Sustainable tourism

Move low carbon

On vacation, we take our time. It's a good time to use soft mobility!

The advantages are numerous: you cut your daily rhythm, you test other modes of transport, it's good for you, for the environment and for the Destination!

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Walk around Place Saint-Pierre in Saumur

By foot

In the Saumur Val de Loire Agglomeration Community, the municipalities are developing meeting areas, areas 30 to promote the safety of pedestrians and to make strolling in the city center pleasant. This road sharing promotes the practice of daily walking which should develop if we consider its direct and immediate benefits: health, economy, environment, simplicity and speed!

Walking: the right reflex to adopt

Walking can be practiced at any age, without specific equipment. This economical mode of transport is naturally also ecological: it produces no noise pollution or pollution in the city.

In France, a quarter of trips are less than one kilometer.
Do 500 meters on foot takes 8 minutes, the time it often takes to find a parking space!
In town, each kilometer covered on foot can save 280g of CO2 and even more on short journeys.

Bike ride in Souzay-Champigny

By bike

There are plenty of good reasons to cycle on holiday:

  • It is good for the planet (we do not emit GHGs, and we reduce our waste, because by bike, we only take what is strictly necessary)
  • It is good for health : cycling allows you to practice a sporting activity while enjoying magnificent landscapes. By bike, we take the time to discover or rediscover at our own pace and from another angle the natural and cultural gems of our beautiful region. Even with an electric bike you develop endurance, you maintain your cardio, you can if you wish increase the difficulty and fully strengthen your muscles and all this in a fun way!
  • It is federator : it is an accessible sport that does not require ultra-sophisticated equipment. Almost anyone can do it!

  • It is economic : on a bike, the only fuel is you! and renting a bike represents a modest budget. By preparing your itinerary well, you can also better target the accommodation adapted to your budget.
  • This allows nice meeting : the bicycle is the flagship mode of transport for “slow tourism”. On a cycling holiday, we take the time and above all we take the time to talk with the people we meet, and to share a moment or a bit of the journey!
  • We let go : by bike, we allow ourselves small detours, we let ourselves be tempted by a discovery, we disconnect, we follow our own rhythm...
  • Because the bike, it makes you happy 😉

New for 2024: self-service electric bikes in Saumur with Ogalo Cyclette!

81 electrically assisted bicycles are available in the 19 stations spread throughout the city of Saumur. They are available all year round, 24 hours a day.

Ideal for small one-off trips.

Info Ogalo Cyclette

Cycling facilities

Prepare your route with the application Geovelo to download on App Store or Google Play

Cycling itineraries and loops

Many cycle paths are equipped to survey the region.


Possibility of rent a bike for an excursion or a longer stay.

Recharge the batteries

11 charging stations for electric bikes, or electrically assisted bicycles, are installed on the tourist routes of La Loire à Vélo and La Vélo Francette. A few terminals equip other important cycle paths.

The charging stations are located in equipped bike stopping areas (picnic areas, toilets, etc.). Cycle tourists can thus recharge the battery of their electric bike for free and enjoy a relaxing break or a nearby tourist spot!

Saumur Agglobus

Public transport

- Ogalo is a set of services dedicated to mobility in the Saumur Val Loire conurbation. Ogalo Bus offers a set of regular lines serving Saumur and its surroundings. In season, 3 tourist lines additional links connect the main sites for visiting the surrounding area from Saumur.

Info Ogalo Bus

Public transport networks allow you to move around Saumur, and travel in the region: by bus, coach or train:
- Aleop, the Pays de la Loire transport network: lines of bus and train-TER
- Train Loire by Bike : from June to September, TER Interloire services (Orléans - Nantes - Le Croisic) allow you to travel with your bike without reservation, subject to availability.

To park et move


Several carpooling platforms exist to connect drivers and passengers on the same journey:

In order to facilitate the organization of journeys, carpooling areas make it possible to establish specific meeting places for carpoolers. There are several carpooling areas (municipal or departmental) on the territory of Saumur Val de Loire including:

  • La Ronde, Vivy (38 spaces and 1 disabled person)
  • Le Breil, Saumur
  • La Saulaie, Doué-en-Anjou (20 spaces)
  • Louresse-Rochemenier (20 spaces)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (20 spaces)
  • La Chaussée, Brain sur Allonnes (8 spaces)
  • Grézillon, Longué-Jumelles (55 places and 2 persons with reduced mobility)

To encourage the practice of carpooling on a daily basis, the Pays de la Loire Region, with its network Aleop, contributes to home-to-work carpooling costs via the apps BlaBla Car Daily, Karos, Klaxit et Mobicoop.

By electric car

Many charging points for electric vehicles exist on the territory of the Community of Agglomeration of Saumur Val de Loire. Consult the list of terminals

In Saumur only : Users in possession of an electric vehicle can benefit from a sticker (according to conditions, and on request at the reception of the town hall of Saumur or the Municipal Police) allowing them to park for free, with a parking time control disc, throughout the City of Saumur on paid parking spaces excluding enclosed and underground car parks equipped with barriers.

New for 2024: electric cars in car sharing

Ogalo-autosharing is a new public service short-term electric car rental created by the Saumur Val de Loire Urban Community.
Anyone can access the service provided they hold a driving license. It is not necessary to be a resident of the city.
This service is particularly interesting for those who need a car occasionally.

By reservation, for 1 hour to 21 p.m. maximum.

Info Ogalo Carsharing

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