2 days cycling tour: from Blois to Chenonceaux

from 130 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : L102
2 days / 2 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your bike trip between Blois and Chenonceaux:

Enjoy a 2-days bike escape to discover the Loire Valley treasures along its nice cycling paths. The iconic castles of Blois, Amboise and Chenonceaux as well as the astonishing Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire punctuate you ride along the Loire river to the Cher river.
Cycle through the « Touraine-Amboise » vineyards and take time to explore the royal city of Amboise and discover the last home of Leonardo Da Vinci.

Day 1 : Arrival in Blois in the morning + stage Blois - Amboise | 40 km


Leave the charming town of Blois and its old quarters following the “Loire à vélo” cycling paths towards the castle of Chaumont sur Loire. Not to be missed: The International Garden Festival which takes place in the vast park of the Estate. An absolute laboratory for the contemporary creation, where the world famous designers challenge their originality. Then go on, between vineyards and Loire river, to reach Amboise where lived the greatest Kings of France and the genius Leonardo Da Vinci the last three years of his life!

OptionVisit of the International Garden Festival & Chateau of Chaumont-sur-Loire (Included in the "Châteaux Package")

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Free chateau entrance which proudly dominates the town and the river and where Catherine de Médicis queen lived.
Follow on your visit discovering the extraordinary International Garden Festival. It’s a real laboratory for contemporary gardens where many landscape creators challenge their imagination with originality.

OptionWine tasting in Amboise (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
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Discover and taste the ‘Touraine Amboise’ appellation wines, in the cellar of a winegrower.

Day 2 : Excursion to Chenonceaux | 43 km + option 8 km


Before starting your bike excursion, take time to admire the Clos Lucé Manor House where lived Leonardo da Vinci, at the request of the French King François 1st! Go for a walk in the park landscaped around the artistic and visionary universe of the greatest creative genius.
Once you have crossed the Amboise forest, reach the famous Château de Chenonceau, straddling the Cher river, and which was the scene of a famous rivalry in French history: that of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medici.
Departure at the end of the day.

Possibility to book an extra night in Amboise.

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Chenonceau (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
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F-Charel – CRT centre

Take your time to discover this estate named “Chateau des dames” where reigns elegance and the French way of life. Renaissance masterpiece with architecture unique in the world straddling the Cher River. Don’t miss to visit the flower gardens which was the scene of a famous rivalry in French History: that of Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Medicis.

The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Amboise to Blois – optional.
  • Our “Châteaux Package” – with entrance fees to

. château de Chenonceaux
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
+ a wine tasting in Amboise (3 wines)

Select your category

standard category
Reference: L102 STD
superior category
Reference: L102 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: L102 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th
    from June 3rd to 30th
    from September 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
130 € / pers.
30 € / pers.*
170 € / pers.
75 € / pers.*
210 € / pers.
100 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to June 2nd
    from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
140 € / pers.
30 € / pers.*
180 € / pers.
75 € / pers.*
220 € / pers.
100 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 1 night with breakfast (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Equipped cycle rental for 2 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Luggage transport during the bike stage from Blois to Amboise
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (1 night included)
• Transfer from Amboise to Blois and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 1 night with breakfast (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Equipped cycle rental for 2 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Luggage transport during the bike stage from Blois to Amboise
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (1 night included)
• Transfer from Amboise to Blois and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 1 night with breakfast (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Equipped cycle rental for 2 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Luggage transport during the bike stage from Blois to Amboise
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (1 night included)
• Transfer from Amboise to Blois and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-20 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 40 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :

+ 10 € / pers.
+ 20 € / pers.
+ 20 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: L102 STD
superior category
Reference: L102 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: L102 LU
Extra night in Blois
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.*
Extra night in Amboise
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 120 € / pers.
+ 95 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• "Châteaux Package"

. château de Chenonceaux
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
+ a wine tasting in Amboise (3 wines)

(for children: a discount will be applied according to ages – after booking)

+ 40 € / pers.

• Luggage transfer from Blois to Amboise

(booking possible in case of minimum 2 luggage transfer)

 

+ 15 € / pers.

• Private return transfer Amboise > Blois
(up to 4 persons)
+ 90 € (package)

• Return transfer of personal bikes
from Amboise to Blois

(booking possible in case of private return transfer)

 

+ 15 € / pers.

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
deluxe category


These accommodations are selected for their impeccable and prestigious service.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

VTC GITANE bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • Helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

VTC SCOTT bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • Helmet

Equipment & Bike for children

We provide bikes and equipment for children such as:

children’s bike (from 18 to 24 inches)
trail-a-bike (for children from 5 to 9 years old)
trailer (for baby or 25 kg maximum children)
baby seat

Practical details

– Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
– At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at our partner hotel, we will pick them up.

> Your journey
> At the beginning of your tour
> How to arrive in Blois
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 80%) and small traffic roads.

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we can provide on request the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application.

At the beginning of your tour

Thank you for appearing before 10am on the 1st day to leave your luggage in Blois (next to the train station) and retrieve your bike & travel folder.

How to arrive in Blois

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

 By train:
From Paris Austerlitz train station to Blois train station.
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane:

  • From Roissy CDG airport:
    – Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station >> St Pierre des Corps train station (by TGV train) >> Blois train station (by regular train).

– RER B >> Paris centre – stop ‘Chatelet Les Halles  >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station.
www.parisaeroport.fr/en/passengers/access/paris-charles-de-gaulle/public-transport
 
www.transilien.com/en

www.ratp.fr/en/plans-lignes

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station.

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 6 + line 5 >> Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php.

– Orly Val (automatic metro) >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’  >> Metro line 6 + line 5 >> Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station.

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station.
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Amboise train Station >> Blois train Station (by train).
    – Amboise >> Blois (by taxi).

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France.
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Amboise Station >> Paris Austerlitz Station (by train).
    – Amboise Station >> Saint Pierre des Corps Station >> Paris Montparnasse Station (by TGV train).
    – Amboise Station >> Saint Pierre des Corps Station >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

Nearby Airports:
– Tours Airport : www.tours.aeroport.fr/home
– Nantes Airport : www.nantes.aeroport.fr


Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

Tessa
USA
travel date: 13 October 2019.
" I just got to enjoy the ride! "

Beautiful cycle routes, gorgeous French villages and towns, lovely chateaus to visit! Everything from bike hire to luggage transport and accommodation was organised by Rando Velo –

Angélique
France
travel date: 11 July 2019.
" Première expérience réussie "

Première expérience réussie… Qualité des vélos et très grande gentillesse du personnel des hôtels ainsi que du taxi qui nous a prise en charge pr le retour