3 days biking in the heart of the greatest Loire Valley castles

from 310 € / pers.
/ 9 testimonials
Reference : L26
3 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to October
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley, from Blois to Amboise:

Let’s go for a 3 days ride in the « Chateaux Country » area where the cycling paths will lead you from prestigious chateaux to impressive forests, passing via the Loire river banks and beautiful vineyards.
Your cycling stages will bring you from Blois to Chambord, Chenonceaux and Amboise … all the greatest chateaux of the Loire Valley!

Day 1 : Arrival in Blois and Excursion to Chambord | 40 km (option Cheverny + 26 km)


Discover the charming town of Blois, as you stroll along its paved streets punctuated with staircases, and the château, a perfect illustration of how French architecture evolved between the Middle Ages and the 17th century.

To discover the town and all its secrets, you can follow our “Blois Discovery Walk”, available via our app.

For your first bike excursion,  follow the banks of the Loire river and then continue through the rich Domaine de Chambord forest, where a stop is essential to visit the most famous and majestic château of the Loire Valley. In its Renaissance splendour, the Château de Chambord boasts no less than 440 rooms. You can also explore its 5433-hectare (13425-acre) park, before setting off again along the country paths towards Blois.

Possibility to reach the Château de Cheverny, remarkable for its sumptuously furnished and decorated apartments, which inspired Hergé’s vision of Marlinspike in the adventures of Tintin!

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Chambord (Included in the "Visit Package")
chateau chambord

RandoVélo

Free visit of the chateau, the Renaissance Splendour built for the glory of François Ist. Chambord boasts 440 rooms and 282 chimneys, it’s the most impressive and prestigious from the Loire Valley. And take time to enjoy the new French style gardens.

Day 2 : Blois - Amboise | 42 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 "Visit Package")

C. Diaz

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.

OptionCanoe trip on the Loire river (Mosnes > Amboise)
balade en canoe

ADT37 – JC Coutand

Vary the pleasures and treat yourself a new way to discover all the wealth that the Loire river can offer. From your canoe, peacefully tame the last wild river in Europe and admire extraordinary views of its fauna and flora, combined with an incomparable feeling of being far from civilization.

Day 3 : Excursion to Chenonceaux | 45 km


Last bike excursion to 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 stage.

Possibility to book an extra night in Amboise.

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Chenonceau (Included in the "Visit Package")
chat chenonceau

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.

Option Extra night in Amboise + bike stage Amboise – Tours | 26 km or 33 km

Possibility to extend your bike tour by crossing the vineyards of Montlouis discover the numerous cellars producing the region’s famous sweet white and sparkling wines. Then reach the city of Tours to discover the old neighbourhood with its typical half-timbered houses.
Departure at the end of the day.

Possibility to book an extra night in Tours (please consult us).

The little extra with Biking France (optional):


  • Private return transfer from Amboise to Blois – (on request).
  • Our « Visit Package », with entrance fees to

. Domaine de Chambord (chateau & gardens)
. château de Chenonceaux
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)

Select your category

standard category
Reference: L26 STD
superior category
Reference: L26 SUP
privilege category
Reference: L26 PRIV
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th
    from May 12th to June 30th
    from September 1st to October 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
310 € / pers.
90 € / pers.*
380 € / pers.
150 € / pers.*
460 € / pers.
200 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to 11th
    from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
330 € / pers.
90 € / pers.*
410 € / pers.
150 € / pers.*
490 € / pers.
200 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 2 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages (1 luggage 20kg per person)
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• A personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (2 nights included)
• Transfer from Amboise to Blois and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 2 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages (1 luggage 20kg per person)
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• A personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (2 nights included)
• Transfer from Amboise to Blois and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 2 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages (1 luggage 20kg per person)
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• A personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (2 nights included)
• Transfer from Amboise to Blois and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : - 90%
from 3 to 11 years old : - 20%
from 12 to 15 years old : - 10%

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

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: L26 STD
superior category
Reference: L26 SUP
privilege category
Reference: L26 PRIV
Half board supplement

(including 2 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 73 € / pers.
+ 105 € / pers.
+ 110 € / pers.
Extra night in Blois
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
High season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 90 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.*
Extra night in Amboise
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 93 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 135 € / pers.
+ 120 € / pers.*
Extra night in Amboise + bike stage Amboise – Tours | 26 km or 33 km

(including : 1 extra night’s accommodation in a two-person bedroom / 1 breakfast / map and personalised navigation app / 1 day cycle rental – VTC hybrid bike / luggage transfer from Amboise to Tours)

* Single supplement
Any season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*

Any season
+ 145 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.*

Any season
+ 190 € / pers.
+ 120 € / pers.*

Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : - 90% / from 3 to 11 years old : - 20% / from 12 to 15 years old : - 10%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum. )

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-40 € / pers.
• 'Sport' bike supplement
SCOTT bike – “Sub Sport 20”
+20 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 60 € / pers.
• « Visit Package »

. Domaine de Chambord (chateau & gardens)
. château de Chenonceaux
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)

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

+ 55 € / pers.

