Waytypes of the stage
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