The Loire by Bike, a unique adventure !
The pure and simple pleasure of cycling… by morning, afternoon or evening… with friends, family or just the two of you. Such is the spirit of the Loire by Bike cycle network – yours to enjoy!
From Cuffy in the department of Cher to Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, this exceptional itinerary offers you a unique way to discover the treasures of the Loire Valley, over a family outing, a weekend with friends or a longer touring holiday.
Developed and secured, its 900km of cycle routes are accessible to cyclists of all levels. Just follow the signposts and succumb to the soothing, natural charm of the banks of the Loire.
From Sully-sur-Loire to Chalonnes-sur-Loire (Maine et Loire department), the Loire is even a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its lively cultural landscapes…
Following the Loire by Bike routes is one of the best ways to discover the history and the exceptionally rich heritage offered by the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, to marvel at some of nature’s finest gifts and to merrily meander your way from town to village, as far as the Atlantic coast and its fine sandy beaches.
Psst! Take our advice… It’s worth noting that the westerly prevailing winds tend to push you towards the ocean rather than inland… Just saying, for those not so keen on pedalling too hard…
Here’s just a short list of some of the many treasures you can encounter
> Sully-sur-Loire: the Château and the departmental park / the church of St. Germain / the St. Ythier Collegiate
> Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire: Fleury Abbey
> Germigny-des-Prés: the Carolingian Oratory and its golden mosaic
The practical “Accueil Vélo” cycle-friendly quality label has been designed just for you !
A whole range of adapted and qualified services await you along your way, to help you organise your tour and to ensure you’re never completely alone :
> Service providers located less than 5km from our cycle routes
> Accommodation and restaurants attentive to the needs of cyclists and offering associated services
> Cycle hirers and repairers, always ready to help and advise
> Luggage and cycle transfer services
> Specially developed facilities and rest areas
> Helpful Tourist Offices, designed for your comfort
Cycle Hire and repair outlets in the Sully Valley :
> Sully sur Loire : Passion 2 roues
> Viglain : Vél’occase
‘Accueil Vélo’ cycle-fiendly accomodation in the Sully valley :
> Lion en Sullias : la Maréchalerie eco-friendly self-catering
> Sully sur Loire : Résidence du chêne / La ferme des Gorgeats / Hostellerie du Grand Sully / Hôtel Burgevin
> St Père sur Loire : Hostellerie et résidence du Château / “The Jardin de Sully” campsite
> Bonnée : La ferme de Champliveau
> Saint Benoît sur Loire : La ferme de la Borde / L’hôtel de la Madeleine
> Germigny des Prés : La Cerviña / La Bonnée d’âne / L’hôtel de la Place