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5-Day Castles of the Loire Valley Classic Cycling Tour

5-Day Castles of the Loire Valley Classic Cycling Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,194 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    120 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2471
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,194 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    120 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2471
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 1 dinnerInclusionInclusion 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

Discover the beautiful landscape and breathtaking castles of Loire Valley during this classic, 5-day cycling tour from Amboise to Cheverny. The terrain is wonderful for bicycle riding - mostly flat to rolling - and is filled with rivers, trees, and colors.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Amboise
Arrival in Amboise train station, about 2h from Paris with a direct train. Transfer on your own to your hotel in Amboise. If you arrive early enough, take the chance to visit the nearby Clos Lucé or the Royal chateau of Amboise. Orientation and bike set up tonight.

Dinner included.

Day 2, Loop Ride to Chateau de Chenonceau from Amboise (Option 1: 22 mi or 36 km, Option 31 mi or 50 km)
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 Medici. The castle hides several pieces of historical interest, furniture and tapestries. Ride back to Amboise for a moderate trip. Dinner on your own.

Breakfast included.

Day 3, Cycle to Blois (Option 1: 27 mi or 44 km, Option 2: 42 mi or 68 km)
Depart from Amboise and ride through many small villages, stopping at privately owned chateaux on the way. For lunch, why not stop at the famous Gardens festival and Chateau of Chaumont for a picnic followed by a visit! Then you will either go on a short and quiet ride to Blois or choose the longer option riding through sunflower fields and deep countryside of the area to visit more chateaux such as Fougeres and Beauregard. Dinner on your own.

Breakfast included.

Day 4, Loop ride to Chateau de Chambord and Cheverny (Option 1: 30 mi or 49 km, Option 2: 39 mi or 63 km)
Today, you will again have 2 ride options. The short option takes you to the famous Chambord, where you can enjoy the magnificent architecture and unique features. Then you can enjoy a chocolate tasting in a chocolate factory in a nearby charming village before heading back to Blois with a stop at the Chateau de Villesavin. On the longer option, after Chambord, you will continue south to the Chateaux of Cheverny, Troussay and Beauregard. Those are easy rides on flat terrain, just enjoy the scenery imagining how and why the kings chose this area as their vacation place! Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Departure Day
Today is departure day, you can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your leisure from Blois by train for Paris or other destination. Breakfast included.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 dinner included
  • 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
  • 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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