18 June 2023

The Secrets of Ramsar

The Secrets of Ramsar, season 2

On Sunday, June 18, 2023, a new fun cycling adventure is proposed to you, to live an exploration in the heart of the Vallée du Loire en Anjou. For this second season: three routes starting from Lac de Maine, events and an adventure to live as a couple, with family or friends in the heart of the Vallée du Loire en Anjou, Natura 2000 classified area.  

Your goal is to uncover the secrets of Ramsar and discover the mysterious creature of the Vallée du Loire en Anjou through new epics combining observation, reflection, sport and experimentation. 

Along the water, between lock, vineyard and stages in emblematic sites: Terra Botanica, Giffard, Château de la Perrière, Château d’Épiré, Bonne Alliance, Maison de l’environnement; live a day of exploration to discover the beauty and the mysteries of the Vallée du Loire en Anjou. From solving puzzles to discovering, from walking to surpassing oneself, this unique cycling day invites you to become nature keepers.  

Are you ready for the challenge?  

3 bike routes  

Route 1 – 19 km 

A day of sports discovery on the banks of Maine, towards the vineyard of Savennières 

Route 2 – 26 km 

A day on a bike for the eyes, with the family 

Route 3 – 33 km 

A day by bike for an epicurean exploration on the banks of Mayenne

The rules of the game 

1/ I choose my course and starting time 

2/ I register  

3/ I withdraw my adventure kit on Sunday, June 18, on the village at Lac de Maine

4/ I go on an adventure, equipped with my bike, a helmet, a canteen and my picnic

5/ I savour a moment with family or friends, between city and nature 

Brief information

DEPARTURE: Lac de Maine to Angers – 9:30 am to 1:15 pm 

COURSE: 3 courses of your choice 

DISTANCES: 19, 26 and 33 km 

DURATION : 1 day of discovery 

ARRIVAL : Lake Maine to Angers 

REGISTRATION: Registration by mandatory time slot 

ADVENTURE KIT: Price: a single price of 13 € for the kit (valid from 1 to 5 people) 

Of which €1 donated to the association FNE Anjou 

BEFORE DEPARTURE: Possibility to park your bike in the guarded parking lot of the village 

To reach Angers and Lake Maine, bike and car sharing are recommended 

RULES OF THE DAY: Download the Ramsar Secrets Regulations

An eco-responsible event 

The “Secrets of Ramsar” bike adventure is fully in line with the sustainable approach of the Nature is Bike and Destination Angers event.

An event Destination Angers, City of Angers and Angers Loire Métropole 

Partners of the Ramsar Secrets

  • The cities of Angers, Montreuil-Juigné, Avrillé, Cantenay-Epinard, Savennières and Bouchemaine 
  • Terra Botanica
  • Château de la Perrière 
  • Giffard 
  • Camifolia
  • The Good Covenant 
  • The house of the environment of Angers 
  • The Castle of Epire 
  • Anjou nature sport 
  • Crédit Mutuel Anjou
  • The Courier of the West 
  • Europe 2 

This game was designed in collaboration with the playful team.

*Ramsar, who are you? 

The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty adopted on 2 February 1971 for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands. It aims to stop their degradation or disappearance today and tomorrow, by recognizing their ecological functions, as well as their economic, cultural, scientific and recreational value.  

Vallée du Loire en Anjou, the territory around the Sarthe, the Loir and the island of Saint-Aubin made of flooded wetlands for part of the year, are recognized by the Ramsar Convention

Extend your weekend in Angers 

And if you take advantage of this event to take the time to enjoy the balance between city and nature in Angers. 2 days, 3 days or more, discover the Angevin lifestyle with its castles, vineyards, gastronomy, the Loire and nature in the heart of the city. 

The best is to discover here.