Alençon / St-Léonard-des-Bois Sarthe by bike

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33,18 Km
2 h 12 min
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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 the Sarthe River and into the Alpes Mancelles. The way goes through delightful wooded, hilly parts, via charming villages such as Gesnes-le-Gandelin and Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei before reaching Saint-Léonard-des-Bois, below heights offering splendid views of the Sarthe Valley.
315 m 286 m

The route

From Alençon’s basilica, pass under the D 438 road, going by the Sarthe River, then take the Chemin de la Fuie right of the bridge. Continue on for 600 metres, then follow signs for Perseigne. Next, follow signs indicating Chartres/Orléans, using the cycle lane beside the D 955 road. After the railway line, look out for the signposts for the V44. Take care along the D 166 bis road. Arriving at Arçonnay, there’s a useful cycle lane. Then you’re on quiet roads, but with quite significant slopes.


Train station at Alençon 
Ligne TER : Caen – Alençon – Le Mans – Tours
Ligne TGV/TER: Alençon – Le Mans – Paris

Tourist Information

Office de Tourisme des Alpes Mancelles
Tel: 02 43 33 28 04

Dont's miss

Alençon - Gesnes-le-Gandelin et Moulins-le-Carbonnel - Saint- Céneri-le- Gérei - Jardins de la Mansonnière - Saint-Léonard-des-Bois

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