Cycling the River Loire Cycle Route
This guide describes a 1052km cycle route that starts at the source of the Loire in the Massif Central mountains of central France and finishes at the Atlantic opposite St Nazaire.
It descends past extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and deep gorges before joining EuroVelo route 6 and the fully waymarked Loire a Velo, France’s most popular cycle trail.
Following the river downstream in 26 stages, the route is generally downhill or level often on dedicated traffic-free cycle tracks.
Packed with a wealth of useful information – from practical planning advice to fascinating insights about the river and its surroundings – the guidebook features detailed route descriptions and informative mapping.
Details of facilities and places to stay, and a French glossary are included.
The route goes through the heart of France as the Loire becomes the royal river, bounded by extravagant chateaux, fields of Charolais cattle and vineyards.
It passes through historic cities like Orleans and Tours, continuing past Angers and France’s fourth largest city Nantes, where it can be linked to the Nantes-Brest Canal route through Brittany.
It really is a great route, and you can read a little more about it here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/france/articles/cycling-in-the-loire-valley/
Cycling the River Loire – Cicerone Guide Book
No of Pages: 256
Page Size: 116 x 172 mm
ISBN 10: 1852848421
ISBN 13: 9781852848422
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Published Date: April 2017
Edition: 2nd ed , Apr 2017
Illustrations: Colour photos and mapping