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

from 275 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : L26
3 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling tour in the Loire Valley:

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, Cheverny, Chenonceaux and Amboise … all the greatest chateaux of the Loire Valley!

Day 1 : Arrival in Blois in the morning + stage Blois – Cheverny | 42 km


Leave the charming town of Blois following the Loire river and its cycling paths to Dyé sur Loire before proceeding through the beautiful forest of Domain de Chambord where is settled the château. A true masterpiece of French Renaissance style boasting no less than 440 rooms and built during the reign of François I. Continue to the Château de Cheverny, remarkable for its sumptuously furnished apartments, which gave Hergé the inspiration for Captain Haddock’s Marlinspike.

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Chambord (Included in the "Châteaux 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 : Cheverny – Amboise | 57 km


Cross the vineyards of Cheverny to reach the Château de Fougères-sur-Bièvre, a small fortified castle which perfectly illustrates the local building arts of the 15th century. Then cycle towards the Loire river banks in Chaumont-sur-Loire, whose 15th-century château proudly dominates the town and the river. Don’t miss the extraordinary “Festival des Jardins” garden festival between late May and mid-October! 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.

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

Day 3 : Excursion to Chenonceaux | 43 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 "Châteaux 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.

The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Amboise to Blois – optional.
  • Our “Châteaux 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
deluxe category
Reference: L26 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th 2019
    from June 3rd to 30th 2019
    from September 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
275 € / pers.
70 € / pers.*
360 € / pers.
130 € / pers.*
450 € / pers.
160 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to June 2nd 2019
    from July 1st to August 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
295 € / pers.
70 € / pers.*
380 € / pers.
130 € / pers.*
470 € / pers.
160 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 2 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 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
• 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
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 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
• 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
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 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
• 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 : 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.
-30 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 50 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :

+ 15 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 50 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: L26 STD
superior category
Reference: L26 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: L26 LU
Half board supplement

(including 2 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 65 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 85 € / pers.
Extra night in Blois
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 65 € / 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"

. 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)

+ 45 € / 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.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 (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 Airports:
– Tours Airport : www.tours.aeroport.fr/home
– Nantes Airport : www.nantes.aeroport.fr


Trip overall rating : / 18 testimonials

Rhonda
USA
travel date: 13 June 2019.
" Fabulous "

Fabulous experience ! Well taken care of

Claudia
USA
travel date: 14 June 2019.
" 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.

Julien
France
travel date: 25 April 2019.
" Top ! "

Très bonne assistance, suite à un pneu crevé nous avons utilisé la bombe anti crevaisons, une personne est passé le soir même pour nous changer la roue, top!

Vanina
France
travel date: 30 June 2018.
" Very pleased with our experience "

Fantastic option for self guided tours. Great tour operator!

Isabelle
France
travel date: 24 August 2018.
" Une bonne combinaison "

Expérience très sympathique, avec l’alternance entre sport, culture et gastronomie !

Caroline
France
travel date: 03 August 2018.
" Un circuit sportif et culturel "

Très bonne organisation qui permet d’être allégés des bagages et d’arriver après une moyenne de 60kms dans un endroit où se doucher et surtout d’etre Accueillis sympathiquement à l’hôtel. Ce circuit nécessite une bonne forme physique . On ne peut pas visiter tout les châteaux car il y a beaucoup de kilomètres mais il faut faire des choix grâce aux prospectus. Prévoir d’appeler l’hôtel Si vous êtes en retard afin qu’ils vous donne les horaires de fins de service de leur restaurant . Sinon dans les grosses villes (Amboise, Blois ) restauration possible plus tard dans les crêperies et autres petits restaurants très sympathiques.

Jorge
Espagne
travel date: 11 July 2018.
" Des bons souvenirs "

Trois jours de tranquillité entre forêts, châteaux et vignobles. Merci Antoine et l’équipe Rando Vélo. Nous avons une bonne mémoire.

Jessy
Allemagne
travel date: 22 May 2018.
" Une région riche "

Parcours et hôtels calmes et de qualité, vélos robustes et confortables. Peu de départementales à côtoyer des voitures à 70-100km/h, on en aimerait aucune!

Virginie
France
travel date: 19 May 2018.
" Une virée parfaite! "

Des vélos solides et confortables, des routes charmantes et variées, des hôtels agréables, des distances faciles à parcourir. Top ! merci beaucoup.

Houria
France
travel date: 20 April 2018.
" Un très bon voyage "

Antoine et son équipe sont absolument adorables, disponibles et serviables, je repartirais avec plaisir.

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