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A family cycle tour in the Loire Valley Ref. : L15

  • Loire à Vélo cycling path

    Loire à Vélo cycling path CDT37 E-Mangeat

  • Villandry gardens

    Villandry gardens LVT

  • hotel-room

    hotel-room Le Cheval Rouge

  • Trailer

    Trailer LVT

  • chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau

    chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau CRT centre C-Lazi

  • vineyards

    vineyards CDT37

  • hotel room

    hotel room Hôtel des Châteaux

  • Loire river

    Loire river LVT

  • Loire river

    Loire river LVT

  • Tours

    Tours CRT centre E-Mangeat

  • chateau de Langeais

    chateau de Langeais CDT37.JP.KLEIN

  • from 355 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Round trips
    • Suitable for families
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : easy
  • Duration : 4 days | 3 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2018
    Daily
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Here is a special trip for beginners… or for the youngest ones !
The short and easy stages, using cycling tracks or roads with little traffic, will help you to visit the main outstanding sites of the Touraine area : its delightful chateaux and its beautiful river landscapes.
You will stop in hotels with rooms especially adapted to a small family.


Your family bike tour in the Loire Valley:

Day 1: Arrival in Tours

Tours confirms its position as the undisputed capital of the Loire Valley. Don't miss the chance to explore its historic district, with its half-timbered houses, and especially the Place Plumereau !

Accommodation in Joué-les-Tours.

Day 2: Joué-les-Tours – Villandry | 16 km

A first and short stage to ride along the « Loire à vélo » cycling paths. They will lead you to Savonnières where you can visit the petrifying grottoes, a troglodyte site which became a world of shades, lights, water and stone. Then reach Villandry famous for its beautiful French-style Renaissance gardens!

Day 3: Villandry - Azay le Rideau | 24 km

Continue to follow the “Loire à vélo” cycling tracks up to the imposing towers and machicolations of the chateau de Langeais which will remind you of the perilous Middle Ages, when medieval fortresses were designed to be impregnable! Now leave the Loire river to join the Indre river and the town of Azay-le-Rideau with its romantic château : a Renaissance marvel in a water and greenery setting.

Day 4: Azay le Rideau – Joué-les-Tours | 24 km

Follow the « Indre à Vélo » cycling paths along the curved Indre river punctuated with plenty of typical mills and villages. Make a stop in Saché, a château where the French author Honoré de Balzac lived and wrote. Continue to Joué-les-Tours.
Departure at the end of the stage.

Possibility to book an extra night in Joué-les-Tours.

 

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

Villandry Gardens (visit of the gardens)

Château de Langeais

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

(see "option")

 

Rates

The rates for children mentionned below are valid in case of 2 adults minimum per triple or quadruple room.

 

Prices per person :
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 385,00 €
    Children from 4 to 12 years old : 192,50 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Children from 13 to 17 years old : 290,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Single room supplement : 85,00 €
    Bike discount : - 40,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +45,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 355,00 €
    Children from 4 to 12 years old : 177,50 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Children from 13 to 17 years old : 266,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Single room supplement : 85,00 €
    Bike discount : - 40,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +45,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From March 15th 2018 to November 15th 2018 385,00 €
    Children from 4 to 12 years old : 192,50 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Children from 13 to 17 years old : 290,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Single room supplement : 85,00 €
    Bike discount : - 40,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +45,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in 2-star & 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 1 dinner (drinks not included)
  • 3 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • 2 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (3 nights included)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • "Châteaux Package" - adult

    including entrance fees to :

    Villandry Gardens (entrance to the gardens)

    Château de Langeais

    Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

    Supplement : 
    + 26.00 €
  • "Châteaux Package" - children

    including entrance fees to :

    Villandry Gardens (entrance to the gardens)

    Château de Langeais

    Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

    Supplement : 
    + 12.00 €
  • Extra night in Joué-les-Tours

    Accommodation bedroom and breakfast basis. Rates for children: please ask us.

    50.00 €  per adult (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Scott :  +22 €
  • Electric assistance :  +40 €
  • Tandem :  no supplement
Equipment(s) supplement(s) :
  • Baby seat :  +9 €
  • Trailer :  +30 €
  • Trail-a-bike :  +30 €
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> 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 JOUE LES TOURS:

 

CAR:
From A10 highway > Exit n°24 « Joué les Tours ». Then follow D37.

 

TRAIN:

From Paris : Austerlitz or Montparnasse train station > Tours or St Pierre des Corps train station.


Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Tours or St Pierre des Corps train station: from €20 to €25.

 

PLANE:

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

 

. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Austerlitz or Montparnasse train station > Tours or St Pierre des Corps train station.

 

. From Tours airport: taxi or shuttle transfer.

 

. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Nantes train station > Tours or St Pierre des Corps train station.

 

Testimonials
  • Damian B. (Australia) - Juillet 2016

    "As a family attempting our first French cycling holiday, this was a brilliant experience. My wife and kids were smiling the entire time we were on the bikes."

  • Marcello A. (Italia) - Août 2016

    "A beautiful holiday with the family. Everything well organized."

  • Eusébi S.M. (Andorre) - Août 2016

    "Tout s'est très bien passé en général , notre famille aura pendant longtemps un très beau souvenir de ce voyage . Un voyage très différent , attachant. Un souvenir de vie . Très bien et très professionnel."