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Loire Valley Cycling LV

Visiting: France
Trip Duration 8 Days

Cycling In The Loire Valley

Bountiful vineyards, fruit orchards and delightful villages all explain why the beautiful Loire Valley is known as 'the garden of France'. On this relaxed ride we follow quiet country roads from Chenonceax to Chinon, exploring the medieval château perched on an island in Azay-le-Rideau, visit Leonardo da Vinci's final home at Clos Lucé and discovering the elegant Fontevraud Abbey in Anjou.

Tour Highlights

  • Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Explore the magnificent chateaux by bike in the 'Garden of France'
  • Food and Wine - Experience fine local cuisine and optional wine tasting
  • Montrichard - Bustling market town with a rich Medieval heritage
  • Chateau of Chenonceau - The Ladies' Chateau spanning the Cher river and is among the most photographed of the Loire


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  • 1
    Join trip Chenonceaux

  • 2
    Circular ride to Montrichard for wine tasting or chateau visit

  • 3
    Cycle along forest paths to Amboise

  • 4
    Pedal a cross country route to Azay-le-Rideau

  • 5
    Spend the day exploring Azay

  • 6
    Cycle to Chinon through the fairy tale scenery

  • 7
    Cycle the 'Wine Route' of Chinon or explore the town

  • 8
    Trip ends St. Pierre-des-Corps train station in Tours

Trip notes

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Loire Valley Cycling
Why Book this trip
Unlike many other operators, we include the hire of your bike in the overall cost of the holiday: you don't need to bring your own or pay extra to hire one locally. We also provide a support vehicle, spare parts and take care of day to day bike maintenance. All you need bring is your own helmet.
Included meals 7 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Taxi, Bicycle
6 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Hotel
Trip Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Cycling Information
On this trip we cycle 235 km over six days (an average of 39 km per day) with further optional rides available. Two of the cycling days are circular routes and therefore optional. We cycle mainly on tarmac country lanes and gravel tracks. Maps are provided to cycle individually or in groups while the Explore Leader drives the support vehicle, except on circular routes when the Explore Leader will cycle with the group. We have graded the route as easy.
Included Bike
21 gear RTE 520 hybrid bikes
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16