Canals & intimate rivers
2 h 12 min
I cycle often
At La Suze-sur-Sarthe, there’s no forgetting the close connection between the Vélobuissonnière® and our local rivers. Take to the water once again in a canoe or kayak, or on a stand-up paddle board. Or, pile into a pedalo – great family fun! If you’re really brave, try electric surfing on an eFoil and fly above the water! If that all sounds a bit too energetic, simply relax at the water sports centre with an aperitif and a platter of cured sausage. By now, your bike will be beckoning, so hop back on and head for Malicorne-sur-Sarthe, which holds “Ville et Métiers d’Art” (arts and crafts towns) status in recognition of local earthenware expertise. You can admire the work of local artists at the Museum of Earthenware and Ceramics, and children can give their creativity free reign at special workshops. Buy a piece of traditional tableware at Faïencerie Bourg-Joly to use on special occasions, then have lunch in an authentic restaurant overlooking the River Sarthe. Afterwards, it’s on to La Flèche, through the leafy hills of the Loir Valley. And once you run out of energy, bed down for the night in your comfortable accommodation for a well-earned rest. The adventure continues tomorrow!
234 m 225 m
Waytypes of the stage
By road: 34,96 km
Along signposted, quiet country roads.
SNCF train services
Train at La Suze s/Sarthe et Noyen s/Sarthe
Line 21 Le Mans - Angers - Nantes
- Office de tourisme de la Vallée du Loir à La Flèche - Tel : 02 43 38 16 60
- Office de tourisme de la Vallée de la Sarthe à Malicorne - Tel : 02 43 95 00 60
La Suze-sur-Sarthe - La Flèche - Malicorne-sur-Sarthe