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The Loire Valley in Style

5 day(s) | from 740.00 €

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Themes

Food & Wine
History
Luxury

Included

4 nights with breakfast, maps, road-book with tourist information, daily luggage transfer, 7/7 days assistance and local tax

When

April to October 

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  • Description
  • Four nights and three rides to experience the garden of France. You are staying in classic and refine accommodation in the two royal Cities of the valley. You cycle through pretty countryside to find the masterpieces of the French renaissance. Discovery and pleasure

Highlights

  • The Lifestyle down the Loire bike tour starts in Amboise, famous for the Clos Lucé manor house where Leonardo da Vinci lived
  • Vineyards: cycle one of the world’s most well-known areas of wine production
  • Good food and comfortable accommodation help make the cycling holiday experience
  • Visit some of the most amazing french chateaux and gardens like in Chenonceau

Bike tour itinerary : The Loire Valley in Style

  • D1 
  • Arrival in Amboise
    • You will arrive in you hotel located between the River and the Chateau. The French kings spent their childhoods during the XV and XVI centuries in the Chateau of Amboise. In town there is also a museum displaying many of the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci, who spent the last few years of his life here until he died in 1519. You can see it all on foot from your hotel.

  • D2 
  • Amboise to Amboise
  • 28km / 40km /
    • The highlight of today’s ride is the chateau of Chenonceau, the most romantic of all the Loire chateaux. It actually sits in the Cher River, whose waters reflect the pale stone of the beautiful turrets and arches, and was the home of both Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers. A non-demanding short ride takes you through hamlets and woods while a longer routes passes the small town of  Mont-Louis, producing an exquisite white wine the "Pineau de la Loire"

  • D3 
  • Amboise to Blois
  • 42km /
    • This day of cycling is basically following the Loire Valley Northeast. Half way is the chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire. This was originally built during the wars between the counts of Anjou and Blois in the 11th century on a very strategic point along the river. Remodeled and rebuilt over the centuries by various owners including Catherine de Medici, the castle is now a venue for the International Garden Festival. You cycle on small country lanes between the Loire River and vineyards to get to the town of Blois. Your hotel is located on the River side in the Centre of Blois. Hopefully you will get a bit of time to walk around. The king Louis XII was born in the Chateau of Blois. This fine castle is full of history - assassinations were perpetrated here, and there are beautiful examples of different architectural styles

  • D4 
  • Blois to Blois
  • 42km /
    • The suggested loop is the most delightful ride. You follow the Loire River north-east towards Orleans. You are away from traffic, close to the water but also ridding through pretty villages bordering the River…..Eventually you cross the Loire River to get to the amazing chateau of Chambord, the masterpiece of the French renaissance, completed in 1545. It is a gentle ride along the Beuvron River to get back to Blois.

  • D5 
  • Trip ends in Blois after breakfast

Prices 2017

  • Luxury Accommodation from740 €
  • Luxury Single room sup.280 €
  • Solo traveller90 €
  • Hybrid Bike90 €
  • Road Bike from130 €
  • E-Bike180 €

All prices are per person. Accommodation price is on a 2-person basis.
The list of hotels included in this trip or details about your bikes are available upon request via our Contact Page.

Hotels

  • Amboise Manoir des Minimes ****Luxury
  • Blois Mercure Centre ****Luxury

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