Captain Train Becomes Trainline In September

One of my favorite French trip planning resources is undergoing a major change. Beginning September, Captain Train will be known as Trainline.  Only time will tell whether this change is a positive one for consumers. In March, Captain Train was purchased by the British rail booking company Trainline.  Since this time, there’s been no change

New Resource For Cycling The Loire

As if the Loire isn’t already one of the most perfect itineraries to cycle already, there’s a new service that can enhance your understand of this incredible river. There’s a new bike ferry service that crosses the Loire near Blois.  This service provides cyclists the unique experience crossing the Loire on a gabarre-type boat, typical

Cycling Around Mont Ventoux Is Not Just For Experts!

Today is Bastille Day, a perfect day to watch one of the most exciting stages of this year’s Tour de France!  From a start in Montpelier, the Peloton travels to Vaucluse, the heart of Provence, home to Mont Ventoux, the Beast of Provence and dream destination of many serious cyclists. While this region is widely

Building The Global Cycling Community One Host At A Time

Since its first member was recorded in 1994,  Warm Showers has been building a global cycling community one member at a time.  This free hospitality exchange currently has 90,000 active members and 38,000 hosts around the world.  It’s one of many popular hospitality sites like Couchsurfing and Global Freeloaders, offering low or no cost lodging for tourists,

Loire Cycle Path Flooding Updates

If you are cycling near the Loire, or are planning a trip in the upcoming weeks, regular updates on the itinerary are now available on the Loire a Velo website. Route conditions are available for the Pays de la Loire Region from Montsoreau to Saint Nazaire in French and English.  Here is the latest link for