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Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses / Briare La Scandibérique

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23,04 Km
1 h 32 min
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Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses / Briare
Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses
Briare
From Rogny-les-7-Écluses, the Scandibérique continues to follow the course of the Briare Canal, first taking you beside the Étang-Neuf supply channel running parallel to Rogny’s flight of seven locks. While waiting for the definitive route, a provisional route guides you between Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses and the place called "Le Petit Chaloy". Engineering constructions put in place for the benefit of the canal’s boatmen are dotted along this stretch, which proves a delight for nature lovers too. Briare is renowned for its historic bridge-canal and its boating tourism, plus it’s the place where the Scandibérique joins the Loire à Vélo route, in a picture-postcard setting!

The route

Greenway beside the Briare Canal, plus some provisional stretches along minor roads. No particular difficulties along the way.
Surfacing in parts smooth, in parts rough:  along the towpaths, the asphalt is in more or less good condition, while a few stretches consist of compacted tracks. Tarmacked roads for the rest of the stage. 

Connection 
At Briare, the Scandibérique connects with the Loire à Vélo cycle route.

Trains 

  • Briare train station

Don’t miss

  • Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses: the historic flight of locks along the Briare Canal
  • Ouzouer-sur-Trézée: the little  river port 
  • Briare: the historic bridge-canal; the boating tourism from its river port; the little tourist train; the Musée de la Mosaïque et des Emaux (on decorative mosaics); the Musée des 2 Marines et du Pont-Canal, dedicated to the local waterways

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