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Nantes > St-Brevin-les-Pins

[ Cycle routes EuroVelo 6 ]
  • 61.7 km

The Vélodyssée and La Loire à Vélo share the route to the sea from Nantes. The majestic Loire estuary reveals oxbow lakes, wetlands, channels, a maritime canal, ports and an open-air art gallery with a Contemporary Estuary Exhibition. At Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, the air is filled with the aromatic scent of conifers, dunes and soft sandy beaches.

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The 3 stages of the section « Nantes > St-Brevin-les-Pins »

  • La Loire à Vélo from Nantes to Le Pellerin

    La Loire à Vélo from Nantes to Le Pellerin [17.8 km]

    Contemporary art features large along the Loire’s long estuary and this stage shared by the Loire à Vélo and Velodyssey cyles routes. The installations are startling, set in unusual locations. They offer joyous surprises close to the city of Nantes.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
  • La Loire à Vélo from Le Pellerin to Paimboeuf

    La Loire à Vélo from Le Pellerin to Paimboeuf [25.5 km]

    The calm Canal de la Martinière acts as your guide on this stage shared by EuroVelo 6 and the Loire à Vélo cycle routes. You cycle along quiet little roads, in the midst of landscapes typical of the Loire estuary, with broad marshes and meadows spreading out from the great river.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • La Loire à Vélo from Paimboeuf to St-Brevin-les-Pins

    La Loire à Vélo from Paimboeuf to St-Brevin-les-Pins [18.4 km]

    This is the last stage on the Loire à Vélo cycle route, but it also offers you the opportunity of joining the Velodyssey cycle route as it runs alongside the Atlantic. The Loire is strongly affected by the tides here and arriving at the end of the stage, you end up in a typical seaside resort!

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail