It is possible to explore our beautiful department of Aube along the greenways! On foot, by bike, on rollerblades, or even on the back of your dog if its size allows it (everything is possible in Champagne), take a walk along the Aube’s bike paths and enjoy a complete change of scenery, in complete freedom! Start your cycling tour in the very heart of the region, in the town of Troyes, and let yourself be carried along a poetic, beneficial and timeless ride. Whether it’s on the greenway of the great Seine and Aube lakes, to reach the famous Forêt d’Orient Regional Nature Park, or on the greenway of the Haute-Seine canal, further north, you’re bound to find something to suit you.
So, shall we embark?
The Greenway of the Grands Lacs Seine et Aube, a gentle alliance of land and water
This greenway, which links Troyes to Port-Dienville, is no less than 42 km long. The equivalent of a marathon, absolutely. But we repeat: everything is possible in the Champagne region. Along the way, you will enjoy superb views of the lakes of the Forêt d’Orient. You will wander among dykes, beach edges, forest tracks… A change of scenery is guaranteed on the Lakes Cycle Route! Leaving Troyes, it will take you about 1h30 by bike to reach the Orient Forest Nature Park: on arrival, enjoy the water activities in the vicinity, you’ve earned it! Swimming, water sports, tree climbing… After cycling, it’s time for water activities!
And to finish this walk in beauty, we advise you to visit the Espace Faune animal park, located in Mesnil-Saint-Père, and accessible by the greenway which goes around the Orient lake. Since 2021, it has been possible to cycle around Lake Orient. And if you don’t have a bike, we have good news for you: you can rent one, especially electric bikes, from various service providers on this route and listed at the bottom of this page.
A cycling trip on the green way of the Haute-Seine canal
This greenway allows you to reach the north of the Department by following the famous Barberey-Saint-Sulpice canal and extends over 45 km. That is the equivalent of a marathon plus a few kilometres, absolutely. We repeat once again that everything is possible in Champagne? There are several routes to choose from: either the towpath, which is entirely tarmac (and therefore accessible to people with reduced mobility), and ideal for cycling or rollerblading, or the counter towpath and its natural, green environment. It’s up to you to choose your route! The Haute-Seine Canal is renowned for its tree-lined banks and the charm of its landscape and small locks. Enjoy a shady walk, accompanied by swans and moorhens. Breathe, admire the view, relax: you are in Champagne. Close this lovely interlude with a stop at the educational farm in Mery sur Seine, and enjoy the tree-lined terrace overlooking the Seine at the restaurant L’Écluse n°8in Saint-Mesmin.
Whether you want to travel by bike, on foot, with friends or family… the route, which is mostly flat, is accessible even to the youngest: embark with your children to discover the natural heritage of Champagne, in complete safety!