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,

Update On Loire Cycling Conditions, June 2016

Sharon Smith and her husband began their latest cycling adventure in France last Friday in Nantes.  They had no idea how the flooding rains early in the  week would impact their planned cycle trip along the Loire. Just 5 days into their trip, Sharon sent an e-mail with details on local route conditions.  She indicated

Flooding, Strikes And Your Upcoming Bicycling Trip To France

You’ve planned every detail of your summer bicycling trip to France over the last year.  Your trip is now days/weeks away and you’ve read about disastrous flooding in Northern France and public service slowdowns resulting from union strikes. Videos of flooding this week at the Castle of Chambord near the Loire might prompt even the