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Loire valley vineyards by bike: from Tours to Saumur Ref. : L4

  • Loire river

    Loire river LVT

  •  Tours - Loire river

    Tours - Loire river LVT

  • hotel room

    hotel room Kyriad

  •  château d'Ussé

    château d'Ussé LVT

  • Chinon wine cellar

    Chinon wine cellar CRT centre C.Lazi

  • hotel room

    hotel room Le Biencourt

  • Villandry gardens

    Villandry gardens LVT

  • Montsoreau

    Montsoreau LVT

  • hotel

    hotel Le Biencourt

  • hotel

    hotel Kyriad

  •  Candes St Martin

    Candes St Martin LVT

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    - CRT centre L.Savignac

  •  Tours - Place Plumereau

    Tours - Place Plumereau LVT

  • from 545 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
  • Circuit :
    • Linear trips
    • Trip on la  Loire à Vélo cycling paths
    • Electric bike
    • Suitable for families
    • Accommodation in charming establishment(s)
  • Difficulty : easy
  • Duration : 6 days | 4 days riding
  • Departure : from March 2017 to November 2017
    Daily
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Between glittering châteaux, medieval towns and the Touraine and Saumurois vineyards, the three prestigious valleys of the Loire, the Indre and the Vienne offer up their riches to the senses.

Your cycling tour in the Loire 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: Excursion to Crissay sur Manse & Saché  | 45 km

This bike excursion will bring you to the tiny Crissay sur Manse village (listed among France’s most beautiful villages) then to Villaine-les-Rochers, troglodyte village famous for its traditional basketry. Continue riding to château de Saché, a château where the French author Honoré de Balzac lived and wrote.

Day 4: 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", and Chinon la Médiévale, dominated by its mediaeval castle and famous for its red wine, highly appreciated by Rabelais.

Day 5: 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 also the Necropolis of the Plantagenêt kings!

Day 6: Departure during the day

 

 

Rates
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 : 140,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +85,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From July 1st 2017 to August 31st 2017 585,00 €
    Children from 4 to 12 years old : 292,50 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Children from 13 to 17 years old : 438,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.)
    Single room supplement : 140,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (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 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 : 140,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +85,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in 3-star and 2-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 4 '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 (4 nights included)
  • Train transfer from Saumur to Tours
  • Personal bike repatriation (rate on request)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Charming hotels accommodation (3* and 4* category)

    (Ref. L4 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 130.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 85.00 €  (amounts to €225 for the single supplement)
  • Half board supplement
    Supplement : 
    + 162.00 €  (5 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • 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 : 
    + 33.00 €
  • 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 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Scott :  +29 €
  • Electric assistance :  +50 €
  • Tandem :  no supplement
Equipment(s) supplement(s) :
  • Trailer :  +38 €
  • Trail-a-bike :  +38 €
  • Baby seat :  +12 €
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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
  • Caroline S. (France) - Août 2016

    "Bonne organisation. Très bons vélos. Circuit très agréable. Une très belle découverte. Merci"

  • Edmond C. (France) - Aout 2015

    "Nous avons été ravis de sillonner ces routes dans des sites tranquilles et magnifiques. Nous avons eu la chance de les faire avec le soleil ! "

  • John (England) - May 2014

    "Bicycles and equipment first class. Hotels very comfortable and welcoming. Restaurants of a very high standard especially the "Yellow Dog" in Tours which set a very high bar for the rest of the trip. ... We are all having great time pottering along chatting and visiting the interesting little villages and castles on the way. "

  • DIDIER (France) - Aout 2014

    "Si l’on a le budget adapté, je recommande cette formule tout confort (on s’occupe de tout) qui allie activité (modérement) sportive en plein air, promenade nature et découverte cultrelle et touristique d’une belle région. Merci à Randovélo."

  • Sophie (Mexique) - Juillet 2012

    "Tres beau voyage, bien organisé, beau temps, hôtels comfortables ... merci encore. Nous allons vous recommander. "