21,36 km cycling route from Epinac to Autun
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
Greenway signposted and well laid out across 13km between Epinac and Dracy-St-Loup.
The route is well surfaced along the former railway track. There are kilometre markers along the way.
Take care: the surface is rough (in fact an earthen farm track) at the level of La Vesvres, with climbs and descents. Along the D681 road before Autun, there is a stretch on grass, but with significant rainwater channels across the way at points.
From the greenway, an easy, short link (just 0.8km long) enables you to reach the Renaissance Château de Sully, which you can visit – but remember to reserve in advance.
SNCF train stations
SNCF train stations at Autun (on the Chalon – Autun line): coaches can take you to Étang-sur-Arroux, Le Creusot and Le Creusot-Montceau TGV (for high-speed train connections).
- Épinac: the Hottinguer Mine; the Musée de la Mine, de la Verrerie et du Chemin de Fer
- Sully: the Renaissance château, nicknamed Burgundy’s Fontainebleau
- Autun: St Lazarus Cathedral and the fountain; the Musée Rolin; the Roman theatre; the Roman gates, the Porte d’Arroux and Porte St-André; the town ramparts and Tour des Ursulines; the Temple to Janus; the Natural History Museum