La Loire à Vélo offers 900km of way marked cycle routes with gently beautiful countryside, historic towns and spectacular châteaux.  We’ve explored three different stretches of the route, upstream and down from Orleans, Tours and Blois.


Chateau de Villandry garden

My posts didn’t show any of the riverside meadows or avenues of polar trees we cycled through  but plenty of turrets, battlements and memorable gardens at Villandry




and Chambord.


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