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Camping Au Bord de Loire

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Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire Gennes Loire Valley
  • In the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Natural Park
  • Along the river, between Angers and Saumur
  • Accueil vélo label on the Loire by bike route

By booking in a camping theme Welcome, you choose an establishment providing you with a quality charter to provide you with specific services.


Take advantage of your trip to Anjou to make good resolutions! Take your walking shoes, your poles and your bags. Walk, walk along, cross and practice this ideal sport to explore unknown territory.

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Hiking in Anjou

Since Camping On the banks of the Loire, you can join wild passages along the Loire. Then take wooded paths. Cross heather moors and rocky landscapes. Finally, stroll through stone villages and colorful vineyards. You follow marked trails with interpretation panels and orientation tables. The routes are secured for your comfort. Along the hikes, you will discover all the curiosities of Anjou. Mills, troglodyte dwellings, Loire towns, artists' villages... River shipping, welcoming churches, and an anthology of cellars await you. 

Circuits less than 30 minutes from camping

  • Ollivier Island nature trail 5 kilometers away
  • Perspectives of the Loire at 7 kilometers
  • From Loire en Forêt at 7 kilometers
  • In the footsteps of Robrica 8 kilometers away
  • Between Loire and Coteaux at 9 kilometers
  • Saint Rémy La Varenne, loop of the Loire at 10 kilometers
  • Between vineyards and forest at 12 kilometers
  • From Joreau to the rocks at 14 kilometers
  • Between Loire and Authion at 14 kilometers
  • The path of old stones at 15 kilometers

Hiking sheets

Study the hiking sheets written by the municipality of Saumur to make the connection with the circuits offered and your desires.

GR 3, in the footsteps of the Loire

For informed and prepared hikers who are embarking on long-distance hiking routes, the GR 3 follows the course of the Loire from its source at Mont-Gerbier-de-Jonc, in the central massif, to its estuary in Loire Atlantique. It is the first official marked GR and runs through Anjou for around 180 kilometres.


Whether staying or touring, cycling enthusiasts will fall under the spell of Anjou.

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La Francette by bike

Le Camping On the banks of the Loire is located near la Francette by bike, which departs from Normandy to connect the Atlantic. 600 kilometers of cycling route from Ouistreham to La Rochelle. You will cross superb and varied landscapes punctuated, will cross picturesque towns and villages.

The Loire by bike

The route of the Loire by bike also passes just in front of the camping ! 900 kilometers linking Cuffy to Saint-Brevin-les-Pins in Loire-Atlantique. You will thus chain very colorful landscapes with amazing lights. You will then take the time to observe the small heritage and to exchange with the people you will meet. And you will of course live different sporting and cultural experiences.

La Vélobuissonniere

Leaving from Alençon, The Vélobuissonnière route (V44 – 250 km) passes through Le Mans and its unique Gallo-Roman wall in Europe. It stops at Saumur in the Loire Valley, also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Labeled “Accueil Vélo”

With all these cycle lanes around the Camping On the banks of the Loire, Benoît and his team have chosen to offer holidaymakers a range of services and benefits. They thus obtained the label Accueil Vélo .

  • Quality accommodation on the banks of the Loire 
  • Near the Loire à Vélo route
  • Attentive and warm welcome
  • Secure bicycle shelter
  • Repair kit
  • Useful information
  • Advice, tours and weather
  • Equipment for washing and drying your laundry
  • Rental of bicycles and accessories
  • Bike cleaning solutions
  • Lockers for recharging batteries
  • Breakfasts adapted to the effort
  • Packed lunches
  • Collective kitchen


Horse riding

You like the contact with the horse. the Camping On the banks of the Loire offers you the opportunity to live beautiful experiences on horseback.

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Relais des Moulins

In partnership with the Relais des Moulins of Chênehutte, live great adventures. Educational trails, hikes in the forest from one hour to one day depending on your level, games, environmental education, initiation walk on a secure educational trail. Many formulas are available to you. They also organize themed courses.

Pony Club la Galopade

A whole program is also available to you on request for the little ones on pony. Next to camping, Pony club la Galopade is also a partner. The team will suggest formulas adapted to your child. He will then learn to know the animal, care for it and brush it.

