Cycling in the Loire Valley

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The most inspirational moment of the trip was looking out the window at the nearby chateau one morning and seeing four hot air balloons float by. On a clear sunny morning it was just magical.

What did you think of your group leader?

Our trip was self guided and often I was the 'map reader' of the group. The others in the group seemed to appreciate my map reading and often it was about keeping the group together, with some riders faster or slower than others.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Wear bike shorts if you can and pack sunscreen. Even though we all had prepared for the ride we all pleased we had bike shorts to ease the pain of sore butt muscles. Don't overpack. Even though the suitcases were transported to our hotels heavy suitcases weren't welcome.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Go with a positive attitude and have fun.