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Marseilles-lès-Aubigny / La Chapelle-Montlinard / La Charité-sur-Loire La Loire à Vélo - Loire Valley by bike

Canals & intimate rivers
12,31 Km
47 min
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Marseilles-lès-Aubigny
La Charité-sur-Loire

12,31 km cycling route from Marseilles-lès-Aubigny to La Charité-sur-Loire

This EuroVelo 6 stage leads you to the splendid riverside town of La Charité-sur-Loire, with its fabulous basilica and strong literary links. The route is easy and offers an inspiring concentration of Loire nature, culture and heritage. There are cycle tracks practically all the way along. Enjoy the exceptional views down on the Val de Loire Nature Reserve too.

Elevation of the stage

Route

As you exit the village of Marseilles-lès-Aubigny, the route leaves the D 45 road. You get onto the raised levée with a dedicated cycle track up to the bridge at La Charité-sur-Loire – take care crossing this bridge.

Alternative route

You can cycle beside the Canal Latéral à la Loire between the villages of Beffes and Argenvières.

Railway station - SNCF

Pouilly-sur-Loire train stop (north of La Charité). Get to the platform for trains north to Orléans via Avenue de la Gare. For trains south to Nevers, use Chemin des Péchignolles. All Burgundy’s TER regional trains accept bikes, but spaces are limited. Intercités trains run Paris > Cosne > Nevers and have spaces for bikes, but you must reserve these in advance.

Don’t miss

La Charité-sur-Loire: an enchanting old town with an historic bridge over the Loire; the magnificent Notre-Dame Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; numerous literary festivals; the bookshops quarter; the museum.
Herry: St Loup Church; Gallo-Roman vestiges; its stretch of the Canal Latéral à la Loire

Markets

Pouilly-sur-Loire : Friday morning

Tourist Information Centre

Pouilly-sur-Loire : +33 (0)3 86 39 54 54

Accommodation on the stage

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