Tag: bicycling in France


Bicycling the Loire: My Itinerary and Hotel Choices

By Maggie LaCoste Panic has mildly started to set in as I realize that it is less than two weeks until I leave for France!   I’ve heard from a number of you who are also busy planning trips for late summer and fall, and there’s been a lot of interest in my hotel choices


Bicycling the Loire: Choosing Hotels

By Maggie LaCoste Choosing where to stay along the Loire is a bit more challenging this year than last, primarily due to the fluctuating value of the US dollar versus the Euro. Because of this, I’ve taken a bit of a different approach in planning where to stay this summer. There are literally hundreds of


Bicycling the Loire: My Choice for 2011

By Maggie LaCoste After a great deal of research and debate, the Loire River is my summer bicycling choice for 2011!  The two runners up were the Atlantic Coast veloroute, and the Canal du Midi, both of which lost out because of the timing of my trip–late July to mid-August. The Atlantic is too busy


Bicycling the Loire: Summer Bike Festivals

By Maggie LaCoste June is the official kickoff of the summer festival season in France!  Music festivals, wine festivals, garden festivals, festivals of light at various chateaux, and even bicycling festivals have joined the mix.  If you are lucky enough to be near Saumur along the Loire in mid-June, be sure to check out the


Top Bike Rides in France for Summer, 2011

By Maggie LaCoste Other than final planning for my birthday bike trip to Puglia later this month, I am busy planning my bike trip to France for July and early August.  I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share some insight into the major routes I am considering, along with some resources in