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By bike

Far from the car flow, it's just perfect !

Burgundy proposes you a network of cycling tours and green lanes unique in France. Five main tours (the green lane in South Burgundy, Center Canal, Nivernais Canal, Burgundy Canal, Vineyards Lane) invite you to enjoy the " Burgundy by bike " at your own pace.
Along the "Burgundy by bike", professionals are engaged by signing a quality chart to propose you services and equipments adapted to the cyclotourists' needs.

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Bikes welcome

The tourism office of Paray-le-Monial has been awarded "Bikes Welcome" since the end of 2011.

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The green lane

From Paray-le-Monial, take the former tow-path along the Center Canal converted in a Green Lane. Leave the tourism office of Paray-le-Monial by bike to discover Digoin and its Aqueduct (a bridge to make the Center Canal cross the river Loire) then keep going on the Canal along the river Loire towards Bourbon-Lancy, a thermal city.

Find further information on the Green Lanes in South Burgundy.

Cycling tours

We propose you to discover several cycling tours. You may also visit the website of the French cycling Federation : click here
The following tours were created by the cycling club of Paray-le-Monial and are presented according to their difficulties: distance, difference in height...

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Nouveau Véloguide "Loire à vélo"

Les éditions Ouest France, sous la plume de Michel Bonduelle sortent au printemps 2018 une toute nouvelle édition du véloguide " LOIRE A VELO ". Une nouvelle "première" pour ce titre-vedette de la destination, publié dés 2007 et constamment réactualisé. Sa diffusion a dépassé aujourd'hui les 35 000 exemplaires.

L'édition 2018 (nouvelle maquette, nouvelles photos, nouveau format des cartes) prend cette fois le parti d'optimiser résolument le parcours, en ajoutant, en amont, quatre étapes supplémentaires, dites ici "de liaison".
200 km de plus, donc, partant de Roanne pour rejoindre (via Paray-le-Monial, Bourbon-Lancy et Decize)... la ville de Nevers. Puis, à partir de là le début officiel de la grande "LOIRE A VELO".

L'auteur : Michel Bonduelle, est l'un des spécialistes français du tourisme à vélo. Il a déjà publié aux éditions Ouest France près d'une quinzaine de guides touristiques sur le sujet dont la ViaRhôna, La Bretagne par les voies vertes, L'EuroVélo 6, de Nantes à Budapest et a collaboré dernièrement à l'Atlas des plus belles voies vertes et véloroutes de France.

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    Anzy-le-Duc Romanesque portal

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°1 : Anzy-le-Duc and Montceaux-l'Étoile Romanesque churches
Distance : 44 km
Code : very easy
To be seen : Anzy-le-Duc and Montceaux-l'Étoile Romanesque churches
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Presentation of the tour

  • Montceaux-l'Etoile Romanesque portal

    Montceaux-l'Etoile Romanesque portal

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°2 : Anzy-le-Duc, Baugy and Montceaux-l'Etoile Romanesque churches
Distance : 54 km
Code : easy
To be seen : Anzy-le-Duc, Baugy and Montceaux-l'Etoile Romanesque churches
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Presentation of the tour

  • Digoin Aqueduct

    Digoin Aqueduct

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°3 : The Green Lane Digoin and the Loire Valley
Distance : 50 km
Code : easy
To be seen : Marina, Aqueduct and the Observaloire in Digoin, the Chassenard Romanesque portal
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Presentation of the tour

  • Rigny sur Arroux Romanesque church

    Rigny sur Arroux Romanesque church

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°4 : Rigny, Le Bois de la Motte, Digoin and Green Lane
Distance : 48km
Code : easy
To be seen : Arroux valley, Rigny Romanesque church, marina of Digoin
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Presentation of the tour

  • Gueugnon sculpture

    Gueugnon sculpture

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°5 : Green Lane, Digoin, Arroux valley and Gueugnon
Distance : 49km
Code : easy
To be seen : Arroux valley, Rigny Romanesque church, Symposium and Forges City in Gueugnon, Center Canal
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Presentation of the tour

  • Digoine castle of Palinges

    Digoine castle of Palinges

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°6 : Charolais, Palinges and Center Canal
Distance : 45km
Code : très facile
To be seen : Chassy church and castle, Digoine castle of Palinges, Center Canal
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Presentation of the tour

  • War dividing line museum of Genelard

    War dividing line museum of Genelard

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°7 : Perrecy-les-Forges Romanesque church and Center Canal
Distance : 50km
Code : easy
To be seen : Montot castle, Perrecy les Forges Romanesque church, War dividing line museum of Genelard, Digoine castle
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Presentation of the tour

  • Moulin Liron Park of Paray le Monial

    Moulin Liron Park of Paray le Monial

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°8 : Green Lane, Center Canal and the Charolais countryside
Distance : 45km
Code : easy
To be seen : Center Canal and the Digoine castle
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Presentation of the tour

  • Priory museum of Charolles

    Priory museum of Charolles

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°9 : Charolais countryside until St. Margaret May's house of birth
Distance : 71km
Code : medium
To be seen : Center Canal, St. Margaret May's house of birth, Resistance memorial in the locality of "Les Carges" in Charolles, Eiffel Tower copy of Lugny-les-Charolles

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Presentation of the tour

  • Drée castle in Curbigny

    Drée castle in Curbigny

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°10 : Bois-Sainte-Marie Romanesque church, castles, mounts and valleys

Distance : 67km
Code : medium
To be seen : Center Canal, Charolles, Rambuteau castle, Bois-Sainte-Marie Romanesque church, Drée Castle of Curbigny, chapels, La Croix Mommessin remarkable point of view
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Presentation of he tour

  • Eric Tabarly Nautical stop of Paray-le-Monial

    Eric Tabarly Nautical stop of Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°11 : Views on the Arconce valley, Nochize
Distance : 31km
Code : very easy
To be seen : the Romanesque former church of Nochize transformed in a village hall, remarkable points of view
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Presentation of the tour

  • Phoenix garden in Varenne-l'Arconce

    Phoenix garden in Varenne-l'Arconce

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°12 : Mounts and valleys of Charolais-Brionnais
Distance : 31km
Code : medium
To be seen : Center Canal, Saint-Julien-de-Civry (Bernard Thévenet town of birth), Memry museum of Oyé, Varenne l'Arconce Romanesque church
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Presentation of the tour

  • Cattle market in Saint-Christophe-en-Brionnais

    Cattle market in Saint-Christophe-en-Brionnais

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°13 : Saint-Christophe and the Brionnais
Distance : 53km
Code : medium
To be seen : Varenne l'Arconce Romanesque church, Saint-Christophe-en-Brionnais cattle market (every wednesday), Briant Romanesque church
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Presentation of the tour

  • Semur-en-Brionnais Romanesque church

    Semur-en-Brionnais Romanesque church

Paray-le-Monial Tour n°14 : Charolais-Brionnais Romanesque churches
Distance : 61km
Code : difficult
To be seen : Saint-Yan graveyard chapel, Selore castle, Anzy-le-Duc Romanesque church, Montmegin restored chapel, Semur-en-Brionnais (awarded as one the French most beautiful village), Saint-Christophe-en-Brionnais cattle market (every wednesday), Varenne l'Arconce Romanesque church
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Presentation of the tour