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Circuit of the Mayenne

Green Trails ,  Touring cyclist ,  Walking/pedestrian in Angers

26.0 km
Walking/pedestrian
6h 30min
Easy
26.0 km
Touring cyclist
2h
Easy
  • Angers’ urban community wants to take advantage of its exceptional situation as a crossroads of cycling routes to develop green loops highlighting its hydrographic network.
    The first loop is 9.2 kilometres long and links, since July 2017, Angers to Montreuil-Juigné by way of the botanical park Terra Botanica and Avrillé. This walking and cycling path used to be a railway line and is now restricted to bicycle tourists and hikers.

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    Important / change of route from March...

    Angers’ urban community wants to take advantage of its exceptional situation as a crossroads of cycling routes to develop green loops highlighting its hydrographic network.
    The first loop is 9.2 kilometres long and links, since July 2017, Angers to Montreuil-Juigné by way of the botanical park Terra Botanica and Avrillé. This walking and cycling path used to be a railway line and is now restricted to bicycle tourists and hikers.

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    Important / change of route from March 2021 : The bank of the towpath between the Belfroy mill and the Montreuil-Juigné municipal campsite has subsided. The towpath is closed to the public until further notice. 
    The Vélo Francette itinerary and the Mayenne loop are diverted on this section.
    Coming from Angers, you can follow the following itinerary: 

    • At the car park of the Belfroy mill, go up the lock path and then turn right onto the chemin du Bas des Vaux. 
    • Turn right on rue Émile Zola until the crossroads with rue Anatole France. Take this street and continue on rue du Président Kennedy until you reach the municipal campsite.
    • It is possible to walk along the rue du Président Kennedy by a path on the right up to the car park of the municipal swimming pool, then continue along the street up to the campsite.
    • Go down on the towpath at the campsite level.
    Important / Due to restrictions related to covid 19, access to the Saint-Aubin island ferry is prohibited to the public until 10 May 2021.
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    Good deal:
    - This walking and cycling path permits reaching safely the botanical park,Terra Botanica.
    - You can continue this trip by using the walking and cycling path La Vélo Francette that goes from Montreuil-Juigné to Angers by way of Cantenay-Épinard and Saint Aubin island.The circuit will be 26 km long then. 

    Download the map of great cycling routes and loops in and around Angers.