The Loire by bike from Orléans to Nantes

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Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

7 days

Duration

386Km

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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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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Linear

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

Description

Day 1: Orléans
Before you set off to explore the Loire by bike, take some time to visit this City of Art and History, which was liberated from an English siege by Joan of Arc in 1429.

Day 2: Orléans – Blois (72 km)
By travelling a stretch of the Loire by bike and following the river, you reach the blooming Beaugency. You then delve into the Domaine forest of Chambord, in the centre of which stands Chambord Castle, a masterpiece of the French Renaissance. You then continue towards Blois, a small town with a wealthy historical past, as illustrated by the castle's structure, a perfect example of French architecture's evolution between the Middle Ages and the 17th century.

Day 3: Blois – Tours (69 km)
Following small country roads, you first reach Chaumont Castle, which dominates the Loire, and then Amboise and its Royal Castle, built between the 15th and 16th centuries. Not far from the castle, there is also the manor of Clos Lucé, where Leonardo da Vinci spent the final years of his life. After Amboise, you continue through Montlouis vineyards, where you will discover many cellars where the area's delicious white wines are produced. The final destination of the day is the city of Tours, whose heart is the very lively Place Plumereau, framed by perfectly preserved typical half-timbered houses and enlivened by the many café and restaurant terraces overlooking it.

Day 4: Tours – Saumur (82 km)
You set off in the direction of Villandry Castle and its famous Renaissance gardens, which combine flowers, fruit trees, vegetables, and aromatic herbs. You then continue towards Langeais, whose imposing 16th-century castle evokes authentic medieval atmospheres. Always following the course of the Loire by bike and pedalling in the footsteps of the Sleeping Beauty, you reach Ussé Castle, before continuing through the vineyards of the Chinon area and the villages of Candes Saint Martin and Montsoreau. You then reach Saumur, via some troglodyte sites.

Day 5: Saumur – Montjean sur Loire (95 km)
Today's itinerary will take you through some of the wildest landscapes of the Loire by bike. After passing near the town of Angers, you continue through the production areas of the valuable Anjou wines, like that of Coteaux de l'Aubance. Don't miss the opportunity to stop in Savennière, famous for its white wine, before continuing along the banks of the Loire by bike until you reach Chalonnes, located at the confluence of the Loire and Layon rivers.

Day 6: Montjean sur Loire – Nantes (68 km)
As you continue along the banks of the Loire by bike, you will be immersed in a wide variety of natural landscapes, the ideal habitat for much wildlife and river birds. A quiet stretch on a cycle path will then take you up to Champtoceaux, nestled in one of the most beautiful views of the Loire and located on the border between Anjou and Brittany. The final destination of the day and of the trip: Nantes. The capital of the Loire Atlantique department, it is one of the most dynamic cities in France, with an immense historical, artistic, architectural and cultural heritage, which you can discover by strolling through its many pedestrian streets.

Day 7: Nantes
After breakfast, end of services and individual departure.

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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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  • 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

The Loire by bike from Orléans to Nantes

  • To immerse yourself in a great variety of suggestive and wild landscapes along the Loire
  • To cycle through renaissance gardens and discover the most beautiful Castles of the Loire Valley: Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Amboise, Villandry, Langeais and Ussé
  • To taste, directly from local producers, the wines of the Loire, among the most precious in France
  • To finally reach, the elegant city of Nantes, with its immense historical-artistic and cultural heritage
  • To travel one of the most beautiful stretches of the cycle path of the Loire by bike

🙋 Frequently asked questions

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