With almost 1.300 km of completely finished roads, EuroVelo 6 is one of the easiest and most pleasant cycling itinirary in France. EuroVelo 6 connects Alsace to the Atlantic by following successively the Rhône canal to the Rhine, the Doubs and Saône valleys, the canal du center in Burgundy before joining the Loire à Vélo, the last wild river in Europe, which you will follow until the river mouth in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins.
St Nazaire - Nantes - Basel
EuroVelo 6 / France
The EV6 route from Saint-Nazaire to Besançon along the Loire and the Saone Rivers is the most famous and prestigious cycle tourist route in all of France. Two-thirds of the route passes through the Loire Valley, which has been listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. This part of the EuroVelo 6 route has many connections with royalty with an unbelievable number of castles, each one more magnificent than the previous. As the route follows the course of rivers, it is generally quite flat making it ideal cycling territory for those with children.
St Nazaire - Nantes - Orléans
EuroVelo 6 / Loire à vélo
The Loire à Vélo, from Saint-Nazaire to Nevers, along the Loire valley, is the most famous and prestigious cycle route in France. Two thirds of the itinerary cover a region listed as UNESCO World Heritage, and, due to its flat topography in the valley, is particularly cycling friendly, even with children.