The Atlantic A route includes many scenic quiet roads with alternative "off Road" sections. Go to Orleans and Tours which will take you to the Loire River/Valley. Poitiers has easy cycling or the harder Lomousin for low gears! Visit Saintes a Roman Town and the Massif Central beyond. Bordeaux for rivers/canals and for families sandy beaches. Toulouse for the popular route on the Canal du Midi. Narbonne for flat easy cycling and to explore the foothills of the Pyrenees.