Loire and its castles, 8-days
from € 725  € 654,--

Loire and its castles, 8-day-tour

A cycling tour through the enchanting Loire valley…

A magical round trip along the rivers Loire and Cher awaits you. Be enchanted by the numerous imposing castles and the picturesque vineyards during this cycling trip.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the desired category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transport daily between 9.45 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • GPS-data on request
  • 7-day-service-hotline
Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Blois

Individual arrival to Blois. The royal castle, which towers over the city from its rocky plateau, is the symbol of the fairy-tale history of the Loire castles.

2. Day: Blois - Amboise (approx. 42 km)

Passing small villages, you follow the cycle path to the Chaumont castle, which sits imposingly enthroned over the Loire River. You then continue along the Loire up to today’s stage destination Amboise. Here you will be awaited by another royal castle, in which Leonardo Da Vinci once resided, among others.

3. Day: Amboise - Excursion to Vouvray - Amboise (approx. 45 km)

During your journey to Vouvray, you will cycle past the Valmer castle, with its uniquely laid-out gardens. Travelling through the picturesque Vouvray-vineyards, you will then arrive at today’s destination. Make a stop at one of the local winemakers, before you travel back to Amboise.

4. Day: Amboise - Chenonceaux (approx. 44 km)

Your path will first lead you through the wine-growing areas of the antique city Montlouis-sur-Loire up to the Cher River. Travelling along the lower Cher valley, you will cycle through natural landscapes up to Chenonceaux. Here you will be awaited by one of the most well-known and one of the loveliest moated castles in France.

5. Day: Chenonceaux - Cheverny/Chitenay (approx. 40 - 54 km)

Today’s stage will first lead you along the Cher riverbank up into the town of Montrichard with its medieval old city. From here, the route will lead you away from the Cher valley through the picturesque Touraine vineyards to Cheverny or Chitenay.

6. Day: Cheverny/Chitenay - Excursion to Beauregard and Sologne - Cheverny/Chitenay (approx. 47 km)

In Beauregard, you will be awaited by another magnificent castle, which is known for its portrait gallery of famous personalities. You can spend the rest of the day discovering the splendid landscape of Sologne. Beautiful forests, ponds and small private castles await you along the way.

7. Day: Cheverny/Chitenay - Blois (approx. 40 - 50 km)

During the last stage of your cycling trip, you will be able to enjoy two of the loveliest castles along the Loire. The magnificently furnished castle of Cheverny has been inhabited by the same family for centuries and is enchanting with its beautiful gardens. The castle of Chambord is a true masterpiece of French Renaissance

8. Day: Blois - departure

Individual departure or extension.

Map

The route leads you mainly along asphalted cycle paths. At times, you will also travel on small side-streets with little traffic.

Total length: approx. 268 - 272 kilometres

level of difficulty: 2

Services

Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (21-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle- and handle-bar bag
  • E-bike + 2 saddle bags and 1 handle-bar bag

Additional information

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people (Single travellers on request)
  • Parking and arrival information
    Airport:
    Tours (TUF), Paris (CDG)
    Railway station: Blois station, arrival hotels approx. 100 m away
    Parking: public parking space next to the hotel for approx. € 10,-- per day

Our additional packages

Castle-Package
  • Admission Chaumont castle + Garden Festival (from April – November, Castle open all year)
  • Admission Park Leonardo da Vinci in Amboise
  • Wine tasting in a wine cellar in Amboise (3 wines)
  • Admission Chenonceaux castle
  • Admission Cheverny castle + Exhibition „The Secrets of Marlinspike Hall“ (Exhibition open all year)
  • Wine tasting of „Cheverny AOC“-wines in Cheverny
  • Admission Chambord castle + gardens
from € 117,-
Prices / Dates
Category B

Hotels with cat. 2- and 3-star

Category A

Hotels with cat. 3- and 4-star

Price per person

Base price
AB
Single room € 1.544,-- € 1.025,--
Double room € 994,-- € 725,--
Triple room € 994,-- € 725,--
Quadruple room € 994,-- € 725,--
Meals
AB
Half board € 311,-- € 256,--
Bicycle
AB
Rental bike (21-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 saddle- and handle-bar bag € 95,--€ 95,--
E-bike + 2 saddle bags and 1 handle-bar bag € 200,--€ 200,--
Additional services
AB
Castle-Package ( per person ) € 117,-- € 117,--
Additional nights A
Double room Single room
Blois € 78,-- € 128,--
Blois € 78,-- € 128,--
Additional nights B
Double room Single room
Blois € 62,-- € 90,--
Blois € 62,-- € 90,--
Impressions

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