In the vineyards, Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
29,13 Km
2 h 01 min
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Le Lion-d'Angers
Angers
After the picture-postcard equestrian grounds at L’Isle Briand, with its château and national stud farm, plus the Mayenne and Oudon confluence, you cross the low-lying ends of several river valleys that form one of the most exceptional areas of wetland in Europe, going right up to Angers, a famed historic Plantagenet city. Up to that town’s Pont Jean Moulin bridge, the rural atmosphere remains almost untouched.
222.64 m 242.33 m

Cycle route

You follow the towpath beside the Oudon, then the Mayenne, up to the bridge at Grez-Neuville. A dedicated section from Le Lion d'Angers to the entrance to Angers along the river, with a narrower section at the foot of the Montreuil-Juigné hillside.
At the Montreuil-Juigné campsite, a variant allows access to the Terra Botanica plant park and leads to Angers by taking an old railway track.
Caution is recommended at the junction of RD 107, at Cantenay-Epinard.

Links

Link to Cantenay-Epinard bike's area.

Just before reaching the ferry crossing at L’île St-Aubin, a bit north of Angers, a small road enables you to head directly from the towpath to the major family-oriented plant-life theme and adventure park, Terra Botanica.

Tourist Offices

SNCF train services

Angers train station: TGV high-speed services and TER regional services, line 5 Nantes > Angers > Tours > Orléans
Line 19 Angers > Saumur > Tours
Line 29 Laval > Angers

Don’t miss

Le Lion-d’Angers: home to the reputed national stud farm and hippodrome of L’Isle-Briand
Grez-Neuville: river port; large mill and lake; St-Martin de Vertou Church
Port-Albert: traditional riverside summer restaurant, or guinguette
Île St-Aubin: small ferry and exhibition on the local wetlands at the traditional, restored Maison de l’île
Angerschâteau 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

They did it!

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Cycle path
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