Loire Valley Cycling France

Loire Valley Cycling

France

Biking
8 days
2020

Sun, May 17

Sun, May 24

€1,299

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Overview

Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on a bike and experience ornate châteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks — ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.

Itinerary

Day 1Paris
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until tonight's welcome meeting (please note that check-in at the hotel is usually around 2-3pm). After the meeting, you may choose to join your CEO and travel companions for an optional dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 2Paris/Blois
Enjoy an orientation walk in the City of Lights. Continue to the Loire Valley in the afternoon. Join your CEO for an orientation walk of Paris followed by some free time before transferring to Blois, in the heart of the Loire Valley.
Day 3Blois/Chenonceaux
Enjoy a full day of cycling from Blois to Chenonceau with the opportunity to visit the Chateau de Blois. First day on your bike today. Cycle onward towards the village of Chenonceau.
Day 4Chenonceaux/Tours
Continue cycling with stops along the way at Château de Chenonceau and the local markets to pick up some traditional ingredients for a french style picnic lunch. Cycle through villages and countryside to the town of Tours, via the city of Amboise. Along the way stop at a variety of markets, and pick up some succulent local fare. Find a suitable stopping point, relax with a great picnic and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the river.
Day 5Tours/Chinon
Set off for another full-day cycling from Tours to Chinon. Stop to visit the Chateaux de Villandrey en route. Upon arrival visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting. Following the river along through the green fields and flower strewn meadows of the Loire to the medieval citadel of Chinon. The terrain here is known as 'bocage', which refers to rolling hills filled with forests and pastures.
Day 6Chinon/Saumur
Wake up in medieval Chinon, visit troglodyte caves and cycle to Saumur. Wander around historic Chinon in the morning before taking off once more on our bikes. After leaving Chinon, the terrain changes and a steep white limestone cliff rises above us, known as 'Tuffeau'. Cycle in the shadow of this cliff along the river, admire the houses built into the cliff face as you pass.
Day 7Saumur/Angers
On the final day of cycling, travel from Saumur to Angers. In the evening opt for a final traditional french dinner with the group. After a week of leisurely cycling across the Loire, today is the last opportunity for you to stretch your legs and enjoy the great scenery along the route. The bulk of the route here is on specific cycle paths, but we do spend some time cycling on the main roads as well. It's fairly flat cycling through mostly countryside along the way. Angers is the final stop, so tonight is a great opportunity for one final taste of the great French cuisine and wine that the Loire is famous for.
Day 8Angers
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts)

What's Included

Your Foodie Moment: Local Market Visit and Picnic Lunch, Chenonceaux Your Foodie Moment: Vineyard Visit and Tasting. Paris orientation walk. Cycling through the Loire Valley (5 days). Chateau de Blois visit. Entry to Château de Chenonceau. Market stop for local ingredients and picnic lunch (Tours). Chateau d'Ussé visit. All cycling equipment including bicycle. Luggage transfer between locations. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, as well as on and off transportation.

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Paris
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until tonight's welcome meeting (please note that check-in at the hotel is usually around 2-3pm). After the meeting, you may choose to join your CEO and travel companions for an optional dinner in a local restaurant.
Day 2Paris/Blois
Enjoy an orientation walk in the City of Lights. Continue to the Loire Valley in the afternoon. Join your CEO for an orientation walk of Paris followed by some free time before transferring to Blois, in the heart of the Loire Valley.
Day 3Blois/Chenonceaux
Enjoy a full day of cycling from Blois to Chenonceau with the opportunity to visit the Chateau de Blois. First day on your bike today. Cycle onward towards the village of Chenonceau.
Day 4Chenonceaux/Tours
Continue cycling with stops along the way at Château de Chenonceau and the local markets to pick up some traditional ingredients for a french style picnic lunch. Cycle through villages and countryside to the town of Tours, via the city of Amboise. Along the way stop at a variety of markets, and pick up some succulent local fare. Find a suitable stopping point, relax with a great picnic and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the river.
Day 5Tours/Chinon
Set off for another full-day cycling from Tours to Chinon. Stop to visit the Chateaux de Villandrey en route. Upon arrival visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting. Following the river along through the green fields and flower strewn meadows of the Loire to the medieval citadel of Chinon. The terrain here is known as 'bocage', which refers to rolling hills filled with forests and pastures.
Day 6Chinon/Saumur
Wake up in medieval Chinon, visit troglodyte caves and cycle to Saumur. Wander around historic Chinon in the morning before taking off once more on our bikes. After leaving Chinon, the terrain changes and a steep white limestone cliff rises above us, known as 'Tuffeau'. Cycle in the shadow of this cliff along the river, admire the houses built into the cliff face as you pass.
Day 7Saumur/Angers
On the final day of cycling, travel from Saumur to Angers. In the evening opt for a final traditional french dinner with the group. After a week of leisurely cycling across the Loire, today is the last opportunity for you to stretch your legs and enjoy the great scenery along the route. The bulk of the route here is on specific cycle paths, but we do spend some time cycling on the main roads as well. It's fairly flat cycling through mostly countryside along the way. Angers is the final stop, so tonight is a great opportunity for one final taste of the great French cuisine and wine that the Loire is famous for.
Day 8Angers
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels (7 nts)

What's Included

Your Foodie Moment: Local Market Visit and Picnic Lunch, Chenonceaux Your Foodie Moment: Vineyard Visit and Tasting. Paris orientation walk. Cycling through the Loire Valley (5 days). Chateau de Blois visit. Entry to Château de Chenonceau. Market stop for local ingredients and picnic lunch (Tours). Chateau d'Ussé visit. All cycling equipment including bicycle. Luggage transfer between locations. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, as well as on and off transportation.

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

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Price

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Duration

8 days
2020

Sun, May 17

Sun, May 24

€1,299

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