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La Loire à Vélo from Orléans to Blois

[ Cycle routes EuroVelo 6 ]
  • 73 km

This section shared by the EuroVelo 6 and Loire à Vélo cycle routes meanders through spots reflecting the Loire’s long-established riverine civilization. You’ll see how closely so many villages are tied to the Loire via their bridges, former trading quays and typically elegant buildings. This is a joy of a section for cyclists, with the architectural fireworks of some of Europe’s most spectacular châteaux also close by. The cycling proves as easy as it is exceptional.

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The 4 stages of the section « La Loire à Vélo from Orléans to Blois »

  • Orléans / St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin

    Orléans / St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin [12.6 km]

    Gateway to the famed Loire Valley heartlands, once a capital in early medieval France, Orléans is now a lively modern city. It’s an ideal place to join the Loire à Vélo and EuroVelo 6 cycle routes. Whether heading upstream or down, it’s simple for cyclists to find the cycle paths leading to the Loire. This stage is as easy as it is enjoyable!

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  • St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin / Beaugency

    St-Hilaire-St-Mesmin / Beaugency [17.5 km]

    Once you’ve left Orléans’s suburbs behind, you reach the attractive confluence of the Loiret and Loire rivers. This stage of the Loire à Vélo and EuroVelo 6 runs in part along a raised Loire-side levée, looking over an agricultural plain used for market-gardening. Don’t miss Meung-sur-Loire et Beaugency, deeply atmospheric small historic towns.

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  • Beaugency / Muides-sur-Loire

    Beaugency / Muides-sur-Loire [16 km]

    The contrast between the picturesque old Loire-side villages and the electricity power station at St-Laurent-des-Eaux shows how important the Loire has been for so many human activities, past and present. A lovely cycle path runs beside the river from Tavers to Avaray, offering a flat, easy stretch as you approach the Pays des Châteaux tourist area with its famed castles around Chambord and Blois.

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  • Muides-sur-Loire / Blois

    Muides-sur-Loire / Blois [18.7 km]

    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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