Loire Valley Cycling

Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on a bike and experience ornate châteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks — ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.

Click for larger view.
Map for Loire Valley Cycling

Destination & Sightseeing


Arrive at any time.

Enjoy an orientation walk in the City of Lights. Continue to the Loire Valley in the afternoon.

Enjoy a full day of cycling from Blois to Chenonceau with the opportunity to visit the Chateau de Blois.

Continue cycling with stops along the way at Château de Chenonceau and the local markets to pick up some traditional ingredients for a french style picnic lunch.

Set off for another full-day cycling from Tours to Chinon. Stop to visit the Chateaux de Villandrey en route. Upon arrival visit a local vineyard for a wine tasting.

Wake up in medieval Chinon, visit troglodyte caves and cycle to Saumur.

On the final day of cycling, travel from Saumur to Angers. In the evening opt for a final traditional french dinner with the group.

Depart at any time.

Travel Leaders IATA CLIA ASTA