Canals & intimate rivers
14,63 Km
58 min
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14,63 km cycling route from Decize to Cercy-la-Tour

This final stage on the Nivernais Canal by Bike links up with the Loire Valley and the EuroVelo 6 cycle route. The canal ends its journey with a gentle descent beside the Aron River to the port of Saint-Thibault. Enjoy the bucolic greenway in the midst of an historic plain. The stage ends at Decize, a port set at a crossroads of waterways since antiquity.

Elevation of the stage

10 m 13 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 14,63 km

Surface of the stage

Rugueux: 14,63 km

Route details

The greenway comes to an end near Decize train station, at Saint-Thibault’s port (St-Léger-des-Vignes).
Take care of traffic getting into the centre of Decize.

Alternative route towards La Machine via a greenway following a disused railway track 7km from Champvert (La Copine).

SNCF train services

Train stations at Decize and Cercy-la-Tour.
Note the steps to get up to the quay for trains towards Dijon.
TER regional line Dijon > Montchanin > Decize > Nevers (c. 9 trains per day).
Intercité fast line Paris > Cosne > Nevers (c. 12 trains per day).
There are no train services between Cercy, Corbigny and Auxerre; consider the option of using a specialist private minibus shuttle service – see

Don’t miss

Cercy-la-Tour: a village with medieval roots - Decize: an interesting place to stop over –many shops and amenities – 11th-century church and 7th-century crypt – outings possible on a traditional-style Loire boat (or gabare).

La Machine: Musée de la Mine (mining museum), tel 03 86 50 91 08.


Decize: Friday mornings
St-Léger-des-Vignes: Sunday mornings

Accommodation on the stage

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