29,34 km cycling route from Cronat to Decize
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
Along calm but hilly roads that don’t present any major difficulties. Then it’s a greenway along the Canal du Nivernais up to St-Léger-des-Vignes. At Decize, be careful of the busier traffic. Note that there are few services on this stage, so stock up on food and drink before setting off.
Railway station - SNCF
TER (local services) : Dijon > Montchanin > Decize > Nevers
Cronat: a village looking down on the Loire Valley. Only one or two shops and services here.
Thareau: an old port on the Loire
Decize: a pretty mariners’ town centred around a rocky island at the junction of the Loire and the Canal du Nivernais. Historic quarters, St Aré Church and covered market. River activities include trips on a traditional gabare Loire boat.
Nearby: La Machine: a mining museum you can reach via a cycle path from the village of Champvert on the Canal du Nivernais
Decize : Friday morning
Tourist Information centre
Decize : +33(0)3 86 25 27 23