Cycling time: 3H 45min
Towpath, plane trees avenue, greenway and GR 3 trial.
Via the old towpath to Decize, the first section is a path so you can consider to take the D116 to Lamenay s / L as from here on the towpath is paved.
Decize is fun to visit, on Friday morning there is a market along the old (former) Loire and on the market square in the old center. From the Tourist Office starts a magnificent old plane trees avenue which is on the UNESCO list. In the town are several restaurants, terraces, cafes, shops and supermarkts. Proceed over the green route along "canal de Nivernais" to Champ Vert and from there follow the GR3 (long distance hike path) back to the valley of the Loire. At Tharreau is a spectacular view over Loire where there is also a pick nick spot. What remains is the winding road to the bridge over the Loire and you're back at Domaine du Bourg.
Gannay sur Loire
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