Tourist on bicycle

Between the Loire and canal

Flit between the Loire and Canal latéral along this trail, and explore Beaulieu-sur-Loire, a village with a quite unique heritage: pyramidal barns and a church blending Romanesque and Gothic styles. Then amble your way along the tow-path to the aquatic garden in Belleville-sur-Loire.

Itinerary details

Tourist on bicycle
Cultural, Natural, Oenological, Religious


Explore the natural surroundings in the Loire Valley along this trail, flitting between the banks of the Loire and the Canal latéral à la Loire, which has been open since 1838. Follow it at Beaulieu-sur-Loire, which is distinctive in that it is the only village on the left bank of the Loire to make a "Coteaux du Giennois" AOC wine. Take time out to have a snoop around the church there, as it not only provides an impressive summary of religious architecture, but its Romanesque nave, chancel and Gothic-style transept are also well worth your while! Up by Belleville-sur-Loire, join the La Loire à Vélo trail along the tow-path and head towards the aquatic garden: 12 rectangular shallow ponds where various water plants flourish!
Durée01h20Distance15.0 km

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