La Loire à Vélo cycle route
Treat yourself to a weekend break or a holiday along « La Loire à Vélo » cycle route ! A unique trail through the Valley of the Kings alongside what is often called the last untamed river in Europe.
A lovely cycle ride to discover the Châteaux de la Loire
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.
Different ways to use ‘La Loire à Vélo’
A HOLIDAY NEAR LA LOIRE A VELO :
This is a great idea for families where you stay in a gite for a weekend, a few days or a week and go on short cycle trips. There are short circuits for a day out visiting one or two châteaux along the way and stopping off in a pretty little village. Maps are available to help you plan your rides.
It is easy to hire bikes in the area if you don’t want to bring your own.
Complete your Loire à Vélo trip by using the Indre à Vélo cycle route too. This 200km route along country roads takes you from Azay-le-Rideau in Touraine to Jeu-les-Bois in Indre, through idyllic countryside and past historic sites including the Château de Chenonceau. There are also numerous circular tours from villages lasting a few hours : Langeais, Rillé, Loches, Bourgueil, Bréhémont, Richelieu, Gizeux, Chédigny, Chenonceau and many others.
Our selection of accommodations
in CINQ MARS LA PILE - Indre-et-Loire
in CIVRAY DE TOURAINE - Indre-et-Loire
Les Prairies de Noizay
in NOIZAY - Indre-et-Loire
Our new accommodations
in MANTHELAN - Indre-et-Loire
in TOURS - Indre-et-Loire
LE CASTEL DE BREHEMONT
in BREHEMONT - Indre-et-Loire