The Loire by bike from Orléans to Angers

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10 days





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!

2/5 Medium-Easy

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



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


Day 1: Orléans
Individual arrival in Orléans. After settling in, take the opportunity to explore this City of Art and History, which Joan of Arc liberated in 1429, from the siege of the English.

Day 2: Orléans – Beaugency (26 km)
After an obligatory visit to the historical center of Orléans and the sumptuous Cathedral of the Holy Cross, you leave the city by following the cycle paths of La Loire à Vélo along the banks of the Loire up to the beautiful Castle of Meung-sur-Loire, and then towards the floral city of Beaugency, dominated by a tower from the 11th century.

Day 3: Beaugency – Blois (45 km)
You leave Beaugency and head towards Blois, a town with a rich past whose castle is a perfect illustration of how French architecture has evolved between the Middle Ages and the 17th century. You will then discover the unique landscapes of the Sologne region and naturally the Castle of Chambord, an authentic masterpiece of French Renaissance.

Day 4: Blois – Amboise (40 km)
Today's route will lead you biking on the cycle paths of Pays des châteaux, through small villages and up to the Castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire, which majestically dominates the river and the village below. You will then reach Amboise with its Royal Castle, where the chapel houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci. Just a short walk from here, you will find the manor of Clos Lucé, where the Italian genius spent the last years of his life.

Day 5: Amboise – Tours (30 km)
Cycling amidst the vineyards of Vouvray or Montlouis, you can discover the many wineries that produce the refined white wines of the area. You then move on to the Castle of Bourdaisière where Gabrielle d’Estrées, favourite of King Henry IV, was born. Lastly, you will reach the city of Tours and we recommend you explore the old part of the city centered around lively Place Plumereau, framed by typical half-timbered houses and animated by the terraces of cafes and restaurants overlooking it.

Day 6: Tours – Azay le Rideau (44 km)
First, you will reach the village of Savonnières where, if you wish, you can visit the site known as the Petrifying Caves, so-called because here the water transforms into stone, or rather, into extraordinary bright white limestone formations. You then continue to the Castle of Villandry, famous for its gardens, unique in Europe, where flowers mix with fruit trees, vegetables, and aromatic herbs. The route continues through Saché, the museum home of writer Honoré de Balzac, and ends in Azay le Rideau, where you can admire the splendid Renaissance castle, a jewel set in the river Indre.

Day 7: Azay le Rideau – Chinon (35 km)
Departure in the morning towards Langeais and its 15th-century fortress castle. You then move on to the Castle of Ussé, whose turrets, pinnacles, and dormers inspired Perrault in the creation of his famous fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. You will spend the evening in the beautiful medieval town of Chinon, on the banks of the Vienne river, famous for its elegant red wines.

Day 8: Chinon – Saumur (36 km)
Before leaving Chinon, visit one of the cellars where the famous red wine is left to age. The route then continues towards the Abbey of Fontevraud, one of the largest monastic complexes in Europe, where the tombs of the Plantagenet dynasty kings are kept. The tour ends in the beautiful town of Saumur.

Day 9: Saumur – Angers (58 km)
The route initially follows the course of the Loire and then crosses the vineyards of Anjou. You thus arrive at the peaceful city of Angers with its imposing castle fortress, home to the largest medieval tapestry in the world: the Apocalypse Tapestry.

Day 10: Angers
After breakfast, the services end and individual departure throughout the day.


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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

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  • More 29 days of departure
  • 75%
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  • 50%
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The Loire by bike from Orléans to Angers

  • To travel through France's history by visiting the most beautiful castles in the Loire Valley such as Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau, Langeais and Ussé
  • To immerse yourself in the Garden of France, a well-deserved nickname for the Loire Valley thanks to its fertile lands and the splendor of the crops
  • To pedal through the Loire vineyards and stop at local producers who will be happy to share with you their knowledge and let you taste their fine wines
  • To cover the central stretch of the beautiful La Loire à Vélo cycling itinerary along the course of the last wild river in Europe

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