Loire Valley cycling tour from Saumur to Tours, 100 kms. (B8)
Loire Valley bike tour
SAUMUR / MONTSOREAU / CANDES SAINT MARTIN / CHINON / ABBAYE ROYALE DE FONTEVRAUD / USSE / LANGEAIS / AZAY LE RIDEAU VILLANDRY / TOURS
4 nights: 3 nights in 3* charming hotels in the heart of Chinon and Azay le Rideau, 1 night in a nice 4*hotel in Tours city center.
Reduced price for children under 12 years old.
Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
The tour includes the tickets to the Chateaux mentioned in the tour.
You avoid all queues and have direct access to the monuments with your guide.
This is a bike tour.
We transfer your luggage from hotel to hotel.
Cycling tours Loire Valley
This five day bike tour is for wildlife, Chateaux and garden lovers: 100 km on the official “Loire à Vélo” trail. Tuff stone cliffs overlooking the Loire river, forests abounding in game, former Cher river tow path, picturesque villages in the middle of the vineyards…Wine tasting in Chinon, Ussé Sleeping Beauty’s castle and the amazing Villandry gardens, where the “Love Garden”, the “Kitchen Garden” and “Herb Garden” will take you back to the Middle Ages.
Day 1: Saumur-Chinon, 30 kms.
We provide you with quality bicycle, detailed maps, complete flat tire set, and helmets, and mineral water for the whole tour, entrance tickets to tour the Loire Valley gardens of Villandry, vouchers for hotels and other services in the tour, itineraries, maps, emergency phone numbers for assistance.
In Montsoreau, admire its Chateau made famous by Alexandre Dumas.
Arrival in Chinon.
Day 2: A day around Chinon.
Enjoy your day in Chinon for wine tasting and cycle through the vineyards, asparagus and strawberry fields, apple and peach orchards and understand why the French nickname the Loire Valley “the Garden of France”.
We will recommend you two local producers in two different areas in the vineyard: Cravant les Coteaux and Ligré.
Night at hotel.
Day 3: Chinon-Langeais-Azay le rideau, 37 kms.
Then pedal to Langeais by the Loire river and see the spectacular and imposing medieval fortress, with its crenulations, machicolation, draw bridge… It is a good spot to bird watch and have a chance to identify some of the most endangered species in the world, such as sand martins, terns, king fishers, ospreys.
Day 4: Azay le Rideau-Villandry-Tours, 33 kms.
Check out an ride to Tours,via Villandry.
Pedal into Tours on the former Cher river towpath.
Enjoy Tours by foot or bike.
Walk in the fabulous market on Tours, the largest food market in the Loire Valley. Open market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and covered market every day. Discover our wines, cheeses, our fruits, vegetables, local meat dishes (charcuterie) and fish.
Dinner at leisure in Tours upon our recommendation.
Day 5: End of the tour.
Check out after breakfast.
This tour includes
3 nights in 3* hotels and 1 night in 4* hotel, double occupancy, 1 dinner, 4 breakfasts, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, high quality bike hire for 4 days (21 gears, anti flat tyre kit, lock, small bag), helmets, travel pack (entrance tickets to tour the Loire Valley gardens of Villandry, vouchers for hotels and other services in the tour, itineraries, maps, emergency phone numbers for assistance), 1 bottle of mineral water (25 cl) per person and per day.
This tour doesn't include
entrance tickets in other sites, lunches, drinks, personal expenses, extra.
Escort cycling tour guide (350.00 € per day).