Your cycle route, ‘Loire à vélo’, runs from Burgundy town of Nevers all the way to the city of Orléans, known for Joan of Arc.
The upper course of the Loire still shows what this river has always been: a natural, untamable stream. Cycle along the sandbanks, old river curves and islands. Pass age old bridges and medieval castles. Admire the technical ingenuity of the canal bridge in Briare. And enjoy: ‘Chavignol up to Sancerre’!
Enjoy towns like La Charité sur Loire with its Monastery church, wine villages like Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire. Following the Loire Valley takes you back to the truly rural atmosphere in France.
Talking about highlights: both the Briare Aqueduct, built by Gustave Eiffel, and Orléans, city of Joan of Arc, art and history, which is beautifully located on the banks of the river Loire.
Interested in another bike and hotel tour in France?
We also have the Loire tour as a bike and barge tour. Interested? check following link: