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Loire Valley Castles Deluxe Cycle Tour

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Explore the Loire Valley from Amboise to Saumur, cycling past breath-taking castles and gardens such as Chenonceau or Villandry along the way. You will also have the time to taste some great wines in the Chinon and Saumur vineyards.
France
Cultural
Cycling
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Highlights

6 nights accommodation in charming hotels

Explore Clos Lucé where Leonardo DaVinci lived

Visit Chinon Vineyards, where wine cellars have been awarded the prestigious "Caves d'excellence"

Discover the Chateau of Villandry, one of the most classic chateaux from the Renaissance period

This Loire Valley Cycling Tour offers the perfect itinerary for rejuvenating both mind and body. The tranquil waters of the Loire, Indre, and Cher rivers flow through the heart of this scenic region known for its vineyards, orchards, and magnificent castles. The flat-to-rolling terrain is perfect for cycling and is filled with trees and colours. For many visitors, the Loire Valley conjures images from the fairy tales of childhood. This tour starts in Amboise, an important cultural town with both a castle and historical sites. The cycling will take you to chateaux such as Chenonceau and Azay le Rideau, and also Chateau d'Artigny - one of the most famous in the whole of France. You will also cycle through some important wine regions and have the chance to explore some well-known gardens. All the best of the Loire Valley by bicycle!

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Included

2 nights in Amboise - Hotel Le Choiseul - 4*
1 night in Veigne at Hotel Domaine de la Tortiniere - 4*
1 night in Luynes at Chateau de Beauvois - 4*
2 nights in Saumur at Chateau de Verrieres - 5*
10 meals included - 6 breakfasts, 4 gastronomic dinners at your hotel
Orientation in person with local guide
Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
1 GPS for every 1-3 people
All luggage transfers
Comprehensive trip literature
Technical and emergency support available at all times

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
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Loire Valley Castles Deluxe Cycling Tour

Average / Day : Distance : 47.44 Km / 29.44 Miles - Elevation gain : 374.00 Meters

Loire Valley Castles Deluxe Cycling Tour
Day 1
Amboise

From Paris, you can take the TGV to Saint Pierre des Corps and then a taxi to Amboise. Transfer on your own and settle into your hotel. Arrive in Amboise and head to your deluxe hotel just near the castle. Settle in and visit the village and sites. Amboise is a small town with much to see and do. If you arrive early enough, take the time to visit the nearby Château 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. Orientation in the evening and gourmet dinner in your deluxe hotel tonight.

Overnight in Amboise at Hotel Le Choiseul.

Dinner
Amboise
Loire Valley and Ambroise
Day 2
Amboise → Chenonceau Castle → Chissay en Touraine → Civray de Touraine → Amboise

Option 1 : 22 Miles - 36 Km  Option 2 : 33 Miles - 53 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 279 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 415 Meters 

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 that must be discovered with plenty of time to visit. Chenonceau, 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. For the long option you will continue on to Montrichard, La Genaudière and St. Regle before returning to Amboise.

Overnight in Amboise at Hotel Le Choiseul.

Breakfast
Amboise → Chenonceau Castle → Chissay en Touraine → Civray de Touraine → Amboise
Chenonceau Castle
Day 3
Amboise → Village of Montlouis & Vineyards → The Château de la Bourdaisière → Montbazon → Veigne

Distance 1 : 26 Miles - 42 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 314 Meters 

Start riding on a nice paved bike lane in the middle of the vineyards of Montlouis. Then you have the opportunity to visit the Chateau Bourdaisiere. Before reaching your deluxe lodging, you can first visit the Donjon of Montbazon.

Overnight in Veigne at Hotel Domaine de la Tortiniere.

Breakfast, Dinner
Amboise → Village of Montlouis & Vineyards → The Château de la Bourdaisière → Montbazon → Veigne
The Chateau de la Bourdaisiere Gardens
Day 4
Montbazon → Azay le Rideau → The Château de l'Islette → Bréhémont → The Château of Langeais → The Chateau of Villandry → Savonnieres → Luynes

Option 1 : 30 Miles - 49 Km  Option 2 : 33 Miles - 53 Km  Option 3 : 43 Miles - 69 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 290 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 300 Meters  Elevation gain 3 : 450 Meters 

You start with a nice ride through the rolling countryside to the site of the castle of Azay le Rideau (option: visit the Chateau of Villandry). Situated along the Indre River, this is one of the most classic chateaux from the Renaissance period. You will then cross the Loire river to discover the Chateau of Langeais. After that you will start cycling toward Luynes with a nice and relatively long countryside ride. 

Overnight in Luynes at Château de Beauvois.

Breakfast, Dinner
Montbazon → Azay le Rideau → The Château de l'Islette → Bréhémont → The Château of Langeais → The Chateau of Villandry → Savonnieres → Luynes
The Château de l'Islette
Day 5
Luynes → The Château d'Ussé → Chinon → Fontevraud Abbey → Turquant → Saumur

Option 1 : 21 Miles - 34 Km  Option 2 : 29 Miles - 46 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 625 Meters  Elevation gain 2 : 308 Meters 

Your day starts with a taxi transfer to the wine town of Chinon. 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 de Fontevraud. This double monastery 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 gourmet dinner.

Overnight in Saumur at Château de Verrières.

Breakfast
Luynes → The Château d'Ussé → Chinon → Fontevraud Abbey → Turquant → Saumur
The Château d'Ussé
Day 6
Saumur

Distance 1 : 28 Miles - 45 Km 
Elevation gain 1 : 385 Meters 

Visit the town of Saumur and its chateau: the great Chateau de Saumur itself stands high above the town. The Saumur castle was originally built in the tenth century by Thibault le Tricheur, comte de Blois, as a fortified stronghold against Norman raid. The loop tour today takes you to Montreuil Bellay chateau. Return to the same hotel.

Overnight in Saumur at Château de Verrières.

Breakfast
Saumur
Chateau of Saumur
Day 7
Saumur

You can take your time getting started in the morning, enjoy breakfast and depart at your leisure.
 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Local currency
EUR
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Loire Valley Castles Deluxe Cycle Tour

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Amboise
Saumur
Cultural, Cycling
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01 March 2022 - 31 October 2022

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