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A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal
A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal

A waterside bike ride along the Loing Canal

A pleasant bike ride along the Loing, following a section of the “Scandibérique” EuroVelo 3 trans-European bike route, between Souppes-sur-Loing and Moret-sur-Loing. More ambitious explorers can keep pedaling all the way to Fontainebleau and its majestic château.

Discover southern Seine-et-Marne via this waterside itinerary snaking along the Loing Canal, between Souppes-sur-Loing and the medieval and Impressionist town of Moret-sur-Loing. This portion of the “Scandibérique” EuroVelo 3 bike route (linking Trondheim in Norway to Santiago de Compostela in Spain) will allow you to explore this lovely region of water and light. The towpath is mostly tarred for smooth riding.
After Moret-sur-Loing, more ambitious cyclists can choose to pedal on to Fontainebleau and its splendid palace, once the residence of French monarchs.

47 km
5 h
max. 111 m
min. 45 m
546 m
558 m

Altimetric profile

Accessibility

Styles : BaladeDiscoveryIn the country
Public : Family
Theme : Patrimony

Starting point

11 9 rue Paul Rollin
77460 Souppes-sur-Loing
Lat : 48.182139Lng : 2.735359
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86 d
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Souppes-sur-Loing railway station

Departing from the Souppes-sur-Loing railway station, turn left twice to reach the underground tunnel passing beneath the railway.

9 Rue Paul Rollin 77460 Souppes-sur-loing
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Tourist Office of Pays de Nemours

The Tourist Office welcomes you and informs you about cultural/natural...Read more

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Souppes-sur-Loing

Now head towards the church and town hall, turning right in front of the church. Careful: this section is one-way for several dozen metres. At the end of Rue Voltaire, turn left to cross over three successive bridges. You cross over the “wild” Loing River to reach the Loing Canal on the left.

2 Place de la République 77460 Souppes-sur-loing
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Chateau and Museum Nemours

A building that is particularly well conserved from the second half...Read more

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The Loing Canal

Cross to the opposite side of the canal at the first canal lock and ride along the right bank, frightening the occasional duck into flight. Tributary to the Seine River, the Loing flows for 166 km. But don’t worry, today you’ll only pedal around 30. Continue following this occasionally grassy towpath along the canal’s right bank, all the way to Nemours.

22 Rue de Beaumoulin 77570 La madeleine-sur-loing
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Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours

A wide, shady, pleasant promenade marks the entrance to Saint-Pierre-lès-Nemours. Still following the canal, you start to skirt left round Nemours. Continue on to the following lock.

27 Rue Barry-Tricard 77140 Saint-pierre-les-nemours
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Eglise Saint Etienne-Sainte Avoye

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Palace of Fontainebleau

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Nemours

At the lock, follow Rue Thiers to visit the town centre. Be sure to explore the castle-museum, Nemours’ emblematic 12th-century edifice grandly situated in the old medieval district. Also well worth the detour: the town hall and old “Hôtel-Dieu” (former hospital) dating from the 16th century, as well as the Île-de-France Museum of Prehistory located on 48 Avenue Etienne Dailly!

3 Rue Thiers 77140 Nemours
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Along the towpath

To leave Nemours, return to the canal lock and cross the bridge to bike along the right riverbank. Lovely residences overlook the towpath, as does the town hall of Montcourt-Fromonville. Keep an eye peeled for grey herons when you reach the Episy Marsh, a tranquil nature reserve and bird sanctuary. In Episy, the towpath leads you to the roundabout in front of the Auberge d’Episy inn. Bear left by taking first the bridge then the towpath along the left bank of the Loing. A lovely ride of just over 6 km awaits your eyes and legs!

100-110 Quai de Fromonville 77140 Nemours
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Church of Saint John the Baptist

The church Saint Jean-Baptiste is founded by Gautier 1st of Nemours...Read more

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Eglise Saint Leonard

L’édifice présente différentes périodes...Read more

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The Moret-sur-Loing lock

Marking the end of the waterside itinerary, Moret’s lock was famously painted by the Impressionist artist Alfred Sisley, who was particularly fond of this picturesque burg.

34 Rue du Peintre Sisley 77250 Moret-sur-loing
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The Moret watermills

Before entering town, take first Rue du Peintre Sisley, then the bridge. Stairs leading down from the bridge allow you to visit the watermills below.

