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Route « La Loire à Vélo »

La Loire à Vélo is a unique, 800km cycle route. It forms the western section of the EuroVelo 6 route (linking Black Sea to Atlantic). A large stretch of the Loire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; in parts it’s also known as France’s Valley of the Kings and as The Garden of France. All along La Loire à Vélo, you stick closely to France’s last great wild river, with its sandy banks and islands, its vine-covered slopes, its typical towns and villages, its fine food and its unique atmosphere. The route ends at the Loire’s Atlantic estuary.

800 Length of course
 

Carte de La loire à Vélo de Nevers à Saint-Brevin

 

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The sections from La Loire à Vélo

  • La Loire à Vélo from Cuffy to Briare

    La Loire à Vélo from Cuffy to Briare picto itineraire [130 km]

    Nevers > Cuffy > Marseilles-lès-Aubigny > La Charité-sur-Loire > Pouilly-sur-Loire > Sancerre > Beaulieu-sur-Loire > Briare
    • Family from Nevers to Cuffy and from Cuffy to Marseilles-lès-Aubigny and from Marseilles-lès-Aubigny to La Charité-sur-Loire and from La Charité-sur-Loire to Pouilly-sur-Loire and from Beaulieu-sur-Loire to Briare
    • Intermediate from Pouilly-sur-Loire to Sancerre and from Sancerre to Beaulieu-sur-Loire

    This EuroVelo 6 section, also on the Tour de Bourgogne à Vélo route, starts in the city of Nevers, then heads to the Cher county and Cuffy, official starting point of the Loire à Vélo route. Follow the Loire and parallel Canal Latéral along this superb stretch linking Burgundy to the Loire Valley. The luminous Loire is wild in parts, more generous in others, with prestigious vineyards along its banks, as well as historic mariners’ towns, plus there’s the Val de Loire Nature Reserve. The way is easy, a delight for fans of culture and local produce.

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  • La Loire à Vélo from Briare to Orléans

    La Loire à Vélo from Briare to Orléans picto itineraire [100 km]

    Briare > Gien > Sully-sur-Loire > Germiny-des-Prés > Jargeau > Orléans
    • Family from Germiny-des-Prés to Jargeau and from Jargeau to Orléans
    • Intermediate from Briare to Gien and from Gien to Sully-sur-Loire and from Sully-sur-Loire to Germiny-des-Prés

    Briare, a town crisscrossed by waterways, is establishing itself as a major crossroads of cycle routes in the French region of Centre Val de Loire. With its famous canal-bridge partly built by Eiffel, it also offers a splendid gateway into the official stretch of the Loire Valley (beginning at nearby Sully-sur-Loire) designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • La Loire à Vélo from Orléans to Blois

    La Loire à Vélo from Orléans to Blois picto itineraire [73 km]

    Orléans > St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin > Beaugency > Muides-sur-Loire > Blois
    • Family from Orléans to St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin and from St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin to Beaugency and from Beaugency to Muides-sur-Loire and from Muides-sur-Loire to Blois

    This section shared by the EuroVelo 6 and Loire à Vélo cycle routes meanders through spots reflecting the Loire’s long-established riverine civilization. You’ll see how closely so many villages are tied to the Loire via their bridges, former trading quays and typically elegant buildings. This is a joy of a section for cyclists, with the architectural fireworks of some of Europe’s most spectacular châteaux also close by. The cycling proves as easy as it is exceptional.

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  • La Loire à vélo from Blois to Tours

    La Loire à vélo from Blois to Tours picto itineraire [78 km]

    Blois > Chaumont-sur-Loire > Amboise > Montlouis-sur-Loire > Tours
    • Family from Blois to Chaumont-sur-Loire and from Chaumont-sur-Loire to Amboise and from Amboise to Montlouis-sur-Loire and from Montlouis-sur-Loire to Tours

    You’ve entered the part of the Loire known as France’s Valley of the Kings, with many famed châteaux between Blois and Tours, both cities where the French court refined the art of living. Each castle bears the imprint of royal happenings. These emblematic lordly dwellings call for your visit along this majestic stretch, a major part of the Loire à Vélo cycle route.

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  • La Loire à Vélo from Tours to Saumur

    La Loire à Vélo from Tours to Saumur picto itineraire [81 km]

    Tours > Villandry > Rigny-Ussé > Candes-St-Martin > Saumur
    • Family from Tours to Villandry and from Villandry to Rigny-Ussé
    • Intermediate from Rigny-Ussé to Candes-St-Martin and from Candes-St-Martin to Saumur

    This EuroVelo 6 section, also part of the Loire à Vélo route, follows the mighty Loire, lined with varied vineyards, each with its own microclimate, linked to the confluences where the Cher, Indre and Vienne rivers join the Loire. Before entering Anjou, you cross the western part of Touraine, ‘The Garden of France’, both counties renowned for their quintessentially French attractions, including the local produce, and for French literary geniuses Rabelais, Ronsard and Balzac. An essential section with easy cycling.

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  • La Loire à Vélo from Saumur to Angers

    La Loire à Vélo from Saumur to Angers picto itineraire [64 km]

    Saumur > St-Rémy-la-Varenne > La Daguenière > Angers > Bouchemaine
    • Family from Saumur to St-Rémy-la-Varenne and from St-Rémy-la-Varenne to La Daguenière and from La Daguenière to Angers and from La Daguenière to Bouchemaine

    In Anjou, going from Saumur to Angers, this EuroVelo 6 section (also part of the Loire à Vélo route) offers an intense concentration of Loire delights, with its river islands, the vine-covered slopes around Saumur and subterranean caves put to many uses, including mushroom-growing, not forgetting the lovely Authion River. Plus, once a year, the area celebrates vintage style with panache. This section is unforgettable, the cycling easy.

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  • La Loire à Vélo from Angers to Nantes

    La Loire à Vélo from Angers to Nantes picto itineraire [107 km]

    Angers > Bouchemaine > Chalonnes-sur-Loire > St-Florent-le-Vieil > Champtoceaux > Mauves-sur-Loire > Nantes
    • Family from Angers to Bouchemaine and from Bouchemaine to Chalonnes-sur-Loire and from St-Florent-le-Vieil to Champtoceaux and from Champtoceaux to Mauves-sur-Loire and from Mauves-sur-Loire to Nantes
    • Intermediate from Chalonnes-sur-Loire to St-Florent-le-Vieil

    This EuroVelo 6 section, shared with the Loire à Vélo route, goes through western Anjou, with its many rivers and wetlands, then into the Pays Nantais and the great city of Nantes. After Ancenis, the Loire broadens, its valley widens and its fresh waters mix with salty Atlantic waters carried up on the tides. Around Nantes, market gardening and vines thrive. So too do major contemporary art installations in the landscape, thanks to the Estuaire project. The cycling is easy.

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  • Nantes > St-Brevin-les-Pins

    Nantes > St-Brevin-les-Pins picto itineraire [61.7 km]

    Nantes > Le Pellerin > Paimboeuf > St-Brevin-les-Pins
    • Family from Le Pellerin to Paimboeuf
    • Intermediate from Nantes to Le Pellerin and from Paimboeuf to St-Brevin-les-Pins

    The Vélodyssée and La Loire à Vélo share the route to the sea from Nantes. The majestic Loire estuary reveals oxbow lakes, wetlands, channels, a maritime canal, ports and an open-air art gallery with a Contemporary Estuary Exhibition. At Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, the air is filled with the aromatic scent of conifers, dunes and soft sandy beaches.

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