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, 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 £ 728 $ 1,614 857 $ 1291 NOK 8070 kr 7449 $ 968 £ 809 $ 1,793 952 $ 1434 NOK 8965 kr 8275 $ 1,076
    Single supplement: £ 161 $ 358 190 $ 286 NOK 1789 kr 1652 $ 215 £ 246 $ 546 290 $ 437 NOK 2731 kr 2521 $ 328
    4 Dinners included £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124 £ 115 $ 254 135 $ 203 NOK 1271 kr 1173 $ 153

    Supplement for solo traveler: £ 204 $ 452 240 $ 362 NOK 2260 kr 2086 $ 271

    Excursion to Le CroisicStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 102 $ 226 120 $ 181 NOK 1130 kr 1043 $ 136 £ 127 $ 283 150 $ 226 NOK 1413 kr 1304 $ 170
    Single supplement £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51 £ 55 $ 122 65 $ 98 NOK 612 kr 565 $ 73
    Tour PackageStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 745 $ 1,652 877 $ 1321 NOK 8258 kr 7623 $ 991 £ 826 $ 1,831 972 $ 1464 NOK 9153 kr 8449 $ 1,098
    Single supplement: £ 170 $ 377 200 $ 301 NOK 1883 kr 1738 $ 226 £ 246 $ 546 290 $ 437 NOK 2731 kr 2521 $ 328
    5 Dinners, excl. drinks £ 119 $ 264 140 $ 211 NOK 1318 kr 1217 $ 158 £ 136 $ 301 160 $ 241 NOK 1507 kr 1391 $ 181

    Supplement for solo traveler: £ 204 $ 452 240 $ 362 NOK 2260 kr 2086 $ 271

    Excursion to Le Croisic, breakfast and bike rental includedStandardSuperior
    Twin/double £ 123 $ 273 145 $ 218 NOK 1365 kr 1260 $ 164 £ 140 $ 311 165 $ 249 NOK 1554 kr 1434 $ 186
    Single supplement £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51 £ 55 $ 122 65 $ 98 NOK 612 kr 565 $ 73

     

     

    extra options

    Extra nightsStandardSuperior
    Angers £ 47 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 £ 65 $ 145 77 $ 116 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57
    St. Brevin £ 52 $ 115 61 $ 92 NOK 574 kr 530 $ 69 £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124
    Single supplement £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51 £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90

    Electric bicycle rental £ 21 $ 47 25 $ 38 NOK 235 kr 217 $ 28 Extra day electric bike rental: £ 21 $ 47 25 $ 38 NOK 235 kr 217 $ 28 Extra day hybrid bike rental: £ 13 $ 28 15 $ 23 NOK 141 kr 130 $ 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 $ 104 55 $ 83 NOK 518 kr 478 $ 62 £ 65 $ 145 77 $ 116 NOK 725 kr 669 $ 87
    Single supplement £ 30 $ 66 35 $ 53 NOK 330 kr 304 $ 40 £ 42 $ 94 50 $ 75 NOK 471 kr 435 $ 57
    St. Brevin £ 52 $ 115 61 $ 92 NOK 574 kr 530 $ 69 £ 93 $ 207 110 $ 166 NOK 1036 kr 956 $ 124
    Single supplement £ 38 $ 85 45 $ 68 NOK 424 kr 391 $ 51 £ 68 $ 151 80 $ 121 NOK 753 kr 695 $ 90

    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 $ 75 40 $ 60 NOK 377 kr 348 $ 45 Extra day electric bike rental: £ 25 $ 57 30 $ 45 NOK 283 kr 261 $ 34 Extra day hybrid bike rental: £ 17 $ 38 20 $ 30 NOK 188 kr 174 $ 23 Trailers, tag-alongs, and baby seats are available.
    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 note that TGV travel requires advance reservation. You can visit the SNCF website for more information and to book.

    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.

    Recommended

    It is highly recommended to book the extra night with excursion to Le Croisic and extra night there.

    Remarks

    Electric bicycles available upon request. E-bikes are Scott E sub Active with universal frame, 9 speeds and come equipped with 2 rear panniers, 1 handlebar bag with map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock, 1 mileage counter, and helmet. E-bikes have 80 to 100 km autonomy.

    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 and 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.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length6 days
From857 Rates
Tour Reviews

Share This Tour

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 – Champtoceaux, 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 | 33 or 37 mi. (53 or  60 km)
From the estuary of the River Loire to the wild sea coast of Le Croisic. Take time 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 fishing 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.

If you’re looking for a different flavor, check out our full list of bike tours in Europe or view all our featured bicycle tours, specials, and news.

Email or Call 800-951-4384 +1 570-965-2064

Share This Tour


Tour Reviews

    Biked This Tour? Post Your Feedback

    Read reviews for all bike tours

    PWPC