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Cycling Tour Loire Valley – France

Style:Group Difficulty: Easy Length:7 days

A Cycling Tour in the Loire Valley is a holiday you will never forget.  Tour de Vines’ Cycling Tour Loire Valley takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside that France has to offer, and offers ideal off road cycling following the Rivers Loire and Cher.  A stunning, relaxed 7 day cycling tour that has optional diversions for those seeking a little more of a cycling challenge, but easy enough for just about anyone to enjoy.

And if it’s French gastronomical experiences you’re after, this is the cycling tour for you.  The Cycling Tour Loire Valley is our top tour in terms of food and wine, visiting some of the finest restaurants in the region, showcasing the amazing specialties of the Touraine, which are all included in your tour.

Tour de Vines’ Cycling Tour Loire Valley is a fully guided, small group based cycling tour, and includes a support vehicle if required.  Just about all meals are included with wine and coffee, as well as charming accommodation, flexible transfers at the beginning and end of the tour, quality near new Trek bikes and helmet, new water bottles and of course luggage transfers each day.

No visit to the Loire Valley is complete without a visit to the chateaux.  You will visit all the incredible and famous chateaux the Loire Valley is renowned for.  Admire stunning Chenonceaux spanning the River Cher. Gaze over the magnificent UNESCO listed Chambord where we spend a special 2 nights at a hotel in the chateaux grounds.  Or marvel at Amboise, the home of Kings for 4 centuries.

EXCLUSIVE: Travelling via Paris?  Tour de Vines is offering those who book a French cycling holiday an exclusive cycling day tour of Paris complete with an expert local guide.  Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam and many more highlights.  This offer for your French cycling holiday is exclusive to Tour de Vines for bookings before 31st December the preceding year.

Cycling Tour Loire Valley 2020 Dates:
7th – 13th June
23rd – 29th August
20th-26th September SOLD OUT

Cycling Tour Loire Valley 2021 Dates:
20th – 26th June
12th – 18th September

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Tour Highlights

  1. The beauty of the Château de Chenonceau spanning the River Cher

  2. Idyllic riverside cycling along the Indre

  3. Wine tasting at a vineyard by the Loire

  4. Leonardo da Vinci’s house in Amboise

  5. Meeting new friends and socialising in the small group (max 16 riders)

Itinerary at a glance   

Day 1
Collection from Tours and transfer to our hotel in the centre of Azay-le-Rideau before an optional ride and the first of many wondeful gourmet dinners.

Day 2
A highlight visit to the incredible Chateau d'Usse (Sleeping Beauty castle) and a day of cyling the river banks of the Loire, Cher and Indre. Cycling distance 52kms

Day 3
Heading to Amboise today where our 15th century manor house accommodation awaits, as well the famous chocolaterie Bigot, making the cycling worthwhile! Cycling distance 52kms

Day 4
No need to unpack as we stay another night in Amboise. A loop ride to the stunning Chateaux de Chenonceau, a highlight of the tour. Afternoon optional visits to another chateaux or a winery. Cycling distance 34-59kms

Day 5
A visit to Leonardo de Vinci's home on the way to our chateaux hotel near Cours-Cheverney, with a stop at the garden town of Chaumont. Cycling distance 52kms

Day 6
Leave your bags again as we cycle to two chateaux visits - Cheverney & Chambord - both truly impressive. Lunch and back to our beautiful chateaux accommodation for our final memorable gourmet dinner. Cycling 53kms

Day 7
Breakfast, swap emails & goodbyes and transfer for your onward journey.

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