Loire Valley

 


 

Cycle from Orléans to Tours and discover the royal valley by cycling the majestic river Loire: Historical heritage and numerous chateauxs await. It is a wonderful landscape of different natural areas and regional gastronomical delights.

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 - £650

(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 Orléans, the “City of Art and History” liberated in 1429 by Joan of Arc from the English siege.

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

Longing the wild river banks for a stage in calm and serenity through the charming and very flowered city of Beaugency.

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

Leave Beaugency by the river banks passing via the prestigious château of Chambord: the widest Château of the Loire Valley masterpiece of the Renaissance period. Then, follow the direction of Blois which presents a rich historical heritage with the château offering a brilliant 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 small countryside routes until the chateau of Chaumont overlooking the Loire River, before reaching Amboise and its royal chateau from 15th –16th century. Few streets further on, is the last home of Leonardo Da Vinci: Manorhouse of ‘Clos Lucé’.

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

Ride through the vineyards of Montlouis to discover 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 to discover the old quarters sheltering the famous 'Place Plumereau' and its half-timbered houses.

Day 6: Tours

Departure after breakfast.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

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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