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3 days on Loire à Vélo from Orléans to Blois via Chambord Ref. : L25

  • Blois

    Blois LVT

  • Orléans

    Orléans C.Mouton - CRTCentreValdeLoire

  • château-de-chambord

    château-de-chambord LVT

  • Garden-Festival-Chaumont-sur-Loire

    Garden-Festival-Chaumont-sur-Loire LVT

  • Chambord-details

    Chambord-details LVT

  • Blois-Loire-river

    Blois-Loire-river LVT

  • Beaugency

    Beaugency LVT

  • Loire-river-bikers

    Loire-river-bikers LVT

  • from 295 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : easy
  • Duration : 3 days | 3 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2017
    on request
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Enjoy this short cycling tour to ride on the Loire à Vélo cycling paths, from Orléans to Blois. You will find the most prestigious chateaux on your route, from Chambord to Blois then Chaumont-sur-Loire. Your bike paths will lead you from the beautiful Loire river banks to Sologne forest and vineyards.

Take a break in the heart of France’s kings country, only 1h from Paris!

 NEW TOUR 2017 

 

2 style accommodation are possible on this tour:

> you stay in family and comfortable hôtels (2* category).

> you stay in charming 3* hotels.

Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley:

Day 1: Arrival in Orléans in the morning | Orléans – Beaugency | 26 km

Discover Orléans, the nice city settled on the Loire river banks which was delivered from the English yoke by Joan of Arc.  Do not miss to visit the imposing cathedral dominating the city.
Then ride along the « Loire à Vélo » cycling tracks and follow the wild river banks up to the nice chateau de Meung-sur-Loire, then to the flower-filled city of Beaugency overlooked by its 11th century dungeon.

Day 2: Beaugency – Blois | 46 km

Leaving Beaugency in the direction of Blois which presents a rich historical heritage with the château, a perfect illustration of how French architecture evolved between the Middle Ages and the 17th century. You will also discover the Sologne area and of course Chambord, a masterpiece of the French Renaissance period.

Day 3: Excursion to Chaumont Sur Loire | 40 km

Still go West along the Loire river, following the peaceful ‘Loire à Vélo’ cycling paths! You will reach the imposing 15th century château de Chaumont sur Loire which overlooks you and the river … do not miss the extraordinary "Festival des Jardins" garden festival between late May and mid-October! Cross the Loire river to come back to Blois riding on the nice countryside and forest routes.

 

Departure at the end of the stage. Leave the bikes in Blois.
You can take the train to Orléans if needed.

 

Possibility to book an extra night in Blois.

 

 

  The little extra with Biking France :  you can book our "Châteaux Package", with entrance fees to

Domaine de Chambord

Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)

Château de Meung-sur-Loire

 (see "option")

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From March 1st 2017 to September 1st 2017 295,00 €
    Single room supplement : 70,00 €
    Bike discount : - 45,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +70,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From March 25th 2017 to June 30th 2017 295,00 €
    Single room supplement : 70,00 €
    Bike discount : - 45,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +70,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 325,00 €
    Single room supplement : 70,00 €
    Bike discount : - 45,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +70,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in 2-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 2 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist documentation
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle hire for 3 days with helmet
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (2 nights inclusive)
  • Train transfer from Blois to Orléans
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Half board supplement
    Supplement : 
    + 56.00 €  (2 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • "Châteaux Package"

    including entrance fees to :

    Domainde de Chambord

    Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)

    Château de Meung-sur-Loire

    Supplement : 
    + 35.00 €
  • charming hotels accommodation (3-star upgraded category)

       

    (Ref. L25 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 60.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 12.00 €  (amounts to €82 for the single supplement)
  • Extra night in Orléans

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    56.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 42.00 €
  • Extra night in Blois (2-star accommodation)

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    46.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 30.00 €
  • Extra night in Blois (3-star upgraded accommodation)

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    65.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Scott :  +22 €
  • Electric assistance :  +40 €
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> At the end of the tour:

 

. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.

. Possibility to come back to Orléans from Blois by train : Blois train station > Orléans train station.

 


 

> Your rental bike:
VTC GITANE « Silence »  bike - 21 speed gears

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock + 1 counter.
Helmet and reflective vest included.

  

 

> You can rent an electric assistance bike!
GIANT « Esprit » or « Elégance » bike - 7 speed gears

Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock + 1 counter.
Helmet and reflective vest included.

 

 

See the FAQ for more information on the rental bikes.

 


 

> How to arrive in ORLÉANS:

 

CAR:
From A10 or A71 highway > exit « Orléans centre ».

 

TRAIN:

From Paris : Austerlitz train station > Orléans train station.


Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Orléans train station: maximum €20.

 

PLANE:

. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > St Pierre des Corps train station > Orléans train station.

 

. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Austerlitz train station > Orléans train station.

 

. From Tours airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Tours train station > Orléans train station.

 

. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Nantes train station > Orléans train station.