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Loire Valley cycling tour around the Chateaux of Chambord and Cheverny, 85 Kms
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Cycling tours Loire Valley

 

This five day bike tour is for chateau lovers who want to go off the beaten track.
Pedal along the Loire River, spotting terns and ospreys. Cycle through the Chambord game reserve, meet a stag or a boar and visit the largest castle in the Loire Valley. Surprise awaits you every minute with Cheverny’s 120 dogs and Beauregard’s portrait gallery, a chateau for real amateurs. Evenings in guest houses, just what you need to meet locals, to relax, sipping your cool glass of Chardonnay under the linden trees.



Day 1: Blois to Chateau guest house, 16kms.

 

BloisMeet in Blois.
We provide you with quality bicycle, detailed maps, complete flat tire set, helmets, entrance tickets to tour the Loire Valley chateaux of Chambord, Beauregard and Cheverny Castles, vouchers for hotels and other services in the tour, itineraries, maps, emergency phone for assistance.
You are welcome to take a short ride around the hotel for final bike adjustments.
For assistance during your tour, you may contact us 7 days a week on our emergency line.
Depending on your arrival time in Blois, we highly recommend you the visit of the Royal castle.

 

Tour of the Chateau of Blois.Chateau of Blois - Part of Loire Valley cycling tour B3
The Chateau de Blois is unique by its combination of four architectural styles: Gothic, Flamboyant, Renaissance and Classic. Built by Counts of Blois, Louis XII, Francois I and Louis XIII, this chateau keeps the souvenir of many well-known historical events.
This ancient city with a rich historical part merits to be visited. In the XVIth century Blois was the capital of France, under the king Louis XII. You can stroll through the old town, along its paved side-streets.

Easy 16 km ride to your guest house all the way along the Loire.
You are welcome by Veronique de Caix in her Guest House. From the windows of that 18th chateau, enjoy the view on the pool or smell the vintage roses. Have an aperitif under the linden trees along the lane or by the green house and its captivating wisteria.
In the evening, special treat with traditional dinner prepared by Veronique herself, drinks included.



Day 2: World famous Château de Chambord, 35 km loop.

35 km loop partly by the Loire and cycling tracks.

 

Bike tour in Chambord - Part of Loire Valley cycling tour B3Tour of Chateau of Chambord.
Chambord was the first Chateau of the Valley to be proclaimed by UNESCO as a world heritage. It was ordered in 1519 by King Francis 1st to his architects with the presumed help of his friend Leonardo Da Vinci.
With its 400 rooms and over 300 chimneys, Chambord is a jewel of the French Renaissance.

Pedal back to your guest house. Relax in the pool with a sun downer.
Home cooked dinner, drinks included.

 



Day 3: Blois to next guest house via chateau de Beauregard, 32 kms.

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Magnificent ride along the Loire all the way to Chaumont.

 

Chateau of Beauregard - Part of Loire Valley cycling tour B3

Lovely ride to Chateau de Beauregard, in the forest of Russy.
You can choose to pedal through Blois (and tour the Royal Castle if you have not done so on day 1 or you can go directly to Beauregard).






Tour of the Chateau of Beauregard.
Beauregard was Francois 1st’s meeting place for the hunt.
You discover the Gallerie des Portraits, displaying 327 portraits of great French People (kings, queens, favorites, ministers etc…) and its exceptional Delft tiling. Don’t miss the Jardin des Portraits (garden of Portraits), an enclosed garden designed by Gilles Clément, made of a series of groves, each one being planted with single color flowers (the green grove, the black grove, the yellow grove, etc), and echoing the Gallery in the Chateau.



Check in at the next guest house, near Cheverny.
In a park of more than a hectare and within five minutes of the Chateau of Cheverny and its golf course, this small manor house from the 16th century which has been totally restored, welcomes you for a pleasant stay in giving you an air of charm and comfort. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom and toilet, and has been elaborately decorated with different tones : for example, the Améthyste room gives a feeling of well-being and sweetness, the Galet room will give you inspiration for total relaxation and serenity.

Guest House


The French style breakfast, with croissants, pastries and home made jams are served to you in a small lounge in winter and in the summer on the terrace at the edge of the swimming pool.
The owner, Isabelle Fontanelle, will home cook especially for you.
Home cooked dinner, drinks included.

 

Day 4: Chateau of Cheverny and wine tasting, 14 km loop.
Ride to Cheverny.

 

Chateau of ChevernyTour of the Cheverny Chateau.
In the XVIIth century, Cheverny was the first chateau incarnating the classic style in the Loire Valley. Built by the governor of Blois city, this chateau is known by the richness of its interiors which has been kept untapped thanks to its owners – Hurault family. Cheverny presents a magnificent collection of furniture and master paintings from the Renaissance period.

 

Cheverny and Cour Cheverny wine tasting of 7 wines.
The “Cheverny” appellation produces elegant red wines from pinot noir and gamay as well as fruity white wines from chardonnay and sauvignon. You will enjoy this moment to taste a wine for real connoisseurs: the “Cour Cheverny Appellation”, a stunning white wine made from a grape called Romorantin, imported by King François I into the Loire Valley.

Cheverny upstairs - Part of Loire Valley cycling tour B3Chateau of Cheverny fireplace - Part of Loire Valley cycling tour B3


Pedal back to your guest house.
Home cooked dinner, drinks included.

 

Day 5: End of the tour.
Check out after breakfast.


This tour includes

4 nights in Guest houses, double occupancy, 4 dinners, drinks included, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, 4 breakfasts, high quality bike for 4 days (21 gears, anti flat tyre kit, lock, small bag), helmets, travel pack (entrance tickets to tour the Loire Valley Chateaux of Blois, Chambord and Cheverny Castles, vouchers for hotels and other services in the tour, itineraries, maps, emergency phone for assistance), 1 tour and tasting at a wine producer’s in Cheverny.

This tour doesn't include

Entrance tickets in other sites, lunches, personal expenses, extra.

Escort cycling tour guide (360.00 € per day).

 
Features
Duration of the tour5 days
Type of tourBike tour
ChildrenReduced price for children under 12 years old. Free of charge for infants under 3 years old.
BikeThis is a bike tour. We transfer your luggage from hotel to hotel.
ChateauThe 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.
 
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  • Complementary pick up and drop off at your hotel.

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