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Itinéraire vélo Layon-Aubance en Anjou

  • 81 km

The Layon and Aubance Rivers, tributaries of the Loire in southern Anjou, serve as your guides for this cycle route through some of the region’s most prestigious vineyards, bearing the names of these valleys. From Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne or Les Ponts-de-Cé to Chalonnes, passing via Brissac and its magnificent castle, then via Thouarcé, fans of heritage and of wine will get their fill on this vineyards trip. The signposted route goes via quiet roads and tracks.

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Stages of « Itinéraire vélo Layon-Aubance en Anjou »

  • Liaison Loire-Aubance à vélo

    Liaison Loire-Aubance à vélo [22.5 km]

    From the Loire à Vélo’s main cycle route, the Loire-Aubance link heading south from Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne meanders through the Aubance vineyards and allows you to join the Layon-Aubance cycle route at the village of Brissac. Crossing the local vineyards and pretty winemakers’ villages, discover reputed Anjou wine appellations like Coteaux de l'Aubance and Anjou-Villages Brissac. Stop and taste them even! This stage makes for a delightful, winding, hilly cycle trip.

    Difficulty: Intermediate View details
  • Itinéraire vélo Layon-Aubance des Ponts-de-Cé à Thouarcé

    Itinéraire vélo Layon-Aubance des Ponts-de-Cé à Thouarcé [31 km]

    Leaving from Les Ponts-de-Cé, beside the Loire just south of Angers, this stage takes you meandering through the Aubance Valley vineyards. Discover beautiful, typical Anjou houses and windmills along the way. The village of Brissac and its vast castle make for a pleasing stop before continuing to the Layon Valley at Thouarcé.

    Difficulty: Intermediate View details
  • Itinéraire Layon-Aubance à vélo de Thouarcé à Chalonnes-sur-Loire

    Itinéraire Layon-Aubance à vélo de Thouarcé à Chalonnes-sur-Loire [27.5 km]

    In the heart of the lovely Coteaux du Layon et de l’Aubance vineyards, the route follows the meanders of the Layon River closely, going along a disused railway line. After the village of Thouarcé, cross the picturesque winemakers’ villages of Rablay-sur-Layon, St-Aubin-de-Luigné and Chaudefonds-sur-Layon. Take in the lovely houses, grape-pickers’ huts and lime ovens, plus the historic locks of the Canal de Monsieur, and Pont Barré, closely associated with the bitter anti-Revolutionary Guerres de Vendée.

    Difficulty: family View details