19,90 Km
1 h 19 min
I begin / Family
7 See all the photos Maintenon / Chartres
Maintenon
Chartres
Heading out from Maintenon, the aquaduct's arches form a grand backdrop to the first part of this stage. Following the Eure Valley, the countryside has a rustic charm. Then Chartres Cathedral beckons, an unmissable goal as you cycle along the roads on this stage of La Véloscénie.
153.53 m 170.6 m

The route

Take care on the D 18 road south of Maintenon. Then the route meanders along the Eure Valley, taking you past typical old villages. To cross Chartres, leave the ordinary road to follow a greenway from Champhol towards the south side of town. Pay attention, as there's no signposting as yet on the greenway, which makes the route somewhat more complicated along here, notably south of the cathedral. 

Railway station

Maintenon et Chartres stations : many Express Rgional Transport (TER) from and to Paris-Montparnasse.

TIC

Maintenon : +33 2 37 23 05 04

Chartres : +33 2 37 18 26 26

 

No to be missed

Maintenon : castle, its park and its unfinished aqueduct.

Chartres : the cathedral - The International Centre of stained glass, +33 2 37 21 65 72 – The Conservatory of Agriculture, +33 2 37 84 15 00 -The fine arts museum, +33 2 37 90 45 80 -  The picassiette house – parks and gardens

They did it!

Caption
Cycle path
Links
By road
Alternatives
Mountain bike itinerary
Provisional itinerary