Elevation of the route
Waytypes of the cycle route
Surface of the cycle route
Signposting and state of the cycle route
The Autunoise Greenway is fully open, in both directions, between Santenay and the D978 crossroads before Arleuf. It is signposted along all this length, with its own dedicated signage.
Take care on the rough surfaces at the level of La Vesvres, along the D681 road before arriving at Autun and on La Voie du Tacot.
Most of the route is along portions of former railway lines, notably La Voie du Tacot, or minor roads, or then farm tracks. Along La Voie du Tacot you actually have to cycle over the former railway track’s ballast that has been covered with a layer of humus, so a bike with wide tyres works best.
Between the official end of the route (just before Arleuf) and Château-Chinon, we at France Vélo Tourisme propose an extra final stretch using the minor C2 and C1 parish roads. This dramatic portion is very winding, with many climbs and descents. In short, it’ll take your breath away!
Accueil Vélo services and accommodation on the Voie Verte Autunoise
Accueil Vélo accommodation (camp sites, hotels, gîtes, or holiday rentals, and chambres d'hôtes, or B&Bs) is located within 5km of the route and guarantees quality, specially-geared services, such as a lock-up garage to keep your bike safe. The number of addresses offering such services around this particular route is growing little by little.
Trains et transports de son vélo sur la voie verte autunoise
There are four stations serving this cycle route:
- Santenay and Autun: with TER regional coaches
- Chagny (5.4km away via the EV6 - Canal du Centre): with a regional TER station
- Etang-sur-Arroux (c.18km south of Autun): with TER coach services
- Cars Mobigo coach services on the Nevers < > Château-Chinon (LR 501) line – passenger luggage takes priority over bicycles, which will be stored in the hold. Ask the coach driver directly for this service.