Cycling Holidays in France, Explore the Loire Valley!
At a time when improving our health and saving the planet is high on the agenda, participating in a cycling touring holiday has the ability to make you feel very good about yourself – exercise and all tourism under your own ecologically friendly steam! And for cycling holidays France must be one of the best places in the world to go, a place where cycling is a national pastime. A great location for French cycling holidays is the Loire Valley, with an endless supply of empty roads and tourist attractions. The Loire Valley is also working as hard as anywhere in France to attract cyclists of all types.
For example, in the Loire-
One approach to enjoying a French cycling holiday is to rent self-
However, all the ingredients of a cycle holiday can be blended together for you by a growing number of companies, from small family run businesses to large organisations, packaged up in a fully inclusive cycling holiday. You just have to turn up at a designated location or pickup point and everything is arranged – bikes, helmets, routes and your accommodation and food for the week. With most of your spending included in the cost of the holiday, this can be a route into a great value trip to France.
The fully inclusive cycle holidays generally fall into two categories, stage tours and centre based cycling holidays.
The stage tours provide you with hotel accommodation along a predetermined route that you cycle each day. The routes are designed to take you past the famous sites and while you cycle, someone else moves your luggage to your next evening stop-
Frequently, centre based holidays will be run by people who live and cycle in the area themselves and you benefit from great local knowledge, the inside track so to speak –
Cycle all day, see the sights, travel at a speed that matches the pace of life and work up an appetite for the great cuisine the region can offer – sounds enticing? Well then, get on your bike and head for The Loire Valley, France!