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Classic Castles Loire Cycle Tour

Classic Castles Loire Cycle Tour 5 days – 4 nights
Best Cycling period: April to October

Castles of the Loire Valley Classic Tour, this tour is a great way to discover the castles of the Loire Valley. The Loire Valley cycleway is one of the most popular trails in France and contains 900km of perfectly paved bike paths along the Loire River. You will find your way easily due to the signposted bike lanes. The highlights of your bike trip are the countless chateaux and vineyards. The Loire Valley is unique and attracts over one million cyclists each year. The most important start and finish places are Tours, Blois, Anger Saumur, Nantes, and Amboise.

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Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of France with our captivating Loire Valley bike tour. This picturesque adventure begins in the charming town of Amboise, where you’ll be transported back in time amidst its cobblestone streets and quaint architecture.

As you pedal your way through this enchanting region, the Loire Valley unveils its rich history and architectural treasures. The tour’s highlight is undoubtedly the visit to two iconic châteaux: the elegant Chateau de Chenonceau, often dubbed the “Ladies’ Castle” due to its significant female influence in its history, and the magnificent Chateau de Chambord, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, known for its distinctive double helix staircase. Continuing your journey, you’ll reach Blois, a town steeped in history and home to another remarkable castle, the Chateau de Blois, known for its unique fusion of architectural styles. Here, you can explore the beautifully preserved rooms and courtyards that hold centuries of stories.

In addition to these grand castles, your adventure will lead you to lesser-known gems such as Cheverny and Chaumont, where you can appreciate the subtle nuances of French architecture and history. The Loire Valley is not just about châteaux; it’s also a region of breathtaking landscapes and meticulously manicured gardens, where you can take leisurely breaks and soak in the natural beauty.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Royal Chateau of Amboise or the Clos Lucé (former home of Leonardo De Vinci)
  • Chenonceau Castle
  • The famous Gardens Festival and Chateau of Chaumont
  • Chamond Castle – Chamond and Chocolate Factory
  • Chateau de Vilesavin
  • Chateaux of Cheverny, Troussay and Beauregard
Day 1
Arrival in Amboise
Transfer on your own to Amoise, and settle into your charming hotel. If you arrive early enough, take the time to visit the nearby Chateau of Clos Lucé or the Royal Chateau of Amboise. The chateau of Clos Lucé is accessible with a short walk outside the main center of Amboise (well-signed), best known as being the house where Leonardo da Vinci was invited to live by King Francois I-  Leonardo lived here from 1516 to the time his death, in 1519. Accommodation: Hotel Restaurant La Breche - Amboise Included: Emergency support, phone not provided, mobile guidance application, roadbook, travel book, orientation with a local guide, bedroom, breakfast, and dinner (no drinks)
Day 2
Amboise Loop to Chenonceau / 36km or 53km - +279m or +415m
A short and moderately flat ride will take you through the forests and valleys of the Amboise countryside, passing by the Parc Mini Chateaux (great for kids), and dropping down to the fabulous Chenonceau Castle, which must be discovered with plenty of time to visit. The castle hides several pieces of historical interest, furniture, and tapestries. For the long option, you will continue on the Montrichard, La Genaediére, and St. Regle, before returning to Amboise. Accommodation: Hotel Restaurant La Breche - Amboise Included: bedroom and breakfast
Day 3
Amboise to Blois / 43km - +300m
Depart from Amboise and ride through many small villages, stopping at privately owned chateaux on the way. For lunch, why not stop at the famous International Gardens Festival and Chateau of Chaumont for a picnic, followed by a visit? Then you will go on a short and quiet ride to Blois. Accommodation: Mercure Blois Centre - Blois Included: Luggage transfer, bedroom, and breakfast.
Day 4
Blois Loop Tour to Chambord / 47km, 52km, or 63km - +275m, +305m, or +350m
Today, you have 3 options:
  1. The first option takes you to the Chateaux of Cheverny, Troussay, and Beauregard. Those are easy rides on flat terrain, just enjoy the scenery and imagine how and why the kings chose this area as their vacation place!
  2. The second option takes you to the famous Chambord, where you can enjoy the magnificent architecture and unique features. Then, you can enjoy a chocolate tasting in a chocolate factory (Chocolate Vauche) in a nearby charming village before heading back to Blois with a stop at the Chateau de Villesavin.
  3. The third option, you will see the best of both. You will be able to see the castles and visit Chambord. The road is not very difficult, but you will have to cover some miles.
Visit the chocolate factory on your own (the tour is in English only in July and August). Schedule (booking recommended): Tel: 02 54 46 07 96. From September to June, From Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30/15.30/16.30 - Sundays and Public holidays: 15.30/16.30 - English Tours: 11.30/14.30 From July and August: 10.30/15.30/16.30 Accommodation: Mercure Blois Centre - Blois Included: Bedroom and breakfast
Day 5
Departure from Blois
You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Blois by train for Paris or other destinations (depart on your own). Included: Breakfast

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Our hotels or B&Bs provide amenities that are ideal for active vacations, located within easy walking distance to downtowns, restaurants, and sightseeing. We prioritize family-owned, authentic accommodations over large chains.
  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/ or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner included
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Complimentary discover gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
  • Guidance application (phone not provided)
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed road book, including detailed maps, touristic information, step-by-step itinerary, and cue sheets
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support is available at all times
  • All luggage transfers
Upgrade your bike - from/per person:
  • Electric Assisted Bike - Standard +65 euro
  • Road Bike - Standard +65 euro
  • Road Bike - Excellence +155 euro
  • Road Bike - Premium +190 euro
  • Gravel Bike - Standard +65 euro
  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. you will find all the information needed with our team support in your roadbook
  • Multirisk travel insurance
  • Basic Hotel 845 euro Single supplement ** 210 Euro  Solo traveler *** 1025 Euro
  • Standard Hotel 935 euro Single supplement ** 210 Euro  Solo traveler *** 1115 Euro
  • Upgraded Hotel 1600 euro Single supplement 210 euro Solo traveler *** 1780 euro
  • Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.




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