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St-Léonard-des-Bois / Beaumont-sur-Sarthe La Vélobuissonnière

33,05 Km
2 h 06 min
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St-Léonard-des-Bois / Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
St-Léonard-des-Bois
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
At Saint-Léonard-des-Bois, take the time to drink in the beautiful landscapes. If you’re running out of steam, fuel up on the terrace of a “gastrobistro”, where you will find good food and a friendly welcome. Freewheel down to Fresnay-sur-Sarthe, into the mysterious atmosphere of this former walled town with its ruined castle and narrow lanes. Seek out a quiet spot by the River Sarthe, which runs through the town, and dip your feet in the water to cool off before you continue your ride through the countryside. Deserve a treat? Stop off at the Quincaillerie Café in Sougé-le-Ganelon for a coffee and, while you’re there, taste some of the local specialities. With your energy levels restored, head on to Beaumont-sur-Sarthe, a medieval town that will take you back through the centuries. Don’t miss the stunning view of the ruined castle from the Romanesque bridge over the River Sarthe.
392 m 345 m

The route

The route is along quiet roads, but steep slopes, notably after Saint-Léonard-des-Bois, mean there are some difficult stretches. The V44 cycle route is well signposted, taking you along county roads and quiet country lanes. Take care on the D 21 road leaving Fresnay-sur-Sarthe. After Saint-Aubin-de-Locquenay, be prepared for a steep slope lasting 1.5km.

Bus

Réseau Aléop :

  • Ligne 204 : Alençon – Fresnay-sur-Sarthe
  • Ligne 210 : Fresnay-sur-Sarthe – Le Mans

Tourist Information

 

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Markets

Fresnay sur Sarthe : Wednesday and saturday morning.
Beaumont sur Sarthe : Every tuesday morning at place des Halles.

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