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The Loire Valley's greatest chateaux by bike Ref. : L3

  • château de Chambord

    château de Chambord LVT

  • Loire river

    Loire river LVT

  • Cher river - Chenonceaux

    Cher river - Chenonceaux LVT

  • Sunflowers field

    Sunflowers field LVT

  • vineyards

    vineyards LVT

  • hotel room

    hotel room Auberge du Centre

  • Blois

    Blois LVT

  • Amboise

    Amboise LVT

  •  terrasse restaurant

    terrasse restaurant Auberge du Centre

  • château de Chenonceau

    château de Chenonceau LVT

  • château de Cheverny

    château de Cheverny LVT

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    - LVT

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Set off to discover the treasures of the Loire Valley by bike: châteaux, lakes and forests … and use this royal river as your guide from one prestigious château to the next.

2 style accommodation are possible on this tour:

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

> you stay in charming 3* / 4* hotels and 4* chateau-hotel.

Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley greatest château country

Day 1: Arrival in Blois

Option of exploring the town with its narrow alleys, punctuated with staircases, and the château, a perfect illustration of how French architecture evolved between the Middle Ages and the 17th century.

Day 2: Blois – Amboise | 40 km

Follow the 'pays des châteaux' cycling tracks through nice tiny villages to the château of Chaumont-sur-Loire, which proudly dominates the river. Then continue on the 'Loire à Vélo' cycling tracks before arriving at the charming town of Amboise with its royal château, where the greatest kings of France lived.

Day 3: Amboise – Chenonceaux | 42 km

This stage through the vineyards of Montlouis-sur-Loire will take you to the Cher valley and Chenonceaux, famous for its Renaissance château elegantly straddling the Cher river.

Day 4: Chenonceaux – Chitenay or Cheverny | 40 km or 54 km

Ride along the peaceful Cher river banks to the medieval town of Montrichard. Then leave the Cher Valley and enter the vineyards of Touraine via the Château du Gué Péan and the Château de Fougères-sur-Bièvre, a small fortified castle which perfectly illustrates the local building arts of the 15th century, before ending the day in a charming rural inn.

Day 5: Chitenay or Cheverny – Blois | 50km or 40 km

A richly coloured route via the Château de Cheverny, remarkable for its sumptuously furnished apartments, leading on to the prestigious Château de Chambord, a true masterpiece of the French Renaissance boasting no less than 440 rooms, built during the reign of François I in the heart of a well-preserved natural site.
Departure at the end of the stage.

Possibility to book an extra night in Blois

 

 

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

Domaine de Chambord

 château de Chenonceaux

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

Rates
Prices per person :
  • From March 1st 2018 to June 30th 2018 485,00 €
    Single room supplement : 120,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +75,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From July 1st 2018 to July 31st 2018 515,00 €
    Single room supplement : 120,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +75,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
  • From September 1st 2018 to November 30th 2018 485,00 €
    Single room supplement : 120,00 €
    Bike discount : - 50,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
    'Solo' Supplement : +75,00 € (Supplement to consider in case of solo traveler per booking)
This price includes :
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in 2 and 3 star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
  • 4 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
  • 1 diner (drinks not included)
  • Luggage transfer during the day
  • Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
  • 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
  • Tourist brochures
  • Hotline 7 days a week
This price does not include :
  • 3 diners / Lunches / Drinks
  • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
  • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
  • Single room supplement (4 nights included)
Option(s)
Prices per person :
  • Upgraded accomodation in 4 stars charming hotels

       

    (Ref. L3 up)

    Supplement : 
    + 335.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room : 
    + 210.00 €  (amounts to €330 for the single supplement)
  • "Châteaux Package"

    including entrance fees to :

    Domaine de Chambord

     château de Chenonceaux

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

    ● Chateau de Cheverny

    A wine tasting at La Maison des Vins in Cheverny (7 wines)

    Supplement : 
    + 65.00 €
  • Half board supplement (Ref. L3)
    Supplement : 
    + 95.00 €  (3 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Half board supplement (Ref. L3 up)

