Canals & intimate rivers
32,40 Km
2 h 09 min
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32,40 km cycling route from Chitry-les-Mines to Clamecy

This Nivernais Canal by Bike stage sticks close to the Yonne before the river comes down from the Morvan hills. The greenway runs beside the canal, with its sweet raising bridges, locks and old villages that give it typical Nivernais charm. This area is associated with a beloved French fictional character, ginger-haired Poil de Carotte. Note the detour by road to reach Corbigny.

Elevation of the stage

64 m 21 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 32,40 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 0,24 km Rugueux: 32,16 km

Route details

Follow the greenway all along this stage (although you need to take a road link to reach Corbigny).

Unofficial link to Corbigny
At Marigny, leave the canal and take the D 216 road, then, on the right, a little road for Chitry-les-Mines. Take care cycling up the D 977 bis road to Corbigny.

SNCF train services

Train stations at Clamecy, Tannay and Corbigny
TER regional line Paris > Auxerre > Cravant > Clamecy > Corbigny (c. 5 trains per day). Note that few trains go further south than Cravant and check timetables closely before setting out. Also consider the option of using a specialist private minibus shuttle service – see

Tourist information

Clamecy: tel 03 86 27 02 51
Tannay: tel 03 86 29 32 20
Corbigny: tel 03 86 20 02 53

Don’t miss
Clamecy : historic capital of the river mariners who floated wood downstream – lovely 12th-century church – historic quarters - Musée Romain Rolland (on the 1915 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature), tel 03 86 27 17 99 –
Tannay: a pretty winemakers’ village – the religious canons’ house – the 13th-century collegiate church - Brèves: Romain Rolland’s grave - Chaumot: La Gloriette, former home of another famed literary figure, Jules Renard, author of Poil de Carotte – Chitry-les-Mines: former lead and silver mines - Jules Renard statue – 17th-century château, open to visitors 15/06 to 15/09, tel 03 86 20 11 48 - Corbigny: a lively little town - Saint-Léonard Abbey – cattle market - La Chapelle tile factory.

Clamecy: Saturday mornings
Tannay: Sunday mornings
Corbigny: Friday mornings

Accommodation on the stage

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