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‘La Loire à Vélo’: a continuous cycle track which starts at Cuffy in the Cher and finishes at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, at the edge of the ocean in Loire-Atlantique.
This route, the best of its kind, puts all the heritage, food & wine of the ‘Valley of Wonders’ at your feet (or more appropriately wheels). Today, ‘La Loire à Vélo’ is a holiday ‘must-do’!
‘La Loire à Vélo’ is a dream itinerary for all fans of cycling and getting close to nature. It is the perfect trip to enjoy with your partner, as a family or in the company of friends.
The route, which is well marked and safe, takes you through the Loire Valley revealing all its treasures – exceptional surroundings, châteaux, gourmet restaurants and vineyards. You have unrestricted views of magnificent Loire landscapes which make up this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 800 km to explore!
You can pedal at your leisure while marvelling at the beautiful natural scenery and the Loire Valley’s finest treasures. Designated itineraries mark out cycle tracks, greenways (40% of the route), and the meandering country roads are all yours to enjoy. There are not too many ‘ups and downs’, so the journey is comfortable, whatever your level of expertise. And you can choose your pace, whether you want a short escape ‘away from it all’ or you want to spend all your holiday on 2 wheels.
To help you with your plans, ‘La Loire à Vélo’ puts a whole range of exclusive services at your disposal, designed to ensure your safety and well-being as a ‘cyclotourist’. Over 100 places offering cyclotourism accommodation. There are over 100 hotels, B&BS and campsites offering a special welcome to cyclotourists. Customised services include enclosed parking areas and repair equipment. And, in order to lighten the load, it is possible to arrange transfer of your baggage from one stop-off point to the next.
> Download the free 'Loire à vélo' guide in English .
> Further information about the 'Loire à Vélo' cycle route .