• Canoe trip on the Loire river (Mosnes > Amboise)
- from 6 to 11 years old
- from 12 years old

+ 20 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- 'follow-me' tandem :

+ 15 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 55 € / 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.
privilege 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

(bike included in this tour)

A bike that favors an upright, comfortable position, ideal for leisure riding.

OPEN frame, until 1m83
CLOSED frame, from 1m83

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 smartphone holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 bottle cage

Helmet not provided.

SCOTT Sub Sport 20 - 27 speed gears

A “sport” bike that favors a more athletic position and riding style.

OPEN frame, until 1m83
CLOSED frame, from 1m83

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 smartphone holder
  • 1 lock
  • 1 bottle cage

Helmet not provided.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
MOUSTACHE e-bike
E-bike

OPEN frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 smartphone holder
  • 1 lock

Helmet not provided.

(These models of e-bikes may be replaced by another one, similar)

Equipment & Bike for children

We provide bikes and equipment for children such as :

  • children’s bike
    (from 16 to 24 inches – from 1,05m to 1,45m / from 3’5’’ to 4’9’’)

velo enfant

  • “follow-me” tandem
    (for children from 5 to 8 years old – about 1,05m / 1,30m – from 3’5’’ to 4’4’’)
    The “follow-me” is a clever coupling device that allows you to attach the child’s bike to your bike with ease. It can be removed easily to let the child ride alone.

  • trailer
    (for baby or 25 kg maximum children)

  • baby seat
    (for baby or 22 kg maximum children, fixed on the rear rack)
Practical details
  • Bikes will be delivered at our shop.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at our partner, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> 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.

Bike stages trip profiles:
(click below to see the trip profile of each stage)

Excursion to Chambord : 40km / elevation gain: 208m / elevation loss: 208m
Blois – Amboise : 42km / elevation gain: 200m / elevation loss: 211m
Excursion à Chenonceaux : 45km / elevation gain: 343m / elevation loss: 338m

Navigation app:

Besides the maps, we also provide a personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route.

How to arrive in Blois

By train:
From Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station (about 1h30 by train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.fr

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.fr
    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 (about 20 minutes 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.fr
    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 >> Paris Austerlitz train station (by train).
    – Amboise train Station >> >> Saint Pierre des Corps train Station (by train) >> Paris Montparnasse train station (by TGV train).
    – Amboise train Station >> Saint Pierre des Corps train Station (by train) >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

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


Trip overall rating : / 9 testimonials

Karen
South Africa
travel date: 11 September 2023.
" Splendid cycling trip "

Rando Velo arranged a splendid cycling trip for my daughter and myself. We loved the French country side, food, chattaeu’s and gardens. We will definitely be back for another adventure!

Jean-Pierre
France
travel date: 01 September 2023.
" Rando idéale "

Une randonnée idéale en ce début de septembre avec encore des belles journées mais moins de monde.

Aldine
Suisse
travel date: 25 August 2023.
" Super organisation. "

Enchantées de notre séjour de 3 jours en vélo sur la route des châteaux de la Loire. Magnifique région. A refaire dans un autre lieu

Abraham
Mexico
travel date: 08 August 2023.
" A great trip to do "

Everthing was perfect

Florence
France
travel date: 27 August 2022.
" L’organisation est parfaite! "

Des vacances en vélo sans tracas, tout est parfaitement organisé ! Les vélos électriques sont excellents ! A recommencer!

Anne-Marie
France
travel date: 22 August 2022.
" Très bien "

C’était un voyage très agréable ,bien organisé. Nous n’avons pas été déçu.

Josette
France
travel date: 12 August 2022.
" Belle randonnée à vélo "

Très beau voyage. Belle réactivité car j’ai demandé le voyage le dimanche pour le vendredi suivant. C’était un sans faute. Belle randonnée à vélo. Bon compromis entre visites culturelles et activités physiques. Belles prestations. Site internet très clair.

Madeleine
France
travel date: 09 August 2022.
" Un moment inoubliable "

Merci à toute l’équipe de Randovélo – nous avons passé un moment inoubliable.

Claudia
USA
travel date: 14 June 2022.
" Highly recommended! "

This is a fantastic way to see the Loire Valley–at your own pace, and passing through small towns and quiet hamlets you would otherwise never see. Everything about RandoVelo is well organized, unobtrusive, and convenient. The hotels we stayed at were all excellent–some of the best I’ve ever been to.