Visit Amboise, Chenonceau & Villandry while cycling through the charming Loire Valley
Over five days, you’ll bike to three stunning French castles in the enchanting Loire Valley while enjoying a 4-star hotel each night.
Price: $1,545 per person (Rail from Paris additional)
Your adventure starts in the charming town of Amboise. After a relaxing day there, you’ll begin your cycling journey. You’ll first head through the gentle hills of the Cher River valley to discover the Château of Chenonceau and its famed Renaissance gardens. Next, it’s off to the city of Tours to experience the charming Old Town and market. Finally, you’ll bike to the enchanting Château Villandry, once again along the serene Cher River, before returning to Tours for the evening.
Distance traveled: 94 km/58 miles Castles visited: Amboise, Chenonceau and Villandry Accommodations: Four nights in two different 4-star hotels
You’ll have everything you need for an amazing, and memorable, adventure in the Loire Valley including: a bicycle fitted to each client; mineral water; safety gear; a tire repair kit; detailed maps; entrance tickets to all Châteaux; accommodations at 4-star hotels throughout your journey; breakfast each day; one evening featuring a Michelin-starred gourmet dinner .
We also have our team standing by 24/7 should anything go wrong via our dedicated emergency phone number.
Day 1: Amboise.
Meet at the hotel in Amboise.
You’ll familiarize yourselves with your bicycle (and take a short ride to make sure the bike is fitted correctly), and get to know the route ahead with detailed maps provided. You’ll also get a complete equipment pack, helmet, as well as entrance fees and itinerary and hotel vouchers. Of course, should you need anything en route our 24/7 emergency phone number is available.
Afterwards, you’ll check in to your hotel for a leisurely dinner (included) and a relaxing evening in Amboise. Your hotel is located near the Loire river at the foot of the Royal Castle of Amboise. The charming four-star hotel is housed within a typical Touraine town house.
You can stroll through the town after dinner or just rest up before biking.
Day 2: Château of Chenonceau, 35 km loop.
After breakfast (included), you’ll pedal through the gentle hills from the town of Amboise to the nearby Cher River Valley to Château de Chenonceau. After touring, you’ll bike back to your hotel.
Night at your 4-star hotel.
Dinner at leisure (not included), local recommendations are provided. Reservations can be made on request.
Day 3: Biking Amboise to Tours, 25 km
Breakfast (included), check out, ride to Tours (app. 2 hours).
Check-in at the 4-star Hotel in Tours. Your hotel is set in a fashionable shopping area a short walk from the Old Town. The hotel has been a prestigious address in Tours since 1846. In addition to its rich and historic past, it has been subtly modernized to offer 21st century service and comfort. Dinner at leisure in Tours.
Day 4: Tours- Château of Villandry, 34 km loop.
Breakfast (included) and ride to Villandry (17 km).
After touring, ride back to your hotel. Dinner at leisure in Tours.
Day 5: End of the tour.
Check out after breakfast (included).
What's Included on this Tour?
Tour Price Includes:
- 2 nights in a 4-star luxury hotel, 2 nights in a 4-star hotel, double occupancy (extra charge for single rooms)
- A gourmet dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant
- Breakfast each day
- A high-quality bike for 4 days (21 gears, anti-flat tire kit, lock, small bag, helmet)
- Entrance tickets for each castle
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Lunch each day
- Dinners (except where noted above)
- Round trip train to and from Amboise/Tours to Paris (estimated cost $196 per person round trip, 1st class).
NOTE: Tours run rain or shine.
- Daily biking guide to accompany the group
- Wine tasting on each day or select days
- Michelin-starred wine tasting lunch each day or on select days.
- Omission of the city of Tours and addition of the castles Blois and Chambord (additional 32 km of biking)
Nominated for three 2018 outstanding product and service awards by Atout France, the French Government Tourist Office