In the vineyards, French rivers
12,32 Km
49 min
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Champtoceaux
Mauves-sur-Loire
Welcome to the Basse-Loire, or Lower Loire and the county of Loire Atlantique. The importance of the Atlantic begins to be felt on this Loire à Vélo stage, as the ocean starts to exert more of an influence. The Loire islands, vine-covered slopes producing Muscadet wine and flat, very fertile market-gardening fields on the way to Nantes provide pleasingly varied landscapes. This Loire à Vélo stage proves interesting as well as easy.
73.12 m 78.48 m

Route

Alternating between quiet roads and tracks, with some lovely stretches on new greenways.
Some slopes to negotiate between Champtoceaux and La Varenne, crossing the vineyards of the Pays Nantais.

Alternative route

There’s a new route along the Loire’s south bank going from Mauves-sur-Loire’s bridge.

Railway stations - SNCF

Oudon and Mauves train stations: TER regional trains serving Nantes, Angers, Tours and Orléans.

Don’t miss

Oudon: with its striking octagonal Jean V Tower; hiking up Le Hâvre Valley as well as beside the Loire
Champtoceaux: the perched village (with panorama on the Loire); the lovely slope-side Champalud walk.

Tourist Information centres

  • Champtoceaux: +33(0)2 40 83 57 49
  • Nantes: +33(0)892 464 044

The best cycling holiday breaks

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They did it!

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