Bike routes in the Loire

The Loire à vélo, which forms part of Euro Velo 6, may be the heartbeat of the Loire Valley in terms of cycling, but there are many local routes feeding in and around it.  

Click the routes above for popups with more information on each route + GPX downloads. 

This page is a work in progress – I am adding more routes as and when time permits.

Distances of these routes vary, but they are overwhelmingly easy day rides for all abilities. They are also invariably much quieter than the main Loire thoroughfare, which can be something of a cycling superhighways in summer and during holiday periods.

Many of these rides are circular, which is great for fixed base riding, bike hire and other logistics.

As always, the information is for guidance only – please shout ( if you need clarification on anything.

Thanks very much to the local tourist boards and cyclists who have made their GPX files available for me to share.

There is more on cycling in the Loire at the following sites:
Anjou tourism's cycling website:
Official Loire à Vélo website: 

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