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Muides-sur-Loire / Blois

[ Cycle routes EuroVelo 6 ] [ La Loire à Vélo from Orléans to Blois ]
  • 18.7 km
  • famille Level Family

On this easy Loire à Vélo stage from Muides-sur-Loire to Blois, you enter the fabulous Pays des Châteaux tourist area, covering the lands around Chambord and Blois, boasting many famed châteaux. Choose between three more or less direct routes. The Loire à Vélo itself provides the most direct way, but the alternative, meandering circuits allow you to seek out great castles scattered across these unique landscapes.

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On the north bank, you take the raised levée between Muides-sur-Loire Bridge and Blois: Pays des Châteaux Cycling Circuit 12: Following the course of the Loire.


Alterative routes
At Muides-sur-Loire’s bridge, cross to the south bank, and from St-Dyé follow the Loire towpath up to Blois : Pays des Châteaux Cycling Circuit 12: Following the course of the Loire.
Another route leads to Blois via St-Dyé and via the great Château de Chambord: Pays des Châteaux Cycling Circuit 9: Between Blois and Chambord.

Railway station - SNCF

Mer train station
Ménars stop (automatic ticket machine)
Blois train station: on average, 10 trains per day allow bikes on board, either going towards Tours or towards Orléans and Paris (note that there are steps to negotiate).

Don’t miss

Herbilly: an old hamlet
Suèvres: the picturesque village, St Lubin Church, the mill
St-Dyé-sur-Loire: the historic port that served the Château de Chambord, with remarkable basilica, old streets, and its Maison de la Loire (with exhibitions and events about the Loire)
Ménars: Ancien Régime château beside the Loire, once owned by Madame de Pompadour, King Louis XV’s infamous mistress (private castle, but visible from the Loire)
Blois: historic quarters marked by stairways (degrés); the grand churches of St Vincent and St Nicholas; an exceptional château;  the Maison de la Magie (with exhibitions and events on magic); Beauvoir Tower.


Mer : Thursday afternoonjeudi après-midi.
Blois : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Tourist Information centre

Muides-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 54 87 58 36
St-Dyé-sur-Loire : +33(0)2 54 81 65 45
Chambord : +33(0)2 54 33 39 16
Blois : +33(0)2 54 90 41 41

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Château de Chambord


With its 128 metres of façades, 440 rooms and 282 chimneys, the Château de Chambord is the largest of the castles in the Loire Valley. A former hunting ground of the Counts of Blois, the château nestles in the heart of a 5500 hectare park (4500 hectares of which is given over to woodland) which is now a national hunting reserve (late September, on reservation, visitors can go to hear bellowing of the stags). Its refined Renaissance façades contrast with the profusion of tiny windows, chimneys, spires and steeples that can be viewed at leisure from the stunning Italian-style terrace.
On summer evenings, the castle serves as a backdrop for large-scale shows.
Please note that entrance to the château is free for under-18s.

Maison de la Loire to Saint Dyé-sur-Loire

Founded in 1987 and housed in a former seventeenth century coach-house, the Maison de la Loire in Loir-et-Cher gives an educational presentation to raise awareness of the Loire river, its heritage and its environment.



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