Riding back to the 1930s
Is your bike of a pre-1987 vintage?
If the answer is in the affirmative, then you’re in luck. 1987 is the cut-off date for bikes being entered in the Anjou velo vintage festival. What’s more, a bike has to have its original handlebars, and no modern accessories are allowed. Replicas are, however, permitted. Raymond Poulidor, Bernard Thévenet, Joop Zoe- temelk and Roger Legeay are among the cycling stars who have taken part in the festival.
A stroll down down France’s longest river
21 castles stand guard to protect the Loire Valle. The Chateau de Sully affords some of the finest views of the Loire, France’s longest river at 1,013 kilometres from source to sea. It’s a veritable medieval fortress that conserves its original entry and keep, moat and watchtower.