Chalonnes-sur-Loire / St-Florent-le-Vieil La Loire à Vélo - Loire Valley by bike
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
On the Ile de Chalonnes, on quiet roads through these historic parts. From Montjean-sur-Loire, the route goes on levées used by very few cars. From Ingrandes to St-Florent the D 210 road does have quite a lot of traffic.
At Ingrandes, cross the bridge onto the north bank of the Loire to reach the village with its train stop.
Railway station - SNCF
Ingrandes train stop (automatic ticket machine): TER regional trains serving Angers, Tours, Orléans and Nantes.
Île de Chalonnes: one of the largest islands on the Loire, inhabited by man since prehistoric times. Typical Loire dwellings to admire.
Chalonnes-sur-Loire: the remarkable Château de Candais; St Pierre Tower
Montjean-sur-Loire: it’s worth the very steep climb up to the village to admire the glorious panorama across the Loire Valley; try a boat trip out on the Loire – choose from La Ligériade II, La Montjeannaise or Le Balbuzard
Ingrandes: once an important port on the Loire, with toll, but known for its salt smuggling to avoid the gabelle, or salt tax
St-Florent-le-Vieil: in former times, with a gabelle (salt tax) toll; Mont Glonne abbey church, with tremendous views down on the Loire from its terrace; museum of local history and of the anti-Republican Revolutionary Guerres de Vendée
- Chalonnes-sur-Loire: Tuesday and Saturday morning
- Montjean-sur-Loire: Thursday morning
- Ingrandes: Friday morning
- St-Florent-le-Vieil: Friday afternoon
Tourist Information centres
- Chalonnes-sur-Loire: +33(0)2 41 78 26 21
- Montjean-sur-Loire: +33(0)2 41 39 07 10
- Ingrandes: +33(0)2 41 39 29 06
- St-Florent-le-Vieil: +33(0)2 41 72 62 32