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“Civilized Cycling”

Loire a Velo Cycle Path
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Lots more people in the U.S. would cycle if we had these conditions there. Imagine hundreds of miles of dedicated bike paths where there are either no cars or very very few. No imagine that these bike paths go through beautiful fields of wild flowers, vineyards or along a river, or wend their way through ancient villages. I'm getting spoiled for cycling in traffic back in California.

12  Thank LizCordoba
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Loire a velo is a well signposted, easy to ride route through chateaux country. The towns are beatiful, the wine is excellent, the food is too, and you can't go wrong with a short or long trip along this beatiful river.

8  Thank WineCycling2014
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We have used the Loire a Velo paths on several occasions and found them to be safe, well signed and a pleasure to cycle along. I am a timid cyclist usually, but here you can set off for the day, with a picnic packed, and travel miles on safe pathways dedicated to the cyclist. You travel along the banks of the Loire, seeing towns and chateaux, in complete peace and safety. It's a fantastic asset to the area and one that brings us back again and again.

7  Thank Gracie02
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The path is so well sign posted and the accommodation and eateries are expecting you. Go for it. Hope for good weather, commune with nature and enjoy the stops.

5  Thank SeahamGourmet
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We have spent 6 days cycling on the path, travelling from Nevers to Beaugency, and all things permitting we want to do more next year. Last year we went from Nevers to Sancerre in 2 days and this year from Sancerre to Beaugency in 4. Beautifully maintained, almost no public roads, interesting scenery and towns en route, we have decided that in future we will cycle the other way (upstream) since we think the prevailing wind will more than outweigh the advantages of going downstream. Improvements? Clear a few trees now and then so that there are more views of the river in overgrown sections. Give more information in the excellent Loire a Velo book about town villages and attractions within a couple of miles of the route.

7  Thank Black_Doris36
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