Canals & intimate rivers, Castles & Monuments
26,99 Km
1 h 47 min
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26,99 km cycling route from Montceau-les-Mines to Palinges

This EuroVelo 6 stage in Burgundy meanders between the Canal du Centre and Bourbince River. You pass significant vestiges left from the mining and steel-making industries that long brought activity to the canal in times past. From Palinges, the atmosphere changes as you come to the Renaissance castle at Digoine. This stage is along roads.

Elevation of the stage

264 m 245 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 26,99 km

Surface of the stage

Inconnu: 26,99 km


The route takes you along the D 974 road, with moderate traffic that is manageable for cyclists. After Génelard, you’re on small roads, signposted to Digoine.

Train station - SNCF

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

Don’t miss

Montceau-les-Mines: an historic mining town with lively river port and a museum on schooling, plus the monumental  Chavannes washhouse
Ciry-le-Noble: La Briqueterie local riverside industrial museum
Génelard: impressive canal embankments, the Musée de la Ligne de Démarcation (on the World War II dividing line between occupied and non-occupied France)
Palinges: Château de Digoine, with guided or unaccompanied tours of the castle.


Montceau-les-Mines : Tuesday and Saturday morning

Tourist Information Centre

Montceau-les-Mines : +33(0)3 85 69 00 00

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