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St-Florent-le-Vieil / Champtoceaux La Loire à Vélo - Loire Valley by bike

French rivers, Panoramas
23,82 Km
1 h 35 min
St-Florent-le-Vieil / Champtoceaux
St-Florent-le-Vieil
Champtoceaux
From Mont Glonne, at the top of St-Florent-le-Vieil, with its great views of the Loire Valley, this Loire à Vélo stage goes on to Champtoceaux, an historic fortified site with further tremendous river views, standing on Anjou’s frontier with the Pays d’Ancenis on the north bank. It’s worth conquering the heights of St-Florent and Champtoceaux for the panoramas! The route is along quiet roads and greenways.
145.31 m 147.64 m

Route

On quiet roads, plus with some lovely stretches on tracks or on new greenways.
At Notre-Dame-du-Marillais (with a lovely view of the church), turn right just after the bridge over the Èvre River to then get on the greenway there.

Links

Link to the Musée Joachim-du-Bellay (literary museum) at Liré
At Ancenis, a link is signposted to the SNCF train station there
At Oudon’s bridge: be aware of the steep 1km-long slope up to the village of Champtoceaux.

Railway station - SNCF

Ancenis train station: TER regional trains serving Nantes, Angers, Tours and Orléans.

Don’t miss

Le Marillais: the historic village; Notre-Dame Church.
Ancenis: the château; the Ursuline Convent; St Pierre Church; the old port and covered market; the Maison des Vins showcasing Loire wines.

Markets

  • St-Florent-le-Vieil: Friday afternoon
  • Ancenis: Thursday morning

Tourist Information centres

  • St-Florent-le-Vieil: +33(0)2 41 72 62 32
  • Ancenis: +33(0)2 40 83 07 44
  • Oudon: +33(0)2 40 83 80 04
  • Champtoceaux: +33(0)2 40 83 57 49

They did it!

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Cycle path
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By road
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Mountain bike itinerary
Provisional itinerary