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Infinite gravel paths through the vineyards : 108km +580m

by Kim Gintrand




Elevation gain




Best seasons

fall, spring & summer



Physical& technical

A perfect itinerary for your first 100 km in gravel, while discovering the most beautiful paths of the department. You will follow the favorite routes of local cyclists that will lead you to Brissac-Quincé and its castle, through the vineyards of Layon, and along the Loire River to Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

The first part of this route is almost entirely on gravel until Chalonnes-sur-Loire. You will pass through several vineyards of Anjou, such as those in Brissac-Quincé. You won’t have time to get bored as the surfaces constantly change, and the landscapes will carry you away.

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Before starting the second part, which is more on paved roads, it is recommended to take a little break in Chalonnes-sur-Loire; it’s the perfect place! If you prefer to continue, don’t worry, you will find some guinguettes near La Possonière, Savennières, or even at Lac de Maine.

Find all the other gravel routes near Angers here with one 100km between rivers & trails or a 50km one along the Loire river 🙂

Near de the itinerary
Best Addresses



La Possonière

Les Tourbillons

Guinguette open from April to September


Le Héron Carré

Guinguette open from May to September


La Réserve*

bistro, resto, terrasse


Ma Petite Boulangerie*




Château des Forges


Pressoir à Sainte-Gemmes-sur-Loire

Chambre d'Hôtes "Le Logis"

Bed & breakfast


Chambre d'Hôtes "Le Logis des Mariniers"

Bed & breakfast


Chambre d'Hôtes "Confidence Escale"

Bed & breakfast

Lac de Maine

Camping du Lac de Maine Huttopia


Lac de Maine

Camping at La Belle Étoile Vineyard Estate




Château d'Angers

Visit the Château d'Angers and admire the Tapestry of the Apocalypse.


Château du Plessis-Bourré

Travel back to the 15th century with a visit to the Château du Plessis-Bourré.


Terra Botanica

Embark on an adventure and discover the history of plants at Terra Botanica - The European Park of Plants.


Distillerie Cointreau

Taste and learn how to make a cocktail at the Cointreau Distillery.


Etang Saint-Nicolas

Discover the various running loops around Étang St Nicolas, ranging from 5 to 7.7 km. It's also a perfect place for a walk when it's hot outside, as you'll be under the shades of the many trees.

Culinary Specialties / Local Products

  • Les quernons d’Ardoise
  • Le crémet d’Anjou
  •  les caramandes
  • Les rillauds d'Anjou

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