This old path, previously used to tow barges, has been entirely rehabilitated and today it is La Mayenne’s very first hiking trail.
The 85-km green band alongside the river provides a perfect excuse to explore the natural heritage which is almost unique in France. Hikers, walkers and other nature lovers can explore La Mayenne from all angles: history, heritage, fauna, flora, nature and locks.

Towpath Guide

The guidebook “A la découverte de 85 km de bonheur” concentrates all the information presented on the information panels and theme maps along with some additional information relating to remarkable trees. It is available at the Pays de Laval Tourist Office.

The old railway tracks

Following restoration of the towpath, the Conseil Départemental de La Mayenne (Mayenne Departmental Council) undertook a vast project to rehabilitate the old railway tracks.
On foot, bike or horseback, these multi-user trails will lead you from Saint-Berthevin to Renazé (to the south), from La Chapelle-Anthenaise to Ambrières (to the north) or from Mayenne to Javron (to the northeast) and Château-Gontier to Chamazé (South Mayenne).