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La Vélodyssée: A 1200 km long cycle route along the Atlantic coast

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Nantes > St-Brevin

[ Cycle routes La Vélodyssée, the Atlantic cycling route ]
  • 66.1 km

La 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 »

  • Nantes / Le Pellerin

    Nantes / Le Pellerin [24.6 km]

    An exhibition of contemporary art is displayed all the way down the estuary on this shared stage of La Vélodyssée and La Loire à Vélo. Some surprising changes of scenery are guaranteed to brighten up your departure from the bustling city of Nantes.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
  • Le Pellerin / Paimboeuf

    Le Pellerin / Paimboeuf [25.4 km]

    A stretch of water between the Loire, marshes and hedged farmland, the Martinière canal is your ‘Ariadne’s thread’ helping you to track your course along this shared stage of La Vélodyssée and La Loire à Vélo. Enjoy the narrow, tranquil routes whilst soaking up the pastoral atmosphere, typical of the Loire Estuary.

    Difficulty: Family view the detail
  • Paimboeuf / St-Brevin-les-Pins

    Paimboeuf / St-Brevin-les-Pins [16.1 km]

    Final stage for the La Loire à Vélo and another starting point along the sea for La Vélodyssée, cycling to the rhythmic comings and goings of the tide. Your arrival at the estuary really immerses you in a new, really seaside atmosphere.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail