Cycle into the royal Eure Valley from Rambouillet (southwest of Paris). Continue southwest to reach the Loir Valley, with its charming riverside villages. This cyclists’ pilgrimage continues through gently undulating parts, in a rural, country setting typical of the region. Between IIlliers-Combray and Montoire-sur-le-Loir the route doubles as the Vallée du Loir cycle route.
At Montoire-sur-le-Loir, the Saint-Jacques à Vélo route splits from the Loir River to head due south, towards Tours and the mighty Loire River.
Elevation of the route
Waytypes of the cycle route
Surface of the cycle route
Saint-Jacques by bike : on the tracks of the pilgrims of Compostela
Signposting and route state
Saint-Jacques by bike is a cycle route that partly shares its route with La Véloscénie (on the Rambouillet - Illiers-Combray portion) and with Vallée du Loir à vélo (on the Illiers-Combray - Montoire-sur-le-Loir portion).
The vast majority of the route is developed on shared lanes with low traffic density.
Trains and transport along Saint-Jacques by bike
You can easily access the Saint-Jacques by bike itinerary from Paris and many trains also provide connections between different stages of the route.
- TGV Line Paris - Tours
- Intercity line Paris / Chartres / Le Mans : several stops between Paris and Chartres
- Intercity line Paris / Châteaudun / Vendôme / Tours : several stops betwee Châteaudun and Vendôme
- TER train line Paris / Chartres / Le Mans : several stops betwee Paris and Chartres
- TER train line Paris / Chartres / Droué : stop at Illiers-Combray