Nivernais Canal & cycle route


Contact and Access

Office de Tourisme entre Cure et Yonne
Halte nautique de Bazarnes
Cidex 501
89460 Cravant
Tel +33 (0)3 86 81 54 26

On foot

Although great for cycling, the cycle route is also an interesting place for walks and hiking. Stroll beside the calm waters (and boats) of the Nivernais canal and hook up with some of the other paths which lead to some exceptional nearby sites.

Guide to hiking in the Cure and Yonne region

There are 21 trails departing from the villages of Bazarnes, Cravant, Accolay, Sery, Mailly-la-Ville and Mailly-le-Château etc. (On sale at Tourist Office).

Walking pamphlets for the Avallon region

These pamphlets are available from the Tourist Office for

They suggest walks around towns and villages in the Avallon region, including Vermenton, Mailly-le-Château, Arcy-sur-Cure and neighbouring villages.

Walking pamphlets released by the Yonne Tourist Development Agency.

These pamphlets combine both hiking trails and train travel to help you to get to and from your destination. There are two pretty walks near the canal:

Gastronomic trail of famous Burgundy vineyards: Irancy, departing from Vincelles

Nature trail amongst the Saussois rocks, departing from Chatel Censoir.

Walking pamphlets produced by the l'association des routes des vignobles de l'Yonne (Yonne association for vineyard walks)

These pamphlets contain information about the Yonne vineyards and are sold with a map of the vineyards and a card holder, very handy for walkers. (on sale at the Tourist Office).

Amongst them, the Perrignon-Cravant circuit, accessible from the canal.

Nature trails

The natural treasures, bordering the canal, are also accessible via the discovery trails. These trails are lined with information which means you can find out about the natural and cultural heritage that you come across en route.

Mailly-la-Ville: Natura 2000 ""des fleurs Boudin"" trail

Mailly-le-Château: Bois du Parc Nature Reserve trail