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7-Day Loire Valley Castles Deluxe Cycling Tour

7-Day Loire Valley Castles Deluxe Cycling Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$3,099 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2472
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$3,099 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    240 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2472
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 4 dinnersInclusionInclusion 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 charming region of Loire Valley during this enthralling, 7-day cycling tour. Loire Valley is famous for its stunning castles, historic villages and supber wines. Your cycling tor starts in Amboise and ends in Saumur. Visit the region's famous chateaux including Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, Chinon, Villandry and the historic Abbaye de Fontevraud. You can also try some wines in Chinon and Saumur along the way.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Amboise
Arrive in Amboise and head to your deluxe hotel just near the castle. Settle in and visit the village and sites. Amboise is a small town with much to see and do; among which is the Clos Lucé (where Leonardo DaVinci lived) and the chateau. Orientation in the evening and gourmet dinner in your deluxe hotel tonight.

Dinner included.

Day 2, Chateau de Chenonceau to Chateau d' Amboise (Option 1: 21 mi or 34 km, Option 2: 31 mi or 50 km)
The perfect way to get started, you have a loop tour out to the Chateau of Chenonceau and back to Amboise. Along the way you will cycle on quiet back country roads and drop into the hamlet of Chenonceau and the stunning castle, which is famously perched over the Cher River. It is here that Henri II, Catherine de Medicis and Diane de Poitiers lived their love stories.

Back to the same hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3, Ride through Loire Valley vineyards to Montbazon (26 mi or 42 km)
Start riding on a nice paved bike lane in the middle of the vineyards of Montlouis. Then you have the opportunity to visit the Chateau Bourdaisiere. Before reaching your deluxe lodging, you can first visit the Donjon of Montbazon.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 4, Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau Castles to Luynes (Option 1: 30 mi or 49 km, Option 2: 33 mi or 53 km, Option 3: 43 mi or 69 km)
You start with a nice ride through the rolling countryside to the site of the castle of Azay le Rideau (option: visit the Chateau of Villandry). Situated along the Indre River, this is one of the most classic chateaux from the Renaissance period. You will then cross the Loire river to discover the chateau of Langeais. After that you will start cycling toward Luynes with a nice and relatively long countryside ride. Arrive at the deluxe Domaine de Beauvois for the night.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 5, Chinon - Fontevraud Abbey - Saumur
Your day starts with a taxi transfer to the wine town of Chinon. Chinon is famous for its castle as well; dating back to Joan of Arc and medieval times. From Chinon, you will have a leisure ride toward the famous and historic Abbaye de Fontevraud. This double monastery dates back to the year 1110. It is still a functioning abbey and open to visitors. After your visit, continue to your hotel nearby with gourmet dinner.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 6, Saumur (28 mi or 45 km)
Visit the town of Saumur and its chateau: the great Chateau de Saumur itself stands high above the town. The Saumur castle was originally built in the tenth century by Thibault le Tricheur, comte de Blois, as a fortified stronghold against Norman raid. The loop tour today takes you to Montreuil Bellay chateau. Return to the same hotel.

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 7, Departure Day
You can leave at your leisure after breakfast. Trains from Saumur to Tours and Paris are available. Extra nights can be arranged.

Inclusions

  • 6 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 4 gastronomic dinners included at your hotel
  • Hybrid bike rental included
  • Orientation in person with our local guide
  • 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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