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Bicycling the Loire: A Perfect Breakfast in Chinon

By Maggie LaCoste The Hotel Diderot in Chinon is not only a charming hotel in a beautiful town, they serve one of the best breakfasts in the Loire region! The hotel makes 65 jams and usually about half of these are available for breakfast each morning. I had read about their jams, but somehow reading


Great Resources for Loire Bike Trip Planning

By Maggie LaCoste If you are planning a biking trip to the Loire River, here are two publications you need to have. The first is “La Loire a Velo”, an information-packed foldout map featuring the Loire bicycle route from Nantes on the Atlantic to Nevers in the heart of Burgundy. Although this map is available


New Bicycling Routes Added in Loire River Valley

Just in time for my upcoming bike trip to the Loire River Valley, two new bike routes have opened up.  The new Indre a Velo itinerary links the south of Tours, Loches, Azay-le-Rideau and Montbazon with the Loire.  The trail winds its way along the Indre River valley for over 100 km, offering quiet rides