Château-Gontier / Le Lion-d'Angers La Vélo Francette: Normandy / Atlantic by bike
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
The crossing of the town of Château-Gontier is very well laid out. There’s an interconnection here with the greenway leading to Bourg Philippe.
There’s a shortish provisional stretch of 4km that takes you along small county roads, with some slopes around La Roche Lock at Chambellay and at Montreuil-sur-Maine. Just before the last village, head back down to the towpath.
To reach the town of Le Lion-d’Angers, just before the footbridge at the confluence of the Mayenne and Oudon Rivers, follow the Oudon towpath to the right; alternatively, you can head straight on towards Grez-Neuville.
Follow the signs for the Chemin de halage de la Mayenne up to Le Lion-d’Angers.
Line 1 Laval > Château-Gontier > Angers
Central contact number for transport and mobility questions: +33 (0)2 43 665 333 et Kéolis : +33 (0)2 43 67 08 15
Ligne N°29 Angers > Laval
Contact TER : +33 (0) 810 324 324
Bikes are allowed in the hold if there is room. The Perrin bus company decides on an individual basis, so try checking in advance: +33 (0)2 99 47 42 42.
Château-Gontier: L’Arche animal rescue centre, +33 (0)2 43 07 24 38; Ursuline convent; church of St John the Baptist, +33 (0)2 43 70 42 74; river boating tourism, +33 (0)2 43 07 61 78
Ménil: the small ferry and the ferryman’s house; St George’s Church and Notre-Dame de Bonne Fortune Chapel
Daon: river port and outdoor sports and leisure centre
By crossing the bridge at Chambellay you can reach delightful waterside Chenillé-Changé, listed as a Village de Charme
Le Lion-d’Angers: home to the reputed national stud farm and hippodrome of L’Isle-Briand