Cycle tour around Amboise

from 235 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : M2
3 days / 3 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 Amboise:

A stay in the heart of the charming royal town of Amboise, where lived Leonardo Da Vinci. You are invited to visit the Vouvray and Montlouis vineyards on Loire à Vélo cycling paths and discover treasures of history, architecture and culture such as château de Chenonceau!

Within a stone’s throw from the château and the Leonardo Da Vinci Park, your delightful hotel will be the perfect starting point for your adventures!

Day 1 : Arrival in Amboise + Bike excursion to Chaumont sur Loire | 45 km


Explore this pleasant royal town situated on the banks of the Loire, dominated by the proud château which was home to the greatest kings of France!

Take advantage of the day and ride to Chaumont-sur-Loire. Follow the meandering country roads which bring you to the banks of the Loire 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!

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.

Day 2 : Excursion to Chenonceaux | 43 km


Once you have crossed the forest of Amboise, you will come 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.

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.

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 3 : Excursion to Vouvray vineyards | 45 km


Leave the Loire banks for a while to reach the picturesque Vouvray vineyards, surrounded by troglodyte houses, and famous for its fine and elegant white wines! On the way you will admire superb Renaissance private châteaux such as château de Valmer (remarkable for its Italian and vegetable gardens), and the beautiful château de Jallanges as well. And don’t hesitate to stop for a visit to a local wine producer to sample a glass of Vouvray wine!
Departure at the end of the excursion.

Possibility to plan an extra night in Amboise.

OptionVisit of the Clos Lucé – Parc Leonardo Da Vinci (Included in the "Châteaux Package")

Clos Lucé

Free visit of the Manor House where Leonardo da Vinci, at the request of the French King François 1st, spent the last three years of his life. Discover his workshop and the fabulous machines designed by the inventor. Then go for a walk in the park landscaped around the artistic and visionary universe of the greatest creative genius.

The little extra with Biking France:


Our “Châteaux Package”, with entrance fees to

. château de Chenonceaux
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
. Clos Lucé – Parc Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise
+ a wine tasting in Amboise

Select your category

standard category
Reference: M2 STD
superior category
Reference: M2 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: M2 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
235 € / pers.
325 € / pers.
405 € / pers.
Single supplement
65 € / pers.
150 € / pers.
210 € / pers.
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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 )

Your accommodation


standard category


Located in the heart of the royal city of Amboise, your hotel welcomes you in a warm atmosphere in a half-timbered building of the 15th century. The Royal Castle and Clos Lucé manorhouse (Leonardo da Vinci’s last home) are just steps away. The rooms, all with private bathroom, have been recently renovated.
superior category


On the banks of the Loire and in the center of Amboise, your hotel is ideally located at the foot of the royal castle. With a terrace or a view of the castle, the rooms guarantee relaxation in the utmost comfort. The hotel has a wine bar, ideal for a friendly and relaxing break.
deluxe category


Stay in a charming hotel ideally placed, a mansion of the eighteenth-century chic and refined style. The atmosphere, intimate and romantic with its garden, terrace and swimming pool invites you to rest. You can also relax in the relaxation area, equipped with a Spa, a sauna and a fitness room.
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 your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Amboise
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 50%) 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 Amboise

By car:
From A10 highway > Exit n° 18 « Amboise / Château Renault». Then follow direction « Amboise » on D31.

 By train:
From Paris Austerlitz train station to Amboise 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) >> Amboise train station (by regular train).

– RER B >> Paris centre – stop ‘Chatelet Les Halles  >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Paris Austerlitz train station >> Amboise 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 >> Amboise train station.

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

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

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> >> Metro line 1 + line 10 >> Paris Austerlitz train station >> Amboise train station.
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.
  • 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 : / 3 testimonials

Alain
France
travel date: 14 April 2015.
" Très bien "

Très bon séjour cycliste dans les parfums et sous le soleil de Touraine!

 

Daniel 
France
travel date: 22 August 2014.
" A refaire !   "

Le séjour a été très sympathique, l’hôtel très bien, les vélos pareil et la région d’Amboise est magnifique.

Odile
France
travel date: 28 June 2013.
" Un séjour sympathique et bien organisé. "

Je vous confirme bien volontiers que nous avons passé un très agréable séjour et que nous avons apprécié la qualité de l’hotel, des vélos et équipement, du restaurant … Les circuits et visites étaient agréables et d’un niveau qui nous convenait (nous n’avions pas fait de vélo depuis des années mais nous sommes assez sportifs). Bref un séjour sympathique et bien organisé. Bon il n’a pas fait beau le dimanche mais c’est difficile de vous le reprocher !