A comprehensive guide to major leisure cycle routes south of, and including, France's Loire Valley. All major traffic-free and signed touring routes are included with a factfile and description of what to see along the way. Crucially, you will find quality 1:200,000 scale Michelin mapping of all major routes. Background info on such topics as how to take your bike on French trains. Full colour illustrations. Discover: * Euro-Velo 6 which wends its way across the entire width of France on lightly trafficked tracks and roads, using the Loire for much of its length. * A traffic-free route along the Cote d'Azur. * Signed routes in the Alps - many much easier than you might think. * A quality traffic-free route stretching hundreds of miles along the Atlantic coast....and much more. Whether planning a lazy day around the Loire Chateaux or the long-distance trip of a lifetime this guide is both an essential pre-trip planner and an invaluable riders' companion.