Category: Cycling the Loire Valley

Resources To Help Plan Your Bike Trip to France

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 to provide better

Best Itinerary for Bicycling in France in 2013?

The only thing that is better to me than being in France is planning a trip to France. That’s why October is one of my favorite months, as it’s when I start researching where I will bike in the upcoming year.  Unlike last year when I knew that I wanted to explore the Atlantic Coast

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Expanded Loire Bicycling Website Simplifies Trip Planning

By Maggie LaCoste Cyclotourism is becoming a huge pastime in France, and no where is this more true than along the Loire River.  If you are a follower of my blog, you know that the Loire River Valley is one of my favorite bicycle destinations in France and even Europe, and it has been my

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Experience France By Bike 2011 Best Places to Stay, Part II

By Maggie LaCoste Authentic French charm, incredible locations, welcoming hosts, good value.  These are common characteristics of my favorite hotels for the year.  Often simple by American standards, most of my choices are definitely not in the luxury category.  But all of the recommendations offer a unique French experience with great beds, and a unique

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Experience France by Bike 2011 Best Places To Stay, Part I

By Maggie LaCoste I cannot believe that it is already the end of the year!  This has been a very special year for me, with over 40 days of bicycling overseas, and many great experiences to report on my blog.  As I look back at my experiences of the year, one area that I never