Loire Valley classic tour

 

Day 1 Orléans

Individual arrival in Orléans, homeland of Joan of Arc.
   

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

You pedal along the Loire alternating cycle paths with back roads. After a visit to the Cathedral of Clery St. André you arrive at the Chateau Dunois with the beautiful medieval centre of Beaugency. A land full of water and culture will lead the way to the beautiful town of St. Dyé, an ancient river harbour.
   

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

From the huge park surrounding Chambord Castle today’s trip continues at the border of the forest of Boulogne. On the other side of the Loire crowded with a wonderful bridge, you can already see the profile of Blois and its castle, the
steeples of the abbey and the Cathedral of St. Louis standing out.
   

Day 4 Blois – Amboise (45 km)

After the visit of the city of Blois and its impres- sive castle, you pedal along the
Loire river. Here you can visit the castle of Chaumont built on the top of a hill
overlooking the river. In  Amboise you cannot miss the house where Leonardo da
Vinci spent the last years of his life.
   

Day 5 Amboise – Tours (55 km)

After crossing forest of Amboise you arrive in Chenonceaux, known as the castle of the three ladies. You continue along the river Cher up to the city of Tours. You mayalso decide to stop for a visit at the castle of Nitray with its famous wine cellars.
   

Day 6 Tours – Chinon (60 km)

Pedalling between the Loire and the Cher rivers you arrive at Villandry Castle, well
known for its gardens. Following the Loire river, you’ll reach the city Langeais where
you can stop for a break. Before arriving in Chinon you will visit Ussé, where you can
admire the castle of the Sleeping Beauty.
   

Day 7 Chinon – Saumur (35 km)

The tour continues along country roads beyond the confluence of the rivers Loire
and Vienne, where you’ll get to Savigny en Vèron and the wonderful village of
Candes St-Martin. A few Kilometres away you’ll see the castle of Montsoreau from
which you can enjoy the landscape over the Fontevraud Abbey. At the end of the
stage you will visit Saumur, considered the “Pearl of Anjou”.
   

Day 8 Saumur

Departure after breakfast.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2019

Departures Categorie A  Categorie B
20.04 - 21.09  € 640  €  520

 

Included

6-nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast buffet
Welcome briefing in English
Maps, Roadbook
Luggage transportation
Hotline service
Hotel taxes
7 nights hotel accommodation
Breakfast buffet
Welcome briefing in English

Supplements

Girolibero bike € 80 
Electro-bike € 190 
Family Tandem € 160 
Child trailer € 85 
Child bike  € 80 
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

The Loire Valley, also known as “garden of France”, is a charming land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills, which will enchant you with its more than two hundred castles and luxuriant natural landscapes. It will be like riding in a fairy tale, in a picturesque countryside dotted with romantic châteaux, providing regular interludes to the cycling. While you marvel at this medieval splendour, don’t forget to try the region’s sumptuous cuisine and famous wines, for a true royal holiday experience!

  • 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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