Tag Archives | Loire

What To Do On A Rainy Day In Saint-Emilion

By Maggie LaCoste Day 4 of the rain. We decided to not let it deter us since we leave here for Languedoc tomorrow.  Don’t know if others would do the same, so am sending along some ideas of things to do on a rainy day(many of which I also did today)! 1. Linger at breakfast, […]

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Best French Cycling Itineraries Guidebook Series Debuts

By Maggie LaCoste “A Weekend Trip From Blois to Chambord”, Volume 1 of my new guidebook series on the best cycling itineraries in France is finally finished. I was sitting at dinner on Friday night when a friend called to tell me that they found it on Amazon. I immediately got up from the table […]

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How Hard Could It Be To Write A Bicycling in France Guidebook?

By Maggie LaCoste In case any of you have missed seeing my weekly posts lately, thanks for missing me! I have been in the midst of completing one of the biggest adventures of my bicycling career and I never even left the house to do it. For the last 6 weeks I have been putting […]

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Another Free App For Bicycling The Loire

By Maggie LaCoste The Loire has always been one of the most bicycle-friendly routes in France with well signposted and maintained roads, lots of cafes, places to stay and establishments that are always welcoming. Now the region is becoming a leader in providing free portable tools for English-speaking bicyclists visiting the region. Last week I […]

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Great Resources To Help Plan Your Bike Trip to France

By Maggie LaCoste Cyclotourism is getting to be big business in Europe, worth somewhere around 45+ billion Euros per year to the European economy.  This is great for you and me because countries like France, (and Germany, Austria and Switzerland) want our business.  Their improving their marketing efforts and they are rapidly stepping up efforts […]

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Understanding the Difference Between Eurovelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste This is one of my favorite times of the year:  planning my bicycling trips for the upcoming spring/summer!  As I compile my preliminary list of routes I’d like to explore, I’m always amazed at the growth in improved, signposted routes, both in Europe in general and France in particular.  Sometimes reading about […]

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EuroVelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste EuroVelo, veloroute and voie verte–what they are, and what is the difference between them?  This is the number one question I get e-mails on, so I thought I would update and republish a post a wrote in 2011 describing each and what they offer recreational cyclists in France. EuroVelo is a project […]

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