Train Loire à Vélo makes it even easier to travel along La Loire à Vélo!

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The Train Loire à Vélo offers cyclists free bike transportation between Orléans, Tours, Nantes and Le Croisic.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 service will start on 4 July.

More space for bikes during the summer

Each train can carry 50 to 83 bicycles:

  • 33 free bike spaces are available per train. They are distributed throughout the train and are easily accessible from the platform.
  • Each train set also offers 17 bike spaces in a dedicated area with an assistant to help board and unload bicycles. Follow the « Train Loire à Vélo » signage on the platform. If your bike is not a standard bike, you should go straight to this area to avoid disrupting passenger traffic on the rest of the train.

Conditions to access on board the Train Loire à Vélo

  • Buy a valid transport ticket
  • Covid Certificate not mandatory on TER networks
  • Arrive early to have time to get to the platform
  • Remove the bags from your bike to avoid obstructing other passengers and the boarding of other bikes.

Consult the infographic to kwon more.

Train-served cities

This train serves the cities of Orléans, Blois, Saint Pierre-des-Corps, Tours, Saumur, Angers, Ancenis, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, La Baule, Pornichet, Le Croisic.

Dates of service

  • All year round: up to 33 bike places
  • 4 July – 13 September: between 50 and 83 bicycle spaces, including 17 bicycle spaces with boarding assistance
  • From 14 September to 30 September: 33 bike places minimum
  • Up to 3 daily roundtrips from Monday to Friday between Orléans and Nantes
  • 2 round-trips during weekends between Orléans and Le Croisic


Time sheets:

This Train Loire à Vélo service is set up and fully financed by the Centre-Val de Loire and Pays de la Loire Regions.

Download the Train Loire à Vélo flyer (in French)