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

By bike

The tranquil Nivernais canal and the cycle route that runs alongside it, are the ideal setting for a spot of exercise such as walking, a family bike ride, or roller skating.

By boat

The Nivernais canal was initially built to facilitate wood-floating from Clamecy to Paris and was an important means of communication which contributed to the economic development of the region.

On foot

Although great for cycling, the cycle route is also an interesting place for walks and hiking.


Services available in those villages traversed by the Nivernais canal and the cycle route:


Nautical stopping point
Tourist centre from April to October.

Activities and leisure pursuits

Exploring the vineyard

Chablis Vititours

Visit the vineyards, with a qualified Guide de Terroir - an expert in wine and vineyards - and learn all about Chablis wine.

Nature heritage

Natural heritage sites along the Nivernais canal .

Historical heritage

Historical heritage along the Nivernais canal.

And if you venture a little further afield…

Chablis, vineyards and cellars

Nicknamed the Golden Gate of Burgundy, Chablis is the name of an internationally renowned white wine, produced by a vineyard a few kilometres east of Auxerre; it is one of Burgundy's most prestigious wines.


In Burgundy, there's no shortage of beautiful castelsand charming attractions.

You will discover some real gems in the heart of the Yonne. Chastenay chateau is a jewel of Renaissance architecture, dominating Arcy-sur-Cure, a Mecca for prehistoric art, known mainly for its decorated caves.

The architecture is characterized by stones from the charming wine growing village of Sacy.

You'll also love the Cistercian Abbey of Reigny at Vermenton with its impressive treasures.
Concerts and other activities are held from April to September.

You can explore the villages and many remarkable natural sites such as Mailly-le-Château with its beautiful panoramic view overlooking the Yonne valley and its unique nature reserve.

The Medieval town of Cravant, bordering the Accolay vineyards, near the shops of Vermenton, appears to defy time with its keep and secret alleys.

The Nivernais canal and its Green Way are the perfect place for a leisurely stroll, where you can walk to your heart's content.