Cycling Holidays in the Loire Valley

 

 


 

Located in central France and stretching along the Loire River, the Loire Valley has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its beautiful cultural landscapes, historic cities and rural villages. Throughout this region, treasured architectural châteaux stand watch over the surrounding rolling vineyards, and the great river itself. 
On our cycling holidays in the Loire Valley, from Orléans to Tours, you’ll have a chance to experience the regional gastronomic delights that the Valley is famous for, and of course, taste the glorious world renowned wines. 
 

Dates

This tour runs on any day from March to October subject to availability. Please contact the office to check availability and for a package price.

Price - £650pp

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

Single room supplement - £160

Single Traveller supplement - £130

Half Board Supplement - £135

Bike hire - £70

E-bike hire - £115

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Orleans - from £55/£105

in Tours - from £55/£95

Transfers

Return Transfers (min. 2 people, max 4 people, to be requested when booking the tour):

Tours-Orleans - £240

Paris CDG-Orleans - £290

Tours-Paris CDG - £475

Trip Code

BIKELVT09

 

Rob's Highlights

  • Orléans "the city of art and history"

  • The Loire River

  • Amboise

  • Vineyards of Montlouis

  • La Bourdaisière

  • The relaxing bike paths

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Orléans

Discover the art and cultural history of Orléans, liberated in 1429 by Joan of Arc from the English siege.

Day 2: Orléans – Beaugency (26 km / 16 miles)

Cycle along the wild river banks, and enjoy the peaceful serenity as you ride through the charming city of Beaugency and its gorgeous flower displays.

Day 3: Beaugency – Blois (46 km / 28 miles)

Leave Beaugency by the river banks passing the prestigious château of Chambord - the widest Château of the Loire Valley and masterpiece of the Renaissance period. Then, cycle towards Blois, which has a rich historical heritage, with the château offering an impressive illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the middle Ages to the 17th century.

Day 4: Blois – Amboise (42 km / 26 miles)

Follow the quiet country route to the chateau of Chaumont overlooking the Loire River, before reaching Amboise and its royal chateau, dating from 15th –16th century with the last home of Leonardo Da Vinci - Manorhouse of ‘Clos Lucé’, just a few streets away. 

Day 5: Amboise – Tours (31 km / 19 miles)

Ride through the vineyards of Montlouis, discovering the numerous cellars that offer sweet white or sparkling wines. Then, enjoy the lovely chateau of la Bourdaisière, birthplace of Gabrielle d’Estrées, the favourite of King Henri IV. Continue to the heart of the city of Tours, discovering the old quarters that sheltered the famous 'Place Plumereau', along with its half-timbered houses.

Day 6: Tours

Departure after breakfast.
 

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

5 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

1 evening meal

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 4 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums and vineyards

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

5 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

1 evening meal

Local taxes

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & 4 evening meals

Drinks

Transfers to the start and return

Admissions to museums and vineyards

Testimonial 

Thank you for providing us such a user-friendly and memorable itinerary. - Howard

 

 

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