers. If you have a tough hybrid bike, it is possible even now to follow the unsurfaced towpath, running unbroken from Decize to Nevers.
Before Nevers, follow the Canal de Jonction (a linking canal) to reach the bridge over the Loire.

Alternative route by road

Going by road: take the D 133 from Luthenay to St-Parize, then the  D 203 and D 200 for Chevenon and on to Sermoise-sur-Loire.

Railway station - SNCF

Nevers station

TER (local services) Dijon > Montchanin > Decize > Nevers.

TER TER (local services) Tours > Bourges > Nevers.  Paris > Cosne > Nevers with dedicated spaces for bikes

Don’t miss

Chevenon: a pretty historic village, with fort
Nevers: a lovely historic Loire-side city; St Cyr Cathedral  and St Etienne Church; the ducal palace; the ramparts walk; the pilgrimage centre dedicated to St Bernadette of Lourdes; the Musée de la Faïence Frédéric Blandin ceramics museums. Wide range of services and shops available.

Markets

Nevers : every days

Tourist Information Centre

Nevers : +33(0)3 86 68 46 00

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