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Sarthe by bike

Castles & Monuments, Nature & small heritage
250 Km
10 PHOTOS
Alençon
Saumur
Linking the towns of Alençon and Le Mans, the V44 cycle route of La Sarthe à Vélo offers two options on quiet roads between Alençon and Beaumont-sur-Sarthe. Combining the two makes for a lovely loop. The eastern route crosses the hilly Alpes Mancelles area with its charming villages by the Sarthe River. The western one goes through the Saosnois area via Mamers and Perseigne Forest.

Signposting and state of the itinerary

Itinerary mostly signposted and rideable on shared lanes with few traffic.

Services and accomodations Accueil Vélo ("Cyclists Welcome") for cycling in Sarthe

Nearly 30 accomodations (campings, hotels, lodges, guest houses) "Accueil Vélo" ("Cyclists Welcome") are located at less than 5km away from the itinerary and they guarantee quality services for cyclists such as a closed garage for example. We strongly advise to book your accomodations in advance (including campings), especially in touristic areas.

Trains and public transports alongside Sarthe by bicycle

Long-time parkings on the itinerary

33,18 Km
Alençon / St-Léonard-des-Bois
Nature & small heritage
I cycle a lot

Alençon / St-Léonard-des-Bois

Leaving Alençon, a town just in the southern Norman county of Orne, the V44 cycle route takes you along quiet roads by [...]

45,97 Km
Beaumont-sur-Sarthe / Le Mans
Nature & small heritage
I cycle often

Beaumont-sur-Sarthe / Le Mans

This stage of the V44 cycle route also acts as a link between the northern and southern loops of the greater La Sarthe [...]

28,58 Km
Le Mans / La Suze-sur-Sarthe
Castles & Monuments
I cycle often

Le Mans / La Suze-sur-Sarthe

Rejoin the V44 cycle route after the Sarthe’s confluence with the Huisne River. Leaving the city of Le Mans, a [...]

34,93 Km
La Suze-sur-Sarthe / La Flèche
Canals & intimate rivers
I cycle often

La Suze-sur-Sarthe / La Flèche

At La Suze-sur-Sarthe, you leave the banks of the Sarthe River for a time to cross the nearby woods and countryside. On [...]

20,95 Km
La Flèche / Baugé
Nature & small heritage
I cycle often

La Flèche / Baugé

This stage of the Sarthe by bike follows a beautiful greenway on the old railway line linking the Sarthe to Anjou. The [...]

48,56 Km
La Flèche / Saumur
Nature & small heritage
I cycle often

La Flèche / Saumur

The rehabilitated old railway line continues south of Baugé through the village of Cuon and the small town of Longué. [...]

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