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Was $1299  — Savings of 15% on select departures.
8 days,Blois to Nantes
EFAA

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 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.

What's Included

  • 6 days cycling through the Loire Valley
  • Wine tasting along the route
  • Entry to Château de Chenonceau and visit to the troglodyte caves
  • Picnic lunch from local market
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 lunch (Allow EUR340-415 for meals not included)
  • Train, bicycle
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 10
  • Hotels (7 nts)
Itinerary Notes

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

Itinerary

Day 1Blois

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Blois/Chenonceaux(1B)

Enjoy a full day of cycling from Blois to Chenonceau with the opportunity to visit the Chateau de Blois.

Day 3Chenonceaux/Tours(1B, 1L)

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.

Day 4Tours/Chinon(1B)

Set off for another full-day cycling from Tours to Chinon. Stop to visit the Chateau Usse en route.

Day 5Chinon/Saumur(1B)

Visit troglodyte caves and cycle to Saumur, stopping along the way for some wine tasting.

Day 6Saumur/Gennes(1B)

In the afternoon cycle through some of the Loire's tiny villages on the way to Gennes.

Day 7Gennes/Angers(1B)

On the final day of cycling, travel from Gennes to Angers. In the evening opt for a final tradition french dinner with the group.

Day 8Angers/Nantes(1B)

Train to Nantes in the morning. Tour ends in Nantes in the afternoon. Please do not book onward travel before 1pm.

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