Hundreds of kilometres of walking and/or cycling routes

Two routes are available at the Office de Tourisme et du Thermalisme

  • “The medieval city and its ramparts”:

A circuit of 3km for about 1h30 of walk will allow you to discover on your way:

The Belfry, the Wooden House, the Gorges du Borne the Ramparts, the Gate of the Spur, the Garden of the Collegiate … and many other monuments.


  • “The History of a City of Waters”

A circuit of 3.5km for about 1h30 of walk will allow you to discover on your way :

The thermal establishment, The Grand Hotel, former convent of the visitandines, the Roman collector, the former Thermes de l’hôpital, The hospital of Aligre, the water plan of Breuil … and many other monuments.

Come and discover Bourbon-Lancy and its surroundings with the help of the walking guide “Les Balades Vertes” of 24 signposted circuits in 10 communes (Chalmoux, Cronat, Gilly-sur-Loire, Lesme, Maltat, Mont, Perrigny-sur-Loire, Saint-Aubin-sur-Loire, Vitry-sur-Loire).

Two Green Walks departing from Bourbon-Lancy from the nautical base at the edge of the Breuil water level:

  • A 12.5 kilometre circuit entitled “Beurdin des bois” of easy level which crosses the forest of Germigny, skirts the Bois du Four and passes very close to the place called Givallois where the golf course, the equestrian centre “Le Moulin du Roy” and the fly fishing ponds are located.
  • a circuit of 14.5 kilometres entitled “Beurdin des champs” of easy level which follows the Loire, takes part of the Voie Verte (possibility of making a small diversions by the site of Fleury: site developed for the discovery of wildlife and wild flora of the banks of the Loire) and which crosses the Forest of Germigny.

Topoguide on sale for 4€ at the Office of Tourism and Thermalism

The Voie Verte and the Véloroute link Paray-le-Monial to Cronat via Bourbon-Lancy.

  • The Voie Verte is a recognised tourist label: it is a family-friendly, walking tool for cyclos, hikers and rollerbladers. It now links Paray-le-Monial to Cronat and is part of 3 networks:the Saône-et-Loirienne departmental greenway, the EuroVélo 6 – Nantes-Budapest and the Tour de Bourgogne by bicycle.
  • For the link between Digoin and Gilly-sur-Loire, there are two solutions: the Voie Verte which runs along the canal on the Allier side through Diou or the Véloroute which passes through Les Guerreaux to then join the Voie Verte from Gilly sur Loire to Bourbon-Lancy.
  • The link between Bourbon-Lancy and Cronat is labelled as a Véloroute. Good signage is in place with markings and the small roads chosen represent a passage of less than 200 vehicles per day.

The Municipality has decided to ensure the connection between the city centre – leisure centre – greenway, with a fully secure route that passes through the old Fourneau station, along the Breuil water body and through the Puzenat Park.


La Grande Traversée du Massif Central (GTMC)

In 2018, the Grande Traversée du Massif Central à VTT is reborn and offers you a route of almost 1400 km. From the mountains and lakes of the Morvan, set off towards the splendid yet little-known landscapes of the Massif Central, climb the volcanoes of Auvergne, cross the Cévennes National Park and the immense plateaus of the Grands Causses before reaching the beaches of the Mediterranean!

The Grande Traversée du Massif Central is a must for mountain bikers. Starting from the town of Avallon, it ends its course at Cap d’Agde.

The Community of Communes “Entre Arroux, Loire et Somme” is an integral part of this national project with 11 of the 30 communes concerned by this project. (Bourbon-Lancy, Chalmoux, Mont, Maltat, Grury, Sainte Radegonde, Issy l’Evêque, Cuzy, Montmort, Toulon sur Arroux and Uxeau).

The aim of this project is to adapt this route to electrically assisted mountain bikes (EABT) in order to widen the target group to include women and families, and finally to be identified as the 1st European route that can be entirely ridden by this soft mode of transport.

An invitation to a real trip on a mountain bike or electrically assisted mountain bike on paths and tracks to share with friends, family or solo.


Eight cycle touring routes (23 to 100 km) are available from Bourbon-Lancy.

