Loire Valley classic tour

 

Day 1 Orléans

Individual arrival in Orléans, hometown of Joan d'Arc. Here you will receive your information package and when rented your rental bike. At the hotel is a free (unsupervised) parking space for your car.

 

 

Day 2 Orléans – Beaugency/St. Dyé (30/50 km)

Cycling along the Loire you arrive at the Cathedral of Clery St. André. From here you will continue to the castles of Meung sur Loire and to the castle of Chateaudun. In Beaugency or in the old port town of St. Dye, with a beautiful medieval centre you will spend the night.

 

 

Day 3 Beaugency/St. Dyé – Blois (30/50 km)

Past the largest and most famous castle on the Loire: Chambord, with 444 rooms and a huge park, listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, you will cycle further through the forest of Boulagne to the castle of Cheverny which modelled for Molensloot castle from Tintin. The last castle you can visit today is Beauregard castle, then cycle on to the picturesque town of Blois with its narrow streets for your overnight stay.

 

 

Day 4 Blois – Amboise (45 km)

After visiting the city and Blois castle, cycle through the woods to the city of Onzain. Here you can visit Chaumont Castle, also an Unseco heritage, located at the top of a hill and with stunning views over the Loire. The cycling day ends in Amboise with the enchanting castle that towers high above the city.

 

 

Day 5 Amboise – Tours (55 km)

After a tour through the forest of Amboise you arrive in Chenonceaux, one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles that has been built very particularly over the River Cher. You will continue to cycle along the River Cher until you arrive at the city of Tours. Along the way, you can choose to make a short stop at the castle of Nitray, known for the delicious vouvray wine where they still stick the labels on the bottle by hand.

 

 

Day 6 Tours – Chinon (60 km)

Between the two rivers the Loire and the Cher you cycle to the castle of Villandry, with its beautiful ornamental and vegetable garden. Before you arrive in the atmospheric medieval Chinon, you have the opportunity to visit Ussé where you can visit the Castle of Sleeping Beauty.

 

 

Day 7 Chinon – Saumur (35 km)

The bike tour continues today through the vineyards of the rosé region of Bourgueil to Savigny, Beron and Gandes St-Martin. Just a few kilometres away the Montsoreau Castle is located, where you can enjoy the scenery at Fontevraud Abbey. The cycling day ends in Saumur, pearl of the Anjou, where you will stay overnight.

 

 

Day 8 Saumur

Departure after breakfast.

Your transfer (including bicycle) Saumur – Orléans (€ 80p.p.) is not included in the price. If you wish to book, you can indicate this on booking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

The hotels of this tour are:

Category A: mainly 3* hotels, with some 2* hotels
Category B: mainly 2* hotels, with some 3* hotels

All rooms have en suite facilities. In some 2* hotels there may be some cases of accommodation without air conditioning.

When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

  • double room is a room with one double bed
  • twin room is a room with two single beds
  • triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

 

Travel dates 2020

Departures Categorie A  Categorie B
 02.05 - 26.06  € 775,-  € 675,-
 27.06 - 23.08  € 805,-  € 705,-
 24.08 - 04.09  € 775 ,-  € 675,-
 05.09 - 19.09  € 695,-  € 595,-


Arrival possible on Saturday and Sunday

Included

7-nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast buffet
Welcome briefing in English
Maps, Roadbook
Free (unsupervised) parking space at the first hotel
Luggage transportation
Hotline service
Hotel taxes


Not included

Single room supplement  € 205
Half board 6 dinners excluding dinner Tours € 155 per person
Return transport by bus (including bicycle)  € 80 per person
Entrance fees, costs of evt. ferries with ferries etc.  
Expenses of a personal nature such as drinks and meals, other than those included  
Insurance  
Other unnamed cases  


Supplements

Touring bike € 85 
Electro-bike € 195 
Helmet € 15 

 

Additional free accessories for children on demand

Child seat
FollowMe-Tandem (to connect parent's and child's bikes)

 

Reductions (3rd/4th person in room)

100 € Adults
100% 0-4 years
50% 5-12 years
25% 13-15 years

 

Loire Valley classic tour

More than 200 castles and a beautiful nature, this characterizes the valley of the Loire. You start this cycling holiday in Orléans, the hometown of Joan d'Arc. During the bike tour you will pass several beautiful castles, which are well worth a visit. Like the castle in Villandry, which is known for its beautiful gardens. The cycling holiday ends in Saumur, the city considered the 'pearl of Anjou'.

 

  • I enjoyed to Danube tour very much- the weather was beautiful- the company was enjoyable. JC. Zeyl, Canada
  • Bob and I think about our adventure frequently including all the great locations we rode thru on our bicycles. L. Carter, USA
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