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From the River to the Ocean

Self-guided bike tour from Saumur to Nantes

4 Days / 3 Nights From 614€ / person Double occupancy
free-of-charge quotation
Day

Saumur / Angers

58 km

You arrive in Saumur by yourself, for 10.00am. Walking to our bike store is easy: it is only 100m away from the train station. We give you your bikes as well as all needed information.

Leaving Saumur, enjoy the charm  of a riverside route which reflects the gentle pace of life in the region of Angers: ride along the Loire River, following a lovely itinerary which will take you through numerous villages offering an exceptional variety of religious monuments, Roman ruins, private châteaux, etc... Here the countryside is the perfect illustration of what we call in French « la douceur angevine » - the sweetness of the county of Angers. Saint Rémy la Varenne, Saint Mathurin and La Daguenière are the “curiosities” along a route which, no longer able to follow the right bank of the river, makes an incursion into the land of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine regional natural park. Soon you ride among quiet hamlets and peaceful fields. When you arrive in Angers, do not miss the famous medieval Chateau, fortress of King René, with its tapestry of the Apocalypse. Night in Angers.

Day

Angers / Montjean-sur-Loire

38 km

Leaving Angers, a detour by Béhuart is imperative: this tiny village, where the time seems to have stopped, shelters a singular sanctuary set up on a volcanic rock in the middle of the river. Famous for its wines, the village of Savennières is also worth it for its stunning XIIth century church. La Possonnière offers a beautiful reconstruction of a former river port. Finally, you reach Montjean-sur-Loire by the island of Chalonnes. Dinner and night in Montjean-sur-Loire.

Day

Montjean-sur-Loire / Champtoceaux

42 km

Today’s program leads you through fields and meadows until Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, famous center of the Wars of Vendée. Do not miss the abbey church Saint Florent and the esplanade from where the view on the Loire is spectacular. You reach Ancenis where the old town is nicely gathered around its fortified castle. Then it’s a leisurely route along the Loire which leads you to Oudon, whose tower dominates the village. The donjon offers an amazing point of view. Finally cross the Loire and reach Champtoceaux set up on a rock peak facing Oudon. Do not miss the ruins of the former fortress. Dinner and night in Champtoceaux.

Day

Champtoceaux / Nantes

36 km

Before arriving at the bridge in Mauves, you ride on the “great wall” of La Divatte, a long Loire levee covering several kilometers that was designed to contain the river’s potential excesses. Then the linear route to Nantes offers long stages along the river.

You leave the bikes and take back your luggage at our bike shop in Nantes. You depart on your own after.

Included
High Quality hybrid bikes :​
  • 1 helmet per bike
  • 1 rear pannier per bike
  • 1 handlebar bag with clear map holder per bike
  • 1 GPS  or 1 Roadbook with 1 odometer (depending on the chosen option)
  • Repair kit, pump and lock (1 set for 2 bikes)

Technical assistance 7 days / 7, from 9:00am to 7:00pm

Repatriation of bikes and accessories to the starting place

Travel documents including:

  • 1 GPS  or 1 Roadbook with 1 odometer (depending on the chosen option)
  • Vouchers
  • All documentation on what to see along the way
  • A selection of restaurants for dinners / lunches
  • All our favourite addresses (wine/cheese makers, local specialities, etc...)

Luggage transfers

Accommodation: 2* or 3* charming family  hotels. All rooms with complete private bathroom.

Breakfasts & local taxes in each hotel

Dinners of Day 2 & Day 3.

Not included
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Dinners of Day 1 & Day 4.
  • Wine and/or cheese tasting if any
  • Entrance fees for Châteaux & Monuments
  • Transfer to Saumur upon arrival and from Nantes upon departure
  • Insurances against theft and/or any damages caused to the bikes, as well as personal insurance in case of accident