La Petite Reine, des Alpes Mancelles au Saosnois

By bikeDifficult130 km0Loop
30 Rue de la Gare
72170 Chérancé
130 kilometers - I cycle often. This rural cycling trip takes you from the Alpes Mancelles to the Perseigne forest, passing through picturesque villages. The cycling loop is a bucolic variant of La Vélobuissonnière from the east. Saddle up in Alençon, a UNESCO-listed city renowned for its lace, and take the small roads that lead you through the heart of the Normandy bocage and then across the Alpes Mancelles. The cliffs overhanging the Sarthe river are reminiscent of mountain landscapes. Enjoy a stopover in one of the "Petites Cités de Caractère" (small towns of character) in this area. Then continue on towards Beaumont-sur-Sarthe to Chérancé. Here begins a 17km greenway leading to Mamers. Take the time to discover the rich heritage of the town and taste the famous rillettes made by local craftsmen. Rejuvenated before taking the small roads that will lead you to the heart of the Forêt domaniale de Perseigne, the highest point of the Sarthe with its belvedere. On the way to Alençon, a pilgrimage to the Musée du Vélo "La Belle Echappée" is essential to conclude your escapade on the route of "La Petite Reine"!

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46 avenue François Mitterrand
72100 Le Mans
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Dénivelé négatif (descente) : 808 m
Dénivelé positif (montée) : 804 m

Route layout

85% shared roads
14% cycle paths
46% cycle routes
12% greenways

Surface type

43.7 km on asphalted or tarred road
99.5 km on surface type not specified in the Open Street Map database
43 m on easy path (compacted sand, gravel, cobblestone)