How to cross the bridge of Saint Nazaire ?

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Do you plan to start or end your route along La Loire à Vélo in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins and arrive in or depart from Saint-Nazaire by train?

It is strongly recommended not to cross the bridge by bike. There are several alternatives to avoid doing so:

Bus + bike service: ALEOP network line 317

  • – Booking is required the day before travel at the latest, on +33 02 40 21 50 87 (booking service open from 9am to 4pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9am to 12pm on Fridays. To make a booking for Saturday, Sunday or Monday, call before 12pm on the Friday before the planned date of travel).
  • – Number of places for standard bikes: 8 maximum
  • – Folding trailers only are allowed on the buses
  • – Owners remain responsible for their bikes and their secure attachment
  • – Consult the timetable:

Free minibus shuttle

A free shuttle bus service runs From June 27 to September 4, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends in September, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to cross the Loire in both directions between Saint-Nazaire and Saint-Brevin-les-Pins. Schedules are reinforced between July 11 and August 15, 2022. 9 daily return services with two stops will be running between Saint-Nazaire and Saint-Brevin-les-Pins. The service is free and does not require booking (subject to the availability of seats).
  • Up to 8 people can board at one time
  • A trailer is provided for transporting bikes (tandems and cargo bikes are not accepted)
  • Luggage, child seats and trailers are allowed on the shuttles
More information at +33 02 51 82 62 62 (Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.)

Taxi + bike

Taxis in Saint-Brevin-les Pins and Saint-Nazaire are fitted with “standard” bike racks. Each taxi can carry 4 people and 4 bikes maximum. Requests for transporting specific items (tandem, trailer etc.) must be made at the time of the telephone call. Taxis in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins: +33 02 40 27 23 07 Taxis in Saint-Nazaire: +33 02 40 66 02 62