Canals & intimate rivers
24,60 Km
1 h 35 min
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This stage provides the link between the Burgundy Canal by Bike at Migennes and the Nivernais Canal by Bike at Auxerre. It is not an officially laid-out route, but it is lovely, allowing you to go from Migennes to Auxerre by bike without hassle, following the Yonne River closely. The stage doesn’t present any difficulties, but focus on the route, as it isn’t signposted.

Elevation of the stage

27 m 11 m

Waytypes of the stage

By road: 13,22 km Cycle path: 13,34 km Provisional itinerary: 24,60 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 6,51 km Inconnu: 20,05 km

Route details

From Laroche-Migennes station, take the underground tunnel towards Rue Paul Bert to join the greenway for Chemilly. The route then alternates between roads and tracks between the Yonne River and the small canal to Chemilly. Careful of traffic on the outskirts of Auxerre. There are no major difficulties along this route but it requires a mountain bike.

SNCF train services

Train stations at Auxerre, Chemilly and Laroche-Migennes.
At Laroche-Migennes, a reasonable number of regional TER trains serve Paris (in c. 1hr 30 mins) and Dijon.
TER regional line Paris > Auxerre > Cravant > Clamecy > Corbigny (c. 5 trains per day). Note that few trains go further south than Cravant and check carefully on timetables before departing. Also consider the option of using a specialist private minibus shuttle service – see


Auxerre: mornings on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

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