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.
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.
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