Biking the Loire: The Best Book Ever About Cycling the Loire. The Steve Says Cycling Series version 1.0. This book includes: Details on the route from Blois to Saumur with stops in Amboise, Azay and Chinon, plus-8 day trips from these and other famous Loire cities, 40 plus photos. It also includes suggestions on where to eat, sleep, rent bikes and get them repaired. Read all about the castles, sunflowers, orchards, vineyards and picturesque roads of the Loire, and you’ll want to hop on a plane, and then on a bike and pedal from castle to castle.