Stay in a guest house for a cycle tour in the Chateaux Country

from 395 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : M8
4 days / 3 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Star tour
From March to November 2019
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

Your cycling tour in Loire Valley the châteaux country:

A short stay in a refined environment, marked with charm and rich history in a green scenery, in the heart of AOC Cheverny appellation vineyards and close to the famous chateau Chambord and Cheverny.
Follow the cycling paths leading to the majectic chateaux of the area, through the forest and to Chaumont sur Loire, on the Loire river.

Enjoy your guest house’s open air swimming pool,

Day 1 : Arrival in Fougères sur Bièvre + Excursion to Chaumont-sur-Loire | 42 km


Enjoy your guest house, its beautiful garden or its open air swimming pool!
Do not miss to visit the feudal Château of Fougères-sur-Bièvre which perfectly represents the 15th century in a nice rustic village.

For your first bike ride, cycle by the countryside before reaching the Loire banks. Ride along this royal river to Chaumont sur Loire where you can visit the nice 15th century château overlooking the Loire and its extraordinary international “Gardens Festival“!

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.

Day 2 : Excursion to Chambord | 67 km


A stage in Sologne, first to Chateau of Villesavin before reaching the famous Chateau of Chambord, where a stop is essential to visit the most 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.

Day 3 : Excursion to Cheverny | 48 km


Your itinerary takes you through fields and vineyards, via the tiny and charming Renaissance Château de Troussay, and via the Château de Cheverny, remarkable for its sumptuously furnished and decorated apartments, which inspired Hergé’s vision of Marlinspike in the adventures of Tintin!
Do not forget to taste the local ‘Cheverny ‘wine in one of the numerous cellars situated on your route!

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.

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 4 : Departure during the day


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
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
+ a wine tasting in Cheverny

Select your category

superior category
Reference: M8 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to November 30th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
395 € / pers.
Single supplement
100 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 3 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• 2 dinners (local wine included)
• 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 :

• 1 dinner / 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

superior category
Reference: M8 SUP
Extra night in Fougères sur Bièvre
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 30 € / 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
. Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (château + Garden Festival)
+ a wine tasting in Cheverny

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

+ 50 € / pers.

Your accommodation


superior category


Ideally located in the heart of Chateau counrty, your charming bed and breakfast welcomes you in a green and relaxing environment with its heated pool and park. The individually decorated rooms come with a private bathroom and free access to the sauna and steam 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 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 your guest house, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Fougères-sur-Bièvre
> Return

Your journey

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 85%) 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 Fougères-sur-Bièvre

By car:
From A10 highway > Exit n° 17 « Blois ». Then follow direction « Blois – Limoges » D174 and D956 direction « Chitenay ». Follow D38 up to Fougères-sur-Bièvre.

 By train:
From Paris Austerlitz train station >> Blois train station >> Fougères-sur-Bièvre (by taxi : 40 € / 55 €).
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) >> Fougères-sur-Bièvre (by taxi).

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

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

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

– Fougères-sur-Bièvre >> Blois Station (by taxi) : 40 € / 55 €.

– 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)

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


Trip overall rating : / 3 testimonials

Sylvie
France
travel date: 05 May 2018.
" Excellent séjour! "

Nous prévoyons de repartir en 2019!

Terry
USA
travel date: 18 May 2017.
" A wonderful trip! "

Bikes were excellent

Cheryl
Canada
travel date: 18 July 2016.
" Great trip! "

Excellent bikes, accommodation at Entre vignes et chateaux–great venue, helpful hosts and very good food! Bikes were in excellent condition and very easy to ride.