Tag: Bicycling the Loire

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Not Up to Bicycling the Loire? Try the Loire by Donkey!

By Maggie LaCoste During our two week trip along the Loire this summer we saw some interesting bike configurations, and interesting packing jobs, but nothing prepared us for the sight of donkeys on the Loire! We saw families with the most inventive hookups for kids bikes:   We saw inventive carriers and packing jobs:  

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Chambord by Bike from Blois, A Perfect Weekend Trip

By Maggie LaCoste Visiting Chambord by bicycle is one of the most exciting weekend adventures in the Loire, and perhaps in all of France.  Whether you take the train from Paris to Blois for a weekend of cycling, or you decide to spend several days of your Loire vacation bicycling, this route is certain to

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Top Resources for Bicycling the Loire

If  you’ve read my Top 10 Reasons to Bike the Loire, I hope that you are interested to learn more about planning a trip there.  If so, this post will provide you with some of my favorite resources for planning a bike trip along the Loire.  To begin with, the Loire cycle path is one

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Top 10 Reasons to Bicycle Along The Loire

By Maggie LaCoste Nothing you may have studied in history or read in tour books prepares you for the experience of biking along the Loire.  The region is at times a study in contrasts:  huge chateaux surrounded by farms and vineyards, opulence and quaintness, the peacefulness of the river and the fury of the river.

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I’m Dreaming of Bicycling in France!

The holiday season is always a perfect time to reflect back on the past year, and begin dreaming and planning for the year to come.  If I could have one Christmas wish, it would be to have more time to explore the backroads of France by bike.  Some of my best memories this year came