The “Loire à Vélo” route is a unique experience offering discovery and emotion!
Along the entire length of the “Loire à Vélo” trail, the Loire landscape invites you to indulge in escapism and discovery. Set out on a bike ride and the Loire will offer you the keys to 2,000 years of History.
The route alternates between cycle paths and small roads with little traffic. The route is signposted in both directions for your convenience and safety. Follow the signs!
All practical information online at La Loire à Vélo
The “Loire à Vélo” is more than just a cycle route, offering a whole host of services adapted for cycling tourists:
An “Accueil Vélo” accommodation network
Accommodation establishments open their doors to touring cyclists and set aside a personal welcome: a specially adapted breakfast for cyclists, an enclosed area for storing bicycles, repair equipment and many other services.
Bike hire and repair
Professional bike hire and repair outlets based along the route are committed to offering equipment and services adapted to cycling tourists (high-quality bicycles, professional advice, breakdown and repair service, bike transport, additional cycling equipment available, useful documentation for touring cyclists, weather information, adapted opening times…).
Find these professionals online at La Loire à Vélo
The “Loire à Vélo” offers:
- 800 kilometres of signposted secure routes (currently 600 km)
The opportunity to travel through:
- 2 regions (Loire Valley and Pays de la Loire)
- 6 departements (Cher, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique)
- 1 Regional Nature Park («Loire-Anjou-Touraine»)
- 14 accredited bike hire and repair outlets along the route
- 150 accommodation establishments carrying the “Accueil Vélo” label
- 280 kilometres of land listed as UNESCO world heritage
Comité Régional du Tourisme du Centre
37, avenue de Paris / 45000 Orléans
Tél.: 00 33 (0) 2 38 79 95 28 / Website
SEM Régionale des Pays de la Loire
Tourisme en Pays de Loire
1, place de la Galarne / BP 80221 / 44202 Nantes Cedex 2
Tél.: 00 33 (0) 2 40 48 24 20 / Website
Mission Val de Loire
Tél. : 00 33 (0) 2 47 66 94 49 / Website
The ‘Loire à Vélo' trail forms part of the EuroVelo 6 route, which enable cyclists to travel from the Atlantic seaboard to the Black Sea, following the courses of rivers (Loire, Rhine, Danube) across 10 countries over 3,650 kilometres. Website EuroVelo
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