Nantes / Mauves Nantes by bike

Canals & intimate rivers
17,22 Km
1 h 08 min
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A perfect cycling outing for discovering the Loire’s banks, offering unbroken, unbeatable views of the great river. This scenic waterside trail is bathed in light and allows you to make the most of both riverbanks thanks to the layout of the Loire à Vélo cycle route. Tackle this outing with family or friends, enjoying a lovely stop at the summer waterside outdoor restaurants, or guinguettes, at Saint-Luce-sur-Loire (La Sablière) or Mauves-sur-Loire (Mauves Balnéaire). Return to town along the Levée de la Divatte.

Elevation of the stage

7 m 0 m

Waytypes of the stage

Cycle path: 3,86 km By road: 13,95 km

Surface of the stage

Lisse: 17,56 km Inconnu: 0,24 km

The route

Starting point: Nantes Tourisme, opposite the Château de Nantes.

A 34km-long cycling day out, following Loire à Vélo signposting. Outbound, follow the river’s north bank; returning, cycle along the south bank, going from Mauves sur Loire Bridge. You can cross the river via the separate cycle track over the Pont de Mauves (bridges) and return via the way you came. Discover: Mauves Balnéaire or La Sablière for a refreshing culinary pause.

Places at which to take special care
At the round-abouts along Quai Malakoff

Tourist Office

SNCF train services

  • Train stations at Nantes, Thouaré-sur-Loire and Mauves-sur-Loire: regional TER and Interloire services accept bikes on board.

Don't miss

  • Nantes: the new Malakoff Quarter and Tabarly Bridge
  • Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire: île Clémentine, an island with a summer outdoor restaurant, or guinguette, La Sablière 
  • Thouaré: the Loire banks  
  • Mauves-sur-Loire: the port with its slipway; Mauves Balnéaire
  • La Chapelle Basse-Mer: the miniature port and La Divatte

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