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Along the Mayenne river by bike 4 days

A ride by one of the prettiest riverside cycleways in France
  • Duration 4 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults, with family
  • Theme rivers and canals, countryside
480€

Information : Along the Mayenne river by bike 4 days

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Safran went in search of new horizons..and we were attracted by the Mayenne and its towpath. Here was a cycling itinerary perfectly suited to those who enjoy peddling safely along on practically flat terrain, adults and childeren alike!
An unspoilt band of greenery stretches 85 kilometres along the banks of the Mayenne river. It's a veritable Nature Park with frequent explanatory panels which tell the secrets of the Mayenne, between land and water, all along the way.
Encountering the local built heritage is a strong point of the trip. In addition to the locks, mills and fords of the river itself, the towpath runs through three pretty towns decked in flowers and rich in must-see heritage sites - Mayenne, Laval and Château-Gontier. A trip through La Mayenne is pure bliss!
 

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  • your night in a manor-house set in a seven-and-a-half acre park, no less...
  • discovering the fine Castle and Cathedral of Mayenne
  • the rich heritage of the riverside: locks, watermills and fords
  • exploring the treasures of Laval, listed as a "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire"

Program : Along the Mayenne river by bike 4 days

  • D1 Arrival at the hotel in Chateau-Gontier

    Reception late afternoon.
    Things to see :
    The banks of the Mayenne river.

    Dinner and night in lovely 3 star hotel in verdant scenery and with its own pool.

  • D2 From Château-Gontier to Laval

    38,2 km with total uphill 100 m (level 2/5). Duration around 3hrs.
    Today you will ride to the tranquil pleasures of the Mayenne riverside, all calm waters, dreamy romantic dwellings and equine parks... And there are a number of more worldly but equally enjoyable places to stop and eat along the way.
    At the end of the day, enjoy an incursion through the 'Ville d'Art et d'Histoire' of Laval.

    Evening meal and night in pretty manor guesthouse in a 3 acre garden.

  • D3 From Laval to Moulay

    33.6 km with total uphill 50 m (level 2/5). Duration around 2hrs45.
    The entire ride today is along the towpath.
    The way is punctuated by the passage of frequent locks.

    Dinner and night in charming 3 star hotel with its own pool.

  • D4 Around Moulay

    17 km with total uphill 300 m (level 2/5). Duration about 2hrs00.
    This is your last day in the Mayenne area affords you the pleasure of rolling along the towpath of the eponymous river.
    The town of Mayenne, graced by an imposing early mediaeval castle and museum with exceptional exhibits, a basilica and picturesque old streets, is well worth a visit.

    Taxi transfer to the first hotel and departure.

Tariffs high season

FROM JULY TO AUGUST, DEPARTURE EVERYDAY

In family room

Adult : 490 €
Junior (12-17) : 440 €
Child (2-11) : 320 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN DOUBLE ROOM

Adult : 530 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  530 €
Child (2 - 11) : 500 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

620 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

720 €

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

In family room

Adult : 480 €
Junior (12-17) : 430 €
Child (2-11) : 310 €
Baby (0-1) : 40 €

IN DOUBLE ROOM

Adult :  520 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 520 €
Child (2 - 11) : 490 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 40 €

IN SINGLE ROOM

610 €

SOLO TRAVELLER

710 €

What's included?

  • Accommodation is half board.
  • 3 star hotels and 3 "épis" guest houses.
  • Maps and detailed roadbooks.
  • Logistical and technical support
  • Baggage transfer included.
  • Transfer back from Moulay to Château-Gontier

Optional

  • Picnics for the whole trip from :
    • Adult or junior : 36 €
    • Child : 24 €
  • Bike rental from :
    • Bike rental for adult or junior : 90 €
    • MTB for child : 50 €
    • Trailer bike or bike cart for child : 50 €
    • Child seat : 6 €
    • Electric power bike for adult or junior: 110 

What's not included?

  • Beverage and extra
  • Round trip transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and repatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Cycling trip from place to place, unaccompanied.
  • The route is along towpaths and pretty country roads
  • Country bikes recommended.

Organisation

  • These outings are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. We transport your luggage from one lodging to another, and your roadbook will guide you throughout your stay. We provide the logistical and technical support necessary.
  • Accommodation is in 2 star hotels or 3 'épis' guest houses chosen for their atmosphere, warm welcome and environmental and architectural setting. You'll be in half-board accommodation. Picnics are extra ; you may like to order these at reservation.

N.B : the accommodation described above is given as an indication and may vary according to availability at the moment your reservation is finalized.

Access

By car

Highway A81 - 30 km or A11 - 50 km

By air

Rennes Airport or Nantes Airport + train to Laval or Angers TGV station + bus to Château-Gontier

By train

Laval or Angers TGV station + bus to Château-Gontier

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