EuroVelo 6, from Saint-Nazaire to Mulhouse, following the Loire, the Saône and the Doubs, is the most famous and prestigious cycle route in France. The route goes through numerous cities and villages full of a rich historical heritage, some listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

With almost 1.300 km of completely developed roads, EuroVelo 6 is one of the easiest and most pleasant in France. It connects the Atlantic to the Alsace, follows the Loire ‘à Vélo’ from the river mouth in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins passing by canals in Burgundy, the Saône and Doubs valleys, to the Rhône-Rhine Canal.

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Cycle tour - Franche-Comté

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The region Franche-Comté in the eastern part of France is rich of cultural and natural heritage. Besançon with its famous bastille, is even on the World Heritage Site of UNESCO. Many small towns in the Comté region have a very rich heritage of historic treasures. But the actual reason to go on this trip is definitely the beautiful nature and the marvellous river landscapes. The peaceful cycle path EuroVelo 6 is part of this cycling trip. This holiday is also a highlight for every foodie.

Loire Valley cycling Orleans to Tours

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Explore on this cycling trip the most beautiful chateaux of the Loire valley by bike: Chambord, Blois, Chaumont sur Loire, Amboise, Chenonceaux. This trip will also introduce you to Orléans and Tours (both city easy to reach from Paris), the two largest cities in the Loire Valley! The bike route is calm and flat but full of discoveries : Discover the famous loire valley vineyards such as Montlouis or Amboise and take the time to marvel at the famous gardens of Chaumont sur Loire or Chenonceaux.

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EuroVelo 6 / France

From Nevers to Saint-Louis, the EuroVelo 6 follows the wildest part of the Loire valley, which has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the canals of Burgundy, the Saône Valley, and the Canal from the Rhine to the Rhône. As the route follows the course of rivers, it is generally quite flat making it ideal cycling territory for those with children.

EuroVelo 6 / Loire by Bike

The Loire à Vélo, from Saint-Nazaire to Nevers, along the Loire valley, is the most famous and prestigious cycle route in France. Two thirds of the itinerary cover a region listed as UNESCO World Heritage, and, due to its flat topography in the valley, is particularly cycling friendly, even with children.

The France Vélo Tourisme Website

France Vélo Tourisme is the French national website for promoting long distance cycle routes. The website has specific pages for all the 'ready-to-cycle' EuroVelo routes with maps, points of interest and other useful information.