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St-Rémy-la-Varenne / la Daguenière La Loire à Vélo - Loire Valley by bike

French rivers
12,91 Km
53 min
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St-Rémy-la-Varenne / la Daguenière
St-Rémy-la-Varenne
la Daguenière
For this Loire à Vélo stage, cross to the Loire’s north bank through Anjou, cycling through former marshes turned into rich agricultural lands in medieval times, when the raised levées were built. Pick up local produce on the way! At La Daguenière, either head for Anjou’s capital city, Angers, via Trélazé’s former open slate mines, or follow the Loire to the dramatic confluence with the Maine River at Bouchemaine.
72.82 m 64.34 m

Route

Via small roads, and sometimes tracks, on this stage sticking mainly to agricultural plains. Take care on the Loire bridge at St-Rémy-la-Varenne. The routes into Angers are remarkable, whether you go via the former slate mines of Trélazé or the Loire-side Levée de la Belle Poule. Make the most of the many little tracks leading down to the Loire to appreciate the particularly broad, magnificent stretches of the river in these parts.

Railway station - SNCF

St-Mathurin and La Bohalle train stations: 2 trains per day, on average, allow bikes, going west to Angers and Nantes, or east to Tours and Orléans.

St-Rémy-la-Varenne: with an historic Benedictine priory; boat trips possible on board the Loire de Lumière.
Les Rosiers-sur-Loire: it’s worth crossing the bridge over the Loire to explore this lively riverside village.

Markets

  • Les Ponts-de-Cé: Friday morning
  • Angers: every days except Monday 

Tourist Information centre

  • St-Mathurin-sur-Loire: +33(0)2 41 57 01 82
  • Angers: +33(0)2 41 23 50 00

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