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On y va!

orleans_france_bike_velo.jpgAfter many months of silence and lots of interesting happenings in Colorado and beyond, I am back home in France and back online. We have spent several days in Paris and London and are now on our way to Orléans to start our Tour de la Loire. We arrive late this afternoon and pick up our bikes this evening, in hopes of an early start tomorrow morning.

All in all, our route from Orléans to Saint Nazaire is just a little shy of 500 km (310 miles).

Along the way, friends and family will be popping in to ride with us and follow the river past: a château built for a kings, a church as old as Charlemagne, a bridge inspired by Eiffel, an inland lighthouse, extraordinary cave dwellings, an open-air art gallery, and of course gourmet restaurants, gorgeous vineyards and artisanal fare.

I am planning on posting daily (fingers crossed for consistent WIFI), and share our adventure with you. Donc, jump on your virtual bike and follow along on what is sure to be a memorable journey…

À toute à l’heure!

23 Comments Post a comment
  1. Denise Decloux #

    Just did a beautiful tour of the Loire myself, although not on bike this time. Saw beautiful chateaux with Chaumont-sur-Loire and Chenonceau being favourites…and Villandry not far behind. Hopefully you have included Leonardo’s Clos Luce in Amboise on your itinerary…it’s fascinating to see his work come to life! Loved Chinon and Angers…oh there us so much. Enjoy!!!!

    June 21, 2015
    • Thank you! I’m planning on making the most of every single day. Sounds like your trip was grand. I’m looking forward to Chaumont-sur-Loire…we hope to tour it tomorrow.

      June 21, 2015
  2. happy to have you back Nancy!! I love the Loire valley and can’t wait to read about your new adventures 🙂

    June 21, 2015
  3. Looking forward to joining you en route Nancy, and to following your cycle tracks in between, xxx

    June 21, 2015
  4. ROL #

    Ready to go !!! see you tonight at Orléans !!!

    June 21, 2015
  5. Welcome back, and I look forward to your travelogue

    June 21, 2015
  6. It’s good to hear that you’re back in France! I’m actually going back in the fall as well. Can’t wait to see more posts from you in the future!

    June 21, 2015
  7. Can’t wait! Allons-y!

    June 21, 2015
  8. Hoorah! You’re back and I look forward to following your progress. Bon voyage.

    June 21, 2015
    • Hello Mr. Sixwheeler. It’s been so long, I may have forgotten how to blog! Here’s hoping I can still do it, and bike ride at the same time.

      June 21, 2015
      • Of course you can, you’re a woman, all women can multitask whereas men cannot. Fact.

        June 21, 2015
      • Hee-hee, mais c’est vrai. Still waiting on the bikes ! (insert angry face here)…

        June 21, 2015
      • Good Luck with that. By the way a friend of mine cycled from Portugal to the Baltic last summer and she managed to find WiFi nearly every day. I’m really looking forward to following your journey.

        June 22, 2015
  9. Sarah Larson #

    I’ll be thinking of you…have a blast!

    June 21, 2015
  10. Melinda Lusmore #

    Oooh! Can’t wait to follow along 🙂 Bonne chance 🙂

    June 22, 2015

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