Cross the Seine as soon as you arrive in town. Cross the first bridge, accessible on the left just before the bridge, via Rue Augereau. Passing through Melun can prove dangerous for inexperienced cyclists: for less traffic-hardened bikers, we recommend walking the 800 metres of this urban section. After the bridge, at the traffic light, continue straight on along Boulevard Gambetta, ending at the Place Saint-Jean square. Diagonally cut across this square to reach Rue Bancel. Here you can once again mount your bike. After a few dozen metres, bear right on Rue des Trois Moulins. Pass two traffic lights, then under the D605 secondary-road bridge. Immediately afterwards, turn left at the fork in the road to bike up Rue des Trois Moulins. At the end of this short climb, bike along the garden wall to reach slightly to the right (just prior to the road sign for entering Rubelles) Rue de Praslin, heading towards Maincy. Then turn right to once again bike along Rue des Trois Moulins, to pedal through fields and woods. After the last house, enter the forest via the path straight ahead, accessible by crossing the road where it loops just before the bridge. Careful crossing the road where it turns, for visibility is poor. At the first fork, take the right-hand path. A few dozen metres further, you reach a field via a grassy path, then the D82E2; turn left onto this secondary road. Here a slight climb awaits, but no need to wear the yellow (or polka dot) jersey, it’s perfectly surmountable! Pass by a few houses now dotting the landscape, then turn right onto Chemin des Temps Perdus.