Five-Day Loire Valley Cycling Tour

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Visit Amboise, Chenonceau & Villandry while cycling through the beautiful Loire Valley

Loire Valley Cycling Tour: over five days, you’ll bike to three stunning French castles in the enchanting Loire Valley while enjoying a 4-star hotel each night.

Price: $1,545 per person (rail from Paris additional)

Your adventure starts in the charming town of Amboise. After a relaxing afternoon and night there, you’ll begin your cycling journey. You’ll first head through the gentle hills of the Cher River valley to discover the Château of Chenonceau and its famed gardens. Next, it’s off to the city of Tours to experience the charming Old Town and market. Finally, you’ll bike to the enchanting Château Villandry, once again along the serene Cher River, before returning to Tours for the evening.

Loire Valley cycling tour location map.
Loire Valley cycling tour location map.
Total distance traveled: 94 km/58 miles
 Castles visited: Amboise, Chenonceau and Villandry
 Accommodations: Four nights in two different 4-star hotels

You’ll have everything you need for an amazing memorable adventure in the Loire Valley including: a personally fitted bicycle; mineral water; safety gear; a tire repair kit; detailed maps; entrance tickets to all castles; accommodations at 4-star hotels throughout your journey; breakfast each day; one evening featuring a Michelin-starred gourmet dinner.

Our team will be standing by 24/7 should anything go wrong via our dedicated emergency phone number.

Five-Day Loire Valley Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Amboise

Meet at your hotel in Amboise.

You’ll familiarize yourselves with your bicycle (and take a short ride to make sure the bike is fitted correctly), and get to know the route ahead with the detailed maps provided. You’ll also get a complete equipment pack, helmet, as well as entrance fees and itinerary and hotel vouchers. Of course, should you need anything en route our 24/7 emergency phone number is available.

Afterwards, you’ll check in to your hotel for a leisurely dinner (included) and a relaxing evening in Amboise. Your hotel is located near the Loire river at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise. The charming four-star hotel is housed within a typical Touraine town house.

You can stroll through the town after dinner or just rest up before biking.

Five-Day Loire Valley Cycling Tour: Visit Chateau Chenonceau.
Cycling at Chateau Chenonceau in the Loire Valley.

Day 2: Château Chenonceau, 35 km loop.

After breakfast (included), you’ll pedal through the gentle hills from the town of Amboise to the nearby Cher River Valley to the Château de Chenonceau for a tour.

After touring, you’ll bike back to your hotel.

Night at your 4-star hotel.

Dinner at leisure (not included), recommendations provided.

Amboise castle from across the river.
Amboise castle from across the river.

Day 3: Biking Amboise to Tours, 25 km

Breakfast (included), check out, ride to Tours (app. 2 hours).

Check-in at the 4-star Hotel in Tours. Your hotel is set in a fashionable shopping area a short walk from the Old Town, a prestigious address in Tours since 1846. Dinner at leisure in Tours.

The gardens attached to the Villandry chateau in the Loire Valley.
The gardens attached to the Villandry chateau in the Loire Valley.

Day 4: Tours – Château of Villandry, 34 km loop.

Breakfast (included) and ride to Villandry (17 km).

After touring, ride back to your hotel. Dinner at leisure in Tours.

Day 5: Loire Valley Cycling Tour ends

Check out after breakfast (included).

What’s Included on the Loire Valley Cycling Tour?

  • 2 nights in a 4-star luxury hotel, 2 nights in a 4-star hotel, double occupancy (extra charge for single rooms)
  • A gourmet dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Breakfast each day
  • A high-quality bike for 4 days (21 gears, anti-flat tire kit, lock, small bag, helmet)
  • Entrance tickets for each castle
  • Water
  • Maps
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

Not included:

  • Lunch each day
  • Dinners (except where noted above)
  • Round trip train to and from Amboise/Tours to Paris (estimated cost $196 per person round trip, 1st class).

NOTE: Tours run rain or shine.

More Information

Additional Loire Valley Cycling Tour options:

  • Daily biking guide to accompany the group
  • Wine tasting on each day or select days
  • Michelin-starred wine tasting lunch each day or on select days.
  • Omission of the city of Tours and addition of the castles Blois and Chambord (additional 32 km of biking)

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