There’s no need to bring a car to get to La Loire à Vélo. You can get here via all means of public transport (or nearly!) including plane, train or coach. Find out how to reach the itinerary easily with or without your bike.
From Paris, there are several high-speed TGV train lines leading to La Loire à Vélo. It takes between one and three hours to get to Tours, Angers, Nantes or Saint-Nazaire. Orléans is just one hour from Paris by TER regional trains or Intercité trains.
La Loire à Vélo is also easy to get to from European capitals via Nantes Atlantique and Tours Val de Loire international airports. Paris Orly airport, which is just 120 km from Orléans, can be reached on public transport using the Ouibus coach network.
You can also arrive by coach! Several private bus lines (Flixbus, Ouibus, Isilines etc.) will take travellers to the itinerary aboard new and comfortable high-end tourist coaches. These lines stop at most of the major cities along the route.
There are multiple options along La Loire à Vélo, including hiring a bike in one town and returning it in another, having your bike delivered to a train station or hotel, and hiring an electric bike (e-bike), trailer or paniers. Contact one of the bike hire companies along the itinerary for more information on the different options
Have your bike transported between two cities on the itinerary. You can have it delivered to your starting point or sent back at the end of your journey, something which could be very useful for groups. Contact one of the bike transport companies along the itinerary
If you want to transport your bike to or from a city that is not situated on the itinerary, the French railway company SNCF also proposes a luggage delivery service.
Find out more about this service here
You can travel with your bike by plane, train or coach under certain conditions. To find out more about how to board different modes of transport with your bike, visit the “Getting to the itinerary” page.
In summer, consider using Train Vélo Loire, a bike-friendly service with specially dedicated coaches on the Orléans / Saint-Nazaire Interloire train line.
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