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FRANCE, Loire valley – Biking Tour

Wine Trails
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October 21, 2017

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FRANCE, Bordeaux to Dordogne

7 days - 6 nights
Availability : May to October
Amboise
Saumur
Max People : Self Guided Biking Tour
Tour Details

This trip includes some of the best wine tasting of Loire Valley area : red wine from Chinon, sparkling Vouvray wine, Montlouis, Saumur Champigny… It combines the Loire Valley vineyards with the most beautiful and famous chateaux and villages of the area.

What to Expect

  • Tour Type: Self guided biking tour
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
  • Average ride: 5 hours

This trip is graded moderate. Our moderate graded cycling tours are great for weekend riders. People with some cycling experience, rolling countryside, possible short climbs.

Day 1arrival in Amboise

located only 2h from Paris by train. Transfer on your own to Amboise and settle at your charming hotel.
If you arrive early enough, take the chance to visit the nearby Château of Clos Lucé or the Royal Chateau of Amboise

Day 2Amboise - Chenonceau Castle - Amboise

A short and moderately flat ride will take you through the forests and alleys of the Amboise countryside passing by the Parc Mini Chateaux (great for kids) and then dropping down to the fabulous Chenonceau castle that must be discovered with plenty of time to visit. Chenonceau, erected by Henry II in the XVIth century over the Cher river and improved by Catherine de Medicis….

Day 3Amboise - Village of Vouvray & vineyards - Tours - Village of Vouvray & vineyards - Tours

Amboise to Tours and orienteering around the city ! Following bike paths out of Amboise, you will first ride through the vineyards of Montlouis, a famous white wine appellation. You will cross the brigde to discover the vineyards of Vouvray, well-known for its white sparkling wine, Then, an easy and pleasant ride will take you to the city of Tours, a very bike friendly city…..

Day 4Tours - The Chateau of Villandry - The Château of Saché - Azay le Rideau

Going first to Savonnieres and then to the famous gardens of Villandry, which were designed to be in complete harmony with the Renaissance architecture of the chateau. You will ride alongside the Cher and Loire Rivers and along the Loire a Velo route. …

Day 5 Azay le Rideau - Villaines les Rochers - Crissay sur Mance - Chinon

Your ride continues west and to the most famous wine area of the Loire Valley : Chinon. First you will go through the village of “vannerie” (weaved basketry) and through one of the most beautiful village of France : Crissay sur Mance. You then enter in the territory of Chinon vineyards. …

Day 6Chinon - Turquant - Saumur

Ride from Chinon to Saumur, house of a beautiful castle and delicious wine. You will start your ride to Saumur with a stop at the Abbey of Fontevraud, one of the most beautiful and largest abbeys in Europe.

Day 7Saumur

Departure from Saumur : You can take your time getting started in the morning to have breakfast and depart at your
leisure from Saumur by train for Paris or other destination.

Price includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in carefully selected guest houses and hotels
  • Daily breakfast at each hotel, 1 Dinner included
  • All transfers of luggage between your hotels
  • High quality Hybrid bike rental (E-bike and Road bikes are available in addition to the tour price)
  • 1 GPS GARMIN OREGON 600 or 450T (or equivalent) for 3 people
  • Technical and emergency support available at all times by phone
Self Guided Biking Tour

Departures

May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct

This tour starts any day

PRICE: from: 2150.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : on request

*based on double occupancy

This tour starts any day

PRICE: from: 2150.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : on request

*based on double occupancy

This tour starts any day

PRICE: from: 2150.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : on request

*based on double occupancy

This tour starts any day

PRICE: from: 2150.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : on request

*based on double occupancy

This tour starts any day

PRICE: from: 2150.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : on request

*based on double occupancy

This tour starts any day

PRICE: from: 2150.00 cad / per person*
Single Supplement : on request

*based on double occupancy

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