Month: June 2011


Bicycling the Loire: Choosing Hotels

By Maggie LaCoste Choosing where to stay along the Loire is a bit more challenging this year than last, primarily due to the fluctuating value of the US dollar versus the Euro. Because of this, I’ve taken a bit of a different approach in planning where to stay this summer. There are literally hundreds of


Bicycling the Loire: My Choice for 2011

By Maggie LaCoste After a great deal of research and debate, the Loire River is my summer bicycling choice for 2011!  The two runners up were the Atlantic Coast veloroute, and the Canal du Midi, both of which lost out because of the timing of my trip–late July to mid-August. The Atlantic is too busy


Bicycling the Loire: Summer Bike Festivals

By Maggie LaCoste June is the official kickoff of the summer festival season in France!  Music festivals, wine festivals, garden festivals, festivals of light at various chateaux, and even bicycling festivals have joined the mix.  If you are lucky enough to be near Saumur along the Loire in mid-June, be sure to check out the