This easy and relatively flat trip takes you back to the time of the castles and its knights. Your journey continues to the agricultural plains of Ciez, crossing vast cereal fields.
Departure : Perroy, Place de l'egliseLevel : Easy
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A circuit full of flavours to discover our local producers and traders. During your bike ride, let yourself be seduced by the gastronomic visits to find out all about the products made in Donzy and the surrounding area :
- Producer of AOC goat's cheese crottin de Chavignol in the hamlet of La Grande Brosse. - The house Coudray-Ozbolt à la Bretonnière; foie gras, confits, terrine of duck and goose (farmed and processed on the farm). - Market day in Donzy, Saturday morning - The bakery : Donzy's own local smogs... - L`Huilerie du Moulin de L`ile in Donzy (walnut oil factory) : artisanal production of walnut and hazelnut oil, ground with a millstone, for more than 150 years.
Departure : Donzy, Place GambettaLevel : Easy
This tour takes you along the Nohain valley, towards the vineyards of the Coteaux du Giennois. Along the way you will see Donzy le Pré Abbey with its unmissable tympanum, the chapel of Saint Martin du Pré, then the church of Saint Symphorien de Sully la Tour, listed as a Historical Monument since 1914 and the Château des Granges.
This circuit will immerse you in the national forest, where you will certainly see the inhabitants (deer, wild boars, ...) before arriving on the open plain where the village of Sainte-Colombe-des-Bois is nestled.
This circuit takes you between forests and valleys in the south of Donziais, to discover Châteauneuf Val de Bargis and surrounding villages. During your bike ride you can enjoy a wide range of landscapes, a natural and built heritage of great richness: the castle of Arbourse, the vineyards of Chasnay, the forest of Bellary and its Chartreuse.
Departure : Chateauneuf-Val-de Bargis - rue de la chaume (behind the town hall)Level : Easy
You will discover the beautiful houses and the architectural richness of this area. Nestled at the foot of the Talvanne valley, discover the charming village of Cessy les Bois.
Departure : Couloutre, Church SquareLevel : Easy
This tour allows you to discover the historic centre of Donzy, with its half-timbered houses. It then takes you along the tracks of the old railway line, laid out in a green corridor, a circuit with explanations (in French) about the heritage. The abbey of Donzy le Pré and its tympanum portal is a magnificent example of 11th century Burgundian Romanesque sculpture.
Markings : yellow nr 1
Departure : Donzy, Place Gambetta (village square)Level : Very easy, a short and easy trip, ideal for families
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This tour takes you back to the time of the castles and their knights. The castle of La Motte Josserand, built on the marshy grounds of Perroy, is one of the most beautiful military buildings from the Middle Ages of Nivernais.
Markings : Yellow mountain bike nr. 2-3Possibility to extend the circuit via the agricultural fields of Ciez (27 km of circuit to return to Perroy) by following the blue mark n°3.
Departure : Donzy, square GambettaLevel : Easy
This tour immerses you in the time when the iron and steel industry flourished in Donziais. Champdoux, a hamlet in the municipality of Sainte-Colombe-des-Bois was then a Mecca of the Nièvre iron and steel industry. It houses one of the most important factories in the department.
Markings : yellow nr 4
Hunting period : circuit closed from 15/09 to 28/02
The heights of southern Donziais offer beautiful panoramas to admire the landscapes and appreciate the tranquility of the place. Possibility of shortening the circuit by going to Colméry via the aforementioned places: La Cour en Paray to catch up with Cessy les Bois.
Markings : yellow nr 5
Departure : Donzy, Place GambettaLevel : Difficult
This circuit takes you through the forest of Couloutre, where the large chestnut tree hides. In the village of Couloutre you can enjoy a refreshment on the terrace of the inn. The route continues towards Ménestreau, to discover its 19th century washhouse in the centre of the village. During your trip, you will see the castles of the Lords of Couloutre and Villiers in Ménestreau.
Markings : yellow nr 6Possibility of shortening the circuit by taking the D198 Couloutre towards Les Moutiots.
Departure : Couloutre, Place de l'Eglise (church square)Level : Easy
Châteauneuf-Val-de-Bargis is a stopover on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. At the exit of the village you enter the Bellary forest, to see the portal of the Charterhouse of Bellary.
Markings : yellow nr 7Possibility of shortening the route by following the yellow pedestrian signs at the end of the village of Mont, in the direction of Chamboyard.
Departure : Chateauneuf-Val-de Bargis - rue de la chaume (behind the Town Hall)Level : Easy
Departure points : Beaulieu-sur-Loire and Belleville-sur-LoireNiveau : Easy
Departure points: Belleville-sur-Loire, Sury-près-Léré and LéréNiveau : Very easy
Departure points : Léré, Boulleret and BannayNiveau : Easy
Departure points : Bannay, Saint-Satur, Verdigny, Sury-en-Vaux, Sainte-Gemme-en-SancerroisNiveau : Difficult
Departure points : Thauvenay and Ménétréol-sous-SancerreNiveau : Difficult
37 min - 33 km
The best way to discover Burgundy, the vineyards and the Loire region is by bike. At the tourist office in Cosne-sur-Loire you can rent electric bikes.Touring and mountain bikes of different sizes are available, as well as helmets, saddlebags, child seats and a bike trailer with child seat.If we make the reservation for you, you will receive a discount.Prices per bike : 12 € morning, 18 € afternoon, 25 € whole day.
Only on reservation: 0033 3 86 28 11 85.Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 – 12:00hrs and 14:00 – 17:00hrs.Deposit: by bank card
17 min - 16 km
Open from Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 – 12:00 hrs and 14:30 – 18:30hrs.
Good address if you have your own bike broken, and you need help.Very friendly and helpful.They also rent out mountain bikes. There are great mountain bike trails around Donzy.