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By bicycle


In this destination with so many transport options, cycling and sailing are both as accessible as one another, to switch from dry land to the water.
Whether you are a seasoned cycling tourist or just enjoy the occasional ride, enjoy our safe routes (on flat ground!) along the river Saône, or across the narrow streets of our villages. In total, you have access to more than 20 kilometres of marked routes for weekends or a holiday in the Val de Saône.

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.

Voie bleue Moselle Saône® à vélo

Two major cycle routes join up in Saint-Jean-de-Losne, along the river:

  • Eurovélo 6, a shared route with some sections reserved for eco-friendly means of transport, connecting the Rhine to the Atlantic. Also known as the “Rivers Route”, you can join onto this path in Saint-Symphorien, and then it merges with the V50 when you reach the Saône..
  • The “Voie Bleue Moselle-Saône à Vélo®” (V50) crosses the French department of Côte d’Or alongside the Saône. Some of this cycling route is reserved for non-motorised vehicles, some is on small country roads. It runs from the border with Luxembourg to Lyon, through some charming villages along the way.

Useful info

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.


Practical info

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:

  • The guesthouse La Demeure de l’ile Rollet in Saint-Jean-de-Losne can provide you with information about the itineraries and personalised advice, as well as wash and dry your clothes for you. You can store and wash your bikes here
  • The Camping de la Plage in Seurre, on the banks of the Saône, cross the bridge over the river and enjoy a free drink (hot or cold) upon arrival. There’s a relaxation area available, with Wi-Fi access. A local shopkeeper from Seurre can come to the campsite as quickly as possible for any necessary repairs. A local company can take your luggage to your next place of accommodation.

Find out about other “Accueil Vélo” professionals on the France Vélo Tourisme website.

Voie bleu à Pagny-la-Ville
Voie bleu à Pagny-la-Ville
Voie bleu à Pagny-la-Ville

Are you in need of a repair?

In Rives de Saône, there is always a professional on-hand to repair your bike:

  • Cycles Serge Minet in Seurre: 35 rue de la république – Tel. +33 (0) from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.


Do you need to hire a bike?

If you feel like going for a bike ride, you can hire a bike at the

  • Tourist Information Office in Saint-Jean-de-Losne. The Tourist Office can provide you with a child’s, men’s or women’s mountain bike, and they also have one with a baby seat and a trailer. To hire from €5 per hour.
  • Camping de la Plage in Seurre can provide mountain bikes for children, men and women.


Do you need transport?

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.