By Maggie LaCoste
If you are lucky enough to be bicycling along the Loire River this summer, you’re in luck. A new free app for smartphones has been released to complement the popular Loire a Velo website, as well as to insure that you can access needed information when you are bicycling along the Loire. From lodging information to opening hours for attractions along the way, to locating a bicycle repair shop, this new app is basic, easy to use and a great resource to guide you along your itinerary.
The app is available at Google Play as well as at the iTunes store. It is very easy to download and ready to use in less than a minute. Once the maps download, the app uses GPS technology to follow your itinerary. The best news of all, the app doesn’t require an internet connection to work, so you can really use it in the middle of nowhere when you may be lost and you need help! Brilliant idea!
If you’ve built a travel file of your itinerary as well as places you want to visit, places to stay and other resources on the Loire a Velo website, this file can be transferred to your portable app so everything is accessible when you need it.
This free app ushers in a whole new generation of user friendly tools that are just one more reason to bike in France, as if we needed more. I’m not even traveling to the Loire this summer, but I was so excited to download the app to try out all its features. Now I am anxious to plan another trip to the Loire to try out this new tool!
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