The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is more and more practiced by taking the Way of Tours by bike (La Vélo-Route) because the way is based on quiet roads, far from dense motorized flows and passes through many villages and villages. small towns, allowing regular stops, refueling (More information …).
As part of a European project of 15 Eurovéloroutes, carried by EuroVelo, the thematic bike route No. 3 of “St Jacques” is planned between Trondheim and St Jacques de Compostela (Ev3). Other Eurovéloroutes already exist : Eurovéloroute des Fleuves (Ev6) of which “The Loire à Vélo” is a part.
In France, the national network of cycle routes and greenways (SN3V) offers a network of long-distance cycling routes. EuroVeloroutes are integrated. The EuroVeloroute de St Jacques in France passes through Paris, Orleans, Tours. The cycle route through Chartres is a very attractive alternative for cyclists to St Jacques. It partly imprints the Paris / Mont Saint Michel cycle route (between Epernon and Illers-Combray). This route is currently the route mostly used by cyclists from northern Europe.
Other itineraries are gradually being developed by the Centre-Val de Loire region to supplement its offer to cyclists : The Loire by bike, the Indre by bike, the Berry Canal by bike, the Loire Valley by bike. You want to prepare your trip on the Internet, go to the website maRandoavelo and also on the jacquaires sites of the Centre-Val de Loire region.