Vignoble et vallée du Thouet

Nature & small heritage
64,25 Km
4 h 16 min
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64,25 km cycling loop from Saumur

Taking you from the Loire to the Thouet Valley, this circuit passes by amazing subterranean sights in the Sud Saumurois area. Visit the Troglodytes de la Sablière, its caves concealing elaborate carvings in the rock, or the Bioparc de Doué la Fontaine, the world’s only subterranean zoo! Continue through fine vineyards to sleepy Le Puy-Notre-Dame, with a grand church. The Thouet Valley, its limestone villages and the fortified town of Montreuil Bellay crowned by a medieval castle count among other sights to relish on this 2 to 3 day trip.
166 m 165 m

The route

This cycling circuit is signposted, taking you along small country roads with only light traffic. There are a few slopes to tackle. We advise you count at least 2 days to complete this circuit.

Between Montreuil-Bellay and Saumur, this circuit shares the way with the Vélo Francette cycle route. At Saumur, you can join the Loire à Vélo cycle route.

Railway station SNCF

  • Saumur
  • Montreuil Bellay

Offices de Tourisme

Tel : +332 41 40 20 60

Tel : +332 41 59 20 49

Tel : +332 41 51 84 14

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