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5-Day Amboise Cycling Tour

5-Day Amboise Cycling Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,662 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    130 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4150
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,662 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    130 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-4150
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsMealMeal Daily breakfastInclusionInclusion Hybrid bike rental included InclusionInclusion Luggage transfersInclusionInclusion Detailed road book, including details maps, touristic information, itinerary and cue sheetsInclusionInclusion Technical and emergency support available at all times

Summary

Explore the charming town of Amboise during this exciting, 5-day cycling tour. Amboise is only 18 kilometres away from the stunning Chateau de Chenonceau which makes it a great base when exploring the Loire Valley region. During this cycling tour, you have an opportunity to visit Chateau de Chenonceau, Château d'Amboise and Chateau de Chaumont. You also have an option to cycle along the Vouvray and Montlouis vineyard and taste some of the region's superb wines.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in 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 the early afternoon and start discovering your host city with a walking tour around Amboise! Once you are done, we will meet you at the hotel for your orientation, bike set up and see how you did on the walking tour! (we suggest arriving around 2pm to have time to do the walking tour). Dinner on your own in town.

Day 2, Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau d'Amboise (Option 1: 22 mi or 36 km, Option 2: 31 mi or 50 km)
Canoeing and chocolate tasting! 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. Once at Chenonceau, ride to Civray, just a mile away to start your canoe ride! You will drop off your bikes there, and they will take you to the start of the itinerary. You will then canoe downstream for almost 2 hours, and pass under the Chateau de Chenonceau. Pick up your bikes and ride back to Amboise where you can enjoy a reward: a chocolate tasting in front of the Chateau of Amboise! Return to the same hotel and dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 3, Bike tour of Vouvray Vineyards (Option 1: 26 mi or 42 km, Option 2: 28 mi or 45 km)
A quiet bike tour on the other side of the Loire through gentle, verdant landscapes, far removed from the main roads - visit the Moncontour wine museum and taste some wine in their cave (included). About Vouvray wines : Vouvray is the largest white wine appellation of the Anjou-Saumur-Touraine region and it produces splendid wines from the dry and austere to the richest dessert wines, as well as excellent sparkling wines. You will then cross Montlouis white wine appellation and ride in the middle of the vineyards on a bike trail. Return to the same hotel and dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 4, Chateau de Chaumont (Option 1: 27 mi or 44 km, Option 2: 30 mi or 48 km)
From Amboise you will first cross many typical small villages where you can find a small Chateau in almost every one ! Then follow the Loire river toward the village and the feudal castle of Chaumont sur Loire where the annual International Garden Festival is held each year (starting in June). Return to Amboise via back country paths. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Departure Day
Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning, have breakfast and depart at your leisure. Other cycling itineraries are possible if you wish to extend this type of tour a little longer. We can offer rides to Montlouis vineyards, Montrichard and its medieval castle ruin, or by round trip train to Blois you can ride toward Chambord. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information, step by step itinerary and cue sheets
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON for 3 people
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Self-guided walking tour of town
  • Canoe
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times

Exclusions

  • Airfare to and from the trip
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Drinks
  • Some meals are not included in each destination, which gives you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. You will find all information needed with our team support in your roadbook.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Please note that rates may vary according to the availability of hotels and seasons.

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