The Loire Valley owes most of its charm to romantic châteaux, castles, churches and gardens. The connection between architecture and nature are an unforgettable experience. The main attraction of this bike trip is, without any doubt, France longest river, the Loire. Along its natural finished banks this journey brings you through to historic sides to the Atlantic sea.
Loire Atlantic - Individual - 7D/6N
Beautiful landscapes along the Loire until the Atlantic
Type of JourneySelf-Guided
Characteristics of this journey/holiday
Day by day
You arrive by train or by car in Saumur. Here you can visit the beautiful castle which thrones above the city and you have time to enjoy the historian atmosphere and the awesome view. Then you can stroll through small picturesque streets and start your holiday with a Café.
Day 2 Saumur – Angers 51 km
On the route from Saumur to Angers you will follow, besides short exceptions, the Loire River which gets bigger and bigger. Today you will cycle through picturesque villages and thanks to the castle ruins you get a good impression of the historic importance of the area. Immediately after arriving in Angers, you have the feeling of being in a scene of the Middle Ages.
Day 3 Angers – Varades 48 km
Before your departure, the visit of the “Apocalypse Tapestry” at the Chateau d’Angers is a must see! It is one of the main attractions of this old city of arts. Here you can learn more about the moving history.
Day 4 Varades – Nantes 54 km
Today you cycle on a very beautiful path which brings you to Nantes. Here you can learn more about the history of the dukes of Brittany. For centuries Nantes was the capital of Brittany, so now you are in ancient part of it. The castle lies impressively in the very city centre with studwork houses nearby. This young and vibrant city will fascinate you with all its facets.
Day 5 Nantes – Saint Joachim 68 km
After your departure from Nantes you cycle along the Loire River before you get to the romantic nature park „Parc Naturel régional de Brière“. Along the way you see old Brittonic stone houses. Your hotel lies in the middle of the nature park. Far away from all stress you can admire beautiful nature and relax completely.
Day 6 Saint Joachim – La Baule 33 km
You approach more and more the Atlantic Sea. After the beautiful green you get to see landscapes of lagoons and bogs on your way to the coast. What an amazing area; on an almost all flat path you arrive in the seaside resort La Baule. Your country house hotel welcomes you. And then: let’s go to the beach!
Day 7 Departure
After breakfast you have the possibility to take the train from La Baule to Saumur.
In July and August we propose a transfer service (facultative)
Of course, you have you have the possibility to extend you holiday at the seaside.
5 Accommodations in 3*** hotels in room with bath/shower/wc
1 Accommodation in 2**charme hotel in room with bath/shower/wc
5 Accommodations in 3*** hotels
1 Accommodation in 2**charme hotel
Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
4 courses dinners (in option)
Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
Detailed route guidance
Detailed travel material (route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
GPS Tracks on demand
24h Service Hotline
From time to time on cycle paths, calm side roads, always bituminized, flat to slightly steep.