France Guided Bicycling Tours

www.vangoghtours.com/france.html

If you are searching for unique Loire tours and experiences, then this site may be able to help you find what you are looking for.  It is dedicated to guided Loire bike tours in which you will be able to travel across the French countryside, viewing it in a unique manner as you see it slowly pass you by while you are pedalling through its natural beauty.  There are several different Loire bike tours for you to choose from, and the site offers a description of each of them.  At the bottom of each of these descriptions is a brief information display on the dates of upcoming tours, the difficulty level of the bike rides, as well as the price that you will pay to go on these excursions, and any additional fees that might also be imposed.  Also at the bottom of some descriptions is a link that you can click on to request more information about that specific Loire bike tour.



There is a navigation bar on the left hand side of the site that will allow you to find out more about the tours and the company that runs them.  For example, if you click on “About us” then this will take you to a separate page where you can learn all about Van Gogh Tours, from how long then have been in business to information on why they starting the touring company in the first place.  Another interesting link in the navigation bar is the “What to Expect” link.  This takes you to a page where many different facets of the Loire tours are covered, from the experience of the guides on the tours to the group size, meals, and the difficulty of the routes that will be taken.

On this page you can also learn about the support van.  This is a van that goes along with the bike tour, and it carries with it all of the supplies and luggage so that you do not have to worry about this while you are biking on the road.  It is also there to lend support if you cannot make it any further and need a break.

Au pays des châteaux de la Loire

www.chateauxloire.com

There are many beautiful Loire Chateaux in the French countryside, and this site has them all listed with photographs.  When you go to the main site you will see that it is all written in French.  If you want it translated to English then you need to click on the picture of the British flag on the upper left hand side of the screen.  After you do this then you will be able to read all about the Loire castles that are featured on the site.  Also on the right hand side of the screen is a navigation bar that will allow you to see information on a variety of chateaux that can be found in the Loire Valley.

For example, if you wanted to find out more information on the Amboise castle then you can click on that link and it will take you to a separate page that lists a short history of the chateau and some interesting pictures.  This site is intended to help you make sure that you understand the different sites to visit while you are in Loire, so it is full of information.



Also on the navigation bar is a section marked “Tours.”  Go to this link to find out more about Loire Tours, the capital of Touraine.  You might confuse this with a section for touring possibilities, but this is not the case.  Instead you will find the information on Loire tours in the “Your guide” link.  There is not a lot of information available on the site, but there is a link for rates and one to email the tour guide so that you can learn more.

There is also a lot of useful information on Loire in the navigation bar as well, including a map, hotels and restaurants, and links that could be helpful.  One of the downsides to this information is that much of it is still in French.  There does not appear to be an English translation for these sections, and many of the sites that you are linked to are also in French so you may have trouble deciphering them.

Loire Valley Hand made Tours

www.loirevalley.org.uk

In the beautiful countryside regions of France, the Loire Valley stands out as a gem.  Its beautiful gardens, wines, and castles attract a lot of visitors each year.  And, if you are someone who is interested in visiting to this region, you may be wondering what can be offered as far as Loire tours go.  This site has been developed by a company that offers special tours in this region so that you can better navigate your way through this picturesque setting in a manner that will still allow you to take in all of the sites.  After all, you would not want to miss something when you go on a vacation to Loire.

On the left hand side of the main page there is a navigation bar that will allow you to choose from the various Loire tours options so that you can match the types of activities that you would enjoy with your potential vacation.  For example, if you are interested in finding out more about the accommodations that you will be staying in while you are with the tour group, then you can click on the accommodations link and it will take you to a section with a couple of photographs and some brief information on the inn.  This way you can better visualize the place where you will be staying and you can read about what they have to offer.  And, if you want to find out more about the kinds of wine that are made in the Loire Valley, then you can go to their section on wines.



Then, if you are interested in finding out more then you can go to the section where the schedule is listed.  In this area they let you know the average length of the Loire tours that they offer and the kind of pace that they undergo when they guide a tour.  This can be helpful in deciding if you are going to rely on this tour company or not because you can determine if their schedule fits with yours.  You can choose from tours ranging from three to seven days depending on the length of your stay in Loire.