Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
The route is well laid out and signposted ‘Voie Bleue’ all the way along from Fleurville to Mâcon. Virtually the whole of this stage is along a tarmacked towpath beside the Saône (except where you have to cycle around Mâcon’s river port). In addition, at the level of Montbellet, there’s a stretch of 1.4km along a firm track as you pass by an area of collection wells for drinking water.
SNCF (French national railways network)
TER line Dijon <> Mâcon <> Lyon Ligne TGV Macon-Loché
Good plan: the free application VOIE VERTE 71 to discover the natural and cultural heritage along the Voie Bleue, between Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon (21 stages).
- Fleurville: the lake, hotel-restaurant Le Château de Fleurville. The former Café de la Marine on the banks of the Saône, made famous by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the author of The Little Prince, who liked to go there to meet his friend Léon Werth.
- Mâcon: "le tracé de la plume" walking trail, the Hôtel de Senecé (18th century), the apothecary of the hôtel-Dieu, the church of Saint-Pierre, the cathedral of Saint-Vincent, the archaeological site of St-Clement, the Ursulines museum. The Maison de Bois, the oldest house in Mâcon, built between 1490 and 1510. The Route Lamartine circuit in the footsteps of the poet.