Cycling the Loire Cycle Route: From the Source in the Massif Central to the Atlantic Coast (2nd Edition)
The 1052km Loire cycle route starts at the source of the Loirein the Massif Central mountains of central France and finishes atthe Atlantic opposite St Nazaire. It descends past extinctvolcanoes, crater lakes and deep gorges before joining EuroVeloroute 6 and the fully waymarked Loire a Velo, France's most popularcycle trail.Following the river downstream in 26 stages, the route isgenerally downhill or level often on dedicated traffic-free cycletracks. Packed with a wealth of useful information - from practicalplanning advice to fascinating insights about the river and itssurroundings - the guidebook features detailed route descriptionsand informative mapping.Details of facilities and places to stay, and a French glossaryare included. The route goes through the heart of France as theLoire becomes the royal river, bounded by extravagant chateaux,fields of Charolais cattle and vineyards. It passes throughhistoric cities like Orleans and Tours, continuing past Angers andFrance's fourth largest city Nantes.