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Loir Valley by Bike Cycle Route

Touring cyclist in Angers
31.0 km
Touring cyclist
2h 30min
Easy
  • The Loir Valley by Bike Cycle Route is 320 kilometres long. It starts at the source of the Loir (in Saint-Eman in Eure-et-Loir) and terminates in Angers where it intersects with two major long-distance cycle routes, the Loire à Vélo and the Vélo Francette. From Angers, you can follow a temporary itinerary which is waymarked as far as Villevêque, passing through a section of the Lower Anjou Valleys wetlands area.     

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    Good to knowthe Rochefoulques ferry on the Loir...

    The Loir Valley by Bike Cycle Route is 320 kilometres long. It starts at the source of the Loir (in Saint-Eman in Eure-et-Loir) and terminates in Angers where it intersects with two major long-distance cycle routes, the Loire à Vélo and the Vélo Francette. From Angers, you can follow a temporary itinerary which is waymarked as far as Villevêque, passing through a section of the Lower Anjou Valleys wetlands area.     

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    Good to knowthe Rochefoulques ferry on the Loir between Villevêque and Soucelles has been accessible since early April. 
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    Highlights in the area:                                                                                   
    - The watermill experience L’Engrenage: This 800-year-old mill on the banks of the Loire produces electricity for the village of Villevêque (a sub-commune of Rives-du-Loir-en-Anjou).
    - The NOV ART contemporary arts route in the streets and parks of Rives-du-Loir-en-Anjou, from June to August.
    - The educational marsh in Briollay where you can see all the plant varieties found in the Lower Anjou Valleys.
    - A drink at one of the riverside cafés or restaurants on the banks of the Loir, Sarthe or Mayenne.
    - A rest under the trees at the picnic area on the banks of the Mayenne in Cantenay-Épinard.
    - Helping the ferry man pull the cable ferry across the Mayenne to the car-free island of Saint-Aubin.

    Download the instructions for the route.

    You can also find this route on the map Angers by bike.

  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)