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Guidebook to cycling the Loire, France's longest river, from its source in the Massif Central to the Atlantic. The 1052km (654 mile) route incorporates a section of EuroVélo 6 and the popular, waymarked Loire à Vélo, taking in extinct volcanos, vineyards and châteaux. Cycling is mostly on cycle paths and minor roads.
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This guide describes a 1052km cycle route that starts at source of the Loire in the Massif Central mountains of central France and finishes at the Atlantic opposite St Nazaire. It descends past extinct volcanoes, crater lakes and deep gorges before joining EuroVélo route 6 and the fully waymarked Loire à Vélo, France's most popular cycle trail. Following the river downstream in 26 stages, the route is generally downhill or level often on dedicated traffic-free cycle tracks.
Packed with a wealth of useful information - from practical planning advice to fascinating insights about the river and its surroundings - the guidebook features detailed route descriptions and informative mapping. Details of facilities and places to stay, and a French glossary are included.
The route goes through the heart of France as the Loire becomes the royal river, bounded by extravagant châteaux, fields of Charollais cattle and vineyards. It passes through historic cities like Orléans and Tours, continuing past Angers and France's fourth largest city Nantes.
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|Getting there and back|
|Food and drink|
|Amenities and services|
|What to take|
|Safety and emergencies|
|About this guide|
|The Loire Cycle Route|
|Prologue Getting to the start|
|Stage 1 Gerbier de Jonc to Goudet|
|Stage 2 Goudet to Le Puy-en-Velay|
|Stage 3 Le Puy-en-Velay to Retournac|
|Stage 4 Retournac to Aurec-sur-Loire|
|Stage 5 Aurec-sur-Loire to Feurs|
|Stage 6 Feurs to Roanne|
|Stage 7 Roanne to Digoin|
|Stage 8 Digoin to Bourbon-Lancy|
|Stage 9 Bourbon-Lancy to Decize|
|Stage 10 Decize to Nevers|
|Stage 11 Nevers to La Charité-sur-Loire|
|Stage 12 La Charité-sur-Loire to Sancerre|
|Stage 13 Sancerre to Briare|
|Stage 14 Briare to Sully-sur-Loire|
|Stage 15 Sully-sur-Loire to Orléans|
|Stage 16 Orléans to Beaugency|
|Stage 17 Beaugency to Blois|
|Stage 18 Blois to Amboise|
|Stage 19 Amboise to Tours|
|Stage 20 Tours to Bréhémont|
|Stage 21 Bréhémont to Saumur|
|Stage 22 Saumur to Angers|
|Stage 23 Angers to Montjean-sur-Loire|
|Stage 24 Montjean-sur-Loire to Ancenis|
|Stage 25 Ancenis to Nantes|
|Stage 26 Nantes to St Brevin-les-Pins (St Nazaire)|
|Appendix A Stage summary table|
|Appendix B Facilities summary table|
|Appendix C Tourist information offices|
|Appendix D Youth hostels and gîtes d’étape|
|Appendix E Useful contacts|
|Appendix F Language glossary|