Explore Greater Nancy by bike

Craving freedom, sweeping landscapes and the great outdoors? Set a couple of days aside this summer for a bike tour! In Greater Nancy, we have two stunning waterside cycle-touring routes: the Moselle Loop and the Voie Bleue cycle route. They’re designed to be easy enough for everyone to enjoy. Pedal off at your own pace to see the sights and meet the people!

Earmark a day in your itinerary to visit Nancy and experience the gentle pace of life the city offers: sit down at a café terrace on one of Europe’s most beautiful squares, admire our unique art nouveau architecture, marvel at a life-size work of street art, chill in one of the city’s many parks and taste some of our delicious “Nancy Passion Sucrées” specialities. This is the way memories are made! Then, climb back into the saddle to continue your adventures.

Nancy, at the crossroads of European cycle routes

Struggling to choose between culture and exercise? Why not have both: explore on foot, on skates or by bike! Couldn’t fit your bike in your suitcase? We understand! Come and hire one (or as many as you need) from Maison du Vélo.

From Maison du Vélo in Rue Claude Charles, or Destination Nancy – Tourist Office in Place Stanislas, it’s an easy ride to the canal towpaths and the banks of the Meurthe River where three major cycle routes converge.

• The Moselle Loop – west of the city
• The Voie Bleue, Moselle-Saône by bike – east of the city
• The V52 (Paris-Prague) – south of the city

There is an enormous amount to experience on these routes, ranging from heritage and local food and wine to nature and much more.

Logo Boucle De La Moselle

The Moselle Loop

The Moselle Loop cycle route features three main stop-off points (Nancy, Liverdun and Toul) and offers scores of opportunities to rest for the night, try some of the delicious local specialities or explore the idyllic and varied countryside.

With both urban and rural stretches, the route winds its way through 85km of fabulous landscapes peppered with special places – you’ll quickly understand why the heart of Meurthe-et-Moselle department is so popular! This area is packed with everything that epitomises Lorraine: religious buildings, military heritage, authentic local villages and striking natural landscapes.

Cyclotourisme Boucle De La Moselle

Something for everyone on the Moselle Loop:

  • An 85km cycle path
  • 3 themed trails for all ages and abilities: Nancy, Liverdun and Toul
  • At the crossroads of major cycle routes connecting the north and south: Netherlands/Lyon/Rome/Barcelona
  • Waterside route
  • A wide range of activities and visits including global and local heritage

To find out more, see www.boucledelamoselle.fr/en/

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The Voie Bleue®

The Voie Bleue, Moselle-Saône by bike is a national cycling route. It stretches from Apach, on the Luxembourg border, to Lyon. It is fairly flat and mainly uses separate cycle paths.

The route winds gently alongside the Moselle River before picking up the banks of the Vosges Canal and then the Saône River to Lyon. There, you can join the ViaRhôna (EuroVelo 17) which will take you all the way to the coast. The Voie Bleue also links in with other European cycle routes (EuroVelo 5 and EuroVelo 6).

Cyclotourisme La Voie Bleue

So much to view on the Voie Bleue® :

  • A 700km bike route from Luxembourg to Lyon
  • Picture-postcard views
  • Waterside route
  • Fairly flat
  • Links in with other routes

To find out more, see www.lavoiebleue.com

12 sites in Greater Nancy are “Accueil Vélo” members

The Accueil Vélo (cyclists welcome) sign is your guarantee of quality services specially tailored for cyclists.

  • Destination Nancy – Tourist Office
  • Cycle hire Maison du Vélo
  • Nancy Marina
  • Museum-Aquarium
  • Grand Hôtel de la Reine
  • Ibis Styles Nancy Centre Gare
  • Ibis Budget Nancy Centre
  • Novotel Suites
  • Hôtel d’Haussonville
  • Résidence Adagio
  • Mercure Centre Stanislas
  • Cyclomaniak (cycle repair shop)

Greater Nancy by bike

Explore nature, by bike or on skates, go for a walk or take a fresh look at an eclectic range of art and history.
We have selected some itineraries starting from Greater Nancy Maison du Vélo for you to enjoy.
They’ve been written to make sure there is plenty to see and explore on the way!

Cycle routes spanning city and countryside

To help you explore Greater Nancy and the surrounding area, here are ten cycle loops covering the city and our local green spaces.

