This trip is specially made for the groups - between 10 and 30 participants.
Discover the Loire Valley from Angers to Nantes. Your itinerary starts in the Anjou’s heart biking amidst the vineyards. Further, you ride along the Loire enjoying the beauty of the river with its traditional boats named "toues". You’ll cross the cutest villages nested on the hill tops, Montjean-sur-Loire and Saint-Florent-le-Viel which offers a spectacular view on the valley from its magnificent abbey. Your route is either on cycling paths or small countryroads through bocage, vineyards and farmland.
You reach the beautiful city of Nantes and its Ducs de Bretagne’s castle, its cathedral and its famous "machines de l Ile". Enjoy this vibrant classified "Art and History" City.
Angers - Montjean-sur-Loire
Discover the beautiful city of Angers, its castle and its busy streets. You’ll leave the city riding along the Maine river, along the lake and across the woods until the confluence with the Loire river. Then, the itinerary leaves the river taking you to the hillside of the prestigious vineyards of Savennières.
You reach the southside of the river crossing the Chalonnes’ island, one of the largest in the Loire river. Your daytrip ends in the lovely village of Montjean-sur-Loire. Just before the village, you ride by the large headframe of an old coal mine and the limekilns, witnesses of the mining history.
Montjean-sur-Loire - Ancenis
You leave Montjean-sur-Loire riding on the elevation along the Loire river. Discover the charming village of Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, birthplace of the writer Julien Gracq. The town with its magnificient XVIIth century abbey atop the Mont Glone is classified « Petite Cité de Caractère ». From the abbey, you’ll embrace a spectacular panorama over the Loire valley.
Then, you keep on riding on small country roads. Crossing again the Loire river you enter Ancenis, former Bretagne harbour admiring the medieval castle and its moats.
Start the day reaching the lovely town of Oudon and its impressive dungeon guarding the city. You get to the left bank of the river to Champtoceaux, old medieval fortress. Riding along the river and its islands, you’ll cross the first lamb’s lettuce fields near Nantes.
Eventually, a nice shady cycle path will take you to the Dukes’ city. Pass by the former LU biscuit factory, nowadays cultural and artistic center. Your itinerary ends in front of the beautiful Ducs de Bretagne castle, in the historical center of Nantes.
On your arrival day, we provide you with:
- a touring bike adjusted to your size or a tandem
equipped : front rack pack with an integrated file compartment, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.
We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size
Electric bikes are also available for adults.
For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags
with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to
be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.
For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking
(see rate in "Prices")
Our word of advice :
- We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
- Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
- We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental)
as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.
For this trip, we also provide the GPS tracks on demand in the .gpx format at no extra cost.
A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.
Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
You will have in your travel documents :
- a detailed map (A4 format) of the itinerary that we drew at the easiest scale to follow for a bicycle rider
- a step-by-step description of the itinerary (bound A5 format) giving the direction to follow at each intersection
- a tourist leaflet containing a brief presentation and useful practical information (opening time, price, contact) about the points of interest along the way
Example of a map and a step-by-step description