Charming Cycling Circuit around the Chateaux of the Loire & Cher Valley

Enjoy the delightful countryside of the Loire and Cher Valley, strewn with majestic Chateaux that have been perfectly preserved. The cycle routes meander the region's canals, rivers and gentle rolling hills. Discover the region's vineyards that produce some of the country's most delicious wines.

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Loire Chateau
Loire wine

Charming Cycling Circuit around the Chateaux of the Loire & Cher Valley

Your base for this delightful discovery of the Loire valley region is a hotel located just an arrow’s shot from the iconic Chateau de Chenonceau. Built in 1513, this impressive Renaissance castle bridges the Cher River and epitomises the grand architecture associated with this period. On your two days of cycling, you will have the choice of 4 looped routes to discover the region, it’s marvelous Chateaux and Royal heritage, delicious food and wines. The region offers a great cycling experience for all abilities and there’s over 900km of cycle routes to enjoy on the Loire à Vélo that covers the breadth of the region from the heart of France to the Atlantic coast.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 – Check-in to your hotel in Chenonceaux. Dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 2 & DAY 3 – Collect your bike and start your discovery of the region with a choice of 4 loops:
  • Route 1 – The Loire & Cher, heart of the French Renaissance – Chateaux de Chenonceau, Amboise and Clos Lucé – approx 45km
  • Route 2 – The Forest of Amboise & Cher Valley, delightful countryside and riverside route – approx 30km
  • Route 3 – Section of the The Loire à Vélo, villages and valleys – approx 26km
  • Route 4 – Medieval Dungeons & Royal Renaissance, Montrichard, Francueil and Catherine Medicis’ Chenonceau – approx 18km
  • DAY 4 – Depart your hotel for your return to the UK

Great self-guided cycling routes around the Loire

Holiday Highlights

Suitable for All Levels

Good cycling surfaces – great sceneries

3 nights with 2 days cycling

Relax and enjoy discovering the region at your own pace

Hotel

Traditional Inn – Hotel du Bon Laboureur 4* with delicious restaurant

Bikes, maps and guides

Easy to follow maps and road books

The Routes

Loire valley map

Holiday Information

Prices from £869pp

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Travel in standard class by Eurostar via Paris with connecting train to Tours
  • Transfer on arrival & departure from Tours train station to hotel
  • Standard bicycle hire for 2 days
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 4* hotel – based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast every morning
  • 1 dinner on last night
  • Detailed route maps and guides

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals or drinks not mentioned
  • Cycling equipment (helmets, gloves…)
  • Personal & travel insurances
  • Optional upgrade: electric bikes – please ask for quote at time of enquiry

GALLERY

BY AIR

BY CAR

BY TRAIN

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