The Sarthe by bike
This summer, probably more than ever, we all need fresh air, greenery and the open countryside. Why not enjoy a complete change of pace and surroundings by exploring the 1,000 kilometres of cycling routes in the Sarthe? Between Brittany and Normandy, passing through villages full of character, by riversides, amidst bucolic landscapes and through deep forests, you can discover the wonders of our region. Just head out by bike from your Hotel Le Mans Country Club!
Cycling the Sarthe: many kilometres of pedal-powered pleasure
Thanks to the diversity of our landscapes and attractions, there are numerous ways to discover the Sarthe by bike. If you relish long bicycle touring routes, the Sarthe is a must. This timeless corner of France is actually crossed by several essential cycling routes, including the Véloscénie (runs from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel), the Vélo Francette (La Rochelle to Ouistreham) and the Loire à Vélo (following the course of the famous river). You can also join the Véloroute 44, which crosses the Alpes Mancelles scenic natural region and the Sarthe and Loir valleys. 16 looped routes await you in the heart of the department.
Routes for everyone
Do you dream of a family vacation in the saddle? Why not tour the peaceful valley of the Loire, with its low elevations and exquisitely picturesque landscapes? Similarly, the large state forests like Perseigne and Bercé offer multiple cycle route options. Or you can choose thematic itineraries such as a discovery of the Jasnières vineyards, an escape to the cradle of the Perche Sarthois rillettes, an urban loop of the magnificent Cité Plantagenêt historic city centre of Le Mans, visits to châteaux and villages brimming with character and charm... you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice!
Enjoy a holiday full of interest, exercise, fresh air and fun with the Sarthe bicycle routes. Pedal into the experience of a lifetime!
Hotel le Mans Country Club, a 4 star hotel - restaurant located at 15 minutes from Mans