    (dinners in gastronomic and renowned establishements)

    Supplement : 
    + 150.00 €  (3 dinners included - drinks not included)
  • Extra night in Blois

    3-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    50.00 €  (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 30.00 €
  • Extra night in Blois (upgraded accommodation)

    4-star category hotel - bedroom and breakfast basis

    90.00 €  per person (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
    Single room supplement : 
    + 65.00 €
Bike(s) supplement(s) :
  • Electric assistance :  +50 €
  • Tandem :  no supplement
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> 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 BLOIS :

 

CAR:
From A10 highway > Exit n° 17 « Blois ». Then follow direction « Blois Centre Ville ».

 

TRAIN:
From Paris : Austerlitz train station > Blois train station.


Possibility of taxi transfer to the hotel from Blois train station: about €4 / €6 if hotel in Blois town center OR about €10 / €15 if hotel in Vineuil.

 

PLANE:

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

 

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

 

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

 

. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Nantes train station > Blois train station

Testimonials
  • Rosa Maria D. (Spain) - Aout 2017

    "We had a very good experience with the Whole family. Good organization, efficient luggage transfer. Paths without big ramps and very easy. "

  • Marc A. (France) - Aout 2017

    "4 jours de ballades merveilleuses avec une organisation sans faille. Que du plaisir."

  • Isabelle I. (France) - Aout 2017

    "Nous recommandons ce séjour, les hôtels et les restaurants gastronomiques sont très bien choisis ,en particulier le bon laboureur à Chenonceaux .Les parcours en vélo sont équilibrés et les vélos confortables."

  • Christine H. (Norway) - May 2017

    "We had four nice days in Loire and Cher valleys. Everything was very well organiced. Sunday afternoon we spent in the backyard in Chitenay by the swimmingpool and a glass of local wine. It is nice to bike through small villages and see several castles."

  • Thierry D. (France) - Avril 2017

    "Circuit très intéressant, très bien équilibré et rythmé, ce fut un régal. L'organisation est impeccable (carnet de route, transport des bagages) et les hébergements de qualité."

  • Jean-Christophe M. (Thaïlande) - Juillet 2016

    "Nous avons été emballés par notre première expérience de vacances avec RandoVélo. Marie-Liesse a été efficace et prompte à adapter le parcours à notre demande. L'organisation sans faille, aucun soucis avec le suivi des bagages. Nous conseillons à tous le Val de Loire particulièrement bien aménagé pour les cyclotouristes."

  • Antoine C. (France) - Juillet 2016

    "Une formule souple et agréable. Agréable de partager en famille ces beaux paysages et faire à notre rythme les visites proposées, sans contraintes de véhicules à garer et de bagages à gérer."

  • Sylvain S. (Canada) - Août 2016

    "Ce fut un parcours de rêve à faire découvrir à tout amateur de vélo et amoureux de superbes paysages."

  • Atle (Norway) - July 2012

    "Thanks. Everything was fine. We had a good trip. The hotels were very good with friendly hosts. And the food at the hotels, the diners, were also excellent. So we are very pleased. "

  • Katherine (Australia) - June 2012

    "Thank you, this was a terrific tour. We will definitely recommend this company to other people. "

  • Jisoo P. (England) - 2012

    "Thank you very much for your team effort for organising such a fantastic holiday. I really enjoyed the trip. And the countryside was beautiful ! … What I liked about your trip was : 1. Detailed route information 2. Professional and seamless booking process 3. The bike was set up & maintained very well. 4. High quality of accommmodation and food. I will recommend this trip to anyone ! Kind regards "

  • Svanhild (Norway) - May 2012

    " We are back home after a fantastic experience! Just wanted to thank you for all your help and for a really good organization of our trip. The bikes and equipment were good, all the hotels very nice as well as the included meals. The itinerary was of good help and we enjoyed a lot of sights and attractions along the way. Even though we missed the sun we all had a really good time. So thank you again – we will be back "