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Loire River and Authion Marshes Circuit

Touring cyclist in Loire-Authion
44.0 km
Touring cyclist
2h 30min
Easy
  • Starting in Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire, the Loire River and Authion Marshes Circuit takes you on 44-kilometre ride through the horticultural valley of Angers and charming traditional villages along the Loire.

    Don’t miss:

    • The horticultural valley of Angers with its orchards and fields of flowers and vegetables protected by the Levée de la Loire river embankment.
    • The charming village of Le Thoureil - the quayside lined with smart houses and flower-filled terraces makes a nice place for a...

    Starting in Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire, the Loire River and Authion Marshes Circuit takes you on 44-kilometre ride through the horticultural valley of Angers and charming traditional villages along the Loire.

    Don’t miss:

    • The horticultural valley of Angers with its orchards and fields of flowers and vegetables protected by the Levée de la Loire river embankment.
    • The charming village of Le Thoureil - the quayside lined with smart houses and flower-filled terraces makes a nice place for a stroll.
    • The bell towers along the GR3 hiking trail that served as navigation landmarks (nicknamed “the lighthouses of the Loire”), up to the church of Gennes-Val-de-Loire.

    This route is also featured on the Angers by bike map. 

    For more information about cycle touring in the area, visit Angers Tourist Office and take advantage of it Bike Concierge Service.

Points of interest
2 Loire Odyssée : Centre de découverte
3 Loire Odyssée : Balades en Loire
4 Galerie Hors-Champ