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Canal du Nivernais – Cycle route

As well as being on the most enchanting of French waterways through the quieter countryside of northern Burgundy, the Canal du Nivernais also offers a great cycle path alongside the canal.

Running from Auxerre (90 Yonne, Bourgogne) to Decize (58 Nievre, Bourgogne) via Clamecy (58 Nievre, Bourgogne) this is a delightful meander of 175km with a new metalled cycle path alongside the canal.

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At Decize you can link to the Canal Lateral de la Loire and then the Canal de Briare to make a circular return route. on the website you can find information on hotels and B&Bs, cycle repair/hire shops etc – see


Hotel de la Poste, Clamecy

Hotel de la Poste, Clamecy

hotels, B&Bs and self-catering in Auxerre

We can recommend the Hotel de la Poste in Clamecy – a few metres from the Canal in the centre of this attractive town.

the Hotel Le Bel Air in Decize is a little basic but clean, friendly and good value.

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