Castles of the Loire Valley, Blois to Tours – Cycling Break, France

This cycling break in the Loire Valley will take you through a vibrant landscape that reflects the harmonious way of life where man has found his rightful place in nature. The Loire offers some unique encounters and a real chance to re-discover nature. Travel to the heart of the Loire region, you will pass chateaux, abbeys, historic cities and French villages.

PRICES START FROM £300.00

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Choice 2*, 3* and 4* hotels
  • Start/Finish: From Blois to Tours
  • Distance: 87 to 90 miles (138 to 142 Km)
  • Duration: 4 nights 5 days
  • Availability: From April until September
  • Altitude:

This tour has a five day, four night itinerary.

Cat. A: hotel****, Cat. B: 2 nights hotel**** and 4 nights hotel***, Cat. C: hotel**

DAY 1: Blois

Individual arrival in Blois. Check in and take time to explore the town.

DAY 2: Blois – Chambord – Blois

After crossing the Loire and the Sologne countryside, you enter the park of the Chambord Chateau, 4,500 hectares of forest inhabited by deer and wild boars. Visit of the magnificent castle which was built by François I and designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Return to the hotel through the forest of Boulogne.

Approx distance: 38 to 42 km  (24 to 27 miles)

DAY 3: Blois – Chaumont – Amboise

Following the river Loire you arrive at the castle of Chaumont. Built by Pierre d’Amboise on a cliff overlooking the Loire, it was subsequently purchased by Catherine de Medici. She sent Diana of Poitiers here for revenge and kept Chenonceau for herself. Continue along the river Loire you arrive in Amboise, a picturesque town on the left bank. Visit the castle located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city and Clos-Luce, the home of Leonardo da Vinci. The museum here exhibits models of da Vinci’s inventions. Full scale models are setup in the park allowing you to interact and directly experience these fabulous machines. 

Approx distance: 43 km (27 miles)

DAY 4: Amboise – Chenonceau – Tours

From the valley of the river Loire to the valley of the river Cher, through the Forest of Amboise you will reach the castle of Chenonceau, so-called "of the two queens", Diana and Catherine. This is certainly the most beautiful and the most visited castle in the region with its magnificent arches over the river. From Chenonceau, continue along the Cher through the famous vineyards of Vouvray and between the tufa cliffs that overlook the river. You will arrive in Tours, the most important city in the region. Visit of the old town, the cathedral and Place Plumereau.

Approx distance: 57 km (36 miles)

DAY 5: Individual departure after breakfast.

  • Five day, four night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Blois and ends in Tours.
  • From 15/07 to 19/08 this tour includes SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS to ensure you are at ease during your bike tour, especially if this is your first bike tour experience. In addition to the classic luggage transport and emergency telephone number, we provide roadside assistance and/or recovery in case of emergency (illness, mechanical problem that cannot be repaired with the repair-kit). Simply notify us and within a short time our team member will reach you to solve the problem. If necessary you will
    be transported to your hotel .
  • French Chateaux
  • Historic Cities
  • Loire Valley
  • Nature
  • Amboise
  • The Tomb of Leonardo da Vinci

Getting to France:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in France.

By Car – France can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to France to a number of airports including Charles De Gaulle, Nice and Lyon.

For more information on getting to France please visit the France Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Smart Phone App
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Emergency telephone assistance
  • SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS between 15/07 to 19/08
Excluded
  • Meals except breakfast
  • Transport to and from France
  • Bike Rental

This tour has a five day, four night itinerary.

Cat. A: hotel****, Cat. B: 2 nights hotel**** and 4 nights hotel***, Cat. C: hotel**

DAY 1: Blois

Individual arrival in Blois. Check in and take time to explore the town.

DAY 2: Blois – Chambord – Blois

After crossing the Loire and the Sologne countryside, you enter the park of the Chambord Chateau, 4,500 hectares of forest inhabited by deer and wild boars. Visit of the magnificent castle which was built by François I and designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Return to the hotel through the forest of Boulogne.

Approx distance: 38 to 42 km  (24 to 27 miles)

DAY 3: Blois – Chaumont – Amboise

Following the river Loire you arrive at the castle of Chaumont. Built by Pierre d’Amboise on a cliff overlooking the Loire, it was subsequently purchased by Catherine de Medici. She sent Diana of Poitiers here for revenge and kept Chenonceau for herself. Continue along the river Loire you arrive in Amboise, a picturesque town on the left bank. Visit the castle located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city and Clos-Luce, the home of Leonardo da Vinci. The museum here exhibits models of da Vinci’s inventions. Full scale models are setup in the park allowing you to interact and directly experience these fabulous machines. 

Approx distance: 43 km (27 miles)

DAY 4: Amboise – Chenonceau – Tours

From the valley of the river Loire to the valley of the river Cher, through the Forest of Amboise you will reach the castle of Chenonceau, so-called "of the two queens", Diana and Catherine. This is certainly the most beautiful and the most visited castle in the region with its magnificent arches over the river. From Chenonceau, continue along the Cher through the famous vineyards of Vouvray and between the tufa cliffs that overlook the river. You will arrive in Tours, the most important city in the region. Visit of the old town, the cathedral and Place Plumereau.

Approx distance: 57 km (36 miles)

DAY 5: Individual departure after breakfast.

  • Five day, four night itinerary.
  • This tour will start in Blois and ends in Tours.
  • From 15/07 to 19/08 this tour includes SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS to ensure you are at ease during your bike tour, especially if this is your first bike tour experience. In addition to the classic luggage transport and emergency telephone number, we provide roadside assistance and/or recovery in case of emergency (illness, mechanical problem that cannot be repaired with the repair-kit). Simply notify us and within a short time our team member will reach you to solve the problem. If necessary you will
    be transported to your hotel .
  • French Chateaux
  • Historic Cities
  • Loire Valley
  • Nature
  • Amboise
  • The Tomb of Leonardo da Vinci

Getting to France:

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in France.

By Car – France can be reached by car via ferry and well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to France to a number of airports including Charles De Gaulle, Nice and Lyon.

For more information on getting to France please visit the France Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack
  • Smart Phone App
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Emergency telephone assistance
  • SUPPORT SERVICE PLUS between 15/07 to 19/08
Excluded
  • Meals except breakfast
  • Transport to and from France
  • Bike Rental
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