Deluxe bike tour in the Loire Valley chateaux region

from 1 130 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : L16
6 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Round 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 :

Enjoy your cycling stay in the best deluxe chateaux-hotels of the Loire Valley. These sumptuous residences will guarantee you comfort and a warm welcome.

Along the Loire Valley area, discover wonderful treasures of art and architecture, beautiful landscapes and taste the refined flavours of local gastronomy accompanied by prestigious local wines.

Day 1 : Arrival in Amboise


Enjoy this pleasant royal city, dominated by its proud château will remind you of its rich and glorious Renaissance past, in the age of the greatest kings of France. Do not forget to visit the Leonardo Da Vinci Park and the Clos Lucé Manorhouse where the famous Italian genius spent the last 3 years of his life.

Day 2 : Amboise – Montbazon | 48 km


Follow the “Loire à Vélo” cycling paths through the vineyards of Montlouis and its numerous wine cellars producing the famous sweet or sparkling white wines. You will have the opportunity to reach the beautiful château de la Bourdaisière famous for its vegetable gardens: a tomato conservatory producing more than 650 varieties … unique in the world! Then proceed along the Touraine countryside to reach your next chateau-hotel.

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.

Option Extra night in Montbazon + bike excursion to Azay-le-Rideau (50 km)

Ride on the “Indre à vélo” cycling paths along the winding Indre river and admire its beautiful mills and typical villages, before joining Azay le Rideau and its romantic Renaissance château, elegantly enclosed in its water and greenery setting.

Day 3 : Montbazon – Chenonceaux | 35 km


Ride along the tortuous Indre river to reach the Cher Valley by crossing vineyards and typical small Touraine villages. Then, you will discover Chenonceaux, famous for its Renaissance château spanning the Cher river still steeped in the memories of the famous French History ladies : Diane de Poitiers and Catherine de Médicis.

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.

Day 4 : Chenonceaux – Cheverny | 46 km


Ride along the peaceful Cher river banks to the medieval town of Montrichard. Then leave the Cher Valley and enter the vineyards of Touraine via the Château du Gué Péan and the Château de Fougères-sur-Bièvre, a small fortified castle which perfectly illustrates the local building arts of the 15th century, before reaching Cheverny.

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.

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

Léonard de Serres

Take off near your hotel in Cour Cheverny 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 5 : Excursion to Chambord | 50 km


Rride through the ‘Sologne’ area and its beautiful countryside to the château de Villesavin before reaching the prestigious ‘Domaine de Chambord’ 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 "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 6 : Cheverny – Amboise | 46 km


Cross the ‘Cheverny’ vineyards up to the château de Fougères, then continue cycling along the Loire river via Chaumont sur Loire and its chateau before reaching the nice town of Amboise overlooked by its Royal Chateau where the most important kings of France lived. Do not forget to visit the Manoir du Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci lived his last 3 years, invited by his friend Francis I.
Departure at the end of the stage.

Possibility to add an extra night in Amboise.

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.

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

Select your category

deluxe category
Reference: L16 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 130 € / pers.
470 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 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 (5 nights included)
• Transfer from to Amboise 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.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 90 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :

+ 25 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 60 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 125 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

deluxe category
Reference: L16 LU
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 290 € / pers.
Extra night in Amboise
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 145 € / pers.
+ 115 € / pers.*
Extra night in Montbazon + bike excursion to Azay-le-Rideau (50 km)

(including : 1 extra night’s accommodation in a two-person bedroom in a 4* chateau-hotel / 1 breakfast / map and itinerary / 1 day cycle rental – VTC hybrid bike)

* Single supplement
Any season
+ 195 € / pers.
+ 120 € / 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 Cheverny + “The Secrets of Marlinspike Hall” exhibition
. château de Chenonceaux
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
. Clos Lucé – Parc Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise
+ a wine tasting in Cheverny

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

+ 80 € / pers.

Your accommodation


deluxe category


These accommodations have been selected for the quality of the services and their irreproachable service.
Chateau-hotel nestled in a wooded park overlooking the Loire river, former 'Relais de Poste' beautifully restored or 18th century castle, set in the heart of a large 25-hectare park: stay in the most beautiful chateaux-hotels in the Vallée de la Loire. Loire.
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 our partner 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 60%) 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 : / 10 testimonials

Michele
Belgique
travel date: 27 July 2018.
" Merci! "

Organisation au top. Merci pour ces belles vacances !

Sabine
Luxembourg
travel date: 22 July 2018.
" Un excellent séjour "

Très beau circuit. Hôtels superbes et gastronomie excellente.

Kirsty
Norvège
travel date: 05 July 2018.
" De très bonnes vacances "

Nous sommes 3 couples qui ont fait un tour de châteaux en vélo dans la vallée de Loire. Tout était très bien organisé par le Randovélo. Nous avons eu 5 jours très bien et nous avons eu des très bons vacances. Merci à Randovélo

Laurence
France
travel date: 16 May 2018.
" Une organisation au top "

Un grand merci pour ce séjour inoubliable sur les routes des châteaux de la Loire. Une très belle semaine avec une organisation au top, je recommande vivement car après une journée à vélo pouvoir se détendre au bord de la piscine dans un magnifique cadre de verdure permet de pouvoir se ressourcer… Merci aux organisateurs qui nous permettent de ne pas stresser et de rendre cette randonnée dans les meilleures conditions possible. Un grand bravo à vous.

Thierry
France
travel date: 25 June 2016.
" Parfait "

Bravo pour la perfection de l’organisation, pas un grain de sable dans les rouages. Les vélos nous attendaient au premier hôtel, les bagages nous ont précédé dans les 5 hôtels suivants où nous étions à chaque fois attendus, les roadbooks étaient parfaits.

Marthinus
France
travel date: 13 September 2017.
" Highly recommended "

The lovely Loire valley is best experienced by bike. Randovelo ensured a comfortable and well-organised experience.

David
Australia
travel date: 14 May 2017.
" Well-organised "

Well-organised tour with varied scenery – enough exercise to justify a hearty meal and good wine.

Sheri
USA
travel date: 27 August 2016.
" Thanks so much for your outstanding service! "

Biking France provides a top notch service. They assisted us when we arrived to get the perfect sized bike for me. The electric bikes were outstanding! The accommodations and food simply heavenly! They helped us so much when we had a flat tire! Loved working with this company and will ride with them again!

Corinne
Suisse
travel date: 03 July 2015.
" Parfait "

L’équipe de Randovélo est très attentive aux besoins de ses clients. La qualité de ses vélos est excellente. La région des châteaux de La Loire est parfaite pour faire du vélo en famille. Et les bonnes tables y sont nombreuses.

Laura
USA
travel date: 07 July 2012.
" Fantastic "

I wanted to thank you for organizing a fantastic trip for us. We all had a wonderful time !