River shuttles

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You will cross over the Loire several times during your journey. At different points, there are ferries allowing you to change sides as well as passenger boats that you can board with your bike and enjoy drifting along the river for a short break… Just one more unusual way of discovering the Loire and combining boating with cycling during your outing. Best not to miss the ferry across the Loire!

In Orléans

All summer, La Sterne, a 12-seat toue sablière boat will take you across the Loire to Ile Charlemagne leisure park from Quai du Châtelet.

Between Cour-sur-Loire and Montlivault

Les Marins du port de Chambord will transport you and your bikes across the river all summer.

In La Chapelle-sur-Loire

La Rose des Vents and La Brise Chapelonne will transport you from one side to the other for free.

Between Candes Saint-Martin, Montsoreau and Saumur

Les Croisières Saumur Loire provide river shuttles between Saumur/Montsoreau/Candes Saint Martin on Saturdays in high season.

Between Saumur, Gennes and Le Thoureil

Les Croisières Saumur Loire provide river shuttles between Saumur, Gennes and Le Thoureil on Fridays in high season

Between Les Ponts de Cé, Sainte-Gemmes-sur-Loire and Angers

In July and August, there are river shuttles in Angers on a toue boat, which you can board with your bike to discover the Loire from a different perspective. Booking required.

Between Angers, Bouchemaine and Ile de Béhuard

Board with your bike on one of the river shuttles from Bouchemaine, Angers or Ile de Béhuard, and enjoy drifting down the Loire. July and August. Booking required.

Between La Possonnière and Rochefort-sur-Loire

Le Passeur de Loire will transport you to and from three different points:

  • La Possonnière port
  • Ile de Rochefort sur Loire
  • and the tip of Île de Béhuard.

Departures in July and August.

Find out more information at: www.enpaysdelaloire.com/activites/autour-de-l-eau/le-passeur-de-loire

Between Saint-Florent-le-Vieil and the market in Ancenis

Return ferry to Ancenis market from Saint-Florent-Le-Vieil, bikes welcome. Thursdays in July and August.

Find out more information at: www.loire-en-bateau.fr/sorties-touristiques/navette

In Nantes, between the ferry terminal and the village of Trentemoult

Navibus Loire. : 6 minutes. Departures every 10 or 20 minutes according to the period. Maximum 10 bikes.

Find out more information at: www.tan.fr

Between Basse Indre and Indret

Loire ferry crossing. Every 20 minutes. Free
More information at: https://inforoutes.loire-atlantique.fr/jcms/bacs-de-loire-fr-dev_5006

Between Couëron and Le Pellerin

Loire ferry crossing. Every 20 minutes. Free
More information at: https://inforoutes.loire-atlantique.fr/jcms/bacs-de-loire-fr-dev_5006

Crossing the Saint-Nazaire bridge

See the dedicated section on crossing the bridge