Castles and Vineyards of the Loire Valley

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Duration

280Km

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With family

Capture memorable moments by starting with your family and your children!
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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.

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Ring

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Saumur
Take the opportunity to explore the beautiful town of Saumur, dominated by the fourteenth-century castle and famous for the National Riding School, as well as for the excellent sparkling wine.

Day 2: Saumur – Fontevraud (44 km)
This first bike stage will take you to pedal through the vineyards of Saumur Champigny, which produce elegant red wines. You will stop at the Château de Brézé, famous for its surprising underground cellars. Then continue to Fontevraud, considered the largest monastic city in Europe; here is indeed the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, dating back to 1099, an exceptional example of Romanesque art.

Day 3: Montreuil Bellay (50 km)
Enjoy some relaxation in the hotel's swimming pool, or visit the Abbey of Fontevraud with the tombs of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart, before or after the bicycle excursion: a loop tour that will take you to the fortified village and to the castle of Montreuil-Bellay.

Day 4: Fontevraud – Chinon (50 km)
After crossing the Fontevraud forest, you will start pedaling through the vineyards of the Chinon area, where the red wine so appreciated by Rabelais is produced. After a stop at the beautiful Château of Rivau, which will take you back to the stories and legends of the Middle Ages, you will reach the medieval town of Chinon, on the banks of the Vienne river.

Day 5: Chinon – Azay le Rideau (44 km)
Today's route unfolds among the cellars carved in rock and the vineyards of the Loire. You will reach the village of Crissay sur Manse, one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, to then continue on quiet country roads to Azay le Rideau and its romantic Renaissance castle, elegantly enclosed in a frame of water and lush nature.

Day 6: Villandry and Langeais (37 km)
You will cycle towards the Château de Villandry and its marvelous gardens, unique in Europe, realized with fruit trees, vegetables and aromatic herbs. After the possible visit, follow the Loire cycling on the bike paths of La Loire à Vélo to the Chateau de Langeais, a typical fortified castle of the medieval period.

Day 7: Azay le Rideau – Saumur (58 km)
The bike paths of La Loire à Vélo will lead you to the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, where you can visit the magnificent collegiate church built in the XII and XIII century. Continue towards the beautiful village of Montsoreau, dominated by the castle built above the Loire. A final section through troglodyte sites will take you to Saumur and your beautiful hotel in the historic center.

Day 8: Saumur
After breakfast, end of services.
Individual departure during the day or extension of the stay.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • City tax
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • GPS or navigation APP

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 75%
  • From 13 to 29 days before departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Minimum non-refundable rate: 50

Castles and Vineyards of the Loire Valley

  • To pedal in a sea of vineyards between picturesque villages, houses and cellars carved into the tuff and a myriad of small castles
  • To immerse yourself in the typical rhythms of this part of France, where life flows at the pace of the river
  • To taste the many excellent local products, from cheeses to terrines, passing through the elegant wines of the Loire
  • To discover the quietest corners of the Loire Valley, far from the usual tourist routes

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Some of our tours are not available or bookable at the moment. If you are interested in this tour, then ask our team for more information on upcoming availability, or on a similar tour available or bookable immediately!

🙋 Frequently asked questions

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