Day 1 | Arrive at Château-Gontier
Check in to your hotel in Château-Gontier. The hotel has a heated swimming pool and spa, so you can relax after your journey before dinner.
Day 2 | Château-Gontier | Distance 18 miles (28km)
Enjoy pleasant terrain today as your first ride of your stay follows the tranquil waters of the Mayenne river towards Daon. The village of Menil is a nice place to stop and eat lunch or there are restaurants in the lovely village of Daon before cycling back through the picturesque landscape to Château-Gontier.
Day 3 | Château-Gontier to Laval | Distance 24 miles (38km)
Cycle along the meandering river through country estates and paddocks, listening to birdsong. Arriving in Laval, a town of history and art, enjoy dinner at your next stop-off, a charming guesthouse with enormous gardens to explore.
Day 4 | Laval | Distance 16 miles (25km)
Today we suggest a round trip that showcases Laval's surrounding countryside. Weave your way along peaceful quiet roads and cycle paths, passing a former railway bed and more towpaths. Arriving in the forest of Concise, you’re in the territory of the once counter-revolutionary, Jean Chouan. Also the land of cheese, taste Port-Salut cheese at the Port-du-Salut Abbey, which is made by the Trappist nuns.
Day 5 | Laval to Moulay | Distance 21 miles (33km)
Follow the towpath of the Mayenne, which is punctuated with locks. We suggest stopping for lunch at the Auberge du Pont de Montgiroux or La Guinguette, which was formerly a lock house is a great option for lunch on the river. After your ride, take a refreshing dip in the pool before your evening meal.
Day 6 | Moulay | Distance 11 miles (17km)
A lovely finale to your holiday, take it easy along the towpaths of the Mayenne river. Our suggested itinerary takes a detour from the river to visit the iconic Toiles de Mayenne, which was once a cloth factory. The town of Mayenne is en-route, take a break to visit the fortified castle, medieval streets, church frescoes and traditional markets.
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast in Moulay before you bid us au revoir.
This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.
*Please note that there is no welcome meeting for this tour but your bikes will be ready for you at your first hotel.