Waytypes of the stage
From Angers, follow signs indicating « Vers La Loire à Vélo par Bouchemaine ». From Bouchemaine, use the Loire à Vélo signs.
Link to the Layon Aubance cycle route at the level of Les Ponts-de-Cé.
SNCF train services
Angers train station: TGV high-speed services and TER regional services, line 5 Nantes > Angers > Tours > Orléans
St-Mathurin-sur-Loire train station: TER regional services, line 19 Angers > Saumur > Tours
Take care as you need to operate the chain ferry over the Authion yourself and be aware that it is only operational from April to the start of November. When the ferry cannot be used, follow the signs for the alternative route.
Angers: château and medieval Apocalypse Tapestries; Musée de la Tapisserie Contemporaine Jean-Lurçat; Musée des Beaux-Arts; Collégiale Saint-Martin, turned into a museum of religious artefacts; Terra Botanica (park on the theme of plants); river port
Bouchemaine: the quays along the Maine, leading to the river’s estuary with the Loire
Ste-Gemmes-sur-Loire: the Ile aux Chevaux island, with its protected environment, and two gardens, the Jardin du Presbytère and Jardin Méditerranéen
Les Ponts-de-Cé: the castle keep
St-Mathurin-sur-Loire: Maison de Loire en Anjou, presenting the Loire in Anjou, its flora, fauna and people