Come and discover the other walking guides of the Community of Communes Entre Arroux Loire et Somme :

  • The walking topoguide of Issy-L’Êvèque and its surroundings of 16 marked circuits on 7 communes ( Cressy-sur-Somme, Cuzy, Grury, Marly-sous-Issy, Monmort, Sainte-Radegonde). At the rate of 4€ (On sale at the Office of Tourism and Thermalism of Bourbon-Lancy, the Tourist Information Office of Issy-L’Êvèque and the Tourist Office Entre Arroux Loire et Somme).
  • The topoguide of walks in Pays Gueugnonnais of 25 marked circuits. At the rate of 1.50 € (On sale at the Tourist Office Entre Arroux Loire et Somme).
  • The Toulon-sur-Arroux hiking guide of 14 circuits. On sale only at the Tourist Information Office of Toulon-Sur-Arroux.



Download the annual calendar of walks organised in the department:

Sports activities

Many activities and sports facilities at your disposal

Coveredractice, training bunker, equipment rental.

Located less than 3 kms from the town centre, in the hilly and green setting of the Charolais hills, the Bourbon-Lancy golf course offers you the 9 holes of a very pleasant course.

A stream of running water winding through the trees, water features, groves, small wooden bridges, enhance the whole. The greens are also protected by bunkers.

For beginners, there is a driving range where you can take your first steps in peace and quiet. At break time, a club-house awaits you to offer refreshments, relaxation and conviviality.

Opening times according to the seasons

71140 Bourbon-Lancy

Tél :

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Le Moulin du Roy

Located 4 kms from the town centre, on the edge of the Germigny forest in a hilly and green setting, the Moulin du Roy has 80 horses and ponies on a surface of 70 hectares.

Thanks to state-qualified instructors, it offers the possibility of multiple activities:

  • equitation on horses and ponies,
  • Trec course,
  • harnessing,
  • horseback riding,
  • Lessons,
  • Riding,
  • horseback riding,
  • Pony rides,
  • Party rides,
  • Baby sessions,
  • horse and pony care,
  • Horsemanship,
  • hippology,
  • camps…

Sessions of one to several hour(s). Reception of riders from 3 years until adulthood. Possibility of welcoming children for half a day, day or week. Elementary riding school affiliated to the French riding federation. Accommodation centre and equestrian gîte.

Le Moulin du Roy

71140 Bourbon-Lancy


Accreditations : Youth and Sports and National Education.

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Frenchy Breeding

Located at the gates of the Morvan, 7 km from Bourbon-Lancy, this equestrian centre is situated in the commune of Maltat.

Beginners or experienced riders, children and adults, discover and share the passion of the horse. The equestrian centre welcomes you all year round.

In order to meet everyone’s expectations, the centre offers many equestrian activities:

  • baby pony (from 3 years old)
  • hitching
  • poney-games
  • trec
  • hikes
  • rides with the ponies
  • cso and dressage competitions
  • flying
  • camps during school holidays for children

Services and Skills

  • Boarding horses and ponies
  • Breaking in
  • Preparation for competitions
  • Modelling and pacing
  • Valuing in competitions
  • Sale of horses and ponies

Open all year round from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 7pm

Information and reservations:

 Elevage Frenchy

2057 Chemin des Guerriaux

71140 Maltat

Tél :

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Facilities and Club-house in the immediate vicinity of the Breuil water park

Reservation for outdoor or indoor courts: 10€/hour

Possibility of booking lessons at the Office of Tourism and Thermalism (with presentation of an identity document and a 70€ deposit)


Tennis de Bourbon-Lancy

2 Rue de la petite murette


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Les Petits Castors

Canoe hire on the wild Loire.

Two itineraries are proposed to you:

Barbe Verte :

  • €19 Price per person
  • €10 for pirates under 10
  • Half day
  • Morning or afternoon
  • 9.5 kilometres
  • Arrival : Le Fourneau – BOURBON-LANCY


  • 28€ Price per person
  • €10 for pirates under 10 years old
  • Full day
  • Wednesday and Sunday only
  • 25 kilometres
  • Start: Le Fourneau – BOURBON-LANCY

Minors are admitted with and under the responsibility of a parent or an accompanying adult present on a boat.
The trip on the Loire is accessible to families (Children from 6 years old). It is imperative to be able to swim.

Les Petits Castors


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Bourbon-Lancy Swimming Pool

Outdoor pool with a large pool, a children’s pool and a paddling pool.


Public opening hours and days

Awaiting 2023 information

Rue de Saint Prix

71140 Bourbon-Lancy

Tel: 03 85 89 12 42


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