Want to ride a bike? Want to discover places filled with nature and nourished by culture? "The Loire à Vélo" is for you!
The Loire à Vélo is a huge cycling tourist route of 800 kilometers long a unique cycle route in France. Arranged in both directions, it connects Cuffy (near Nevers) to Saint-Brevin-les-Pins (opposite Saint-Nazaire). Imagine: she crosses Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire regions. She flirts with the longest river in France, the Loire, this valley of wonders whose banks are an inexhaustible mine of treasures.
The Loire à Vélo is the western section of Eurovélo 6, the great European cycle cross section. Each year, it drains more collateral tracks: the tracks of the Vélocéan network and the Vendée littoral on the Atlantic coast, those of the Châteaux by bike around Blois and Chambord, the "Indre à Vélo" ... The Loire à Vélo will give you surely the desire to travel around Europe on a bike, for a green, cultural and eco-responsible tourism. (source : http://www.loireavelo.fr)
Loire à Vélo is including:
The Loire à Vélo is both a unique route already taken and an accessible route that promotes and facilitates bike trips.
This cycle route forms one of the most beautiful cycle routes in France. « La Loire à Vélo », c’est :
- 800 km of "freewheeling cruise" (in 2012),
- A crossing in the heart of 2 regions (Centre-Val de Loire et Pays de la Loire), 6 departments (Cher, Loiret, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique) and 6 agglomerations (Orléans, Blois, Tours, Saumur, Angers, Nantes).
The idea of this interregional itinerary has its source in 1995 with Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire regions. This gigantic project requires 52 million euros to develop and signify the entire itinerary.