Category: Cycling the Loire Valley

Cycling the Loire, A Perfect Adventure

The Loire is one of my favorite cycling itineraries in Europe.  No matter how many times I go there, no matter what season, what area, the Loire a Velo, Chateaux a Velo or a Loire deviation, I always feel totally at home in the Loire River Valley.  The Loire provides every possible experience that you

Cycling in France: Itineraries to Consider

I’ve had a challenging time narrowing down my favorite itineraries in France this year.  So many regions of France are improving existing bicycle paths and building new ones and great choices are springing up across the country.  This makes it really tough to narrow down possible choices to a manageable few.  At this rate, I

Best French Cycling Itineraries Guidebook Series Debuts

“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 to go outside

My Favorite Loire River Cycling Itineraries, Part II

I hope that the first installment of this two part series has you seriously considering taking a trip on that part of the Loire this year. You may want to wait until you read this post. I’m not sure which of the two itineraries is my favorite. I love them both!  In a perfect world,

My Favorite Loire River Cycling Itineraries–Part I

My next two posts are dedicated to those of you who have written asking for itinerary suggestions for exploring the Loire by bike.  As many of you know, the Loire is one of my favorite itineraries in Europe.  The route has everything:  castles, abbeys, grand cathedrals, troglodyte dwellings, vineyards, fantastic markets, unbelievable food, and great,