La Loire à Vélo
A unique cycling tourist route in France
The Loire à vélo is a bike tourist route of 800 km, unique in France. Alternating quiet roads and cycle paths, the Loire à Vélo, westhern section of Eurovélo 6, the great European cycling itinerary, connects Cuffy to Saint-Brevin-les-Pins.
A circuit between wilderness and remarkable heritage
At the heart of the Loire Valley, the famous cycling route immerses you in a unique natural and cultural environment, listed World Heritage by the UNESCO for over 280km, from Sully-sur-Loire to Chalonnes-sur-Loire. Constructed on portions of 25 to 50 km, the signposted routes are extended by many cycle routes and green routes such as the “Touraine Cycling“. You will have only to get off the bike to visit one of the many sites offered by the surroundings (castles, gardens …) and enjoy the beautiful wild banks of the Loire, amazing “reservoirs of life” that house terns, grebes , herons and beavers.
Accommodation labeled for cyclists in Touraine Nature
Lovers of vineyards or beautiful heritage, cross the Loire in Langeais or Port-Boulet (in Chouzé-sur-Loire) and enjoy a well-deserved break in one of our many accommodation labeled “Loire à Vélo” and “Accueil Vélo”. Camping, hotels, bed and breakfast and holiday rentals will reserve you a warm welcome and friendly services: secure bikes garages, bicycle repair kits…
Tourist information on your route
Our Tourist Offices in Langeais and Bourgueil, labeled “Loire à Vélo” and “Accueil Vélo” are equipped with a special reception area for cyclists with hoops to park your bike safely, with a toolbox for all annoyances of travel and a display area with all the practical information you may need during your travel (weather, schedules for trains accepting bikes …)
The Loire à Vélo from station to station
Throughout the route several cities are serviced by Regional Express Trains (TER). Check TER schedules for the line Tours-Saumur.
For conditions of carriage of bicycles on trains consult the website of TER Centre.
“Loire à Vélo” Map
from Candes-Saint-Martin to Tours
in english (PDF|1,87Mo)
“Loire à Vélo” Map
from Tours to Mosnes
in english (PDF|1,73Mo)
Rent a bike in Touraine Nature
You want to rent a bike?
Visit our rental outlets in Touraine Nature and compose your tour for a few hours or for several days.
Maps of the Loire à Vélo are also available in our Tourist Offices or on www.loireavelo.fr.