Our cycle paths are adapted for bike rides, they are safe and clearly marked out in both directions. Along the “Voie Bleue” cycle path, you may run into walkers, people with reduced mobility and rollerskaters. Remember to use your bell when you arrive behind another group.
Two major cycle routes join up in Saint-Jean-de-Losne, along the river:
From Auxonne, you can reach the banks of the Saône near Saint-Jean-de-Losne via the Canal du Rhône au Rhin. In Losne (along a dried-up branch of the river), there is a section over the cobblestones for around 200 metres. The route then runs along the towpaths, for a safe section all the way to Pagny-la-Ville. Once you arrive in Pagny-la-Ville, follow the Saône and follow the arrows along the little roads. You’ll cross the towns of Lechâtelet, Labruyère, Chamblanc and then arrive in Seurre where you will cycle along the banks of the Saône until you reach Verdun-sur-le-Doubs.
Drinking water is available in the towns of Saint-Jean-de-Losne and Seurre (Tourist Office) and you can buy some provisions in Saint-Jean-de-Losne, Pagny-le-Château (2 km from Pagny-la-Ville), Seurre and Verdun-sur-le-Doubs.
For any assistance while you’re cycling in Rives de Saône, stop by to see our “Accueil Vélo” professionals.
Some companies, located near the “Voie Bleue”, have decided to provide special facilities to be able to welcome cycling tourists as best as possible. They can be recognised thanks to the symbol of the French “Accueil Vélo” label.
Each professional has had to adhere to a specific charter for each activity, so you are guaranteed the best possible welcome, and services adapted for tourists coming by bicycle. You’ll find practical information, itineraries, weather forecasts and so much more.
The two Rives de Saône Tourist Information Offices can offer you a place to park your bike, drinking water and sanitary facilities, itineraries especially adapted for cycling (free-of-charge), and a repair kit for any little problems you might encounter. We can give you advice about any difficulties you might experience along the way, where you can stop for breaks, and activities you can take part in by bicycle. We have a charging station for any electrical equipment you may have (electric bike battery, GPS, smartphone, etc.) and free Wi-Fi.
There are two other “Accueil Vélo” establishments across this region:
Find out about other “Accueil Vélo” professionals on the France Vélo Tourisme website.
In Rives de Saône, there is always a professional on-hand to repair your bike:
If you feel like going for a bike ride, you can hire a bike at the
Take one of our taxis to explore the treasures of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, or to take your luggage to your next stop for you.
There is a train line in Rives de Saône so you can get to Dijon or Bourg-en-Bresse. Trains stop at the following stations in our local area: Brazey-en-Plaine, Saint-Jean-de-Losne, Chaugey, Pagny (Pagny-le-Château), Seurre.
The regional trains (TER) accept bicycles, free-of-charge and with no special conditions, as long as the space is available.
There is also a bus line that can take you to Dijon from Losne, Saint-Jean-de-Losne, Saint-Usage, Brazey-en-Plaine on the line LR 111 and from Seurre, Pouilly-sur-Saône, Glanon, Auvillars-sur-Saône, Broin, Bonnencontre on the line 43-A. From Seurre, you can also get to Beaune.
Bicycles are not accepted in the luggage compartments of buses.