Bike escapade and relaxation in the Chambord country

from 380 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : M3
4 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Star tour
From March to November 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your bike stay in the heart of the chateaux country:

Stay in an elegant rural inn or an exquisite chateau-hotel, perfectly located in the heart of the chateaux country: between Blois and Chambord!
Enjoy several bike excursions offering different landscapes, between forests, vineyards and Loire river … and discover the prestigious chateaux such as Chambord, Cheverny or Chaumont-sur-Loire.

Day 1 : Arrival in Chitenay or Cheverny + Bike excursion to Cheverny


Take advantage of the day by doing your 1st bike excursion to Cheverny:
Your itinerary leads you to the Château de Cheverny, well-known for its sumptuously furnished and decorated apartments, which inspired Hergé’s vision of Marlinspike in the adventures of Tintin!
And don’t hesitate to stop for a visit to a local wine producer to sample a glass of Cheverny Blanc.

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Cheverny + exhibition “the secrets of Marlinspike” (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
chateau cheverny & expo Moulinsart

RandoVelo / Moulinsart2008

Free visit of the chateau remarkable for its sumptuously furnished apartments… and where always lives the same heir family since VI centuries!
This chateau inspired Hergé for Captain Haddock’s Marlinspike. Get out the fairy tale, truly to live life size the famous Tintin adventures thanks to interactive exhibition.

Day 2 : Excursion à Chambord | 56 km or 51 km


Cycle through the impressive Domain of Chambord forest, where the most famous and majestic château of the Loire Valley is settled: in its Renaissance splendour, the Château de Chambord boasts no less than 440 rooms.

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.

OptionWine tasting in Cheverny (Included in the "Châteaux Package")
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Discover and taste the ‘Cheverny’ appellation wines, in the cellar of a winegrower or at the Cheverny wine house.

Day 3 : Excursion à Chaumont-sur-Loire | 38 km or 52 km


Passing by the countryside routes before reaching the Loire banks at Chaumont-sur-Loire where you can visit the nice Château overlooking the Loire. The ‘garden festival’ where you will be able to admire different interpretations of artistic garden compositions based on a common theme takes place every year in its majestic park.

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 4 : Excursion to Blois | 33 km or 47 km and departure at the end of the day


Cycle Through the forest to finally reach the Loire river banks and the nice town of Blois, worth visiting for its old district and also for its château offering a brilliant illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.
Departure at the end of the day.

Possibility to add an extra night in Chitenay or Cheverny.

The little extra with Biking France :


Our “Châteaux Package”, with entrance fees to

. Domaine de Chambord (chateau & gardens)
. château de Cheverny + “The Secrets of Marlinspike Hall” exhibition
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
+ a wine tasting in Cheverny

Select your category

superior category
Reference: M3 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: M3 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th 2019
    from October 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
380 € / pers.
135 € / pers.*
580 € / pers.
180 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to September 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
425 € / pers.
150 € / pers.*
580 € / pers.
180 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 2 dinners (drinks not included)
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 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 :

• 1 dinner / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (3 nights included)

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 2 dinners (drinks not included)
• Equipped cycle rental for 4 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 :

• 1 dinner / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (3 nights included)

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.
-50 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 70 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :

+ 20 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

superior category
Reference: M3 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: M3 LU
Extra night in Chitenay / Cour Cheverny
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
High season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 120 € / pers.
+ 55 € / 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

• Balneo room supplement
('Superior' cat. only - M3 SUP)

(accommodation in a two-person bedroom – including 1 SPA access)

+ 55 € / pers.

• "Châteaux Package"

. Domaine de Chambord (chateau & gardens)
. château de Cheverny + “The Secrets of Marlinspike Hall” exhibition
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
+ a wine tasting in Cheverny

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

+ 55 € / pers.

Your accommodation


superior category


Your hotel, located in a very charming country village, welcomes you in a rural setting with its terrace overlooking the garden and heated pool. Relax in the sauna and hammam, your hotel offers very cozy and quiet rooms.
deluxe category


Located 800m from the chateau of Cheverny, your hotel is a charming establishment, ideally located on the main square of the village. This former "Sologne" rural inn founded in 1850 has been completely renovated and now offers modern, comfortable and refined facilities.
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 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 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 your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Chitenay or Cheverny
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 85%) 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.

How to arrive in Chitenay or Cheverny

By car:
From A10 highway > Exit n° 17 « Blois ». Then follow direction « Châteauroux ».
– To Chitenay: follow direction “Cellettes” D956 then “Chitenay” D38.
– To Cheverny: follow direction “Cour Cheverny” D765 then direction “Cormeray – Contres “. After Comeray follow D52.

By train:
From Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station >> Chitenay or Cheverny (by taxi : 35 € / 50 €).
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) >> Chitenay or Cheverny (by taxi).

– RER B >> Paris centre – stop ‘Chatelet Les Halles  >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station >> Chitenay or Cheverny (by taxi).
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 >> Chitenay or Cheverny (by taxi).

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

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station >> Chitenay or Cheverny (by taxi).

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

Return

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

  • 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).

– Chitenay or Cheverny >> Blois Station (by taxi) : 35 € / 50 €.

– Blois Station>> Paris Austerlitz Station (by train)
– Blois Station >> Saint Pierre des Corps Station >> Paris Montparnasse Station (by TGV train)
– Blois Station >> Saint Pierre des Corps Station >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train)

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


Trip overall rating : / 4 testimonials

Stephanie
France
travel date: 02 May 2019.
" Séjour original "

Séjour original, alliant découverte historique et culturelle, liberté et défi de se déplacer uniquement à vélo et bonnes tables

Olivier
France
travel date: 20 August 2017.
" Organisation sans faille "

Très bon moment passé en famille transcendé par la qualité des services de Randovelo. Hôtel au top niveau.  Merci.

 

Jean Yves
USA
travel date: 21 July 2016.
" Great vacation "

A wonderfully relaxing vacation in the Loire Valley. Great service from the staff, making our booking easy from the US. Perfect accommodation (Auberge du Centre in Chitenay) with outstanding food, relaxing garden and very caring staff. Our 3 difficult to please teenagers really enjoyed it, that says it all! Merci!

 

Hervé 
France
travel date: 12 August 2015.
" Très bonne formule "

La formule est pratique, les circuits détaillés, l’hôtel où nous avons séjourné à Chitenay parfait. La région possède de nombreuses pistes cyclables en forêt, c’était vraiment agréable.