The Loire is the longest river in France. With a length of 1,013 kilometers (629 mi), it drains an area of 117,000 km2 (45,000 sq mi), which represents more than a fifth of France's land area. The central part of the Loire Valley was added to the World Heritage Sites list of UNESCO on December 2nd, 2000. The banks are characterized by vineyards and Chateaux.
The great diversity of biotopes on the River and its banks (sand banks and islands, gravel islands covered with vegetation, floodable woody banks, levies, forests) produces a great amount of natural environments which attract an important flora and fauna.
The best means to discover the wealth of the bank of the Loire River is to ride on secured bike tracks during one of our Loire Valley cycling tours.
During our bike tours, you are not only going to discover the Cher or the Loire, last wild River of Europe, but also the great history of France, our Middle Age and Renaissance Chateaux.
Our Loire Valley cycling tours will take you to the Chateaux of Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry...and to the prestigious wine appellations of Cour Cheverny, Vouvray, Chinon, Saumur and many more.
We can organize your Loire Valley trip from 1 day to 7 days and more. We customize cycling tours to the Loire Valley according to your interest in (special chateaux, vineyards, cooking, and distance to travel per day…). Each Loire Valley bike tour has been tested by our team based locally. We know every detail of your itinerary.
The cycling tours can be self guide or escorted.
To turn your bike tour into a very special moment, you have with us, the opportunity to be privately escorted by one of our English speaking licensed guide.
During a privately escorted Loire Valley cycling tour, your guide gives you a detailed historical and architectural tour of the highlights you wish to discover. He or she is qualified and entitled to take you through any indoor site (Chambord, Chenonceau, Amboise, Cheverny etc) or outdoor site (Villandry gardens, town of Chinon etc). Our philosophy being to be serious without taking ourselves too seriously. Your guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes about our kings and castles and will tell you about our daily life in this beautiful region.
The quality of our service “Privately escorted biking tours” is unique and is not proposed by any other agency. If you are looking quality of service, do not look any further, we have what you want.
For both self guided and privately escorted Loire Valley cycling tour, we provide you with quality bicycle, detailed maps, complete flat tire set, helmets, entrance tickets to tour all the Loire Valley Chateaux you want to tour, vouchers for hotels and other services in the tour, itineraries, maps, emergency phone numbers for assistance (7/7 days) and mineral water for the whole tour.
After a good day touring chateaux, vineyards and biking on secured Loire Valley cycling tracks or off the beaten path roads, you will enjoy gourmet dinners, authentic and traditional recipes.
Relax you are in hands of local travel experts.
We will turn your Loire Valley cycling trip into a memorable moment!
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Clare USA 9/04/2012