Deluxe bike ride around Cheverny

from 845 € / pers.

Reference : M9
4 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Star tour
From March to November
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 a refined environment, marked with charm and abundant history in a green scenery, located in the heart of Cheverny AOC vineyards and close to the famous chateau which has inspired Hergé for his comics in Tintin adventures.

 

In the middle of its 45 hectares of pristine woodlands, enjoy this historic domain gathering together a castle of the 15th and 19th centuries, ancient farmhouses and old-style winery with new wooden houses … without forgetting the open-air swimming pool!

 

Discover on cycling paths the numerous chateaux of the area (such as Chambord and Chaumont-sur-Loire) and ride on the small roads of Sologne where pretty private manor-houses and old typical villages follow one another!

Day 1 : Arrival in Cheverny + bike excursion to Sologne area | 30 km


Follow the cycling paths and cross the rich and mysterious ‘Sologne’ area 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. Do not miss to stop for a wine tasting in a local producer along your route: you are in the Cheverny appellation!

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Cheverny + exhibition “the secrets of Marlinspike” (Included in the "Visit 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.

OptionWine tasting in Cheverny (Included in the "Visit Package")
dégustation

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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 | 50 km


On this bike excursion, ride the nice « Pays des Châteaux » cycling paths to Chateau of Villesavin before reaching the famous Chateau of Chambord, where a stop is essential to visit the most majestic château in 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")
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.

OptionHot air balloon flight
Vol en montgolière au-dessus de Chambord

Léonard de Serres

Take off near your hotel and enjoy an original view of the chateaux from the sky: an unforgettable moment!

(On a minimum basis of 2 participants – non exclusive flight, depending on the weather conditions)

Day 3 : Excursion to Chaumont-sur-Loire | 52 km (+ option château de Fougères 3 km)


Passing by the countryside routes before reaching the Loire river banks at Chaumont-sur-Loire where you can visit the nice Château overlooking the Loire. Do not miss the ‘Garden Festival’ where you can admire different interpretations of artistic garden composition based on a common theme, in its majestic park.

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.

Day 4 : Excursion to Blois | 47 km


Through numerous typical villages, reach the nice town of Blois, worth visiting for its old quarter and also its château offering a brilliant illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. Then return to Cheverny through the forest of Russy.

Departure at the end of the day.

OptionVisit of the Chateau of Blois (Included in the "Visit Package")

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Free visit of this unique chateau, with its four facades evoking four different periods! Several centuries of architecture at one glance! The royal apartments remain impregnated with memories of the French king François 1st, as well as the famous Duke of Guise, who was assassinated here. Enjoy the stunning panorama over the old town of Blois and the Loire river.

The little extra with Biking France:


Our « Visit Package », with entrance fees to

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

Select your category

deluxe category
Reference: M9 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 9th
    from November 1st to 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
845 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 10th to June 30th
    from September 1st to October 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
945 € / pers.
250 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
970 € / pers.
285 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 1 dinner (drinks not included)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• 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 :

• 2 Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (3 nights included)
• Transfer from to Cheverny 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%

(Applicables uniquement dans le cas où les chambres triples ou quadruples sont occupées par 2 adultes minimum )

According to the category(price per person)

deluxe category
Reference: M9 LU
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Applicables uniquement dans le cas où les chambres triples ou quadruples sont occupées par 2 adultes minimum )

Extras

• Bike discount
Si vous apportez votre propre vélo.
-50 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 70 € / pers.
• « Visit Package »

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

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

+ 70 € / pers.

• Hot air balloon flight
+ 220 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :
- 'follow-me' tandem :

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

Your accommodation


deluxe category


Nestled in lush green surroundings in Cheverny, your 5* establishment guarantees you a timeless moment, in an idyllic setting: a wooded park, a 15th and 19th century castle, a small hamlet of elegant cabins, a lake surrounded by gorse and traditional stone houses … completed by a swimming pool and a SPA.
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’’)

velo enfant

  • 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 Cheverny
> 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 Cheverny

By train:
From Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station (about 1h30 by train) >> Cheverny (about 20 minutes 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) >> Cheverny (by taxi).

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

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

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