In the heart of Central France lies the Loire Valley, a region with an enchanted landscape of vineyards, fruit orchards, and farmland, lining the banks of the Loire River. The “Garden of France” includes historic towns like Nantes, Angers, and Orleans, rich with world-famous architecture and hundreds of chateaux. This romantic region was often a draw for poets, artists, and writers seeking inspiration.
With many cycle paths, one of the best is the Loire à Vélo, 250 km of carefully planned trails. Bike tours through the region follow dedicated, bike-only paths or country roads with minimal traffic. The landscape consists of flat plains and gentle, rolling hills. At the end of the day you’ll be rewarded with delicious cuisine – fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, or fish caught from the Loire River, to be enjoyed with locally produced wines.