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Bike rides

Feel like discovering Saint-Nazaire from a different perspective? Get on two wheels and explore the area at your own pace and in harmony with nature.

 

Bicycle Riding

in Greater Saint-Nazaire
Bike riding

along the Loire river

La Loire à Vélo

Did you know? Saint-Nazaire is the gateway to the famous cycling route “La Loire à Vélo” (Loire by Bike). If you start your tour in Saint-Nazaire, or if, after cycling along the Loire river, you arrive in Saint-Nazaire to return by train, take an hour for a leisurely exploration of a 6,2-mile loop in Saint-Nazaire which leads you to the harbour, the seafront and the city centre.

Saint-Nazaire is linked to the Loire à Vélo route by the bridge which spans the Loire estuary. For safety reasons you are advised against crossing it on your bike. During the summer there are free shuttles; the rest of the year the taxis on both sides, Saint-Nazaire (+33 240 66 02 62) and Saint-Brevin (+33 240 27 23 07) can take you to the other side, as does a regular bus, the LILA 17 (booking possible from Monday to Friday, +33 240 21 50 87).

  • Point of departure: Saint-Nazaire

– boulevard des Apprentis, before the crossing of the River Brivet
– from May 24-26, from May 30 to June 2, from June 8 to 10 and from June 22 to September 1
– departures at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm

  • Point of departure: Saint-Brevin

– place de Bougainville
– from May 24-26, from May 30 to June 2, from June 8 to 10 and from June 22 to September 1
– departures at  9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm

For more info call +332 51 82 62 62

Vélocéan

To go by bicycle from Guérande Peninsula to Saint-Nazaire, follow the Vélocéan signs.

The Vélocéan route stretches from the coastal cities of Mesquer in the north to Bourgneuf-en-Retz in the south.