Tag Archives: Loire à vélo

Cycling along the Loire in Autumn

The last time we were on our bikes was when we cycled from Ybbs to Grein in Austria on October 3rd. Jean Michel has cleaned them and we have put away all our gear but an unusually warm sunny day with 20°C … Continue reading

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Cycling along the Loire: Beaugency – Meung sur Loire – Clery Saint André

There is a saying in France that 15th August which is a public holiday heralds the end of summer and with 15°C at 11 am on Sunday 16th, it seems as though it might be true. At least it’s sunny. … Continue reading

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A Hedgehog, a Poppy Field and a Horse & Buggy

My son Leonardo, who lives in Berlin en route for New York (and incidentally is the person who encouraged and helped me to set up this blog), is visiting for the weekend. We’re in the upstairs living room and Jean Michel … Continue reading

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Cycling along the Loire from Jargeau to Germigny

We’ve talked it over and decided that, based on the experience of the practice window, the kitchen windows may take a lot longer than expected and we may well have to forego our summer cycling holiday this year. I was … Continue reading

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Fontevraud l’Abbaye and its Extraordinary Kitchen

It’s the second day of our spring cycling weekend near Saumur. We wake up in time for 9 am breakfast at our B&B, Le Balcon Bleu, having slept very soundly in a comfortable bed after all our hills and dales … Continue reading

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Souzay Champigny Troglodyte Shopping Centre

We’re on our way back from Saumur to Turquant, having just cycled up hill and down dale in the opposite direction. We’re on the riverside cycle path on the Loire à Vélo route, which has just taken us through a … Continue reading

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Loire à vélo – Montsoreau to Saumur

We’ve decided to take advantage of the wonderful spring weather and do some more cycling further along the Loire. I’ve been wanting to go back to Fontevraud Abbey for some time so we book a chambre d’hôte in Turquant which … Continue reading

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French wine in cans – what is this?

We’ve just cycled from Château de Chaumont to Candé sur Beuvron, a lovely little path through shady woods along the Beuvron River on the Loire à Vélo circuit. We reach the village and discover that renovations on the  pedestrian bridge … Continue reading

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