Chateaux of the Loire Valley discovery
6 days / 5 nights
Loire - Leisure cycling - E-bike tours - Self-guided - E-bike
Without guide - Comfort - Luggage transfer
Last updated: 25/03/2022
~910 $ [840 €] per pers.
Whether you choose to follow our detailed itineraries that take you from castles to castles, villages to villages or that you decide to follow the signs of the bike path "Loire by bike", pedal along the valley will allow you to visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, without cars and at your own pace. The simplicity of this itinerary will give you enough time to admire the architectural curiosities that dominate this region steeped in Renaissance monuments.
Your day by day program
You choose the time of your arrival in Blois. The sooner you arrive, the more you can enjoy this Renaissance city and its Royal Castle.
After breakfast, you will discover one of the most important sites of your trip: the magnificent castle of Chambord, with no less than 440 pieces and its huge game reserve! On your return to Blois, you can stop in front of some smaller castles, such as Villesavin and Beauregard. Although we highly recommend some of the remarkable sites that contribute to the magic of the region, it is up to you to decide where to go.
About 45 km
Today you leave Blois, following the forest, the vineyards and the river. On your route you can visit the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire and its gardens dedicated to contemporary art. By following your guide: the Loire! It will take you to Amboise where your hotel is for the night. If you arrive early in Amboise, you can visit its castles, especially Clos Lucé, the castle where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last three years of his life. Turned into a museum, the castle of Clos Lucée will make you penetrate in the captivating universe of the genius. Take a look at his work and you may deduce that he invented ... the bicycle!
About 45 km
The main attraction of your day is the castle of Chenonceau, a 15th century castle on the Cher, also called "The Castle of the Ladies". You can also continue your discovery of Amboise and its magnificent royal castle. In addition to serving as a retreat for Leonardo da Vinci, it also houses an impressive collection of Renaissance and Gothic furniture.
About 50 km
For this last day of cycling you will take part of the road to Santiago de Compostela. You will have the opportunity to discover an unusual aquarium. You will have time to admire the nature of the island of the Metairie and the troglodyte houses of Rochecorbon in wallpaper. You will arrive in Tours where you will spend your last night.
About 30 km
After breakfast, end of your trip.
Every day, from April to October.
- Hotels 3/4*: bed and breakfast.
- From 2 people
- This circuit is easy, for all, mostly flat, with some hills.
- Made by vehicle, so you just have to carry your belongings of the day.
- Single supplement : 280€
- Discount nights in 2* hotels : -385€
- Bike rental : 85€
- Electric bike rental : 150€
- GPS tracks on USB stick : 25€
- Accommodation in 3/4 * hotels for 5 nights, in double room (single room possible with extra cost)
- Taxes included
- 5 breakfasts
- The travel file - color maps, tourist documentation
- Luggage transport between each accommodation
- Lunches and dinners
- Personal expenses (drinks, visits, tastings, telephone ...)
- Personal insurances
- Bike rental and meals
The Loire Valley, from Orléans to Nantes
Loire - Leisure cycling - E-bike tours - Self-guided - E-bike - 14 days / 13 nights