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Loire a Velo Cycle Path

Orleans, France
+33 2 38 79 95 28
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Great to cycle

Orleans is great to cycle around. Its not too busy and lots of beautiful cycle routes. Would... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2015
Juan E
Reading, United Kingdom
take your bike

Cycled out past Saint Ay then crossed over onto cycle path - it very well maintained with great... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2015
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Orleans, France
+33 2 38 79 95 28
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Reviewed 7 May 2015

Orleans is great to cycle around. Its not too busy and lots of beautiful cycle routes. Would definitely recommend.

1  Thank Juan E
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Cycled out past Saint Ay then crossed over onto cycle path - it very well maintained with great views. Also great for running or a sight seeing walk.

Thank SMGScotland
Reviewed 14 March 2015

I've used this cycle path many times when here on business, it's a great place to run or cycle, or lovely walks along the Loire river in the evenings. You can step outside the Mercure restaurant and be on it within one minute! It's very...More

1  Thank Cyphersurfer
Reviewed 19 October 2014

We took a short 1/2 day trip from Montsoreau to Saumur, with a short detour to Abbey Fontevreaud. We left past 12 and were able to eat lunch outside the abbey, tour it, then double back to Montsoreau and make it to Saumur along the...More

6  Thank Danmation
Reviewed 23 September 2014

The best section is from Nantes to Orleans as it shows the best of the Chateaux and has a bike friendly train TER which run along side the river! Very scenic, officially the route is called the Euro Velo 6 which picks the flattest and...More

11  Thank pat w
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Excellent cycle path in both directions from Orleans and the option of cycling the Canal D'Orleans too. The Km markers can be a little deceptive in some places, so just use as an estimate, as they go up and down between certain places! Overall a...More

3  Thank marshasu
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We started in Orleans and went to Pornic on the Atlantic coast in 8 days at the beginning of August. Easy riding, nice tracks, very few climbs and beautiful views. We hadn't booked any camping in advance and although the camp sites were frequently full,...More

1  Thank fatboyslim21
Reviewed 31 August 2014

The path is well marked and on traffic free or shared routes, the latter being extremely quiet. There are a lot of view of the river and the route goes through many areas of historic interest. A good family holiday.

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We were only able to do 22.5 km of this path as the rains made it too cold and too wet for us to continue further. However, in between the rains - we could see how beautiful the path was, with chateaus, vineyards and of...More

1  Thank BJTEBKK
Reviewed 26 July 2014

A stunning route along Le Loire. This cycle track was very well signposted and even road marked. The views were stunning and the track was very cycle friendly. Some of the route us shared with other motor vehicles, but there was plenty if room and...More

6  Thank Dron K
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WE ( 4 adults) will be visiting the Loire Valley in July. We will be staying in Blere. we would like to rent bicycles for the week. Need recommendation on bike rental company. We would like to have the bikes delivered to Blere.
22 January 2017|
Response from MamaBobo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, firstly have a wonderful time in the Loire Valley. It is a stunning place to spend time and you can do some lovely cycling from a base in Blere You could try Locacycles in Amboise, which is close to Blere. We have... More
Hi everyone. i am hoping to cycle the Loire a Velo this spring . I would like to take my campervan and do the route in stages ,moving my van onto different campsites. has anyone done this before, would appreciate any tips or suggestions. is March / April a good time to do it. regrds geoff
3 January 2017|
Response from MamaBobo | Reviewed this property |
Well jealous! Taking a van sounds great. We've done a lot of cycling in the Loire, with our trusty van on hand....but we have been soft and stayed in Gites! Do you have the Complete Loire a Velo Trail book? It's by... More
hello, just starting to book a cycling holiday in September (Tours to Angers) and I m looking for info on cycle paths/trails and written directions - not finding what I am looking for online, any advise or links ? thanks
11 August 2016|
Response from pinkpeony_13 |
Sorry I saw your question so late, but here is the most comprehensive source I found. Cycling hyphen loire. Site won't let me print the whole link! HTH.