Greenway Ambrières-les-Vallées / La Chapelle-Anthenaise The Greenways of Mayenne

Old railway, Nature & small heritage
40,15 Km
2 h 40 min
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La Chapelle-Anthenaise

40,15 km cycling route from Ambrières-les-Vallées to La Chapelle-Anthenaise

Coming from the Orne in southern Normandy, join a 40km stretch of former railway line north of Ambrières-les-Vallées (a pretty village with three rivers running through it), at the place named La Boufferie. This greenway is well-surfaced, with a vélorail (a portion of former railway track tourists can now go along on specially adapted railway carts) running alongside it for a few kilometres. Crossing La Rosserie Viaduct, enjoy the views over the Mayenne River.

Elevation of the stage

149 m 122 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 40,15 km

Surface of the stage

Rugueux: 40,15 km

The route

Take particular care crossing the following roads: the D 23 just before Ambrières-les-Vallées; the N 12 a bit before Mayenne-town; the D 24 at the level of Commer.

Note the narrow stretch at the level of St-Loup-du-Gast, due to having to share the route with the vélorail. Look out for the educational panels along the stretch shared with the vélorail.

Leaving the greenway in Mayenne-town, the way is signposted for you to join the towpath easily –follow the signs for the Chemin de halage de la Mayenne. If you wish to head for Mayenne town centre, follow the signs indicating office de tourisme / halte fluviale. Otherwise, continue to La Chapelle-Anthenaise, the end point of this particular greenway.

There are kilometre markers along the greenway.

Picnic tables are set up along the way.

Accessing starting points along the greenway

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Accommodation on the stage

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