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La Voie Bleue - Moselle-Saône valley by bike

Canals & intimate rivers
700 Km
Apach
Lyon
La Voie Bleue - Moselle-Saône à Vélo is a national cycle route stretching from Apach, on France’s border with Luxembourg, to Lyon. Crossing France from north to south, this route forms a major cycling link between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean. The way first meanders gently beside the Moselle River, then follows the Canal des Vosges before running by the Saône River to Lyon, the great city at the confluence of Sâone and Rhône. From Lyon, you can continue along ViaRhôna (also known as EuroVelo 17) right down to the Mediterranean.
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33,74 Km
Thionville / Metz
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Thionville / Metz

After Thionville, La Voie Bleue slips away from this well-fortified town with its two lock bridges, masterpieces of [...]

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33,64 Km
Metz / Pont-à-Mousson
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Metz / Pont-à-Mousson

South from Metz, La Voie Bleue alternates between the Moselle and a series of lakes before reaching Jouy-aux-Arches and [...]

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33,97 Km
Pont-à-Mousson/ Nancy
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Pont-à-Mousson/ Nancy

Along this La Voie Bleue stage, you reach the confluence of the Moselle and Meurthe Rivers, the latter leading you to [...]

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49,53 Km
Nancy / Charmes
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Nancy / Charmes

La Voie Bleue’s route leads you out of Nancy along a lovely green corridor close to the Meurthe River and its [...]

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27,10 Km
Charmes / Épinal
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Charmes / Épinal

After Charmes, La Voie Bleue meanders along a magnificent greenway beside the Canal des Vosges. Vestiges of the [...]

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39,55 Km
Épinal / Bains-les-Bains
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Épinal / Bains-les-Bains

From Épinal, La Voie Bleue changes in nature; now, you ride along an unspoilt part of the route, following the [...]

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27,78 Km
Bains-les-Bains / Corre
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Bains-les-Bains / Corre

Leaving the Vosges thermal spa resort of Bains-les-Bains, continue on your picturesque adventure, riding along the [...]

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39,57 Km
Corre / Port-sur-Saône
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Corre / Port-sur-Saône

Along this stage, La Voie Bleue runs beside the Saône, gradually rising above the river. This part of the route may [...]

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34,91 Km
Ray-sur-Saône / Gray
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Ray-sur-Saône / Gray

Leaving behind the grounds of the Château de Ray-sur-Saône, La Voie Bleue cycle route descends rapidly to a stretch [...]

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23,79 Km
Saint-Jean-de-Losne / Seurre
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Saint-Jean-de-Losne / Seurre

Your cycling adventure continues after a last look back at France’s foremost river port. This stage of La Voie Bleue [...]

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18,20 Km
Seurre / Verdun-sur-le-Doubs
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Seurre / Verdun-sur-le-Doubs

Along this stage taking you between the Saône and Doubs Rivers, La Voie Bleue once again shares the way with the [...]

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33,61 Km
Chalon-sur-Saône / Tournus
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Chalon-sur-Saône / Tournus

Leave the lively town of Chalon-sur-Saône following the Voie Bressane greenway up to Ouroux-sur-Saône before [...]

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18,50 Km
Mâcon / Thoissey
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Mâcon / Thoissey

Leaving Mâcon, you start to feel the pull of southern France as you race straight southwards towards Thoissey. Having [...]

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32,63 Km
Thoissey / Trévoux
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Thoissey / Trévoux

From Thoissey, head for Trévoux by bike, enjoying the natural setting of the towpath down the Saône Valley, the [...]

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31,33 Km
Trévoux / Lyon
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Trévoux / Lyon

On this La Voie Bleue stage, savour the last stretch of the Saône before it joins the Rhône. From Trévoux to Lyon, [...]

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