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Family tour on Loire à Vélo: from Tours to Chinon Ref. : L21

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  •  Villandry  gardens

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  • Loire river

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  • Chinon

    Chinon LVT

  • hotel

    hotel Le Plantagenet

  • vineyards

    vineyards LVT

  • château de Rigny-Ussé

    château de Rigny-Ussé LVT

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  • Chinon

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  • château d'Azay le Rideau

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  • from 545 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Suitable for families
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : easy
  • Duration : 6 days | 4 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2017
    Daily
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Discover this “Loire à Vélo” part full of chateaux and wonderful landscapes. You will ride along the last wild European large river and its numerous smaller rivers where beautiful chateaux and prestigious gardens are waiting for you.

Your family cycling tour in the Loire Valley:

Day 1: Arrival in Tours

Visit the city of Tours to discover its old neighbourhood and its typical half-timbered houses.

Day 2: Tours – Villandry   |  20 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 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 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 – Rigny Ussé  |  16 km

Reach the Loire river again without missing a look at the small Renaissance chateaux and gardens such as château de L'Islette and château de la Chatonnière. Then ride towards the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ chateau in Ussé which inspired Perrault for its famous fairytale story.

Day 5: Rigny Ussé  – Chinon  |  15 km

Follow the Loire river a last time before reaching the medieval town of Chinon riding through the vineyards. Do not miss visiting one of the numerous cellars built on the Vienne river banks and tasting the most famous Chinon red wine!

Day 6: Departure during the day.

 

Rates

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

 

Prices per person :
  • From March 25th 2017 to June 30th 2017 545,00 €
    Children from 4 to 12 years old : 272,50 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Children from 13 to 17 years old : 408,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Single room supplement : 137,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (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 570,00 €
    Children from 4 to 12 years old : 285,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Children from 13 to 17 years old : 427,50 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Single room supplement : 137,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +70,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 545,00 €
    Children from 4 to 12 years old : 272,50 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Children from 13 to 17 years old : 408,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Single room supplement : 137,00 €
    Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +70,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in 2 and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 2 dinners (drinks not included)
  • 5 '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 4 days with helmet
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • 3 dinners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (5 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Chinon to Tours
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Extra night in Tours

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    51.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 34.00 €
  • Extra night in Chinon

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    48.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 26.00 €
  • Half board supplement (adults + children from 13 to 17 years old)
    100.00 €  (3 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Half board supplement (children from 4 to 12 years old)
    50.00 €  (3 dinners included - drinks not included)
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Scott :  +29 €
  • Electric assistance :  +50 €
  • Tandem :  no supplement
Equipment(s) supplement(s) :
  • Baby seat :  +12 €
  • Trailer :  +38 €
  • Trail-a-bike :  +38 €
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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 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
  • Morgan D. (USA) - October 2016

    "Good value! Food was excellent. A very special holiday we'll always remember, Looking forward to more."

  • Gilbert C. (France) - Juin 2016

    "Merci beaucoup pour ce beau séjour dépaysant et très bien organisé à tous les niveaux ( hébergements, repas du soir quand prévus, amabilité et disponibilité des hôteliers, mise à disposition des bagages en temps et en heure, circuit très bien détaillé ( Road book et cartes ). Rien a redire, première expérience réussie !! nous reviendrons c'est sûr !!!! Merci à Marine pour toutes les informations fournies avant notre départ "

  • PIERRE et DOMINIQUE (La Reunion) - Juin 2014

    "Nous avons été ravis de découvrir cette belle région en cette saison. Tous les hôtels nous ont accueillis avec beaucoup de générosité et de simplicité."

  • PIERRE MARIE (France) - Avril 2014

    "Excellente organisation correspondant à nos attentes (vélos, chambres, transport de bagages). Très beau circuit. Félicitations !"

  • Pierre-M. P. (France) - 13/05/2014

    "Excellente organisation, correspondant à nos attentes (vélos, chambres, transport bagages). Très beau circuit. Félicitations."