17,52 km cycling route from La Baule to St-Nazaire
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
Follow signs for Vélocéan. The way is along a mix of tracks and roads with only light traffic.
There’s a short stretch along a 10% gradient just before Pont Saillant.
Note that the end of the stage, going through the port areas of St-Nazaire, is not laid out yet.
It’s possible to join both the Loire à Vélo and Velodyssey cycle routes by taking a bus, Lila 17, taking you across the huge, magnificent Loire estuary bridge at Saint-Nazaire.
SNCF train services
- La Baule les Pins train station
- Pornichet train station
- St-Nazaire train station
Dissignac Neolithic tumulus; Le Bois Joalland Lake and landscaped park; St-Nazaire seafront, including the American monument (recalling the US soldiers who landed here to go to the Western Front at the end of the First World War); Escal’Atlantic, a stylish museum, set in Nazi submarine pens, but dedicated to St-Nazaire’s cruise-liner building; the startling contemporary art installations of the permanent exhibition, Estuaire, along the Loire Estuary.