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Fontainebleau / Nemours La Scandibérique

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30,68 Km
2 h 02 min
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Fontainebleau / Nemours
Fontainebleau
Nemours
At the level of St-Mammès, you shift from the Seine to follow the Canal du Loing. This stage is quieter than the previous one, but the surfacing is rough in parts. Moret-sur-Loing has a bike museum at which cyclists along the Scandibérique may wish to pay homage, while Nemours is proud of its very complete museum dedicated to prehistory in the Ile-de-France Region. Both towns boast a remarkable medieval heritage and are well worth a proper stop. Riders, do make the most of a pause along the charming Canal du Loing before heading further south along the Scandibérique cycle route.

The route

Cross the Seine at Vulaines sur-Seine via Valvins Bridge. Cycle paths and cycle lanes along the Seine, then greenway beside the Canal du Loing. Signposted EV3.

Surfacing in parts smooth, in parts rough: the asphalt surface along the canal is patchy in parts.

Link 
Cycling link towards Fontainebleau from Valvins Bridge.

Trains

  • Moret-sur-Loing Veneux-les-Sablons Transilien train station
  • Montigny sur Loing Transilien train station
  • Bourron Marlotte Grez Transilien train station
  • Nemours Saint-Pierre Transilien train station

Don't miss

  • Fontainebleau: the historic town centre; the grand château; forest walks and hikes
  • Thomery: Château Rosa Bonheur (named after a 19th-century animal painter)
  • Moret-sur-Loing: the old centre; the Musée du Vélo de Moret-sur-Loing, a cycling museum
  • Grez-sur-Loing: the Tour de Ganne; the church of Our Lady and St Lawrence (12th-century); the old stone bridge 
  • Nemours: the Château-museum; Le Zia, a tourist boat with panoramic windows, departing from Montcourt for Nemours (stopping at the Château de Nemours)

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