Greenway St-Berthevin (Laval) > Renazé The Greenways of Mayenne

Old railway, Canals & intimate rivers, Nature & small heritage
46,70 Km
3 h 06 min
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St-Berthevin (Laval)
Here you follow a former railway line built to link the towns of Laval and Nantes via Châteaubriant. Its straight-lined 44km have been transformed, with a compact, hardened surface now allowing for all manner of non-motorized transport. This greenway enables you to reach interesting tourist sites easily, like the wacky Musée Robert Tatin at Cossé-le-Vivien, the classic park and Château de Craon, and the Musée de l’Ardoise et de la Géologie (on local geology and slate-mining) at Renazé.

Elevation of the stage

196 m 165 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 46,13 km By road: 0,26 km

Surface of the stage

Rugueux: 45,68 km Inconnu: 0,72 km

The route

Go under the D 910 road using the underpass for cyclists. Once out of this short tunnel, signs indicate L’Huisserie in one direction, in the other, the continuation of the greenway towards Montigné-le-Brillant.

Take care crossing the D 22 road after Craon.

There are kilometre markers along the greenway.

Picnic tables are set up along the route.

Accessing starting points along the greenway

SNCF train services

Laval train station: TGV high-speed services and TER regional services, line 22 Le Mans > Laval > Rennes


  • Line N°28 Nantes > Laval
  • Line N°29 Angers > Laval
    Contact TER : 0 810 324 324
  • Bikes are allowed in the hold if there is room. The Transports Perrin bus company decides on an individual basis, so check in advance with the company: 02 99 47 42 42.
  • Line 1 Laval > Château-Gontier > Angers
  • Central contact for mobility access: 02 43 665 333 and Kéolis : 02 43 67 08 15

Don’t miss

  • Laval: the castle and its Musée d’Art Naïf, 02 43 53 39 89 ; the Lactopole André Besnier (a museum on milk production, also known as La Cité du Lait, in this, a major French milk-producing area), 02 43 59 51 90 ; further museums, river wash sheds, boat-hire companies and river cruises from the river port, 02 43 49 46 46
  • St-Berthevin: the grotto, or cave, where Jean Chouan, one of the most important anti-Revolutionary leaders of the Vendéen uprising of 1794, found refuge
  • Cossé-le-Vivien: the Robert Tatin Museum and gardens, with massive, wacky works of art by an extravagantly imaginative 20th-century artist, 02 43 98 78 89
  • Craon: a small historic town known for its 18th-century château with fine grounds and racecourse
  • Renazé: Musée de l’Ardoise et de la Géologie (on local slate-mining and geology) 02 43 06 45 38

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