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
TER (local services) Dijon > Montchanin > Decize > Nevers.
TER TER (local services) Tours > Bourges > Nevers. Paris > Cosne > Nevers with dedicated spaces for bikes
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.
Nevers : every days
Tourist Information Centre
Nevers : +33(0)3 86 68 46 00