Bike stay between Chambord and Cheverny

from 295 € / pers.

Reference : M4
4 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Very Easy
Star tour
From March to November
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Contact us +33(0)2 54 78 62 52 or by email

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Your bike stay in the châteaux country:

Choose a stay in the middle of nature!
Bracieux, a charming village located in the heart of the Sologne area, will be your ideal starting point for your peaceful excursions all along the “Pays des Châteaux” cycling paths. In the heart of Mother Nature, between forests and vineyards, you will discover among other châteaux, Chambord and Cheverny, real treasures of the Loire Valley.

Day 1 : Arrival in Bracieux + Bike excursion to Cheverny


Enjoy you hotel and discover the peaceful village of Bracieux which has preserved its magnificent 16th-century covered market.

Your first excursion takes you through fields and vineyards towards the Château de Cheverny, remarkable 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 ! way back via the charming château de Villesavin.

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

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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.

OptionWine tasting in Cheverny (Included in the "Visit 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 2 : Excursion to Chambord | 24 km


Ride 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.

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Chambord (Included in the "Visit Package")
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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 3 : Excursion through the Sologne area | 30 km


Cross rich and mysterious ‘Sologne’ with magnificent landscapes : beautiful forests sheltering game, ponds at every crossroad and small private châteaux hidden behind their vineyards or groves. Between ponds and heath lands, explore old typical Sologne villages such as Fontaines en Sologne.

OptionVisit of Max Vauché chocolate makers (Included in the "Visit Package")

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Take a guided tour to understand the universe of chocolate, its history and the way it is made. You will discover the passion of Max Vauché and his secrets and you will experience a real visit to the heart of chocolate, with a tasting and other temptations in our boutique.

Day 4 : Departure during the day


The little extra with Biking France:


Our « Visit Package », with entrance fees to

. Domaine de Chambord (chateau & gardens)
. château de Cheverny + “The Secrets of Marlinspike Hall” exhibition
. The handmade chocolate factory Max vauché
+ a wine tasting in Cheverny

Select your category

standard category
Reference: M4 STD
Low season
  • from March 1st to June 30th
    from September 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
295 € / pers.
130 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
310 € / pers.
130 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Equipped cycle rental for 3 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
• Tourist brochures
• 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 (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.
-30 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 50 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :

+ 15 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: M4 STD
Half board supplement

(including 3 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 115 € / pers.
Extra night in Bracieux
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 40 € / 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

• « Visit Package »

. Domaine de Chambord (chateau & gardens)
. château de Cheverny + “The Secrets of Marlinspike Hall” exhibition
. The handmade chocolate factory Max vauché
+ a wine tasting in Cheverny

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

+ 45 € / pers.

Your accommodation


standard category


Your hotel in Bracieux warmly welcomes you in a green setting, a real green setting with its lake. Ideally located in the heart of the castles of the Loire, your hotel offers you recent and spacious rooms with private bathroom, carefully decorated contemporary and neat. In fine weather, you will enjoy the terrace to have breakfast.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

VTC GITANE bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier
  • 1 front pannier with a map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • 1 high visibility jacket
  • 1 bottle cage
  • 1 bottle free of charge, 100% recyclable, BPA free, Made in France
  • Helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

VTC SCOTT bike

E-bike

Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers
  • 1 front pannier with map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
  • 1 counter
  • 1 high visibility jacket
  • 1 bottle cage
  • 1 bottle (100% recyclable, BPA free, made in France)
  • Helmet

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’’)

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  • trail-a-bike
    (permanent coupling system for children from 5 to 8 years old – from 1,20m to 1,30m / from 4’ to 4’4’’)

  • “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 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 Bracieux
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 90%) and small traffic roads.

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we also provide the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application (if you do not have a bike touring GPS).

How to arrive in Bracieux

By train:
From Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station (about 1h30 by train) >> Bracieux (about 20 minutes by taxi: 45 € / 60 €).
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) >> Bracieux (by taxi).

– RER B >> Paris centre – stop ‘Chatelet Les Halles  >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station >> Bracieux (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 >> Bracieux (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 >> Bracieux (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 >> Bracieux (by taxi).
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

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

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station >> Bracieux (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).

– Bracieux >> Blois Station (by taxi) : 45 € / 60 €.

– 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

Kathy
USA
travel date: 03 October 2018.
" Well done team! "

We had a great experience biking the Loire Valley. The hotel was wonderful and the cycling was perfect. The packet of tickets to the 4 attractions was a perfect added bonus.

Cathy
Australia
travel date: 31 July 2018.
" Thanks! "

Easy to book and very helpful and all went well. Quality bikes and maps were excellent

Nathalie
France
travel date: 08 May 2013.
" Tout était parfait "

Nous avons été enchantées par le séjour. Bravo pour l’organisation, et les vélos étaient très confortables.. les muscles fessiers n’ont pas trop souffert.. L’hôtel était parfait et les parcours très agréables… Séjour à recommander, ce que nous ferons… et expérience à renouveler. Merci encore.

Michèle
Suisse
travel date: 04 April 2013.
" Excellent! "

De retour chez moi, je tenais à vous féliciter pour l’excellente organisation. Tout était parfait: hôtels de qualité avec accueil-service très sympathique; restaurant à Bracieux excellent; vélos neufs et adaptés aux routes; tracés des sentiers bien détaillés. Merci beaucoup à toute l’équipe. Je vous ferai de la publicité dans mon entourage!