Loire Valley in the Slow Lane, Cycling the Loire from the Atlantic to Sancerre

Some like to explore peaks and valleys and hike from one side of the Pyrenees to the other.

Others like to stick to a flatter terrain.

Like to hop on a bike and travel in the slow lane, Loire A Velo (Cycling the Loire) offers an 800 KM bike trail from St Brevin-les-Pins on the Atlantic all the way past Sancerre.


Along the way, the Loire A Velo bike trail crosses cities like Nantes, Angers, Saumur, Tours, Blois and Orleans.


The region has a rich cultural Heritage including its Chateaux.

Between the cities, the pace will slow while you cross the countryside.

Whether it's Muscadet near Nantes, some great reds around Chinon of the delicious whites of Sancerre  and many sparkling options as well, wine lovers will have a myriad choices including a number of small organic wine producers.

The bike trail will ultimately reach Burgundy.

Most likely if you travel from abroad you will not have taken your bike with you.

Not to worry, Detours de Loire rents them and has set a number of pick up and drop off locations along the trail.

They also share suggestions on inineraries and tourist information.

They are not the only option, check the complete list of rental locations with other providers.

Loire A Velo is one of the 12 routes in Eurovelo6 network started in 1994 and reaching all the way to the Black Sea.

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