Accueil Vélo: professionals to meet your every need

  • © D-Darrault CRT Centre-Val de Loire

The French “Accueil Vélo” label guarantees a special welcome and a range of dedicated services for cycle tourists. All year round, “Accueil Vélo” professionals do their utmost to offer you a warm welcome and quality services!

Secure bike sheds

Because your bike also deserves a place to shelter, “Accueil Vélo” accommodation provides covered and secure bike storage, so you can sleep soundly knowing your two-wheeled mount is safely tucked away!

Repair kits

A puncture, wobbly bolt or a loose chain? “Accueil Vélo” professionals provide all the tools and equipment necessary to fix all kinds of minor problems: Allen keys, repair patches and glue, screwdrivers… Your bike will be as good as new!   

© S.Sevrin CRT Centre Val de Loire

Practical information, advice, routes, weather forecasts, etc.

A place to admire the Loire, somewhere to buy local produce, a spot for a picnic… Don’t hesitate to ask the “Accueil Vélo” professionals for information! They will be happy to advise you and will be sure to share a few tips for the best places in the area.  

Washing and drying clothes

It is often advised to avoid carrying too much luggage when you set out on a bike ride for several days. However, you still need to wash your clothes! For this reason, “Accueil Vélo” accommodation gives you access to laundry facilities for washing and drying clothes. 

© A. Lamoureux – Montjean-sur-Loire 

Bike and accessory hire

“Accueil Vélo” professionals offer equipment, services and accessories for all your needs: come without a bicycle and rent a bike according to your desires (e-bikes, all-terrain bikes, tandems, etc.) and add the required accessories: paniers, trailer, child seats, etc. 

Come with your bike and you will find cycle professionals offering a range of repair services! 

Cleaning your bike

Before you hit the road on the Loire à Vélo, “Accueil Vélo” professionals will offer a spot of beauty therapy for your bikes to make them shine! A range of bike cleaning and maintenance services are available and special tips that might even improve your route! 

Energy-boosting breakfasts and packed lunches

Before you set off after a good night’s sleep, your “Accueil Vélo” hosts will offer you a breakfast adapted to your day’s journey. We won’t tell you anything more, we don’t want to spoil the surprise!

“Accueil Vélo” restaurants offer special services for travellers: quick bites, service from 11:30am to 2:30pm minimum, free drinking water, takeaway picnics, etc., always with the aim of making things easier for cycle tourists!

© J. Damase – Champtoceaux 

Bike transport & luggage transfer

Everything is done to ensure that you travel light AND with peace of mind. Specialist “Accueil Vélo” logistics professionals will make sure that you and/or your luggage arrive safely at your destination. If you decide to travel part of the way using another means of transport, they will ensure your bike is sent on ahead and is ready and waiting for you at the arranged meeting point. 

© A. Lamoureux – Saint-Brevin-les-Pins