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Loire Valley Castle Deluxe Cycling Tour

Loire Valley Castle Deluxe Cycling Tour 7 days – 6 nights
Best Cycling period: April to October

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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The Loire Valley Cycling Tour, with its luxurious hotel option, invites you to experience the enchanting Loire Valley on two wheels, providing the ultimate rejuvenating experience for your body and mind. This picturesque region is graced by the serene waters of the Loire, Indre, and Cher Rivers, meandering through landscapes adorned with vineyards, orchards, and the grandeur of magnificent castles. The gently undulating terrain, rich with vibrant trees and colors, makes it an idyllic cycling destination.

For many, the Loire Valley is reminiscent of the enchanting stories of their childhood. The journey commences in Amboise, a culturally significant town boasting a castle and historical sites.
Your cycling adventure will lead you to illustrious chateaux, such as Chenonceau and Azay le Rideau, and offer a unique opportunity to stay in one, like the renowned Chateau d’Artigny, a jewel of France. Along the way, you’ll traverse celebrated wine regions and have the chance to explore exquisite gardens.
This tour encompasses the very best the Loire Valley has to offer, all experienced from the saddle of your bicycle, creating unforgettable memories of this enchanting region.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Royal Chateau of Amboise or the Clos Lucé (former home of Leonardo De Vinci)
  • Chenonceau Castle
  • Chateau Bourdaisiere
  • Donjon of Montbazon
  • The castle of Azay-le-Rideau
  • Chateau of Langeais
  • Chinon Castle
  • The famous and historic Abbeye de Fontvraud
  • Saumur Castle
  • Montreuil Bellay Chateau
Day 1
Arrival at Amboise
Take the train to Saint Pierre Des Corps TGV Station, located only 1 hour from Paris by train. Transfer on your own by taxi to Amboise and settle at your charming hotel. Please note that if you arrive at the Amboise train station, there are very few taxis, and most of the hotels are not within walking distance. (If you are staying at Hotel la Breche, you have the option to take the train to the Amboise Station and walk to your 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 of his death in 1519. Included: Emergency support, phone not provided, mobile guidance application, roadbook, travel book, orientation with a local guide, luggage transfer, dinner (no drinks), bedroom, and breakfast.
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 alleys of the Amboise countryside passing by the Parc Mini Chateaux (great for kids) and then dropping down to the fabulous Chenonceau Castle, which must be discovered with plenty of time to visit. Chenonceau was erected by Henry II in the XVIth century over the Cher River and improved by Catherine de Medicis. The castle hides several pieces of historical interest, furniture, and tapestries. The castles hide several pieces of historical interest, furniture, and tapestries. For the long option, you will continue on the Montrichard, La Genaudiere, and St. Regle, before returning to Amboise. Included: Bedroom and breakfast.
Day 3
From Amboise to Montbazon-Veigne / 41km - +305m
Depart with a nice paved bike lane in the middle of the vineyards of Montlouis. You then have the opportunity to visit Chateau Bourdaisiere (only garden and tomato conservatory). Then carry on to Montbazon just south of Tours and your deluxe lodging. Included: Luggage transfer, bedroom, breakfast, and dinner (no drinks)
Day 4
From Montbazon-Veigne to Luynes / 51km or 54km or 70km - +326m or +281m or +346m
You start with a nice ride through the rolling countryside to the site of the Castle of Azay le Rideau (option to visit the Chateau of Villandry). Here, alongside the Indre River, this is one of the more classical chateaux from the Renaissance period. You will then cross the Loire River to discover the Chateau of Langeais. After you visit you will start cycling toward Luynes with a nice and relatively long countryside ride. Included: Luggage transfer, bedroom, breakfast, and dinner (no drinks).
Day 5
Luynes - The Chateau d'Ussé - Chinon - Fontevraud Abbey - Turquant / 44km - +280m
Your day starts with a taxi transfer to the wine town of Chinon. The transfer is scheduled for 09:00 a.m. Chinon is famous for its castle as well; dating back to Joan of Arc and medieval times. From Chinon, you will have a leisure ride toward the famous and historic Abbaye of Fontevraud. This double monastery with royal heritage dates back to the year 1110. It is still a functioning abbey and open to visitors. After your visit, continue to your hotel nearby with a gourmet dinner. Included: Luggage transfer, client transfer, bike transfer, dinner (no drinks), bedroom, and breakfast.
Day 6
From Chenehutte Loop to Montreuil / 50km - +450m
From Chenehutte, visit Saumur and its Grand Chateau, overlooking the town. The Chateau de Saumur was built in the 10th century by Thibault le Tricheur, Count of Blois. Originally, it was a fortress designed to protect the town from Norman invasion. Today's loop will take you to Chateau de Montreuil Bellay. Return to Chenehutte. Included: Bedroom and breakfast.
Day 7
Departure from Chenehutte
You can take your time getting started in the morning, enjoy breakfast, and depart at your leisure. (Depart on your own.) Trains are available from Saumur to Paris or other destinations. 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.
  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 4 gastronomic dinners included at your hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Complimentary gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
  • Guidance application (phone not provided)
  • Orieon in person with our local guide
  • Detailed roadbook, including detailed maps, touristic information, step-by-step itinerary, and cue sheets
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support is available at all times
  • Conciergerie support
  • All luggage transfer
Upgrade your bike - from/per person:
  • Electric Assisted Bike - Standard +115 euro
  • Road Bike - Standard +115 euro
  • Road Bike - Excellence +260 euro
  • Road Bike - Premium + 320 euro
  • Gravel Bike - Standard +115 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
  • Single supplement ** 412 Euro
  • Solo traveler *** 2820 Euro
  • Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.




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