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3 days biking on Loire a Velo trail from Tours to Saumur Ref. : L24

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  • from 295 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Electric bike
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 3 days | 3 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2018
    Daily
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Let’s ride the « Loire à Vélo »cycling paths for the week-end. From
Tours to Saumur you will discover the delightful châteaux and Renaissance gardens on the Loire Valley: Azay le Rideau et Villandry. Between Loire and Vienne rivers where traditional boats are sailing, you will cycle through Chinon and Saumur vineyards and cross medieval-looking villages.

Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley:

Day 1: Arrival in Tours in the morning | Tours – Azay le Rideau | 36 km

For your first bike stage, leave Tours town center following the “Loire à Vélo” cycling paths towards the famous French classical gardens of Villandry, then Azay le Rideau with its romantic château, a Renaissance marvel in a water and greenery setting.

Day 2: Azay le Rideau – Chinon | 39 km

Discover other marvels, such as the Château de Langeais, in its 15th-century splendour, the Château d'Ussé, which inspired Perrault to write his "Sleeping Beauty", and the mediaeval town of Chinon dominated by its castle and famous for its red wine, highly appreciated by Rabelais.

Day 3: Chinon – Saumur | 36 km  (+ option 12 km)

Follow the “Loire à Vélo” routes which will lead you to the village of Candes-Saint-Martin (where you can visit the magnificent 12th and 13th century collegiate church) and to the beautiful village of Montsoreau. Continue along troglodyte sites and vineyards before reaching Saumur overshadowed by its imposing château.
Option : you will have the opportunity to reach Fontevraud abbey, Europe’s largest remaining monastic complex which is also the Necropolis of the Plantagenêt kings!

 

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

 

Possibility to book an extra night in Saumur.

 

 

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

Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

Villandry Gardens (visit of the gardens)

Fontevraud Abbey

(see "option")

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 310,00 €
    Single room supplement : 62,00 €
    Bike discount : - 40,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +85,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 295,00 €
    Single room supplement : 62,00 €
    Bike discount : - 40,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +85,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From March 15th 2018 to November 15th 2018 295,00 €
    Single room supplement : 62,00 €
    Bike discount : - 40,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +85,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in 3-star hotel (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 Saumur to Tours
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Upgraded accommodation in a 4-star hotel
    Supplement : 
    + 70.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 15.00 €  (amounts to €77 for the total single supplement)
  • Half board supplement
    Supplement : 
    + 65.00 €  (2 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • "Châteaux Package"

    including entrance fees to :

    Château d'Azay-le-Rideau

    Villandry Gardens (entrance to the gardens)

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Supplement : 
    + 27.00 €
  • Extra night in Tours

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    50.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 24.00 €
  • Extra night in Saumur

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    50.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 27.00 €
  • Extra night in Tours - upgrade accommodation version

    4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    75.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 75.00 €
  • Extra night in Saumur - upgrade accommodation version

    4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    85.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 65.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +40 €
  • Tandem :  no supplement
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> At the beginning of your tour:

Thank you for appearing before 10am on the 1st day to leave your luggage in Tours and retrieve your bike & travel folder.

 

> At the end of the tour:

. Leave your rented bike at our hotel partner. We take care of its repatriation.

. Possibility to come back to Tours from Saumur by train : Saumur train station > Tours 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 TOURS:

 

CAR:
From A10 highway > Exit n°21 « Tours centre ville ». Then follow direction « centre ville ».

 

TRAIN:

From Paris : Austerlitz or Montparnasse train station > Tours train station.

The hotel is 5/10 minutes walk from the train station.

 

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 train station.

. From Tours airport: taxi or shuttle transfer.

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

Testimonials
  • Jean M. (France) - Octobre 2016

    "Superbe randonnée, roadbook très pointu, matériel de très bonne qualité,impressionné par votre service dépannage (remplacement d'un vélo) et hébergement accueillant et confortable et enfin transport des bagages sans reproches. Un tout grand merci. Chapeau. -- Rando de 3 jours le long de la Loire en "all inclusive" génial, nous le conseillons à tous les amateurs de vélo et de belles choses à voir. Tout était réglé comme du papier à musique, nous avions seulement à pédaler et nous laisser aller au gré des chemins."

  • Nathalie G. (France) - Août 2016

    "Parcours très plaisant et accessible; nous avons passé un très bon moment!"