LOIRE A VELO (Cycling Loire)
The Loire à Vélo (cycling Loire) route is the western section of Eurovélo 6, also known as European cycling route, which connects the Atlantic coast to the Black Sea along the Loire, Rhine and Danube rivers, crossing ten countries on the way. Loire à Vélo is a grand tourist route 800 kilometers long, a single cycle route through France crossing the Centre Region and the Pays de la Loire. Well-maintained along its route, it connects Cuffy (near Nevers) to Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (across the river from Saint-Nazaire). It is clearly marked and secure, allowing a privileged discovery of the Loire river, its vineyards and heritage to the rhythm of your own pedaling speed.
Ten kilometres of green way through the Vineyard of Nantes
A green way
is “a road reserved exclusively for non-motorised vehicle traffic, pedestrians and horse-riders” (Highway Code). It is accessible to all, without any particular physical demands. Pedestrians, cyclists, persons of reduced mobility, roller-skaters… can use it for recreation, tourism or their daily travel.Green ways are exclusive ways using disused former railway lines, the banks of waterways, forest tracks, country trails etc.."
The Cycling Loire Loire à vélo route crosses the Loire-Atlantique area through the Vineyard of Nantes on the southern route between Nantes and Ancenis via Chapelle Basse Mer and Champtoceaux.
Ten kilometres of greenway with exclusive right of way. Along the Divatte levee on the south bank of the Loire river through the towns of Basse-Goulaine, Saint-Julien de Concelles, La Chapelle Basse Mer and Boire d'Anjou.
Cyclists can enjoy beautiful views over the Loire river and enjoy the many fine and traditional restaurants along the famous Divatte Levee.
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Find out more & links
Lots more information available on cycling around the Vineyard of Nantes:
Find the cycle paths
Organising transport with bikes