Château-Gontier – Châteaubriant

Old railway
Short trip
70 Km
I begin / Family
A (short) journey from the Mayenne valley to the medieval city of Châteaubriant, through bocage landscapes between Mayenne, Anjou and Loire-Atlantique. Following an old railroad line, this cycling itinerary entirely on greenways takes you past picturesque villages and small working-class towns. Halfway along, the "Mine Bleue" invites you to descend into the heart of an old slate mine. The trail then continues, punctuated by numerous medieval discoveries... It's an easy, car-free route, accessible to all!

Elevation of the route

112 m 151 m

Waytypes of the cycle route

Cycle path: 67,97 km By road: 0,81 km

Surface of the cycle route

Lisse: 11,07 km Rugueux: 20,10 km Inconnu: 37,61 km

70 km greenway between Château-Gontier and Châteaubriant

Route signposting and layout

The Château Gontier - Châteaubriant route is almost entirely laid out as a greenway.

Train stations

Châteaubriant station (direct "tram-train" link to Nantes - 1h10)

Connected routes

La Vélo Francette in Château-Gontier: see the stage

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18,07 Km
Old railway
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