2 Rue du Peintre Sisley 77250 Moret-sur-loing
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Les Cyclos du Loing

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Entering the village

You enter the old town via the Porte de Bourgogne gate. Take the second street on the right, Rue Lioret, then turn left onto Rue des Granges. You come to the town’s main street at La Porte de l’Image. Continue on, then bike along the wide pavement in front of the tourist office. Follow Avenue Jean Jaurès, running on from the main street.

1 Rue du Pont 77250 Moret-sur-loing
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Fontainebleau palace gardens

In the 130 hectacres of garden , you can see the evolution of the...Read more

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Les Prés

Ideally located on the banks of the river and 200 meters from the...Read more

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The Moret-sur-Loing railway station

Leaving the town centre, continue straight on. Pass the roundabout and climb straight on to reach the railway station. If accompanied by children, you’d best stop here. Those capable of pulling on the yellow (or polka dot) jersey can continue pedalling all the way to Fontainebleau.

47 Avenue de la Gare 77250 Veneux-les-sablons
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​Maison Quignaux

Marbrerie d'Art depuis 1700. Atelier de restauration de mobilier et...Read more

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Towards Fontainebleau

To continue on to Fontainebleau, pass the roundabout and turn right onto Rue de la Liberté, then left onto Rue du Viaduc. Continue straight on towards the campsite. At the crossroads with Chemin du Passeur, take the forest path opposite. At the end of the path, climb up to the left and then turn right to continue along the Seine River. At the end of this Chemin des Roches Courteaux, turn left to come to Rue de Bellevue. Now for your toughest challenge of the day: a nearly vertical climb only hardened cyclists can hope to tame! At the top, if you’re still breathing, continue straight on to pass through Thomery. Then follow Rue de la Gare.

26 Avenue de la Gare 77250 Veneux-les-sablons
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In the forest

Continue along the tarred road Route de la Fossette, which enters the forest. You come to a roundabout that you cross to follow Route de la Petite Haie, a forest trail. Then follow Route de la Butte de Montceau until an intersection. Turn left onto Route Cavalière de Guise. At the end, turn right, and at the following crossroads, take the first right. Next, turn left to follow Chemin de Saint-Aubin and cross the D137 secondary road. Continue along Chemin de Saint-Aubin, then cross another very busy road, the old Route de Bourgogne. Continue straight on to the first crossroads and turn left onto Route du Bois Gauthier, then pedal straight on to reach the greenway. Careful, this portion is relatively difficult for the downhill is steep and you must snake your way amongst rocks, roots and sandy areas. When you reach the greenway, turn left. This bike path will take you to the very busy D138.

46-48 Rue de la Gare 77810 Thomery
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The Ile de France prehistory Museum in Nemours

Open to the public since 1981, the museum shows the prehistory of...Read more

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Fontainebleau

Cross the road to reach the Prieuré des Basses Loges priory. At the far end of the car park, you’ll once again find the bike path behind the fence. At the viaduct, you have two choices: go right to climb up to the railway station, or pedal straight ahead to reach Fontainebleau Palace, the residence of French monarchs for eight centuries. Discover the château's rich Capetian and Bourbon heritage and explore its magnificent gardens.

Route du Bois Gauthier 77210 Avon
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Nature Loisir Evasion

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Nemours

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Top Loisirs

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Tips

Safety instructions and good practices: - Respect the French highway code and remain vigilant on and near all roads, particularly at intersections and when crossing départementales (secondary roads) and passing over bridges. To that end, carefully read the guide provided for each itinerary. - Wear a properly fitting helmet. At night and in bad weather, wear a fluorescent vest with reflective bands and carry a proper torch/flashlight. - Restrictions for children under 12: make sure that the loop you want to follow is well suited to your children. - After every picnic, leave no trash behind, and respect the wild flora and fauna. - Prior to departure, make sure that your smartphone or tablet is sufficiently charged. Consider taking along a charger. - If you happen to notice any anomaly while following an itinerary, please don’t hesitate to write us! We value all such observations and remarks.

Tips

Safety instructions and good practices: - Respect the French highway code and remain vigilant on and near all roads, particularly at intersections and when crossing départementales (secondary roads) and passing over bridges. To that end, carefully read the guide provided for each itinerary. - Wear a properly fitting helmet. At night and in bad weather, wear a fluorescent vest with reflective bands and carry a proper torch/flashlight. - Restrictions for children under 12: make sure that the loop you want to follow is well suited to your children. - After every picnic, leave no trash behind, and respect the wild flora and fauna. - Prior to departure, make sure that your smartphone or tablet is sufficiently charged. Consider taking along a charger. - If you happen to notice any anomaly while following an itinerary, please don’t hesitate to write us! We value all such observations and remarks.