TER and regional buses to get the cycle route

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  • © J. Damase - CRT Centre-Val de Loire
  • © P.Forget - CRT Centre-Val de Loire

Do you want to travel in freedom along La Loire à Vélo? Do you want to return to your starting point or skip a stage to go directly to your next destination on the itinerary? TER (Regional Express Transport) trains and coaches will help you save time... and get even more from La Loire à Vélo!

When the train follows the Loire

Devant la gare de Chartres à vélo © J. Damase - CRT Centre-Val de Loire

The TER trains stop at many of the towns and cities along the Loire, so it is easy to travel between the stations at, for example, Orléans, Blois, Tours, Saumur, Angers, Nantes or Saint-Nazaire. See all the train stations on the itinerary on the interactive map.

To view the TER (Regional Express Transport) network maps, go to:

To view destinations and timetables:

Taking your bike on a TER

Bikes travel free of charge on TERs, hung or stored in the designated areas. It is not possible to book these spaces, which are free and subject to availability. On certain lines, boarding the train with a bike is subject to conditions. As much as possible, avoid peak times from Monday to Friday in the morning between 7am and 9am and in the evening from 5pm to 7pm.

Your bike is your responsibility (transport, handling, surveillance) for the duration of your journey. You must not mount your bike in train stations, on the platform or in the train.

To find out more about conditions for boarding go to:

TER © Région Pays de la Loire-Ouest Medias

Consider the Train Vélo Loire

If you are travelling along La Loire à Vélo between June and September, consider using the Train Vélo Loire, a bike transportation service with specially designated coaches on the Interloire Orléans – Le Croisic train line.

When bikes take the bus

Car régional Pays de la Loire © Region Pays de la Loire A. Monié - Les beaux matins

Bike and bus in Le Loiret

In the Loiret department you can travel by coach with your bike on three Rémi bus network lines from several cities including Orléans, Beaugency, Meung-sur-Loire, Châteauneuf sur-Loire, Sully-sur-Loire and Gien.

The “Vélos-Cars” bike and coach service operates all year round on weekends and national holidays and every day from April to September.

Find out more about the Vélos-Cars service

 

 

Châteaux shuttles with bikes from Blois

From April until October 2018, buses with trailers able to carry 10 bikes are running between the Châteaux of Blois, Chambord, Villesavin, Bracieux, Cheverny and Beauregard.
The shuttle stops at Blois train station, where Intercités trains provide daily return journeys from Paris.

© Conseil Régional Centre-Val de Loire

Useful links for organising your journey by region

Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire regions provide interactive tools to facilitate travel:

For more information on bike and luggage transport, don’t hesitate to consult the section on “Luggage, bikes and passenger transport”.