THE GREENWAY AND BICYCLE TOURING
To wander by bicycle, on roller-skate, in a wheel chair, or simply on foot, in safety, away from the traffic...isn't it what we all wish for?
A greenway is exclusively reserved for any kind of non motorised transport. The facility is set up on a dedicated path or itinerary and and designed for pedestrians, bicyclists, roller skaters, the mobility impaired and horse riders.
We invite you to enjoy the countryside and the vineyard of the Côte chalonnaise, cycling on the first greenway built in France in 1997 on a former railway.
The railway became the "Voie Verte" (greenway).
Nowadays the train station of Buxy welcoms the library and the Tourist Office.
The Voie Verte (greenway), streching from Chalon-sur-Saône to Mâcon, was created by the Saône-et-Loire General Council. It extends for 70 kms and has a smooth tarmac surface.
Services and equipment are available all along the way: car-parks, drinking water, toilets, picnic spots, leisure areas, shelters, benches, parking and rental for bicycles and roller-skates... (not forgetting the Tourist Office of Buxy situated along the Voie Verte in front of the old railway station).
Touring loops for the cyclists:
marked itineraries extending over a network of shared roadways known to carry low traffic volumes. These loops are designed to offer a theme-based discovery tour of local towns and villages.
Accueil Vélo (Cyclists Welcome) is a national mark guaranteeing a high quality of welcome and services for cyclists where you see the sign across France.
This quality mark is similar to that you’ll find in certain other countries (e.g. Bett & Bike in Germany or Welcome Cyclists around Quebec)
The quality mark Accueil Vélo concerns:
Bike rental and repair companies
Places to visit
To rent a bike:
BUXY / Hôtel Le Relais du Montagny
12 Route de Chalon 71390 BUXY
Tel: +33 (0)3-85-94-94-94
8 adult hybrid bikes
SAINT-BOIL / Camping du Moulin de Collonge
Collonge 71390 SAINT BOIL
Tel: +33 (0)3-85-44-00-40
Adult hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, electric bicycles, and tandems available upon request, children's bicycles, children's trailers, baby seats, children's helmets.