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Loire à Vélo: cycle tour from Beaugency to Saumur Ref. : L8

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  • Clos Lucé manorhouse - Leonardo's room

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  • vineyards

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  • Fontevraud Abbey

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  • Loire river

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  • from 790 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 8 days | 6 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2017
    Daily
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Discover the royal valley following the majestic river from Beaugency to Saumur where thousands of treasures are waiting for you :historical heritage with numerous chateaux, wonderful landscapes characterizing each area (Sologne, Touraine, Anjou) and regional gastronomic delights.

Just cycle through the vineyards, then follow the mild current of the Loire river and stop to savour the fabulous King's Valley.

2 style accommodation are possible on this tour:

> you stay in family and comfortable hôtels (2* and 3* category).

> you stay in charming 3* and 4* hotels.

Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley:

Day 1: Arrival in Beaugency

On the banks of the Loire river and still overlooked by its imposing 11th century dungeon, Beaugency has kept the charm of a small medieval city.

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: Blois - Amboise | 39km

Follow the 'pays des châteaux' cycling tracks through nice tiny villages to the château of Chaumont sur Loire, before reaching the city of Amboise and its royal château. The castle's chapel shelters Leonardo Da Vinci’s tomb, and a few streets further on, you can see the last residence of this genius : The Clos Lucé Manor House.

Day 4: Amboise - Tours | 24 km or 32 km

Crossing the vineyards of Montlouis discover the numerous cellars producing the region’s famous sweet white and sparkling wines. Then you will reach the city of Tours to discover the old neighbourhood with its typical half-timbered houses.

Day 5: Tours - Azay le Rideau | 41 km

Reach Villandry with its famous "French style" Gardens, designed in terraces, then the château of Saché, house of the famous novelist Honoré de Balzac. Finally you arrive in Azay le Rideau where you can admire its Renaissance chateau.

Day 6: Azay le Rideau - Chinon | 35 km

Departure towards Langeais and its 15th century château which was built as a fortress. Then ride towards the chateau of Ussé, whose many turrets, pinnacles and dormer windows inspired Perrault to write his famous fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty'.

Day 7: Chinon - Saumur | 36 km + optional 12 km

Before leaving the medieval city of Chinon, founded on the Vienne river, you have the possibility to visit numerous cellars where the famous red wine which was highly appreciated by Rabelais is matured. Then, continue towards the abbey of Fontevraud, one of Europe’s largest remaining monastic complexes where the tombs of the Plantagenet kings can be found, and finally reach the lovely town of Saumur.

Day 8: Departure during the day

 

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

 château de Blois

Domaine de Chambord

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

Parc Leonardo Da Vinci à Amboise

Villandry Gardens (visit of the gardens)

Château de Langeais

Fontevraud Abbey

(see "option")

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From March 25th 2017 to June 30th 2017 790,00 €
    Single room supplement : 200,00 €
    Bike discount : - 88,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +150,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 820,00 €
    Single room supplement : 200,00 €
    Bike discount : - 88,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +150,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 790,00 €
    Single room supplement : 200,00 €
    Bike discount : - 88,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +150,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in 2 and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 7 '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 6 days (with helmet) and repatriation
  • 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 (7 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Saumur to Beaugency
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Charming hotels accommodation (3* and 4* category)

       

    (Ref. L8 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 320.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 204.00 €  (amounts to €404 for the single supplement)
  • Half board supplement (Ref. L8)
    Supplement : 
    + 210.00 €  (7 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Half board supplement (Ref. L8 up)
    Supplement : 
    + 260.00 €  (7 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • "Châteaux Package"

    including entrance fees to :

     château de Blois

    Domaine de Chambord

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

    Parc Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise

    Villandry Gardens (visit of the gardens)

    Château de Langeais

      Fontevraud Abbey

    Supplement : 
    + 74.00 €
  • Extra night in Beaugency

    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 Beaugency (upgraded accommodation)

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    72.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
  • Extra night in Saumur (upgraded accommodation)

    4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    82.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 65.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Scott :  +43 €
  • Electric assistance :  +70 €
  • Tandem :  no supplement
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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 Beaugency from Saumur by train :

Saumur train station > Tours train station or Orléans train station > Beaugency 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 BEAUGENCY:

 

CAR:
From A10 highway > Exit n° 15 « Meung sur Loire - Beaugency » Then follow direction « Beaugency » on D2152.

