House literally on the river in Anjou. Photo via Flickr:mark.bold
Foie Gras. Photo via Flickr:xmatt

St. Nicolas, Nantes. Photo via Flickr:Eusebius@Commons

Loire Valley - Angers to St. Brévin/Le Croisic

France Bike Tours

Take a cycle tour in this famous French Valley…

  • The three Loire Valley bicycle tours from Orléans to Tours, Tours to Angers, and this tour Angers to Le Croisic can be taken individually or combined. Starting in Orléans, the routes travel west all the way to Le Croisic on the Atlantic Ocean. The area of the Loire Valley comprises about 800 square kilometers (310 sq mi) and is referred to as the Garden of France. There are an abundance of vineyards and fruit orchards which line the banks of the Loire river

    • The Orléans to Tours Loire Valley bike tour includes the historic town of Orléans, the flowered city of Beaugency, the Château of Chambord (see Château Country tour), the Château of Blois, the Château of Chaumont, and ‘Clos Luce.’
    • Tours to Angers route includes Villandry with its famous gardens, a Renaissance château in Azay Le Rideau, the 15th château in Langeais, the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ château in Ussé, the abbey of Fontevraud, the vineyards of Anjou, and the château in Angers.
    • Angers to Le Croisic route includes the vineyards at Anjou, the rivers Loire and Layon, Champtoceaux in its magnificent setting, Nantes, and the beaches of St. Brévin and Le Croisic.

    Highlights for this specific itinerary:

    • Charms of the western part of the Loire Valley
    • Typical Loire Valley countryside
    • Saltmarsh landscape
    • Ocean ending

    Want to see our full list of bicycle tours in France or a full list of bike tours in the Loire Valley?

  • Tour PackageStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 735 $ 1,527 857 $ 1303 NOK 8142 kr 7515 $ 977 £ 816 $ 1,696 952 $ 1447 NOK 9044 kr 8348 $ 1,085
    Single supplement: £ 163 $ 338 190 $ 289 NOK 1805 kr 1666 $ 217 £ 249 $ 517 290 $ 441 NOK 2755 kr 2543 $ 331
    4 Dinners included £ 94 $ 196 110 $ 167 NOK 1045 kr 965 $ 125 £ 116 $ 240 135 $ 205 NOK 1283 kr 1184 $ 154

    Supplement for solo traveler: £ 206 $ 428 240 $ 365 NOK 2280 kr 2105 $ 274

    Excursion to Le CroisicStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 103 $ 214 120 $ 182 NOK 1140 kr 1052 $ 137 £ 129 $ 267 150 $ 228 NOK 1425 kr 1315 $ 171
    Single supplement £ 39 $ 80 45 $ 68 NOK 428 kr 395 $ 51 £ 56 $ 116 65 $ 99 NOK 618 kr 570 $ 74
    Tour PackageStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 752 $ 1,562 877 $ 1333 NOK 8332 kr 7691 $ 1,000 £ 833 $ 1,731 972 $ 1477 NOK 9234 kr 8524 $ 1,108
    Single supplement: £ 171 $ 356 200 $ 304 NOK 1900 kr 1754 $ 228 £ 249 $ 517 290 $ 441 NOK 2755 kr 2543 $ 331
    5 Dinners included £ 120 $ 249 140 $ 213 NOK 1330 kr 1228 $ 160 £ 137 $ 285 160 $ 243 NOK 1520 kr 1403 $ 182

    Supplement for solo traveler: £ 206 $ 428 240 $ 365 NOK 2280 kr 2105 $ 274

    Excursion to Le Croisic, breakfast and bike rental includedStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 124 $ 258 145 $ 220 NOK 1378 kr 1272 $ 165 £ 141 $ 294 165 $ 251 NOK 1568 kr 1447 $ 188
    Single supplement £ 39 $ 80 45 $ 68 NOK 428 kr 395 $ 51 £ 56 $ 116 65 $ 99 NOK 618 kr 570 $ 74

     

     

    extra options

    Extra nightsStandardSuperior
    Angers £ 47 $ 98 55 $ 84 NOK 523 kr 482 $ 63 £ 66 $ 137 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 43 $ 89 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57
    St. Brevin £ 52 $ 109 61 $ 93 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 £ 94 $ 196 110 $ 167 NOK 1045 kr 965 $ 125
    Single supplement £ 39 $ 80 45 $ 68 NOK 428 kr 395 $ 51 £ 69 $ 143 80 $ 122 NOK 760 kr 702 $ 91

    Electric bicycle rental £ 21 $ 45 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29 Extra day electric bike rental: £ 21 $ 45 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29 Extra day hybrid bike rental: £ 13 $ 27 15 $ 23 NOK 143 kr 132 $ 17 Transfer from Paris CDG to Angers, 1 to 4 people, from 5 on request: please ask
    Transfer from Saint-Brevin to Paris CDG: please ask

