Published by Lyn on 20 October 2014
Catherine wrote in to ask about bike hire along the Loire River. Here's our email exchange.
I am wanting to hire bikes for our family for just a half day excursion along the Loire River. I am finding it difficult to find short-term hire – it all seems to be for days or weeks.
We have three children – 12, 10 and 7 – so a company that offers different size bikes or tagalongs would be useful.
Catherine (from New Zealand)
I wrote back:
Try Detours de Loire – they have kids' bikes and tagalongs (called 'Piccolo bikes' when you look at their site).
They do half-day rentals and have a number of outlets along the river, plus they have a delivery service.
If you're coming in high season (eg summer or any French school holidays), then make sure you book well ahead.
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