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More routes for our self guided bike tours in the Loire Valley France!

April 17, 2017 by Alison Shawcroft No Comment

We are always discovering new routes for our self guided bike tours in the Loire Valley France.  Today was no exception with a ride that meandered through the countryside just east of Saumur, never more than a few kilometers from the banks of the Loire river itself. Cycle Touring the Banks of the Loire The ...

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Cycling in France – Four Loire Valley chateaux in one day!

April 4, 2017

On our Loire Valley cycling breaks it’s easy to visit four famous Loire Valley Chateaux in one day! This particular cycling route must have the largest concentration of famous Loire Valley Chateaux anywhere in France. Loire Valley Chateaux Route   View Guederay to Villandry & Azay in a larger map Two guests recently spent three ...

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Fines after wine! – Cycling Laws in France

February 28, 2017 by Alison Shawcroft No Comment

Many people choose cycling holidays in France because France has a deserved reputation for welcoming cyclists both on and off the road. There are cycling laws in France and they are pretty straight-forward and full of common sense.

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One less Loire Valley hill to bike up!

December 6, 2016

Headed out for a spin to Bourgueil this morning and ended up discovering a nice way back to our Discovery Tour centre at Gue de Ray

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Bourgueil Cycling Route – Cafe de la Promenade

May 12, 2016

Great news - we can recommend a new restaurant on one of our most regularly cycled routes. Cafe de la Promenade is open for business !

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Cycling Holidays France – Montsoreau to Fontevraud Cycle Ride

January 26, 2016

It may only be January, but the weather today was fantastic – 16c and sunny, so we couldn’t pass up the chance to get in some early Loire Valley cycling. Cycling to Fontevraud Abbey We decided to try something new, so drove down to Montsoreau right on the Loire river and then headed inland to ...

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Tour de France 2016 – Saumur’s excited!

January 17, 2016 by Alison Shawcroft No Comment

July 5th – Tour de France 2016 – Saumur to Limoges You really are lucky if you’re on a cycling holiday in France and the Tour de France decides to drop in! Saumur is certainly getting excited at the prospect of hosting a stage start to the world’s premier cycling event!  It’s the first time ...

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Loire Chateaux Cycling Challenge

A perfect Loire Cycling route for this Spring Will you accept the Chateaux Cycling Challenge? People often discount a centre based cycling holiday because they think they won’t see enough of the famous sights in a country like France. That may be true elsewhere in France, but here in the Loire Valley the sights are ...

Great plans for the Loire a Velo near Saumur!

Cycling Holidays in the Loire Valley are a major component of Saumur’s tourism business – so there are exciting plans to develop the Loire a Velo cycle route.  Even better, it’s the sections we use for our Loire Valley Discovery Tour. The plans include a new ‘hanging’ section of cycle path, more cycling through the ...

Anjou Velo Vintage – Retro Cycling Event – 2016 Dates!

October 15, 2015 by Alison Shawcroft No Comment

The weekend of June 18th and June 19th 2016 is now the confirmed weekend for the sixth edition of the Anjou Velo Vintage.  If you’ve got a cycle built before 1987, some vintage cycling clothes and a sense of fun then join up! The event is now one of the biggest events of it’s type, ...

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