Castles & Monuments, French rivers
28,16 Km
1 h 52 min
I cycle often
3 Voir toutes les photos Gien / Sully-sur-Loire
Gien
Sully-sur-Loire
This Loire à Vélo stage runs in part beside the Loire. Here, you reach the eastern end of the stretch of the Loire Valley designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval Château de Sully provides a brilliant introduction, guarding the river, surveying cylists as they pass by. Several stretches of the route are along roads, with some significant slopes.
224.73 m 211.9 m

Route

Following the Loire’s south bank from Gien, at St-Gondon, take the direction indicated « St-Florent », via the D 54 road. After Lion-en-Sullias, get onto the raised Loire-side levée up to Sully-sur-Loire. Be aware of motorized traffic along this stage.

Railway station - SNCF

Gien train station. On the Intercité line serving Paris > > Cosne > Nevers, with spaces for bikes, but you must reserve in advance.

Don’t miss

Gien: its historic stone bridge; its grand brick château, housing a fine hunting museum; the Gien pottery
St-Gondon: an ancient village with many historic vestiges: a feudal castle with its ramparts; a Romanesque church; the St Gondon fountain; an old washhouse ; a neolithic menhir
Sully-sur-Loire: a charming little riverside town, with its medieval-to-classical moated castle, its collegiate church and St Germain Church, which long served the Loire mariners here.

Markets

  • Gien : Wednesday and Saturday morning
  • Sully-sur-Loire : Monday afternoon

Tourist Information Centre

  • Gien : +33(0)2 38 67 25 28
  • Sully-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 38 36 23 70

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