Carine and Anthony on the Loire à Vélo from Nantes to Blois


Who are we? Carine and Anthony, both aged 29. We live in Nantes and love all kinds of outings (hiking, travelling, sightseeing)! At the end of last year, we decided to get into cycle touring. After all, the Loire à Vélo goes right past the end of our street and it would be a shame not to make the most of it! We started with a few rides of 15, 20 and then 35 kilometres. Before long, we made plans to ride the Loire à Vélo from Nantes to Anthony’s parents’ house, not far from Chambord. We started training because Carine was nowhere near fit enough. Anthony, on the other hand, has always been sporty. He could ride 100km a day no problem! We set a date and started planning our itinerary: stages, equipment, etc.