Tag: Loire a Velo

Cycling the Loire, A Perfect Adventure

The Loire is one of my favorite cycling itineraries in Europe.  No matter how many times I go there, no matter what season, what area, the Loire a Velo, Chateaux a Velo or a Loire deviation, I always feel totally at home in the Loire River Valley.  The Loire provides every possible experience that you

My Favorite Loire River Cycling Itineraries–Part I

My next two posts are dedicated to those of you who have written asking for itinerary suggestions for exploring the Loire by bike.  As many of you know, the Loire is one of my favorite itineraries in Europe.  The route has everything:  castles, abbeys, grand cathedrals, troglodyte dwellings, vineyards, fantastic markets, unbelievable food, and great,

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Great Resources To Help Plan Your Bike Trip to France

By Maggie LaCoste Cyclotourism is getting to be big business in Europe, worth somewhere around 45+ billion Euros per year to the European economy.  This is great for you and me because countries like France, (and Germany, Austria and Switzerland) want our business.  Their improving their marketing efforts and they are rapidly stepping up efforts

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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,