Nature & small heritage
3 h 18 min
I cycle often
The last stage of the Vélobuissonnière®, heading to Saumur, is something special. Start with a ride through the Loire-Authion Valley, known for its horticulture. On the way, the green lane between Baugé and Cuon offers a great view of the unusual twisted bell tower at Vieil-Baugé Church. Stop off at Longué-Jumelles and visit the restored Hydronef Mill, with its modern, fun museum where you can learn all about the history of the site. Then, pedal on to Vivy and Les Monteaux Lake, which makes the perfect picnic spot. Sit peacefully and observe the local flora and fauna. The finish line of your trip is in Saumur, a Ville d’Art et d’Histoire®. A visit to Saumur Château is highly recommended. Set dramatically above the River Loire, it’s a classic fairy-tale castle. Another popular place to tour is the Cadre Noir, where French-style horse riding is taught and elevated to an art during breathtaking displays. The troglodyte houses carved into the tuffeau stone cliffs are also fascinating, with their unique network of underground tunnels. Round off this final day with some delicious local specialities, such as the famous fouée (a type of filled bread roll) or galipettes (stuffed mushrooms) washed down with a glass of something bubbly. To make your last night really special, book into a toue cabanée boat moored on the Loire and look back over the highlights of your Vélobuissonnière® adventure!
58 m 35 m
Crossing the city centre of Baugé, stabilised green lane to the entrance of Cuon, small marked roads to Saumur station.
- Office de Tourisme Baugeois Vallée à Baugé-en-Anjou - Tél : 02 41 89 18 07
- Office de tourisme Saumur Val de Loire - Tél : 02 41 40 20 60
Longué-Jumelles - Baugé-en-Anjou - Saumur