Roaming on horseback

If you are traveling on horseback, be aware that the Camping On the banks of the Loire has planned a welcome for riders. In the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Regional Nature Park and in Loire Aubance, equestrian loops have been specially laid out on bucolic paths for riders and their mounts.

  • La Equestrian loop Turquant-Saumur offers 20 kilometers of walks between the Loire, the vineyards and the hillsides.
  • La equestrian loop between Anjou and Touraine takes you during its 24 kilometers to the confluence of the Loire and the Vienne.
  • Circuit from La Breille-Les-Pins to Brain-Sur-Allonnes, offers you 22 kilometers of walks in the middle of pines and chestnut trees.


Where there are beautiful rolling, smooth, winding roads with splendid panoramas, you will find all the pleasures for motorbike tourism.

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Discovery of the region by motorbike

Warm encounters, accommodating accommodation, tailor-made services, varied itineraries, heritage visits, cultural and sporting activities… These are all the ingredients for a great recipe for motorcycle travel! At Camping the edge of the Loire, Benoît welcomes you with great pleasure. His smile and his good advice will accompany you in the discovery of the region by motorbike.

From the gates of Nantes to Saumur

Angers, Gennes, Saumur, Brézé, Montreuil-Bellay, Doué-La-Fontaine, Saint-Georges, Chalonne-Sur-Loire and Nantes. This circuit represents more than 120 kilometers between the gates of Nantes and Saumur. The route is, on the whole, relatively easy and pleasant without technical difficulties. You can visit Angers, Saumur, the castles of Brissac-Quincé, Boumois, Montreuil-Bellay and Serrant. This ledge is also famous for the remarkable panoramas on the Loire.

Heritage Discovery

In Maine-et-Loire, discover countless sites from all eras from prehistory to the present day.

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Prehistoric sites

Gennois is the area of ​​the department where the concentration of megalithic monuments is the highest. For prehistoric specialists, it would also be the center of a particular Neolithic culture, recognizable by its portico dolmens.

ancient sites

The ancient sites and monuments of Chênehutte (Gallic oppidum and Gallo-Roman temple of Villiers), the monumental ensemble of the amphitheater and the nympheum of Gennes are the remains of the Romanization of the Loire Valley during the first centuries of Our era.

Medieval sites

Since the Middle Ages, many Romanesque churches and priories have been built in the villages. The imposing feudal and medieval site of Trier attests to a powerful barony reigning over the entire territory. You will also find many forms of troglodyte habitat from the medieval period. Hillside troglodytes in the Valley and lowland troglodytes on the plateau.  

Heritage along the water

Nine watermills turned on the Avort stream. Their architecture is still visible today. The Sarré mill south of Gennes is still in operation. This exceptional heritage is complemented by numerous hydraulic structures built on the various streams of the territory (washhouses, reaches, springs, developed basins) which are interesting to discover during hikes in the hinterland. And you, lovers of the Loire, absolutely must visit sites in the Loire such as Saint-Maur, le Thoureil, Bessé, the port of Gennes, Cunault, Trêves and the village of Chênehutte!

Natural heritage

On the natural heritage side, the Joreau pond, in the middle of a forest area of ​​400 hectares, is ideal for oxygenating and hiking. Indeed, many circuits passable on foot, on horseback or by bike are proposed to take the time to admire this exceptional heritage.


Wine tourism

The vineyards of Anjou are renowned for their 27 appellations spread over 20 hectares of vines.

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Oenology at camping

Since Camping On the banks of the Loire, Benoît will be able to guide you to discover its riches. Walks on the Wine Route and villages, visit of castles in the vineyards, meeting with local winegrowers and tasting. The winegrower partners regularly intervene in the camping. Domain bodineau and the cellar Robert and Marcel offer to discover their specialties and to better know the wines of the region.

Winegrowers of Anjou-Saumur

The winegrowers of Anjou-Saumur will share their passion with you and discover the wonderful wines of the region. Coteaux du Layon, Saumur-Champigny, Savennières, Rosé d'Anjou, Saumur brut… Anjou Tourisme offers 6 wine routes to go from vineyards to cellars and from hillsides to picturesque villages.

If you want more information, visit the pages Accommodation, Camping et Tourism our site.

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