Tag: Biking the loire

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Understanding the Difference Between Eurovelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste This is one of my favorite times of the year:  planning my bicycling trips for the upcoming spring/summer!  As I compile my preliminary list of routes I’d like to explore, I’m always amazed at the growth in improved, signposted routes, both in Europe in general and France in particular.  Sometimes reading about

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Free Bike Transport Along the Loire Begins July 1

By Maggie LaCoste For those of you lucky enough to be bicycling along the Loire River this summer, SNCF will be offering free bike transportation again this summer.   Train Velo Loire, is the French train service run by TER Centre and Pays de la Loire.  The program was started last summer as an experiment,

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Expanded Loire Bicycling Website Simplifies Trip Planning

By Maggie LaCoste Cyclotourism is becoming a huge pastime in France, and no where is this more true than along the Loire River.  If you are a follower of my blog, you know that the Loire River Valley is one of my favorite bicycle destinations in France and even Europe, and it has been my

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Favorite France Bicycling Photos for 2011

By Maggie LaCoste Happy New Year!  I’m excited about the new year and new bicycling adventures, but I’m still savoring my adventures from 2011.  I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from 2011 with you, in the hopes that they might leave you with an interest to explore a French bicycling vacation of your

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Experience France By Bike 2011 Best Places to Stay, Part II

By Maggie LaCoste Authentic French charm, incredible locations, welcoming hosts, good value.  These are common characteristics of my favorite hotels for the year.  Often simple by American standards, most of my choices are definitely not in the luxury category.  But all of the recommendations offer a unique French experience with great beds, and a unique