Each one starts from Greater Nancy Maison du Vélo. We’ve tested them all for you, and noted the points of interest, average time, distance and difficulty grades.

Soak up the city’s history with a short urban ride or breathe in the fresh air alongside the Meurthe River (bonus: the path is flat!). Pedal up to the Malzéville high plateau and its Natura 2000 zone to enjoy breathtaking views from the orientation table but be warned: it’s a bit of a climb! Take your pick from this range of itineraries and enjoy the rich variety of architectural and natural heritage that Greater Nancy has to offer.

Whether you’re a super-fit sports enthusiast or a beginner cyclist, we have routes for you to enjoy and sites for you to see. And don’t forget to pack a picnic: the local cold meats and sweet treats (Mirabelle plums, macarons and more) are IRRESISTIBLE!

Countryside routes

By the waterside

Time: 1hr 30 – Grade: Easy – Distance: 24km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Port Sainte-Catherine Gate
  • Champigneulles
  • Lay-Saint-Christophe Barrage
  • La Douëra, Malzéville
  • Concorde Bridge

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Canals and waterways

Time: 1hr 30 – Grade: Easy – Distance: 24km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Church
  • Jarville-la-Malgrange
  • Laneuveville[US1] -devant-Nancy
  • A33 roundabout

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Nature and heritage

Time: 2hr – Grade: Moderate – Distance: 31km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Bosserville
  • Art-sur-Meurthe
  • Varangéville
  • Saint-Nicolas-de-Port

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The Amezule River and La Bouzule Farm

Time: 3hr – Grade: Moderate – Distance: 48km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Lay-st-Christophe
  • Le Grand Couronné
  • Nancy agricultural research institute

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From bank to bank

Time: 4 hrs – Grade: Moderate – Distance: 60km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Nancy
  • Messein
  • Neuves-Maisons
  • Sexey-aux-Forges
  • Pont-Saint-Vincent

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Urbans routes

History trail

Grade: Easy – Distance: 11km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Place Stanislas
  • Porte Sainte-Catherine Gate
  • Porte Saint-Georges Gate
  • Porte Saint-Nicolas Gate
  • Porte Stanislas Gate
  • Tour de la Commanderie Tower
  • Porte Désilles Gate
  • Porte de la Citadelle Gate
  • Porte de la Craffe Gate
  • Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine
  • Place de la Carrière

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Art Nouveau

Grade: Easy – Distance: 11km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Place Stanislas
  • Maison Bergeret
  • Villa Saurupt
  • Sainte-Marie Park
  • Grand Nancy Thermal
  • Villa Majorelle
  • Commanderie
  • Mazagran
  • Maison Weissenburger

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Trees in the city

Grade: Easy – Distance: 10km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Place Charles III
  • Water Garden
  • Godron Garden
  • Pépinière Park
  • Cours Léopold Square
  • Sainte-Marie Park

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Fountains

Grade: Easy – Distance: 8.5km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Water Garden
  • Pépinière Park
  • Place Carrière Fountains
  • Place Saint-Epvre Fountain
  • Wallace Fountain
  • Place Lafayette Fountain
  • Callot Fountain, Place Vaudémont
  • Place d’Alliance Fountain
  • Godron Garden Fountain
  • Place Stanislas Fountains
  • Nancy Thermal
  • Avenue Boffrand Fountain
  • Place Croix-de-Bourgogne Fountain
  • Kennedy Viaduct Fountain

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Villers-lès-Nancy

Grade: Easy – Distance: 10km

Points of interest for tourists

  • Saint-Thérèse Church
  • Remicourt Park
  • Remicourt Chateau
  • Jean-Marie Pelt Botanical Gardens
  • Brabois Chateau and Grounds
  • Brabois Plateau
  • Saint-Fiacre Church
  • Gardens of Mme de Graffigny
  • Mme de Graffigny Chateau
  • L’Asnée Chateau and Grounds

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Recommendations

  • Before you set off, check your bike (brakes, gears and lights) and don’t forget your helmet, repair kit, pump, lock, payment cards, telephone, first aid kit and sun cream!
  • Kit each child out with a suitable bike, a tag along, a child seat or a child trailer. Ride considerately on tracks and cycle paths: the slower rider has priority.

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