The Loir valley by bicycle

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The Loir valley by bicycle

The 320 km long bicycle road itinerary starts at the source of the Loir river (Saint-Eman in Eure-et-Loir), follows the Compostela road in the Vendôme region and ends in Angers where it merges into the Sarthe river.

"Accueil vélo" label

This label indicates businesses who welcome and offer services tailored to tourists travelling by bicycle and identifies suitable places for them.

10 boucles cyclo 

In the Vendôme region, there are 10 cycle tracks ranging from 13 to 34 km long.

More than 200 km of marked bicycle itineraries
There are other cycle paths along 5000 km in the Centre-Val de Loire region to be discovered…

You are a fan of cycling, there are two possibilities choose.


Your backpack and bike are ready ? Set off away from the big cities by the water on a hilly route along the Loir Valley. crops, vineyards, orchards, charming little villages. Discover the troglodytic houses dug in the tuffeau.

Roadmap of the Loir Valley 

Roadmap for each stage. Useful information about parking, transport…

It helps you to visit tourist sites and show you the different accommodations on the road.

Fréteval, Vendôme, Villiers-sur-Loir and Thoré-la-Rochette, wine villages, the museum of musical instruments from all over the world : Musikenfête, the « Chapelle Saint-Gilles »  in Montoire-sur-le-Loir, Trôo, troglodytic city, and Lavardin, the only village classified « Most Beautiful Villages of France » in Loir-et-Cher. Take a break in Couture-sur-Loir at the birthplace where Pierre de Ronsard was born.

Compostelle by bike : the same road as the Loir Valley by bike between Illiers-Combray and Montoire-sur-Le-Loir so, the same logo !

Bicycle loop ?

Park your vehicle for a day and go to discovery Vendôme and the area.

10 loops to discover the landscape.

The « Perche Vendômois » in the north of Vendôme characterized by a stone called “Pierre de Roussard” (brown-red color).

In Fréteval, you’lll discover megaliths. Between Vendôme and Couture-sur-Loir: the Loir Valley.

These loops allow to discover the heritage.

Follow the color dot for each loop.

The map of the loops is available in the Tourist Offices. We can download each loop.

Mes vacances En Roue Libre, à vélo dans la Vallée du Loir
Mes vacances En Roue Libre, à vélo dans la Vallée du Loir
Mes vacances En Roue Libre, à vélo dans la Vallée du Loir
Bike hire

Cyclo Evasion : 59 Faubourg Chartrain – 41100 VENDOME. Tél.

Loir Découvertes : In Vendômois. Tél : 06 12 45 31 05

Sport Passion 41  : 10 place du maréchal Foch,   41800 MONTOIRE-SUR-LE LOIR. Tél :

Tourist Office du Perche et Haut Vendômois à Fréteval : Place Pierre Genevée 41160 FRETEVAL. Tél :

La roue libre :  28 rue du bois neuf à Souday – 41170 COUETRON-AU-PERCHE. Tél. 02 54 89 75 35 – 07 88 85 33 03.