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Towpath along the Saône

Hikes & walks in Tournus

From Tournus to Chalon-sur-Saône, along the Saône, a peaceful 25-kilometre long itinerary leads you through the forests and pastures. The path is very clear and is accessible to all and can be enjoyed on foot or by bicycle. Be sure to stop at Gigny-sur-Saône, 7 kilometres from Tournus, for a gourmet stopover in the port.

Description sheet

Departure municipalityTournus
Outing typeHike
Recommended periodfrom january to december
Kilometres15.5 mi


In Tournus, follow the quayside of the Saône to the north of the town. A small road runs alongside the Saône and soon becomes a path.


A small road runs alongside the Saône and soon becomes a gravel path, then a path through the forest, and, finally, shortly before Gigny-sur-Saône you will find yourself in a much more open landscape of pastures. The path continues along the Saône to Chalon-sur-Saône, passing through varied landscapes and small villages: these are well-maintained and very peaceful towpaths.

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