Month: June 2012


Free Bike Transport Along the Loire Begins July 1

By Maggie LaCoste For those of you lucky enough to be bicycling along the Loire River this summer, SNCF will be offering free bike transportation again this summer.   Train Velo Loire, is the French train service run by TER Centre and Pays de la Loire.  The program was started last summer as an experiment,


Top 5 Lessons Learned Bicycling La Velodyssee

By Maggie LaCoste Traveling by bike is always a huge adventure.  No matter how well you plan, how organized you are, or how experienced of a cyclist you are, you never really know what you will encounter until you get there.  And, each trip seems to have its own unique adventures, so you don’t always


Travel Tip for Biking In France: Get a Chip Credit Card

By Maggie LaCoste If you are planning a bicycling trip to France or anywhere in Europe this summer, simplify your travel by getting a credit card with a chip.  Often referred to as smart cards, this type of credit card has been in widespread use in Europe for several years.  Unknowing Americans often miss trains,


Bicycling France’s Atlantic Coast: Favorite Photos

By Maggie LaCoste I’ve been home a couple of days now, and I am having a great time sifting through all of my notes and photos from the trip.  I took over 1,000 photos during my two week trip, three days of which I took very few photos due to the rain.  I thought that