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15,85 Km
1 h 03 min
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15,85 km cycling route from Beaugency to Muides-sur-Loire

The contrast between the picturesque old Loire-side villages and the electricity power station at St-Laurent-des-Eaux shows how important the Loire has been for so many human activities, past and present. A lovely cycle path runs beside the river from Tavers to Avaray, offering a flat, easy stretch as you approach the Pays des Châteaux tourist area with its famed castles around Chambord and Blois.

Elevation of the stage

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Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 4,59 km By road: 11,26 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 15,01 km Accidenté: 0,01 km Inconnu: 0,82 km


The route alternates between sections of greenway and shared roads, often going along the raised Loire-side levée. From Muides Bridge, there’s a link to the train station at Mer. It’s worth taking the short detour to see the old village of Tavers.

Railway Station - SNCF

Beaugency train station
Mer train station (linked to the main cycle route via a stretch along the D 112 road)

Don’t miss

Beaugency: with beautiful historic streets and monuments, including the major Notre-Dame Abbey and the Château Dunois, plus a stunning medieval bridge across the Loire

Tavers: a lovely tranquil village; neolithic dolmens
Lestiou: a pretty washhouse
Avaray: for château and church.


  • Beaugency : Saturday all day
  • Mer : Thursday afternoon

Tourist Information centre

  • Beaugency : +33(0)2 38 44 54 42
  • Muides-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 54 87 58 36

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