Family tour on Loire à Vélo: from Blois to Tours

from 415 € / pers.

Reference : L20
4 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Very Easy
Linear trip
From March to November
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your family tour in the Loire Valley:

Discover the royal valley by riding along the majestic river from Blois to Tours where thousands of treasures are waiting for you: from historical heritage with numerous chateaux to wonderful natural landscapes.
Easy bike stages following the “Loire à Vélo” cycling paths, along the Loire river and via the castles of Blois, Chaumont sur Loire and Amboise.

Day 1 : Arrival in Blois


Discover the charming town of Blois with its typical pedestrian streets and its château offering a brilliant illustration of the evolution of French architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.

OptionSound and light show at the royal château of Blois (Included in the "Visit Package")
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The Château de Blois invites you to a breathtaking 360-degree show where immersive special effects and monumental projections take over the place. At night, the 4 facades of the castle courtyard come to life and transform. Experience a collapsing castle or a chateau which trembles in front of Catherine de Medici and that reveals to you with realism the loves, dramas and secrets of the place.

Day 2 : Blois – Chaumont sur Loire | 22 km


Follow the small countryside routes to the chateau of Chaumont overlooking the Loire River. The ‘Festival des Jardins’ takes place every year in its park, where you will be able to admire different interpretations of artistic garden compositions based on a common theme.

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 3 : Chaumont sur Loire – Amboise | 19 km


Along the Loire river or through the vineyards, ride to Amboise and its royal chateau from 15th & 16th centuries. Few streets further on, is the last home of Léonardo Da Vinci: Manorhouse of ‘Clos Lucé’.

OptionVisit of the Clos Lucé – Parc Leonardo Da Vinci (Included in the "Visit 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.

Day 4 : Amboise – Tours | 24 km


Crossing the vineyards of Montlouis discover the numerous cellars producing the region’s famous sweet white and sparkling wines. Then reach the city of Tours to discover the old neighbourhood with its typical half-timbered houses.
Departure at the end of the stage.

Possibility to book an extra night in Tours.

Option Extra night in Tours + bike excursion to Villandry (40 km)

Possibility to plan an extra bike excursion to Villandry and its famous ‘French style’ Renaissance gardens.

The little extra with Biking France:


  • Private return transfer from Tours to Blois – optional.
  • Our « Visit Package », with entrance fees to

. Sound and light show at the château de Blois
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
. Clos Lucé – Parc Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise

Select your category

standard category
Reference: L20 STD
superior category
Reference: L20 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: L20 LU
Low season
  • from March 1st to April 30th
    from May 31st to June 30th
    from September 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
415 € / pers.
115 € / pers.*
490 € / pers.
135 € / pers.*
590 € / pers.
225 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to 30th
    from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
430 € / pers.
115 € / pers.*
505 € / pers.
135 € / pers.*
620 € / pers.
225 € / 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 3 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 Tours to Blois and personal bike repatriation

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 3 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 Tours to Blois and personal bike repatriation

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 3 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 Tours to Blois 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. )

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: L20 STD
superior category
Reference: L20 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: L20 LU
Half board supplement

(including 2 dinners – excluding drinks)

+ 65 € / pers.
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 95 € / pers.
Extra night in Blois
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Low season
+ 50 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
High season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Low season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
High season
+ 60 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 70 € / pers.*
Extra night in Tours
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 55 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 100 € / pers.*
Extra night in Tours + bike excursion to Villandry (40 km)

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

* Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*

Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 45 € / pers.*

Any season
+ 110 € / pers.
+ 100 € / 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

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-30 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 50 € / pers.
• « Visit Package »

. Sound and light show at the château de Blois
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
. Clos Lucé – Parc Leonardo Da Vinci in Amboise

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

+ 45 € / pers.

• Private return transfer Tours > Blois
(up to 4 persons)
+ 130 € (package)

• Return transfer of personal bikes from
Tours to Blois

(booking possible in case of private return transfer)

 

+ 15 € / pers.

• Tandem
no supplement
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- Trail-a-bike :
- 'follow-me' tandem :

+ 15 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 50 € / pers.

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
superior category


These hotels provide charming services on high quality as well as a great location.
deluxe category


These accommodations are selected for their impeccable and prestigious service.
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 Blois
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Exclusively cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists.

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 Blois

By train:
From Paris : Austerlitz train station to Blois train station (about 1h35).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).

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

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

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

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

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • 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).
    – Tours  Station >> Blois train Station (by train).
    – Tours  >> Blois (by taxi).

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.)
    – Tours  Station >> Paris Austerlitz Station (by train).
    – Tours  Station >> Paris Montparnasse Station (by TGV train).
    – Tours  Station >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

Nearby airport:
– Tours airport : www.tours.aeroport.fr/home