Loire à vélo: cycle tour from Angers to the Atlantic sea

from 845 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : L9
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

Some questions about this trip ?
Contact us +33(0)2 54 78 62 52 or by email

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Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley:

Discover the charm of the Western Loire region : from Angers to Le Croisic and appreciate the ‘Angevine Sweetness’ (‘Douceur Angevine’)all along the last itineraries of the “Loire à Vélo” routes.

Ride through the Anjou area and its vineyards, and “take the plunge” into the Atlantic Ocean inSaint-Brévin. Then bask in the sun on the Atlantic beaches to le Croisic !

Day 1 : Arrival in Angers


Take time to visit the peaceful city of Angers and its chateau sheltering the famous and immense Apocalypse Tapestry.

Day 2 : Angers – Montjean-sur-Loire | 37 km


A stage in the heart of the vineyards of Anjou such as “Aubance” and “Layon”. Take the time to stop in Savennières, famous for its dry white wine, and continue to Chalonnes island in the middle of the Loire river.

Day 3 : Montjean-sur-Loire – Champtoceaux | 39 km


A ride along the banks of the Loire river and appreciating its wild landscapes, via the village of Saint Florent le Vieil, to Champtoceaux, a magnificent setting on the borders of Anjou and Brittany.

Day 4 : Champtoceaux – Nantes | 32 km


From countryside and small villages to the big city of Nantes. Discover another point on view of the Loire in the capital of the western part of the river.

Day 5 : Nantes – Saint-Brévin | 59 km


A stage along marshlands and countryside ending at the estuary of the Loire river and enjoying the seaside and beaches of Saint-Brévin.

Day 6 : St Brévin – Le Croisic | 53 km or 60 km


From the estuary of the River Loire to the wild sea coast of Le Croisic. Take benefit to discover the superb wetlands of the classified Natural Brière Park before cycling into the famous salt marshes of Guérande. This medieval and fortified city offers you many testimonies of its historical past. Then, continue cycling through  before reaching Le Croisic, a fish harbour and a very beautiful village on the coast.

Day 7 : Departure during the day


The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Le Croisic to Angers – optional.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: L9 STD
superior category
Reference: L9 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 5th 2019
    from November 1st to 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
845 € / pers.
260 € / pers.*
985 € / pers.
300 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 6th to June 30th 2019
    from September 1st to October 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
875 € / pers.
260 € / pers.*
1 015 € / pers.
300 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
905 € / pers.
260 € / pers.*
1 045 € / pers.
300 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Le Croisic to Angers and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Le Croisic to Angers and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 90 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :

+ 25 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 235 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: L9 STD
superior category
Reference: L9 SUP
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 190 € / pers.
+ 210 € / pers.
Extra night in Angers
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Extra night in Le Croisic
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• Private return transfer Le Croisic > Angers
(up to 5 persons)
+ 440 € (package)

• Return transfer of personal bikes
from Le Croisic to Angers

(booking possible in case of private return transfer)

+ 15 € / pers.

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

VTC GITANE bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • Helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

VTC SCOTT bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • Helmet

Equipment & Bike for children

We provide bikes and equipment for children such as:

children’s bike (from 18 to 24 inches)
trail-a-bike (for children from 5 to 9 years old)
trailer (for baby or 25 kg maximum children)
baby seat

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Angers
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (70%) and small traffic roads.

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

How to arrive in Angers

By car:
From A11 highway: exit n° 15 ‘Angers – Centre’ then direction “Centre ville”.

By train:
From Paris Montparnasse train station to Angers St Laud station.
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com

By plane:

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Angers St Laud train station.

– Bus shuttle (Le Bus Direct) : from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Line 1 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Angers St Laud train station.
www.lebusdirect.com/en/lines-and-schedules/orly-airport-paris-etoile-champs-elysees-line.html

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud or Ouest > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> Angers St Laud train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro): from Orly Sud or Ouest >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Montparnasse train station >> Angers St Laud train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php
www.transilien.com/en
www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Beauvais airport:
    . Taxi transfer to Paris Montparnasse train station >> Angers St Laud train station.

. Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> Metro line 1 + line 13 >> Paris Montparnasse train station >> Tours train station.
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility).
    – Le Croisic train Station >> Angers St Laud train Station (by train)
    – Le Croisic >> Angers (by taxi).

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility).
    – Le Croisic train Station >> Paris Montparnasse train Station (by TGV train).
    – Le Croisic train Station >> Nantes train Station (by train) >> Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station (by TGV train).

Nearby airport:
– Nantes Airport : www.nantes.aeroport.fr


Trip overall rating : / 6 testimonials

Françoise
France
travel date: 30 July 2018.
" Un séjour très agréable "

Très belle randonnée avec des étapes particulièrement agréables.

Claude
France
travel date: 22 August 2016.
" Super "

les nouvelles sacoches : SUPER ! Détail de l’itinéraire: pourriez-vous mentionner s’il y a des bistrots sympas sur le parcours ?

Jean-Louis
France
travel date: 26 June 2016.
" Satisfaits "

Globalement tout a fait satisfaits de la prestation

Joan
USA
travel date: 07 June 2016.
" We would book with Biking France again "

My husband and I enjoyed biking along the lower Loire using the services provided by Biking France. The bikes were good, the itinerary interesting, the hotels and restaurants fine, the transport of luggage effective.

Anne
France
travel date: 01 August 2015.
" Tout est parfait "

Excellente organisation, excellente documentation. Hôteliers sympathiques. Alternance bienvenue entre séjour en pleine ville (Angers, Nantes) et petites villes.

Stefan & Olga B.
Germany
travel date: 07 September 2013.
" Wonderful "

Dear Team, we had a wonderful tour and want to thank you for organizing it! During the trip from Nantes to St Brevin it rained all the way and we got soaked, but the rest of the trip the weather was great.