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BOATING HOLIDAY I CYCLE TOURS


THE ANJOU VÉLO VINTAGE I CYCLE EVENT


FOUR ORIGINAL COURSES ADAPTED TO ALL LEVEL Truthful to the legend of the Anjou Vélo Vintage, this fourth edition promises numerous surprises.


Four routes, four distances and so many ways to experience the Anjou Vélo Vintage… a trip back in time to enjoy the art of French living between the Loire, castles and vineyards. These races from Saumur, conceived to suit all levels, have been completely redesigned for 2014. On Sunday pedal on one of the three entirely remapped routes (30, 55 and 90 km) or treat yourself to La Rétro,


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the new legendary race of 150 km for road slaves. This adventure in a ring circuit with departure from Saumur will enable the participants to discover all the treasures of the Loire Valley. Open to everyone, it is very easy to take part. You just have to get on a bike dating from the period spanning the early 20th century until 1987 or replicas and fi xies, and wear vintage clothes to match. On the road through the bucolic wine


country, lovers of old bikes and vintage fashions will savour local products during the refreshments and discover the famous houses of wine and sparkling


wine as Bouvet-Ladubay winery. Along the routes, cyclists will admire superb vistas and important landmarks including registered Unesco World Heritage sites and exceptional troglodyte site; they will enjoy breathtaking sceneries over hilly surroundings of the majestic Loire River, Saumur, the Layon vineyards.


A 100% VINTAGE FESTIVAL On Saturday, the Anjou Vélo Vintage plunges into the world of the old-style criterium. A number of period races will take place on a circuit marked out through the historic heart of Saumur.


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