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Loire a velo: cycle tour from Orleans to Tours Ref. : L14

  • Loire river

    Loire river LVT

  •  Park Leonardo Da Vinci

    Park Leonardo Da Vinci LVT

  • hotel room

    hotel room Mirabeau

  •  Blois - Loire river

    Blois - Loire river LVT

  • Loire river

    Loire river LVT

  • Beaugency - Loire river

    Beaugency - Loire river LVT

  • Hotel

    Hotel Mirabeau

  • vineyards

    vineyards LVT

  • Amboise

    Amboise LVT

  • chateau de Chambord

    chateau de Chambord LVT

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    - LVT

  • from 575 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 6 days | 4 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2018
    Daily
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Discover the northern part of the royal valley by riding along the majestic river from Orléans to Tours where thousand treasures are waiting for you :historical heritage with numerous chateaux, wonderful landscapes of different natural areas, regional gastronomy delights.

Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley:

Day 1: Arrival in Orléans

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.

Day 2: Orléans – Beaugency | 26 km

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 3: Beaugency – Blois | 45 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 4: Blois – Amboise | 42 km

Follow the 'pays des châteaux' cycling tracks through nice tiny villages to the château of Chaumont-sur-Loire, which majestically dominates the Loire river and the little town, 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 5: Amboise – Tours | 27 km or 34 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 6: Departure during the day

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 605,00 €
    Single room supplement : 155,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +110,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 575,00 €
    Single room supplement : 155,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +110,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From March 15th 2018 to November 15th 2018 605,00 €
    Single room supplement : 155,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +110,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in 2-star and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 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) 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 (5 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Tours to Orléans
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Upgraded accommodation in charming hotels

       

    3* and 4* category charming hotels (Ref. L14 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 195.00 €
    Single room : 
    + 130.00 €   (amounts to €285 for the single supplement)
  • Half board supplement (Ref. L4)
    Supplement : 
    + 154.00 €  (5 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Half board supplement (Ref. L14 up)
    Supplement : 
    + 170.00 €  (5 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • 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 Tours

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    52.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
  • Extra night in Orléans (upgraded accommodation)

    4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    115.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 94.00 €
  • Extra night in Tours (upgraded accommodation)

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    60.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 40.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Scott :  +29 €
  • Electric assistance :  +50 €
  • 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 Orléans from Tours by train : Tours 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.

 

 

Testimonials
  • Marcel S. (Canada) - Juillet 2016

    "Tout était bien organisé; aucun retard ni pépin avec nos bagages. Très bien reçus à chaque hôtel. Nous avons fait un très beau voyage vélo."

  • François L. (France) - Aout 2015

    "Belle randonnée d’Orléans à Tours. 2 jours de plus jusqu’à Saumur nous auraient intéressé. "

  • Howard F. (USA) - May 2013

    "Our Loire a Velo trip was fantastic! Thank you for providing us such a user-friendly and memorable itinerary. "