“ Amazing family adventure in the Loire Valley ”
Am 2015-07-20 von Family from Victoria, BC, Canada
Our family of four (children aged 7 & 9) just finished a week of cycling in the Loire Valley from Blois to Amboise courtesy of Le Velo Voyageur. Each day we rode 35-45km on safe, relatively flat trails and bike paths. The distances were just perfect and the scenery was beautiful. We had absolutely no complaints from the kids and we were always pleasantly surprised at the end of each day to discover which beautiful hotel had been chosen for our stay. The accommodations were carefully selected - the kids often had their own room or a bunk bed, and there were always great restaurant options nearby.
Each day was broken up with an adventure for the family - a donkey ride through the forest, a visit to a chocolate factory, or a tour of a local castle (always with some kind of treasure hunt component to keep the kids engaged). We were very happy with the equipment and clear directions provided, including a list of recommended restaurants with approximate price ranges.
We were initially planning to request a trailer or tandem bike for our 7 year old daughter, but in the end she wanted to ride her own bike and she had no trouble keeping up with the family and covering the required distances. The cycling paths are very well marked and protected from traffic. In rare instances where we rode in traffic, we never felt that our young kids were in any danger - the drivers were always very courteous.
We would not hesitate to recommend this company to others looking for a unique family holiday. What a wonderful way to see the French countryside! When we compared notes with other cycling groups that we encountered, we felt that we had found the best value for our money by choosing Le Velo Voyageur. The day that we returned our bikes, we spent some time on their website dreaming about which cycling holiday we would try for our next vacation...