Tag: Loire

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What To Do On A Rainy Day In Saint-Emilion

By Maggie LaCoste Day 4 of the rain. We decided to not let it deter us since we leave here for Languedoc tomorrow.  Don’t know if others would do the same, so am sending along some ideas of things to do on a rainy day(many of which I also did today)! 1. Linger at breakfast,

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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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EuroVelo1 in France: La Velodyssee, Part II

By Maggie LaCoste The more I read about La Velodyssey, the more excited I get about biking the cycle path in less than 2 months! Like me, few cyclists will probably ride the entire 1,200 km route from Roscoff to the Spanish border. When planning a trip, not only do you have the main cycle

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EuroVelo, Veloroute and Voie Verte

By Maggie LaCoste EuroVelo, veloroute and voie verte–what they are, and what is the difference between them?  This is the number one question I get e-mails on, so I thought I would update and republish a post a wrote in 2011 describing each and what they offer recreational cyclists in France. EuroVelo is a project