Cycling in France - The Loire Valley (Chapter)
This is the Loire Valley chapter from Lonely Planet's Cycling France guidebook.
The luscious Loire Valley attracts flocks of visitors, many of them on bikes. This château-studded region makes two-wheeled tourism easy, with clearly marked trails and comprehensive cycling support services along the way. The area's rich history, culture and cuisine don't hurt either...
- climb the double-helix staircase to the turret-covered rooftop of the Château de Chambord
- transport and accommodation
- how to avoid château burnout
- visit the retirement home of the original Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci, at Clos Lucé
Coverage includes: The Loire Valley, History, Environment, Climate, Getting to/from the Ride, Chateau Explorer, Towns & Facilities.