In the vineyards, Canals & intimate rivers
8,81 Km
38 min
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8,81 km cycling route from Angers to Bouchemaine

In the heart of Anjou, this Loire à Vélo stage goes from opposite Angers’s central castle out via the green setting of the Lac de Maine. This urban stage is startling, avoiding motorized traffic, taking you through parkland and alongside the Maine River. Bouchemaine is great for a stop, for its typical quayside restaurants or a picnic beside the Loire.

Elevation of the stage

29 m 0 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 7,86 km By road: 0,95 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 0,95 km Rugueux: 0,06 km Inconnu: 7,80 km


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.

Don’t miss

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

Link routes and alternatives to this stage

This stage includes 1 liaison (purple on the map)
Liaison 1
GPX track

Accommodation on the stage

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