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 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 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, a 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.

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  •  StandardUpgrade
    2017 Tour Package £ 1094 $ 1,702 1130 NOK 11488 kr 10605 $ 1,379 £ 1182 $ 1,839 1221 NOK 12414 kr 11459 $ 1,490
    Single supplement: £ 203 $ 316 210 NOK 2135 kr 1971 $ 256 £ 241 $ 375 249 NOK 2532 kr 2337 $ 304

    Supplement for traveling alone: £ 140 $ 218 145 NOK 1474 kr 1361 $ 177

    Please contact us for combined tour pricing.

    2018 Tour PackageStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 830 $ 1,291 857 NOK 8713 kr 8043 $ 1,046 £ 898 $ 1,396 927 NOK 9425 kr 8700 $ 1,131
    Single supplement: £ 184 $ 286 190 NOK 1932 kr 1783 $ 232 £ 223 $ 346 230 NOK 2338 kr 2158 $ 281
    Dinners included £ 107 $ 166 110 NOK 1118 kr 1032 $ 134 £ 131 $ 203 135 NOK 1373 kr 1267 $ 165

    Supplement for solo traveller: £ 232 $ 361 240 NOK 2440 kr 2252 $ 293

    2018 Excursion to Le CroisicStandardUpgrade
    Twin/double £ 126 $ 196 130 NOK 1322 kr 1220 $ 159 £ 159 $ 247 164 NOK 1667 kr 1539 $ 200
    Single supplement £ 44 $ 68 45 NOK 458 kr 422 $ 55 £ 63 $ 98 65 NOK 661 kr 610 $ 79

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bicycle rental: £ 59 $ 92 61 NOK 620 kr 572 $ 74 Extra nights
    Angers: £ 56 $ 87 58 NOK 590 kr 544 $ 71 Single supplement: £ 35 $ 54 36 NOK 366 kr 338 $ 44 Le Croisic: On request depending on travel dates.

    2018:

    Extra nightsStandardSuperior
    Angers £ 53 $ 83 55 NOK 559 kr 516 $ 67 £ 70 $ 108 72 NOK 732 kr 676 $ 88
    Single supplement £ 34 $ 53 35 NOK 356 kr 328 $ 43 £ 39 $ 60 40 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49
    St. Brevin £ 59 $ 92 61 NOK 620 kr 572 $ 74 £ 107 $ 166 110 NOK 1118 kr 1032 $ 134
    Single supplement £ 39 $ 60 40 NOK 407 kr 375 $ 49 £ 77 $ 120 80 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98

    Electric bicycle rental £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 254 kr 235 $ 31 Extra day electric bike rental: £ 24 $ 38 25 NOK 254 kr 235 $ 31 Extra day hybrid bike rental: £ 15 $ 23 15 NOK 153 kr 141 $ 18 Transfer from Paris CDG to Angers, 1 to 4 people, from 5 on request: £ 726 $ 1,130 750 NOK 7625 kr 7038 $ 915 Transfer from Saint-Brevin to Paris CDG: on request

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • 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 you travel so that you can plan and pack accordingly. Average temperatures in °F for the region: April 60º, May 66º, June 73º, July 76º, August 75º, September 70º, and October 60º.

    Remarks

    Electric bicycles available upon request.


Where You’ll Stay

2017:
Accommodations in 2 and 3 star hotels (standard version) or 3 and 4 star hotels (upgrade version). All rooms with private facilities.
2018
Standard category: 2 and 3 star
Superior Category: 3 and 4 star
Deluxe Category: 4 star
All rooms with private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 5 nights (2018)
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners (2017)
  • One dinner (2018)
  • Luggage transportation
  • 2017: 21-speed hybrid bicycle equipped with two panniers, high visibility jacket, anti-theft device, map holder, and repair kit
  • 2018: Upgraded Scott Sportster P6 21-speed hybrid bicycle equipped with two panniers, high visibility jacket, anti-theft device, map holder, and repair kit
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Route descriptions & maps (one set per room)
  • Taxi or bus transfer from St. Brevin to St. Nazaire (2017 only)
  • GPS files (must be requested in advance!)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights available in Angers and Le Croisic.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6–15 days
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Tour Dates

2017 and 2018:
Arrival possible daily from March 1 to October 31

Skill Level

This is an easy self-guided hotel tour with 5 days of cycling ranging from 19 to 37 miles per day. Terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. Electric bicycles available upon request.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

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

This tour has been updated for 2018. The itinerary detailed below is slightly different than 2017 version which was a 7 day tour. In 2018, tour is being offered as a 6 day tour with option to extend to 7 days.

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 | 53 / 60 km

All distances are approximate. Itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen cirucumstances 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 sheltering 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 & 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 of highly recommended to extend 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 harbour and a very beautiful village on the coast.

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

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