One of the best ways to explore the stunning Loire region of France is by bike. The beautiful countryside goes on for miles and as the majority of it is flat meaning it’s perfect for all types of cyclist, even younger children.
The Loire à Vélo is a cycle network covering 500 miles from the Atlantic coast of France to just outside Nevers in Burgundy. Now, we’re not suggesting tackling this all at once but why not try a section. The great thing about the Loire à Vélo is that it is wonderfully flat – you could cycle for days without coming across an incline.
Where to stay
To enjoy part of this route, we recommend staying at Château des Marais in Chambord. This stunning green and spacious site is set in the grounds of an old Manor House with a fantastic pool complex for resting those weary legs after a day on the bike. If you don’t want to take your own bikes with you then no problem, you can hire some on site. There is easy access to the Loire à Vélo from the campsite and the area really is stunning. En route, you can enjoy views of the majestic Château de Chambord and keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife; you might even spy some deer and boar in the woods.