Paris to Orleans any good routes

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peckham
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Paris to Orleans any good routes

Postby peckham » 4 Jun 2014, 1:09pm

Will be Cycling in the Loire Valley this summer, any suggestions for a cycling route from Paris to Orleans.

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Re: Paris to Orleans any good routes

Postby jamesgilbert » 4 Jun 2014, 1:35pm

I'd leave Paris on the Coulée Verte cycle route that follows the TGV line from Montparnasse to the south.

The following website has a good description, and even a suggested route as far as Orléans. Once out in the countryside you can't really go wrong, there are plenty of nice and quiet country roads.

http://www.mayq.com/Cycling_out_of_pari ... thwest.htm

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Re: Paris to Orleans any good routes

Postby Graham » 4 Jun 2014, 2:23pm

+1 . . . . it's all in that link, for you . . ..

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Re: Paris to Orleans any good routes

Postby Mattie » 4 Jun 2014, 8:45pm

Left Paris through the Bois de Vincennes and wiggled about trying to find a route out. Went through a place called Melun and joined the main D road directly sign posted to Orleans. Used the road rather than any cycle route. Did the route from Melun to Orleans in a day.

Found a campsite just outside but with a little tram connection into town. Great enjoyed the whole thing, bit of a challenge finding a route out of Paris but all part of the fun. Could not find cheap accommodation in Melun but it may well exist.

Went on to Tours before heading for home and by the ferry from St Malo.

Picture take August 2009

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Re: Paris to Orleans any good routes

Postby peckham » 6 Jun 2014, 11:57am

Thanks for your replies...i will be taking the advice..