La Loire à Vélo cycle route runs for 900km along traffic-free greenways (voies vertes) and adapted minor roads following the River Loire from Cuffy (near Nevers) to Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (Loire-Atlantique). It goes through Val de Loire, six départements (Cher, Loiret, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique) and six large towns and cities (Orléans, Blois, Tours, Saumur, Angers and Nantes).
It is a wonderful outdoor experience which enables you to discover the Loire and its surroundings : long, deserted beaches, huge sandbanks, tiny river ports and some of the Châteaux de la Loire…
Your trip takes you through historic character towns and villages like Amboise, Tours, Chinon, Rigny-Ussé, Bréhémont and Candes-Saint-Martin. The Loire is also rich in wildlife including terns, grebes, ospreys, grey herons, beavers and, of course, lots of fish.
Valley of Kings and Garden of France, most of the Val de Loire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and exploring it along La Loire à Vélo allows you to see all aspects of the river’s beauty. Follow the cycle route along the river with its banks, islands, towns, villages and châteaux, stopping off to visit places or have a meal while enjoying the scenery which changes as the day goes by.