The Loire with bike
Since 2010, The Loire with bike is only a few meters away from La Charité-sur-Loire, of which offer an additional leisure to your stay! Quality of the infrastructure, closeness with the Loire and beauty of landscapes are the main assets of this eco-sensitive activity to be practised with friends or in family. The Loire with bike is divided between clean ways (dedicated to bikes, (traffic), in both cases with a made uneven weak.

The way

Begun more of 10 years ago in Pays de la Loire, The Loire with bike is a way of 800 km along the Loire, from Cuffy (18) to Saint-Brévin-Les-Pins (44) today, crossing regions Pays de la Loire and Center.

The Loire with bike is joins in Eurobike 6, which connect later Nantes to Budapest in Hungary, it represents 2 500 km.

A few meters away from La Charité-sur-Loire, the Loire with bike is in the department of the Cher (107 km have been realized) and presents here a way “The Wild Loire” which complete the heritage of “The Loire Castles”.

The Loire with bike will cling eventually to the plan of the tour of Burgundy with bike by a connection between Nevers and Decize (works in court between Marseilles-Les-Aubigny and Nevers, the end is planned for 2012).

The Loire with bike in La Charité-sur-Loire

La Charité-sur-Loire is the ideal starting point for strolls along the Loire with bike or inescapable stage for the touring cyclists who barrow the way.

From La Charité-sur-Loire, you can take the class of the Loire to join Sancerre in only 25 km. This course, in the closer of the Loire, seduces by its landscapes, between vineyards and the Loire. By going back up the river, you will follow a more rectilinear way until Marseilles-Les-Aubigny in 15 km, an attractive village with its port along the side channel.
Besides the tourist office proposes index cards for discovering with bike (1€). Two of them lean on the Loire with bike. :
- « Gabarres et Cabasson », a tour of 36 km between La Charité-sur-Loire and Pouilly-sur-Loire, it proposes a way along the Loire with bike on the way out, with a return along the ex-national 7.
- "Entre Loire et Canal", is 28 km, which allows to join the port of Marseilles-Les-Aubigny at the edge of the side channel.| Parcours Vélo| |

In La Charité-sur-Loire and along the way, people who receiving benefits of accommodation and restoration are now used to see more and more cyclists in their establishments.

Rent of bikes

The tourist office proposes a traditional and electric service of bicycle hire, in the half-day, the day or for several days. The possibility is offered for the traditional bikes to rent them in La Charité-sur-Loire and to return them somewhere else of rent along the Loire with bike and conversely. It is also possible to rent bikes children, seats-babies and trailers.
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Prices :
Traditional bike from 11 € a half-day, 14 € a day
Electric bike from 13 € a half-day, 18 € a day
A bare index card is offered for any rent of bike

Information : www.loireavelo.fr
or www.cg18.fr.

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