Cycling is the perfect way to explore the beautiful French countryside,

with routes to suit cyclists of all abilities. Pack a picnic and spend the day pedalling through glorious vineyards and orchards, stunning chateaux, picturesque villages and expansive forests typical of the region.

Bike hire and cycle route maps are available at hotel reception. Enquire for picnics.

Shorter routes

Take in a typical French vineyard by bike; the Jasnières circular takes in one of the area’s most renowned grape orchards, as well as gorgeous local villages.

Swimmers take note! Head to the picturesque Les Varennes lake and beach for a refreshing dip as part of your ride.

The nearby Forêt de Bercé is the perfect backdrop to a glorious bike ride under the canopy on a hot day or as a bracing ride-out when there’s a nip in the air.

Longer rides

The V47 cycle route is one of the most charming in France. Starting at Saint Eman and finishing in Angers, the 320km ride you will take you through some of the region’s most delightful sights.

For something a little different, cycle along Voie Verte (Greenways); 40 km of former railway lines.

Organised tours and trips

While Hotel de France can suggest brilliant days out and places to go to, we do not have a dedicated tour organiser.  However, if specific cycling tours, or organised excursions with transport are required (and for more complex requirements or larger groups) our sister company, ABTA accredited Classic Grand Touring will be delighted to help.  They are expert at creating perfect tailor-made packages, dependent upon a client’s wishes and budget.  Their knowledge and excellent contacts are second to none.

Bikes cycling near Hotel de France Vallee du Loir