The “Vélovoie” cycleways are the ideal way to immerse yourself in nature, and feature stop-offs in a range of rustic,rural settings.
The Vélovoie du Canal de la Haute Seine
This green way runs for approximately 25 km between Barberey-Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Oulph.
Adventurers and nature-lovers alike can explore the trail bybicycle or roller-skate, on horse-back or on foot. These safe,protected landscapes are the ideal place for group njoyment
and socialisation, whether you’re travelling with family members,friends, children and infants, able-bodied people or peoplewith disabilities.
The Voie Verte des Viennes
This green route connects Robert Galley roundabout with the Rivière de Corps and goes through various allotment gardens.
This 2.5 km track is intended to be a shared space where pedestrians and cyclists can come and go in complete safety away from the urban thoroughfares.
This natural space comprises wetlands that are unique in the urban area and is home to a good number of remarkable animal and plant species.Eventually, the route will end at the entrance to the commune of Torvilliers, giving it a total length of 8 km.
The Voie Verte des Viennes in figures :
- Picnic areas
- Family-friendly gardens
- More than 110 planted areas (a 100-year-old magnolia grandiflora, rows of apple trees, etc.), many of which are protected.
- A rich variety of wildlife: mallards, moorhens, squirrels
- and other small animals, including eight protected bird species.
The Vélovoie des Lacs
This 42 km cycle path between Saint-Julien-les-Villas andDienville links the conurbation of Troyes to the Forêt d’Orient regional nature park and is one of rance’s official “voies vertes” (green ways).
It runs through stunning natural surroundings, featuring fields,lakes and forests. It is designed for sports enthusiasts and casual visitors alike, and is accessible to all users, including hikers,parents with pushchairs, cyclists, roller-skaters, people withreduced mobility and horse-riders.
The Vélovoie des Lacs follows a varied route, passing along embankments, minor rural roads, departmental roads, beaches and forest tracks. It boasts a number of spectacular viewpoints and a whole host of surprises (including a former cattle passage,a wooden bridge that straddles forest ponds, etc.).
Did you know?
A green way is a dedicated-lane facility for non-motorised forms of transport (pedestrians, cyclists, roller-skaters, people with reduced mobility and horse-riders).
A cycle lane is a lane reserved exclusively for cyclists, normallylocated on a multi-lane road.
A cycle path is a dedicated facility (off-road) reserved exclusivelyfor cyclists.
A pedestrian priority zone is an area in which vehicle speedsare limited to 20 km/h. In these zones, pedestrians are allowed towalk in the road and have priority over vehicles.
The Greater Troyes area features:
- 37 km of cycle paths
- 32 km of cycle lanes
- 10 km of green ways
- 35 km of reduced-speed roads
900 bicycle parking facilities