Waytypes of the cycle route
Véloire: a 140km-long route on minor roads and greenways
Layout and signposting along the route
The section between Montrond-les-Bains and Roanne guides you along minor roads, but requires care and is more suited to seasoned cyclists. The second part of the journey, from Roanne to Paray-le-Monial, is along a towpath beside the Canal de Roanne à Digoin, a joy for children and grown-ups alike.
The route’s signposting includes the official logo, plus the route number, V71.
Getting around by train along the route
- Regional TER line Roanne - Saint-Etienne serves the stations at Le Coteau, St-Jodard, Balbigny, Feurs and Montrond-les-Bains
- There are no train services between Roanne and Paray-le-Monial, but there are links by regional TER coaches from the stations at Charlieu and Pouilly-sur-Charlieu
- The regional TER line Moulins - Mâcon does serve the stations at Paray-le-Monial. From Moulins and Mâcon there are connections for Paris (on Intercité trains), plus you can use the TER regional service between Mâcon and Lyon