Small train station and slate quarries

Touring cyclist ,  Walking/pedestrian at Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou

24.8 km
Walking/pedestrian
6h 15min
Easy
24.8 km
Touring cyclist
1h 30min
Easy
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  • This path, with 2 possible loops, is marked out in a wild universe and is a total break regarding urban spaces. It offers you all kinds of landscapes: old slate quarries and industrial heritage, the Authion river, parks and gardens and built heritage.

    Touristic places
    - The Parc des Ardoisières in Trélazé with its small hills, old lands and headframes, has been restructured from an old slate quarry.
    - The Musée de l’ardoise (slate museum) permits discovering the extraction methods evolution and slate cracking demonstration.
    - The Parc de Pignerolle in Saint-Barthélemy d’Anjou is a good example of the French art of living. The landscape atmosphere of the château, built in 1776 on 80 ha, has been realised in accordance with the elegance and architectural balance of the château.

    Equipment at your disposal
    Toilets and picnic tables in the Parc des Ardoisières in Trélazé and the Parc de Pignerolle in Saint-Barthélemy d’Anjou.

    Circuit marked out in mauve.

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