Speak to a France Specialist (Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) 1300 858 304

5-Day Loire Valley Secret Castles & Wine Cycling Tour

5-Day Loire Valley Secret Castles & Wine Cycling Tour

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,523 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    100 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2796
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,523 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cycling tourCycling tour
  • France Region
    Loire Valley
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Distance
    100 km
  • Level
    Casual
  • Tour Code
    A4A-18-2796
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast and 2 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

Experience the best of Loire Valley region - castles and wines during this unforgettable, 5-day cycling tour. Visit the stunning castles of Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais and Ussé. Explore the magnificent Fontevraud Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Try the famous wines of CHinon and Saumur during this tour.

Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Joue Les Tours
Arrival in Saint Pierre des Corps-Tours TGV station, located only 1h from Paris by train. Transfer to your charming castle hotel in Joue les Tours or Tours on your own.

Dinner included.

Day 2, Villandry to Azay Le Rideau (Option 1: 22 mi or 36 km, Option 2: 30 mi or 48 km)
Going first to fantastic gardens at the famous Villandry, you will ride alongside the Cher and Loire Rivers and along the Loire a Velo route. After, continue toward Azay le Rideau and that classic chateau, where you can spend plenty of time to visit the castle and possibly see the sound and light show. This renaissance era castle is considered a classic design and its setting alongside the Indre River is magic.

Dinner and breakfast included.

Day 3, Azay-le-Rideau to Chinon (Option 1: 21 mi or 34 km, Option 2: 28 mi or 45 km)
Ride from Azay-le-Rideau to Chinon for a full day of cycling around castles. Your first stop is in Langeais, where the Chateau was the temporary lair of lawless armed bands during the Hundred Years War. Then the ride continues to the Chateau of Usse, a fairytale castle which is reputed to have inspired the story of Sleeping Beauty and a "must" for all Walt Disney's fans. You will then finish by riding to Chinon, home to a few interesting museums, where you can taste some of the local wine, made famous in the writings of Francois Rabelais.

Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 4, Chinon to Saumur (Option 1: 21 mi or 34 km, Option 2: 29 mi or 46 km)
Ride from Chinon to Saumur, home of a beautiful castle and delicious wine. You will start your ride to Saumur with a stop at the Abbey of Fontevraud, one of the most beautiful and largest abbeys in Europe. Then as you approach Saumur, you will begin to see the magnificent Chateau overlooking the Loire River and surrounded by endless vineyards. Dinner on your own. Breakfast included.

Day 5, Departure Day
Departure after a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights of accommodation in superior hotels of charm with private shower and/or bathroom
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 2 dinners included (no dinner included with the Basic package)
  • 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.

Contact a French Travel Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your French Travel Specialist...

Contacts

Enquire about this Tour

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Call us

Prefer speaking to us over the phone? Our French Specialists would love to help you out!

AU 1300 858 304

Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Enquire about this Tour

Find out more information from our French Travel Specialist

Enquire Now

Meet Your French Travel Specialist...

Contacts