How to plan your trip

  • Choose the Group'AVélo stopover points which suit your itinerary.
  • Contact your chosen accommodation and book directly with them : the price, package and facilities are the same for all groups of cyclists ! It’s simple !
  • Plan your trip : how to get to the starting/finishing point, bike hire, baggage and/or bike transfer, guidebooks and maps, places to visit…
  • Or choose all-inclusive package deals with our partner Le Vélo Voyageur, a travel agency dedicated to cycle tours in France

Booking accommodation

To plan your cycle trip, contact the Group’AVélo properties you have chosen for your stopovers and book directly with them.

Benefit from Group'AVélo prices and services !

Getting to and from the cycle trails

To get to and from your chosen cycle trail, choose the means of transport which suits your group best : plane, train, car, ferry,...

Getting to La Loire à Vélo

Getting  to La Vélodyssée

Getting  to La Vélo Francette

Partners and services

To find out about hiring bikes and accessories, baggage transfer, bike transport, places to visit, hiring a personal guide, maps and guidebooks...

Contact Group'AVélo partners  and other service providers along the different cycle trails. 

 


Suggested itineraries

8 Group'AVélo properties, 8 possible stopover points depending on your itinerary ! Here are a few ideas :

WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS

"ALONG THE LOIRE"

Nantes <> Angers : 3 days/2 nights, approx.115km 

 

Nantes - © J. Damase
Nantes - © J. Damase

 

JOUR 1 : start from Nantes (get there by car, train, etc.) Bike hire available in Nantes from our partners Détours de Loire or Anjouvéloc.
A 40km ride from Nantes Château de la Turmelière at Liré. On the way, stop off at Cap Sports et Nature on the lake (plan d’eau du Chêne) in St Julien de Concelles to do some paddle boarding, windsurfing or sailing.

 

JOUR 2 : a 35km ride from Château de la Turmelière > Les Jardins de l’Anjou at La Pommeraye. On the way, visit the character village of St Florent le Vieil and its abbey overlooking the Loire.

 

JOUR 3 : a 40km ride from Les Jardins de l’Anjou > Angers – leave rented bikes in Angers. Return to Nantes by train from Angers station or by passenger/baggage transporter (our partner Bagafrance)

"IN AND AROUND ANGERS"

Saumur <> Angers : 2 days/1 night, approx. 50km 

 

La Loire à Vélo - Saumur - Val de Loire - © J. Damase
La Loire à Vélo - Saumur - Val de Loire - © J. Damase

 

 JOUR 1 : start from Saumur (get there by car, train, etc). Bike hire available from our partners Détours de Loire or Anjouvéloc.
A 50km ride from Saumur > Group'AVélo accommodation in Angers or Mûrs-Erigné (Ethic EtapesHostellerie du Bon PasteurCentre Bouëssé La Garenne)

 

JOUR 2 : a tour of Angers, between La Loire à Vélo and La Vélo Francette trails. Visit the town, the château and medieval district...
Leave rented bikes in Angers. Return to Saumur by train from Angers station or by passenger/baggage transporter (our partner Bagafrance)


A FIRST CYCLE TRIP WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

 "LA VELODYSSEE WITH CHILDREN"

Saint Brévin les Pins <> Pornic : 2 days/1 night, approx. 45KM

 

Serpent d'Océan, Huang Yong Ping, St-Brévin les Pisns - © J. Damase
Serpent d'Océan, Huang Yong Ping, St-Brévin les Pisns - © J. Damase

JOUR 1 : start from St Brévin les Pins (get there by car/train to St Nazaire then take the shuttlebus or a taxi over the bridge). Bike hire available from our partners Détours de Loire or Vélo Ty Retz.

What to see and do : the Serpent d'Océan (a huge sculpture), the Musée de la Marine (naval museum), beaches in St Brévin.
A 25km ride from St Brévin les Pins > Le Soleil de Jade at Préfailles

 

JOUR 2 : A 20km ride from Préfailles > Pornic.
Visit the old harbour and the marina in Pornic then stop for an ice cream at La Fraiseraie.
Leave rented bikes in Pornic. Return to St Nazaire by train from Pornic station or by passenger/baggage transporter (our partner : Bagafrance)

 

FOR KEEN CYCLISTS

"FROM ANGERS TO ATLANTIC SEA"

Angers <> Atlantic Coast : 3 days/2 nights, approx.160km 

 

 

Port de Mauves-sur-Loire - Loire-Atlantique - © LAD / J.M. MOUCHET
Port de Mauves-sur-Loire - Loire-Atlantique - © LAD / J.M. MOUCHET

 

 JOUR 1 : start from Angers (get there by car/train). Bike hire available from our partners Détours de Loire or Anjouvéloc. A 90km ride from Angers > The Regional Football League Centre (Le Centre régional technique de la Ligue de Football des Pays de la Loire) at St Sébastien sur Loire (Nantes).

 

JOUR 2 : bike ride around Nantes past the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, the Tour LU (tower) then to the historic fishing village of Trentemoult at Rezé.
A 70km ride from St Sébastien sur Loire (Nantes) > La Brise de Mer at St Michel Chef Chef on the Atlantic coast.

 

JOUR 3 : a relaxing day by the sea. Discover the typical fisheries of the Pays de Retz area with their traditional huts and lift nets.
Return to Angers (cyclists and bikes) with our partner  Bagafrance