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  1. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

    04:27
    34.8 mi
    7.8 mph
    650 ft
    525 ft
    Max Brezel, Ludi and 4 others like this.
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      This beautiful route takes you from Montargis along the Loing Canal to Birare. You are on the marvelous cycle paths that are part of EuroVeloroute 3, also known as “La Scandibérique”.In pretty Montargis you get on the saddle and cycle directly to the canal. You follow him out of town. Always along the water you drive on a gently rising route through beautiful forests, past meadows and interesting locks.Occasionally you come through small villages or larger places with refreshment stops where you can take leisurely breaks. After the town of Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses, the route no longer climbs. From now on you drive on flat to slightly sloping paths towards Briare.

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      • July 8, 2021

  2. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      On this easy circular tour you will immerse yourself in the wonderful nature of the Orléans forest, which is the largest national forest in France.The tour begins in Donnery at the gates of Orléans. From here you cycle on an almost flat route through picturesque fields and meadows to Traînou. In the small town you turn east and then dive into the quiet forest.Continue to Le Bourg, where you will meet the river Le Cens. In a loop you cycle over the river and through the forest of Orléans to the confluence of Le Cens and the Orléans Canal in Fay-aux-Loges. You now follow the canal back to the starting point in Donnery.

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      • July 8, 2021

  3. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      This easy round takes you from historic Chartres into the wonderful nature of the Euretal. Thanks to only a few inclines, the tour is suitable for the whole family.It starts against the backdrop of the towering church spiers of Chartres Cathedral. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage and therefore a very special highlight. At the start of the tour, you cycle a bit along the Eure through the city. Then you turn east. Here you drive past the airfield and follow the La Roguenette stream through beautiful forests to the Bois Tachot Park.Here you will meet the Eure again, which you will follow on a wonderful bike path through its picturesque valley. You often roll right along the bank and enjoy great views of the river, cross it several times on beautiful bridges and discover enchanted castles on the river bank.Following the Eure you will come back to the starting point in Chartres, where you can end your tour with a stroll through the historic old town and a visit to the cathedral.

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      • July 7, 2021

  4. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      On the hilly round tour "Balcons du Perche" you can enjoy extraordinary panoramas. You cycle on beautiful country roads and through picturesque villages.The starting point for the beautiful bike tour is in Thiron-Gardais. At the beginning, it goes over a small hill to La Gaudaine. With spectacular views over rolling hills covered by colorful fields, dead straight hedges and small patches of forest, we continue south.In the further course of the route you will reach Miermaigne via Beaumont-les-Autels. Now you are on your way back and drive through the lovely cultural landscape past orchards, forests and castles hidden behind hedges back to Thiron-Gardais. Here you can end your tour in the gardens of the abbey.

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      • July 7, 2021

  5. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      On this leisurely round tour you will follow in the footsteps of the writer François Rabelais, who was born in Chinon at the end of the 15th century.And this is exactly where the tour starts. From Chinons, south of the Vienne, you cycle south. Here you drive an extended round through lush green landscape. To the left and right of the roadside, wide fields and meadows stretch out. Again and again you pass charming villages such as Rivière, Roche Clermault, Seuilly and Chineis and immerse yourself in romantic woods. Some fairytale castles are hidden between the trees.Finally you reach the Vienne again and follow the quiet riverside cycle path. Surrounded by peaceful nature, you roll back towards Chinon on a flat stretch and can always let your gaze wander over the water. Once you have reached your destination, you will have an unforgettable view of the medieval town center of Chinon with its mighty castle.

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      • July 7, 2021

  6. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      This beautiful round tour takes you along the ponds and lakes in the heart of the Grande Brenne. Here you immerse yourself in beautiful nature and admire the biodiversity in the bird paradise.It starts in Mézières-en-Brenne. From here you cycle parallel to the Claise to Saint-Michel-en-Brenne. In the community you cross the river and then dive into the wonderful lake area. On flat paths you drive past meadows, forests, heather and of course enchanted ponds and glittering lakes.On the way you will find many lonely spots in nature to watch birds and take a decelerating break. There are also rustic inns and small villages on the route that invite you to take a break.At the end you roll over the Claise again with a lot of impressions in your luggage and are back at the starting point in Mézières-en-Brenne.

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      • July 7, 2021

  7. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      The "Indre à vélo" is a cycle path that leads you through the countryside in the heart of the Touraine. On the way you will discover fairytale castles of the Loire and other historical buildings, charming villages and wonderful nature.It starts in Loches, where you can take a stroll through the historic old town before starting. Then you cycle to the bank of the Indre and follow the playful river south. Most of the time you drive through a rural region at some distance from the happily meandering river. Wide fields, meadows and refreshing woods welcome you here. Charming villages and small or larger towns invite you to take a leisurely break.Along the way you will discover magical castles here and there and whenever you come near the river or cross it, you can let your gaze wander over the rushing water and the natural banks. With a lot of impressions in your luggage you will finally reach your destination Châteauroux, which the Indre lovingly flows around it.

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      • July 7, 2021

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      The route along the Loire from Blois to Tours is ideal for getting to know the cities of Blois, Amboise and Tours as well as selected castles of the Loire and their gardens. The wonderful landscapes of the Loire will enchant you.In Blois you get on the saddle and roll onto the banks of the Loire. The bike path leads you alternately along the river and through the beautiful landscape a little off the beaten track. Here you pass picturesque fields, lush meadows and charming villages.You can take an extended break after a little over 40 kilometers in Amboise. The mighty palace complex is waiting for your visit here and numerous cafés and restaurants invite you to stop off in the city.With renewed strength, you swing yourself back on the saddle and continue cycling with a view of the Loire. The closer you get to Tours, the more urban it gets. Finally, roll into the lively city center of Tours on the banks of the Loire. You can end your day here by the river with a romantic sunset.

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      • July 7, 2021

  8. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      On this tour you will discover many castles. No wonder, after all, you are in the "land of castles". There are 18 in the village of Cellettes alone. Some are hidden in the heart of the vineyards or in enchanted forests. You can even visit others like Beauregard, Cheverny or Troussay.It starts in Cour-Cheverny. There are picturesque wine-growing areas around the municipality and the beautiful Cheverny Castle to the south, where you can make your first stop. Then you cycle on pleasantly flat paths through a wonderful landscape. Small patches of forest that provide pleasant shade, wide meadows, fields and long rows of grapevines line the route.You pass Cormeray and finally cycle parallel to the Le Beuvron river to Celettes. Here you will find Beauregard Castle just outside the village. The last few kilometers back to the starting point lead you along the Conon River, on which there is also one or the other castle.

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      • July 7, 2021

  9. Explore France planned a bike ride.

    June 30, 2021

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      The leisurely round takes you to Chambord Castle, a jewel of the Renaissance. The beautiful property is located in the former favorite hunting area of Francis I, which is now a nature reserve.The leisurely round trip starts in Crouy-sur-Cosson at the campsite. From here you cycle through small patches of forest, past fields and villages, until you finally dive into the forests of the extensive nature reserve around Chambord Castle.Under high treetops you drive on a dead straight path to the imposing palace complex. An extended break is definitely worth it here. Then you continue south through the forest, where you can stop at the wonderful Étang du Montperché and let the lake work its magic on you.From here you make your way back, which continues to lead you through the calming nature of further forests. So you will arrive relaxed and happy at the starting point in Crouy-sur-Cosson.

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      • July 7, 2021

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