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Loire à Vélo: cycle tour from Tours to Nantes Ref. : L22

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  • from 995 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
    • Electric bike
  • Difficulty : average
  • Duration : 9 days | 7 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2018
    Daily
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Discover the beautiful wild side of the Loire river. From Tours to Nantes, the Loire à Vélo trails will guide you from prestigious vineyards to amazing landscapes. Ride in the heart of a beautiful historical heritage built with the elegant local white tufa stone and meet typical wild fauna and flora all along the Loire river banks.

Your cycling tour in Loire the Valley:

Day 1: Arrival in Tours

Don't miss a visit to the old neighbourhoods of the city of Tours, a town steeped in art and history, including the Gothic cathedral of St Gatien and the famous Place Plumereau with its half-timbered houses.

Day 2:  Tours – Azay le Rideau | 36 km

This stage takes you through the countryside of the Tours region via the famous French classical gardens of Villandry to Azay le Rideau in the Indre Valley, with its romantic château, a Renaissance marvel in a water and greenery setting.

Day 3: Azay le Rideau – Chinon | 39 km

From one valley to the next: the Vienne Valley. This stage reveals several marvels, such as the Château de Langeais, in its 15th-century splendour, the Château d'Ussé, which inspired Perrault to write his "Sleeping Beauty" fairytale, and Chinon la Médiévale, dominated by its mediaeval castle and famous for its red wine, highly appreciated by Rabelais.

Day 4: Chinon – Saumur | 36 km  (+ optional 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 the Necropolis of the Plantagenêts kings!

Day 5: Saumur – Angers | 57 km

A 1st stage following the “Loire à vélo cycling paths towards Cunault church, a masterpiece of the Romanesque art! Then continue towards the peaceful city of Angers and its chateau sheltering the famous and immense Apocalypse Tapestry.

Day 6: Angers – Montjean-sur-Loire | 37 km

A stage in the heart of the Anjou vineyards such as “Aubance” and “Layon”. Take the time to stop in Savennières, famous for its dry white wine, and continue to Chalonnes island in the middle of the Loire river.

Day 7: Montjean-sur-Loire – Champtoceaux | 39 km

A ride along the banks of the Loire river and appreciating its wild landscapes, via the village of Saint Florent le Vieil, to Champtoceaux, a magnificent setting on the borders of Anjou and Brittany.

Day 8: Champtoceaux – Nantes | 32 km

From countryside and small villages to the big city of Nantes. Discover the charms and secrets of this Art & History city settled on the Loire river banks: its magnificent houses situated in the old neighbourhoods, its cathedral and its  Ducs de Bretagne chateau.

Day 9: Departure during the day

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 1 040,00 €
    Single room supplement : 275,00 €
    Bike discount : - 110,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +190,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2017 to November 15th 2017 995,00 €
    Single room supplement : 275,00 €
    Bike discount : - 110,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +190,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From March 15th 2018 to November 15th 2018 1 040,00 €
    Single room supplement : 275,00 €
    Bike discount : - 110,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +190,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in 2 and 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 8 '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 7 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 (8 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Nantes to Tours
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Half board supplement
    Supplement : 
    + 225.00 €  (8 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • 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 Nantes

    2-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    60.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 42.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +86 €
  • Scott :  +44 €
  • 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 Tours from Nantes by train : Nantes 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
  • Michel M. (France) - Mai 2017

    ""N'etant pas cycliste du tout, nous avons grandement apprécier notre voyage . L'assistance électrique, c'est génial . L'organisation au top. On y reviendra sur d'autre circuits.""

  • Eduardo M. (Spain) - Août 2016

    "Wonderful experience. Everything was very well organized and we just have to take care of riding our bikes and enjoying the Loire. One of our best holidays ever!"

  • Eric V. (France) - Août 2016

    "Séjour agréable et bien organisé. Les paysages de la Loire à couper le souffle. Aucun bémol dans ce séjour à vélo sur les bords de Loire."