Until the route continues to be laid out further upstream along the Loire, start your Véloire journey from Montrond station. This stage leads you, in the main, along minor roads that are safe, with few slopes. The route is signposted Véloire. Take care crossing the towns, notably Feurs on market days (Tuesdays and Saturdays). This stage ends at the centre of the little town of Balbigny.
Link for the future
A cycle route called ‘La Coulée Verte’ at Montrond should be linked to the Véloire cycle route in due course.
SNCF train stations
- Stations at Montrond les Bains, Feurs and Balbigny
- Montrond-les-Bains: the thermal spa resort; the castle fortress, home to a postal museum; Les Iléades (spa centre); JOA Casino.
- Feurs: the racecourse with its horse-racing calendar; the archaeological museum.
- Close to the route – Ecopole du Forez: a fine bird observatory and visitor centre introducing you to the largest ornithological reserve in the county of the Loire