View of Montsoreau Castle
Cycling sports, Cycling route

Bike loop: From Abbey to castles


  • 80 km
  • 2 days)
Start date

8 rue Raspail
49400 Saumur

Signage to follow: Loop No. 10 - Blue Dot

Route type: Loop

80 km loop between the Loire, the forest and the Thouet Valley.

For lovers of cycling, take advantage of a loop of around 80 km by taking the cycle route No. 10 between Fontevraud-l'Abbaye and Montreuil-Bellay, then the Vélo Francette between Montreuil-Bellay and Saumur then La Loire à Vélo from Saumur to Fontevraud-l'Abbaye via Montsoreau.

Travel along the Saumur coast from Saumur to Montsoreau and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Loire Valley, cross the Saumur Champigny vineyard and discover typical troglodyte villages. Continue towards Fontevraud-l'Abbaye and its famous Abbey then continue towards Brézé and its exceptional castle and its underground passages. Continue towards Montreuil-Bellay, a beautiful medieval city, then follow the Thouet to return to Saumur.

Pratical information
  • French
  • Picnic area.
  • Public toilets
  • Parking nearby
  • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
  • Cycle route
  • Distance: 80km
  • Duration: 2 day(s)
  • In the countryside
  • River or river within 300 m
  • Downtown
  • In forest
  • In the city
  • Village center
  • GR route within 1 km
  • At the water's edge
  • View of the vineyard
  • River or river view
  • Troglodyte site
  • In the historic center
  • Panoramic view