Cycle from one glorious château to the next, appreciate the lush Loire Valley scenery, visit local markets, taste wine in ancient vineyards, pedal through the "Garden of France".
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 one of our bikes 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.
- 6 days cycling through the Loire Valley. Wine tasting along the route. Entry to Château de Chenonceau and visit to the troglodyte caves.
- 7 Breakfasts, 1 lunch (Allow EUR340-415 for meals not included)
- Hotels (7 nts)
- Train, bicycle
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
- Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 10
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More information about the equipment that we use for this trip, and any specifics about the route or itinerary can be found in the 'Important Notes' section of the trip details
Day 1 Blois
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Chenonceau (1B)
Today is a full day's cycling from Blois to Chenonceau with the opportunity to visit the Chateau de Blois.
Day 3 Tours (1B,1L)
Making a stop along the way we visit Château de Chenonceau before continuing to the local markets to pick up some traditional ingredients for a french style picnic lunch.
Day 4 Chinon (1B)
We set off for another full day cycling from Tours to Chinon.
Day 5 Saumur (1B)
Visit troglodyte caves and cycle to Saumur, stopping along the way for some wine tasting.
Day 6 Gennes (1B)
This afternoon cycle through some of the Loire's tiny villages on the way to Gennes.
Day 7 Angers (1B)
On this final day, cycle from Gennes to Angers. This evening opt for a final tradition french dinner with the group.
Day 8 Nantes (1B)
Train to Nantes in the morning. Depart from Nantes in the afternoon.
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