This bike tour starting at the station Vert Galant Villepinte will take you along the Canal de l'Ourcq to the artificial lake in Gressy. Here you can picnic and admire the ducks and other animals.
Distance : 19 kilometres
Average time : 1h30
Classification level : Easy
Type of roads : Bicycle paths and routes
Points of interests: artificial lake (ducks, swans, water hens) can picnic on the grass.
From Vert Galant station, take the path under the railway tracks and take the bridge over the canal. Join the cycle path that goes to Villeparisis..
Follow the bike path over the canal for 7 kilometers. The cycle path runs first along the banks at the level of the Villeparisis bridge. After crossing to the other side of the bank a second time, continue on the cycle path for 100 meters, pass under the road then turn right to join the narrow dirt road up to 200 meters to the pavillion restaurant. Turn right onto Chemin de la Rosée (opposite the restaurant in the direction of Gressy.
After 1 kilometer, at the stop sign, take two turns, a right turn and then a left turn after crossing the small bridge. You will arrive at the artificial lake! You can then go for a complete tour of the lake on the right side and comeback to Vert Galant station the same way.
Be careful, to join the canal, do not cross the road at the level of the restaurant. Turn left onto the cycle path, pass over the bridge over the canal and then turn left twice to get to the cycle path along the Ourcq Canal.