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Loire Valley Cycling LV

Visiting: France
Tour Duration 8 Days
  • Chateau de Chinon
  • Medieval Amboise
  • Starting out from Chateau de Gue Pean
  • Cycling through the vineyards
  • In front of Chateau d'Usse
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Cycling Grade: Easy
 

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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: we explore the medieval château perched on an island in Azay-le-Rideau, visit Leonardo da Vinci's final home at Clos Lucé and discover 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 spans the Cher river and is among the most photographed of the Loire
  • Azay-Le-Rideau - Exceptional renaissence chateau surrounded by a romantic park; UNESCO listed and a masterpiece of 16th century architecture

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Chenonceaux

  • 2
    In Chenonceaux

  • 3
    Cycle to Amboise

  • 4
    Cycle to Azay-le-Rideau

  • 5
    In Azay-le-Rideau

  • 6
    Cycle to Chinon

  • 7
    In Chinon

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

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Why Book this tour
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
Transport
Bus, Train, Bicycle
Accommodation
7 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Cycling Information
On this tour 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 tour leader drives the support vehicle, except on circular routes when the tour leader will cycle with the group. We have graded the route as easy.
Included Bike
21 gear Trek T10 Navigator hybrid bikes
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14