“ A Great Peddle ”
De 2018-06-14 van Kenneth
I am an elderly New Zealander with moderate day cycling expertise but little French touring experience. Selection of this tour was to fulfill a long-held interest in cycling through the Loire Valley. My tour was organised before I left NZ by an efficient, English-speaking staff member. As I find map reading difficult, fearful of getting lost and as I was cycling alone the use of a GPS proved to be essential - its presence on the handlebars of my bicycle removed virtually all stress; time and time again the unit enabled me to enjoy the passing, ever-changing exquisite French landscape and yet arrive at my destination safely and on schedule.
The route was very well-planned, I only walked up one hill. I avoided all major roads, heavy traffic and even difficult intersections. Instead my route wound its way along pleasant small roads, cycle tracks and farmer's tracks, through tiny villages and amazing wheat fields, in deep, lush-green forests and along river banks.
The selection of scheduled stops at Castles gave me a well-earned break and satisfied my curiosity. The Bed and Breakfast style accommodation in small boutique Hotels, complete with French style and character enhanced my experience perfectly; each day my luggage was waiting on my arrival. Knowing there was a twenty four backup system in place, though I did not need it, was great comfort.
In summary, I am unable nor would wish to suggest improvements or changes to Velo Voyageur's organisation or to my Tour, their service met my needs entirely and it was 'excellent value for money.' If I were to cycle in France again, I would use the services of Velo Voyageur again and what more could you ask for than that?