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Loire Valley Family Trip

Loire Valley Family Trip Cycling Tour 5 days – 4 nights
Best Cycling period: April to October

Loire Valley Family Trip, Tours to Chinon: nestled in the picturesque heart of the Loire Valley, your family’s stay promises to be an unforgettable adventure.

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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Nestled in the picturesque heart of the Loire Valley, your family’s stay promises to be an unforgettable adventure. This enchanting region, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and an abundance of family-friendly activities, offers something for everyone to enjoy. As you embark on your journey through the Loire Valley, the first stop should undoubtedly be the treetop adventure park. Set amidst the lush and ancient forests of the region, this exhilarating experience will leave your children thrilled and captivated. The treetop park boasts a labyrinth of ziplines, suspension bridges, and challenging obstacle courses, all set high above the ground, making it a perfect spot for an adrenaline rush and a unique perspective of the region’s natural beauty.

While the treetop adventure park is sure to be a highlight for the young ones, there’s a world of history and culture waiting for you all. The Loire Valley is renowned for its splendid châteaux, and exploring these grand architectural wonders is an educational and awe-inspiring experience. Castles like Villandry, with its magnificent gardens, will mesmerize you with its intricate designs and vibrant blooms. At Chinon, you can step back in time and relive the medieval era, while the Château d’Ussé, known as the “Sleeping Beauty Castle,” offers an enchanting treasure hunt that will enchant both the young and the young at heart.

Beyond the treetops and castles, the Loire Valley is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The winding Loire River provides ample opportunities for cycling, picnicking, and gentle strolls along its serene banks.

Highlights of the tour:

  • Natural History Museum – Tours
  • Visit Chateau de Villandry – Villandry
  • Langeais Castle – Langeais
  • Maurice Dufresne Museum – Azay-le-Rideau
  • Chinon Castle – Chinon
Day 1
Arrival in Tours
Arrival at the Saint Pierre des Corps-Tour TGV station, located only 1 hour from Paris by train. Transfer on your own by taxi to Tours, and settle at your charming hotel. Accommodation: Le Grand Hotel de Tours - Tours Included: Emergency support, phone not provided, mobile guidance application, roadbook, travel book, orientation with a local guide, luggage transfer, bedroom, and breakfast.
Day 2
From Tours to Villandry / 21km - +94m
For this first day from Tours, you will follow the Cher and the Loire almost from the beginning to the end! Start your bike ride in the direction of Savonniéres, then in the famous gardens of Villandry, which were designed to be in perfect harmony with the architecture of the castle. Accommodation: Le Haut des Lys - Villandry Included: Luggage transfer, bedroom, and breakfast
Day 3
From Villandry to Azay-le-Rideau / 27km - +118m
Today you will walk along the Loire River during the first part of your itinerary, start your day in the direction of Langeais, where you can visit the medieval city center. Then, head to Azay-le-Rideau, your final destination today, famous for its castle on the Indre River, originally built in the Middle Ages to protect the passage of the road from Tours to Chinon. Accommodation: Le Grand Monarque - Azay-le-Rideau Included: Luggage transfer, bedroom, and breakfast
Day 4
From Azay-le-Rideau to Chinon / 35km - +185m
Ride from Azay-le-Rideau to Chinon for a full day of cycling, Chateau of Usse, a fairytale castle that is reputed to have inspired the story of Sleeping Beauty, and a "must" for all Walt Disney films. You will then finish by riding to Chinon, house to a few interesting museums, where you can taste some of the local wine, made famous in the writings of Francois Rabelais. Accommodation: Hotel Diderot - Chinon Included: Luggage transfer, bedroom, and breakfast
Day 5
Departure from Chinon
You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure (depart on your own). Easy train access back to Paris via Tours. We are happy to help you with train info, added nights in Paris, car rental, or other services in France.

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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 hotels or Guest houses with private shower and/or bath
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Complimentary gear (including water bottle, drawstring bag)
  • Guidance application (phone not provided)
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Detailed roadbook
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support is available at all times including detailed maps, tourist information
  • 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
  • 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 840 euro Single supplement ** 155 Euro  Solo traveler *** 1090 Euro
  • Standard Hotel 995 euro Single supplement ** 155 Euro  Solo traveler *** 1245 Euro
  • Please contact us for triple hotel rates. ** Traveling with a group. *** Traveling alone.




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