Good cycling practice

On the “Loire à Vélo“ route, the cycle tracks alternate bikes-only tracks and small roads with no traffic. For your comfort and safety, the route is signposted in both directions. All you need to do is follow the signs!

Pause vélo entre Tours et Villandry Pause vélo entre Tours et Villandry © L. Savignac

However, cycling remains an open air nature activity, subject to the caprices of the weather. So you’d better take a few precautions before leaving so as to have the best and safest ride possible.

In this section, you will find a few tips and advice on how best to prepare for your cycle ride and make the most of the places and people  you will come across when you get here.

Cycling and security

For your own security, and to really enjoy your trip, make sure you have the weather forecast numbers close to hand, as well as the numbers for the emergency services.

Preparing for your cycle trip

Here are a few tips to help you prepare fully for your cycling holiday, and make sure you get off to a good start.

Respect your surroundings, and respect others

A cycling holiday offers a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature; and, of course, to respect that beauty.