    Extra nightsStandardSuperior
    Angers £ 47 $ 98 55 $ 84 NOK 523 kr 482 $ 63 £ 66 $ 137 77 $ 117 NOK 732 kr 675 $ 88
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 62 35 $ 53 NOK 333 kr 307 $ 40 £ 43 $ 89 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57
    St. Brevin £ 52 $ 109 61 $ 93 NOK 580 kr 535 $ 70 £ 94 $ 196 110 $ 167 NOK 1045 kr 965 $ 125
    Single supplement £ 39 $ 80 45 $ 68 NOK 428 kr 395 $ 51 £ 69 $ 143 80 $ 122 NOK 760 kr 702 $ 91

    Electric bicycle rental (9 speed Scott e-sub with universal frame equipped with 2 rear panniers, 1 front pannier with holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock, 1 counter & helmet. 80 to 100 km autonomy):  £ 34 $ 71 40 $ 61 NOK 380 kr 351 $ 46 Extra day electric bike rental: £ 26 $ 53 30 $ 46 NOK 285 kr 263 $ 34 Extra day hybrid bike rental: £ 17 $ 36 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23 Trailer/follow me: £ 43 $ 89 50 $ 76 NOK 475 kr 438 $ 57 Extra day: £ 9 $ 18 10 $ 15 NOK 95 kr 88 $ 11 Baby seat: £ 17 $ 36 20 $ 30 NOK 190 kr 175 $ 23 Extra day: £ 4 $ 9 5 $ 8 NOK 48 kr 44 $ 6 Transfer from Paris CDG to Angers, please ask
    Transfer from Saint-Brevin to Paris CDG: please ask

     

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Paris CDG International Airport

    Local Travel

    RER train from CDG airport to Angers St. Laud with one transfer (depending on time of departure) or TGV train with zero transfers (depending on time of departure.) Please check schedules on SNCF site and note that for all TGV tickets, advance reservation is necessary.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. The climate in the Loire Valley is favorable most of the year, the river often acting as a line of demarcation in France’s weather between the northern climate and the southern. The river has a significant effect on the microclimate of the region, adding a few degrees of temperature. The climate can be cool with springtime frost while wine harvest months may have rain. Summers are hot, however, influences from the Atlantic moderate the temperature with breeze. A good website to visit to research regional weather including average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more weather-related information is weatherbase.com.

    DOCUMENTS

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.


Where You’ll Stay

Standard category: 2 and 3 star
Superior Category: 3 and 4 star

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • Luggage transportation
  • 27-speed hybrid touring bicycle (Scott sub sport 20)equipped with one rear pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, pump, odometer, lock, and helmet (4 day rental)
  • Route descriptions & maps (one set per room)
  • City taxes
  • 7-day emergency hotline
  • GPS files (must be requested in advance!)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Angers and Le Croisic. See pricing.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
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Tour Dates

2019 and 2020
 

Arrival possible daily from March 1 to October 31

Skill Level

This is an easy self-guided hotel to hotel tour with 4 days of cycling ranging from 19 to 37 miles per day. The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. Afterall, you are in France!

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Loire Valley - Angers to St. Brévin/Le Croisic Map

Day 1: Arrival in Angers
Day 2: Angers - Montjean sur Loire, 23 mi. (37 km)
Day 3: Montjean sur Loire - Champtoceaux, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 4: Champtoceaux - Nantes, 20 mi. (32 km)
Day 5: Nantes - St. Brévin, 37 mi. (59 km)
Day 6: St. Brévin

OPTION: Possibility to plan an extra bike stage to Le Croisic + extra night | 33 or 38 mi. (53 or 60 km)

All distances are approximate. The itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, route disturbances due to repairs, detours, etc.

Day 1: Arrival in Angers
Take time to visit the peaceful city of Angers and its chateau housing the famous and immense Apocalypse Tapestry.

Day 2: Angers – Montjean sur Loire, 23 mi. (37 km)
From the heart of the vineyards of Anjou, you bike along the slopes of the Loire, Aubance , and Layon Rivers. Eventually, you come to the banks of the Loire at Chalonnes, the confluence of Loire and Layon rivers.

Day 3: Montjean sur Loire – Champoceaux, 25 mi. (40 km)
Another pleasantly scenic ride along the banks of the Loire River you bike to Champoceaux. In its magnificent setting, this town marks the boundary between Anjou and Brittany.

Day 4: Champtoceaux – Nantes, 20 mi. (32 km)
Today the biking brings you from the countryside and small villages to the big city of Nantes. Discover another point of view of the Loire in the capital of the western region.

Day 5: Nantes – St. Brèvin, 37 mi. (59 km)
Get ready to hit the beach! Along marshlands and countryside, you will finish the day at the estuary of the Loire river and enjoy the seaside and beaches.

Day 6: St. Brèvin 
Departure or highly recommended extending your stay by continuing on to Le Croisic

OPTION : St. Brèvin - Le Croisic + extra night | 53 / 60 km
From the estuary of the River Loire to the wild sea coast of Le Croisic. Take benefit to discover the famous salt marshes of the medieval town of Guérande. In the heart of a classified natural park, this medieval city offers you many testimonies of its historical past. Then, continue on the wild coast before reaching Le Croisic, a fish harbor and a very beautiful village on the coast.

It is possible to combine this tour with our other Loire Valley Tours: Loire Valley: Tours to Angers and Loire Valley: Orléans to Tours. Please contact us for details.

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