Route goes through the "green" bicycle roads, regular roads which are closed to transit vehicles, and roads with low trafic. Also, there are more than 300 specialized places where cyclists can take some rest.

First opened part of the route is 150 kilometers long Tours-Angers, where most of the Loire's greatest castles are located. Most splendid views of nature are to be found between Briare and Sancerre. Those who are not indifferent to vineyards and wines will like road from Orleans to Blois.

Approximately 70 tourist organizations, bicycle shops and hotels are involved into La Loire a Velo project. Tourists might have a base in one of the towns along the route, or they can pass the whole route from A to B, moving every day to a new place and leaving their luggage to specialist companies.

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La Loire a Velo Project (French)

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