Building The Global Cycling Community One Host At A Time

Since its first member was recorded in 1994,  Warm Showers has been building a global cycling community one member at a time.  This free hospitality exchange currently has 90,000 active members and 38,000 hosts around the world.  It’s one of many popular hospitality sites like Couchsurfing and Global Freeloaders, offering low or no cost lodging for tourists, […]

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Flooding, Strikes And Your Upcoming Bicycling Trip To France

You’ve planned every detail of your summer bicycling trip to France over the last year.  Your trip is now days/weeks away and you’ve read about disastrous flooding in Northern France and public service slowdowns resulting from union strikes. Videos of flooding this week at the Castle of Chambord near the Loire might prompt even the […]

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Free Loire Bicycle Trip Planning Guide Now Available!

Experiencing the Loire by bike is an adventure of a lifetime!  It’s definitely one of my favorite bicycling itineraries in France. The Loire is a perfect itinerary for families, singles, young and old, first-timers or experienced cyclists. But planning a cycling trip to the region can be overwhelming and time consuming.  As many of you […]

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Be Aware Of French Holidays When Planning Your Bicycling Trip!

I remember the first time I bicycled the Loire a number of years ago.  It was early August and practically everything along the route was closed:  cafes where I would normally stop for a mid-morning cappuccino, restaurants for lunch, markets to buy water and snacks, vineyards for tasting and gorgeous B&B’s where I would have […]

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Discounted French Rail Tickets On Sale On February 2

The early bird gets the worm when it comes to summer rail travel in France!  On Tuesday, SNCF, the French Rail authority will be releasing a selection of tickets for summer travel from Paris to a list of cities in the South of France, including destinations in Provence and Southwest France.  So if you’re on […]

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