Visit the Loire Valley in France
The Loire Valley in France is known worldwide for its spectacular chateaux. And you should definitely make time to visit some of them when you go to this area.
When we planned our vacation , we browsed hundreds of web pages to find information about where to stay and which places to visit.
To make it easier for other travelers who wants to visit the Loire Valley in France, we want to create a website with information from our own trip to help you plan your own vacation. You can follow our vacation from day to day here.
We will also keep adding information that we think you might find interesting about the Loire Valley in France.
Loire Valley Chateaux
There are hundreds of castles in the Loire Valley, and more than 60 of them are open to visitors.
But there is so much more than castles or chateaux here. There are so many historical and beautiful villages to explore.
And almost every town, even the bigger ones, has a historical center with narrow streets and old buildings.
Then there is the countryside. If you have a car or a bicycle, as soon as you get off the highways you will see idyllic landscapes and the country life in Loire.
The region of the riverside between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes is actually listed on UNESCO's heritage site.
Cycling Holiday in the Loire Valley
The area along the Loire River is perfect if you're planning a cycling holiday. Bicycle roads should not be particularly challenging, as the area is rather flat.
The La Loire a Velo project was started in 1995 and currently covers more than 650 km of cycle paths along the River. When the project is completed, it will cover 800km of cycle paths.
There are several companies that can arrange a tour for you, either as a group or as a self-guided tour. Read more about Cycling in Loire here.
Many hotels offers extra services for cyclists, like a bicycle garage and transfer of your baggage to your next destination.