 

TRAIN:

From Paris : Austerlitz train station > Orléans train station > Beaugency train station

Or Montparnasse train station > St Pierre des Corps train station > Beaugency train station


The hotel is 3  minutes walk from the train station.

 

PLANE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Nantes train station > St Pierre des corps train station > Beaugency train station.

 

Testimonials
  • Chris C. (Canada) - October 2016

    "Thank you and your team for putting together an extraordinary trip and one that we will never forget. There were 8 of us in a self-guided tour down the Loire Valley. It was a custom trip with extra days and a rest-day added. Everything and I mean everything was perfect! The documentation, communications, route, the hotels, the scenery, the luggage transportation and especially the bikes (we upgraded) . They were outstanding. I know one of our couples had to leave and I thank you for your understanding. Additionally, another couple wanted to extend their trip and once again you came through so thanks again. I absolutely assure you we will be organizing another trip though you. On behalf on everyone from our group- THANK YOU, you created memories that we will never forget!"

  • Richard H. (Suisse) - Octobre 2016

    "Nous sommes un groupe mixte de Suisses et Suédois, et avons tous été très contents des services de Rando Vélo."

  • Jean-Paul F. (France) - Juin 2016

    "Nous avons été enchantés de notre randonnée en vélo dans la vallée de la Loire - Rando Vélo offre la possibilité de voyager autrement, de prendre le temps pour profiter du paysage au détour des petits chemins qui traversent notre beau pays. Il n'y a qu'à pédaler, arriver à l'hôtel le soir. Rando Vélo s'occupe de tout le reste."

  • Christian G. (Germany) - Août 2016

    "Rando Vélo - a good opportunity to explore France by bike."

  • François F. (France) - Août 2016

    "Nous avons bien apprécié la réactivité des services de Rando Vélo lors de problèmes mécaniques. La personne qui est intervenue était très sympathique."

  • Guillaume M (Suisse) - Juillet 2015

    "Grâce au circuit proposé, nous avons pu découvrir les châteaux de La Loire d’une manière beaucoup plus authentique. Sport, nature et découvertes sont au rendez-vous. Laissez-vous tenter par cette formidable aventure ! "

  • Jean Claude M. (France) - Juin 2015

    "Manière idéale de visiter La Loire et ses châteaux, loin des grands axes routiers. "

  • RONALD (Canada) - Juin 2014

    "RandoVélo ont organisé notre voyage en Pays de Loire en 2014. De vrais pros! Beaux choix d'itinéraires et flexibles. Choix d'hébergements exceptionnels (2 et 3 étoiles, tous impeccables). Ils ont réagis rapidement pour corriger un problème avec un vélo le premier jour. Tout pour que nous puissions apprécier au max en vélo la région, son patrimoine et son terroir. MERCI! "

  • PATRICK (France) - Juillet 2014

    "Circuit permettant de découvrir de nombreux châteaux et sites de premier intérêt parmi ceux du Val de Loire. Itinéraires et étapes très bien organisés, les distances parcourues sont accessibles à tous, avec un entrainement minimum préalable."

  • MAURICE (France) - Avril 2014

    "L’organisation était parfaite, les vélos d’excellente qualité et l’accueil dans les hôtels était très bien. Nous renouvellerons probablement l’expérience sur un autre circuit. Merci pour tout."

  • EVA (Suisse) - Juin 2014

    "Les vacances étaient formidables, vraiment. On le referait tout de suite. Merci pour votre organisation parfaite. Avec nos meilleures salutations et un immense merci pour ces belles vacances."

  • INA (Allemagne) - Aout 2014

    "Un très beau voyage, le temps a passé trop vite. Merci Randovélo."

  • Maurice M. (France) - Mai 2014

    "L’organisation était parfaite et les vélos d’excellente qualité. L’accueil aux hôtels était très bien ... merci pour tout. "

  • Lindsay (Wales) - August 2012

    "This is just to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday. It all went very well, and we were pleased with your choice of hotel, and taxi service. I hope we can travel with you again in the future. Many thanks. "