The Loire by bike is an exceptional cycling route which crosses one of the most beautiful regions of France! This cycle path goes from Nevers (Nièvre) to Saint-Brévin-les-Pins (Loire Atlantique). The Loire cycling route follows the course of the river and passes through cities that have made the history of France such as Orléans, Tours, Angers or Nantes.
The Loire by bike is more broadly part of the European "Eurovelo 6" cycling route. This famous Eurovelo connects the Black Sea to the Atlantic (3,650 km) through 10 countries and the most beautiful rivers in Europe. The Danube or the Rhine are other rivers marking this European cycling route. If you wish to cycle the Danube, consult our circuits: on a bicycle and boat trip or on a "classic" bicycle holiday formula.
The Loire by bike is one of the most famous and most traveled French routes. This success is due to several aspects:
- Tourist interests: internationally renowned castles such as the Château de Villandry, the Château d'Ussé or Azay-le-Rideau. Prestigious monuments such as the splendid and essential Abbey of Fontevraud from the 12th century. Magnificent towns and villages such as Chinon, Montreuil Bellay or Saumur. Finally you will appreciate a surprising flora and fauna and an exceptional diversity ... There is something for everyone.
- Nicknamed the royal river, the Loire invites you to discover internationally renowned castles such as the Château de Villandry, the Château d'Ussé or Azay-le-Rideau. Prestigious monuments like the splendid and essential Abbey of Fontevraud from the 12th century. Magnificent towns and villages such as Chinon, Montreuil Bellay or Saumur. Finally you will appreciate a surprising flora and fauna and an exceptional diversity ... There is something for everyone.
- This is an opportunity to taste the wines of the Loire Valley so special. It is the 1st vineyard on the quality of reception. It is the greatest diversity of wines with 50 appellations and thousands of producers. All taste buds will find their happiness between reds, rosés, whites, dry, semi-dry ... Whether round, gourmet, fruity or robust, discover the great family of Loire wines throughout your experience. Muscadet, Coteaux de Layon, Crémant de Loire or Chinon to name a few, will reveal the secrets of their origins through this discovery route.
Choosing to travel with La Bicyclette Verte means you'll travel with peace of mind and create wonderful memories during a turnkey trip. It also means choosing over 30 years of expertise in bicycle travel. All our trips along the Loire have been around for decades, and only get better every year.
To make your trip as easy as possible, we provide you with perfectly maintained, quality bicycles and all the equipment you need: helmets, saddlebags, locks, etc. What's more, our team will be happy to provide you with personalized advice on the best routes to take and the must-see sites to visit.
If you're traveling with the family, the Loire by bike is an ideal option. The cycle paths are safe and child-friendly, and there are plenty of fun activities along the way. Your children will be able to enjoy themselves while discovering the history and nature of the region.
So don't wait any longer, choose the Bicyclette Verte for a unique and unforgettable experience on the roads of the Loire. Whether you're looking for relaxation, discovery or thrills, we've got the perfect itinerary for you. Book now and get ready to pedal your way to new horizons!
Looking for a map or guide to the Loire by bike? The cartovelo bookshop has all the books on the subject here.