Waytypes of the stage
On the north bank, you take the raised levée between Muides-sur-Loire Bridge and Blois: Pays des Châteaux Cycling Circuit 12: Following the course of the Loire.
At Muides-sur-Loire’s bridge, cross to the south bank, and from St-Dyé follow the Loire towpath up to Blois : Pays des Châteaux Cycling Circuit 12: Following the course of the Loire.
Another route leads to Blois via St-Dyé and via the great Château de Chambord: Pays des Châteaux Cycling Circuit 9: Between Blois and Chambord.
Railway station - SNCF
Mer train station
Ménars stop (automatic ticket machine)
Blois train station: on average, 10 trains per day allow bikes on board, either going towards Tours or towards Orléans and Paris (note that there are steps to negotiate).
Herbilly: an old hamlet
Suèvres: the picturesque village, St Lubin Church, the mill
St-Dyé-sur-Loire: the historic port that served the Château de Chambord, with remarkable basilica, old streets, and its Maison de la Loire (with exhibitions and events about the Loire)
Ménars: Ancien Régime château beside the Loire, once owned by Madame de Pompadour, King Louis XV’s infamous mistress (private castle, but visible from the Loire)
Blois: historic quarters marked by stairways (degrés); the grand churches of St Vincent and St Nicholas; an exceptional château; the Maison de la Magie (with exhibitions and events on magic); Beauvoir Tower.
- Mer : Thursday afternoonjeudi après-midi.
- Blois : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Tourist Information centre
- Muides-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 54 87 58 36
- St-Dyé-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 54 81 65 45
- Chambord : +33(0)2 54 33 39 16
- Blois : +33(0)2 54 90 41 41