A cycling or walking holiday is the best way to discover the gentle scenery of the "Garden of France".
For cyclists, the Loire Valley is all about pedalling through a landscape which features lush river valleys, forests, vineyards and fields of sunflowers, with views of the picturesque châteaux for which the region is famous.
It's ideally suited to the leisure cyclist rather than the rider on the lookout for epic Tour de France terrain.
And walkers too will relish meandering the relaxed paths and trails which showcase the region's finest attractions.
A well-signposted network of quiet, well-surfaced rural lanes adds only adds to the appeal - as does the top-quality food and wine and the fact that it's less than an hour from Paris by train.
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The Valley of Kings is perfect for leisurely two-wheeled exploration, with gentle gradients through verdant landscapes dotted with picturesque châteaux
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