Waytypes of the stage
Beautiful greenway along the west bank of the Maine. Some stretches are narrow alongside the river, but the route is accessible to all.
Railway station - SNCF
Bouchemaine train stop: local TER trains only.
Angers train station: many regional TER trains allow you to carry your bike, for example to and from Orléans, Tours, Nantes or Le Croisic.
The TGV Atlantique high-speed trains between Paris, Le Mans, Nantes and Le Croisic have some spaces for bikes, which you must reserve in advance.
Angers: a remarkable historic city with a great cultural life, linked in part to its universities and theatres; stunning medieval religious buildings; an exceptional castle, home to a great medieval work, the Tapestry of the Apocalypse; the splendid medieval St Jean Hospital, housing Lurçat’s 20th-century Apocalpyse Tapestries; many excellent museums, including the rich Fine Arts Museum; exciting new quarters by the Maine River…
Bouchemaine: just southwest of Angers, at the confluence of the Maine and Loire rivers, with one of the most spectacular river views in the Loire Valley; elegant quay-side houses; the old fishermen’s and mariners’ quarter of La Pointe, with little restaurants.
Tourist Information Centres
- Angers: +33(0)2 41 23 50 00
- Bouchemaine: +33(0)2 41 22 20 00