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.

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Map for Loire Valley Cycling


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Paris
Arrive at any time.

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

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

Chenonceaux/Tours
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.

Tours/Chinon
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.

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

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

Angers
Depart at any time.

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