40 km from Nevers to Sancoins
Starting out on the Via Allier cycle route means first following a stretch of the greater EuroVelo 6 cycle route linking the Atlantic to the Black Sea. Here, you ride through a protected environment. Runners and cyclists share this way beside the Canal Latéral à la Loire, peacefully used by pleasure boats. The Loire itself lies a stone’s throw away, described as one of Europe’s last great wild rivers, providing a haven of peace for large migrating birds and an ideal habitat for beavers.